Causer Introduces Forestry Bills

Jan. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has introduced two measures related to the forestry industry, including one that aims to bring transparency to the process of establishing forest conservation easements.

House Passes Bill to Prohibit Closure of White Haven State Center, Says Toohil

Jan. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would prohibit the scheduled closures of the White Haven and Polk state centers by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services was passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives today in a vote of 139-55, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), who spoke in support of the measure.

House Passes Bill to Increase River Safety, Gillespie Says

Jan. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed his bill, House Bill 1003, which would strengthen the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) ability to enforce the marking of low head or run-of-the-river dams.

Rigby Calls on State Senate to Act on Emergency Responder Legislation

Jan. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – When state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) returned home from session last fall, news of House passage of a series of “Helpers and Heroes” bills for emergency responders was very well received. Still, he knew the process was merely a third of the way done.

Kauffman Takes Action to Combat Human Trafficking in PA

Jan. 14, 2020 /

Kauffman Takes Action to Combat Human Trafficking in PA

HARRISBURG - In order to combat a hidden, yet widespread, problem and recognize National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, held a voting meeting of the committee today to move a package of bills aimed at combatting the crime of human trafficking.