HARRISBURG – A report by the House Oversight Committee recommends new legislation to update lobbying disclosure laws, committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and minority Chairman Matthew Bradford (D-Montgomery) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would provide protections from surprise medical balance bills to Pennsylvania consumers, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), on Tuesday was unanimously reported out of the House Insurance Committee, which Pickett chairs. House Bill 1862 will next be considered by the full House.
HARRISBURG – Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), today announced a sweeping update to the Pennsylvania Election Code that made its way through the General Assembly this week, paving the way for one of the largest election code reforms in decades.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement after joining a majority of his colleagues in voting for legislation to modernize elections in the Commonwealth which would not go into effect until after April 28, 2020:
HARRISBURG – The most comprehensive effort to modernize and improve Pennsylvania’s elections since the 1930s was passed by the House of Representatives today. Senate Bill 421 establishes mail-in voting in the Commonwealth, gives Pennsylvanians more time to register to vote ahead of elections, and eliminates the straight-party ticket option from ballots.
HARRISBURG – A resolution designating October as Life Insurance Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) joined members of the House for a press conference in the Capitol to honor the victims of communism, including the 100 million who lost their lives under communist regimes.
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives sent more than a dozen bills to the state Senate this month to address a growing statewide crisis in attracting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMTs. The package of bills, which garnered bipartisan support, is intended to aid in recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders, and also to show respect and appreciation to current volunteers who put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
HARRISBURG – To provide greater transparency for voters, state Reps. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) drafted legislation to eliminate the ability for all candidates for public office to cross-file their nomination petitions.
HARRISBURG – In Pennsylvania, fire companies are forced to operate under a “use it or lose it” philosophy when it comes to reception of grant money. State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is fighting to change that.
HARRISBURG – A plan to improve the affordability and accessibility of training for emergency services agencies in rural areas was approved unanimously in the state House Monday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), prime sponsor of the measure.
HARRISBURG - The state House has unanimously approved Rep. Clint Owlett’s (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) bill aimed at assisting rural emergency medical services (EMS) companies and the patients who rely on them.
HARRISBURG – As communities across Pennsylvania face a growing crisis in attracting volunteer first responders, the House took action this month, passing more than a dozen bills that help recruit, retain and show respect for those willing to put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
HARRISBURG – Today, the House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on legislation drafted by Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler) that would allow PennDOT to authorize the operation of an autonomous shuttle vehicle on an approved route.
HARRISBURG — The House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) to exempt volunteer fire and emergency medical service (EMS) providers from paying a fee for accident reports for insurance billing purposes.
HARRISBURG – Following the receipt of a card from Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) to the victims he bullied and harassed, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) has asked that House Resolution 387, to censure Sims, be withdrawn.
MIFFLINTOWN -- Business issues facing rural Pennsylvania were the focus of a roundtable discussion of the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) Thursday morning in Juniata County.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee advanced two bills, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), to help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy industry.
HARRISBURG – With the number of volunteer emergency responders in Pennsylvania plummeting in recent decades, state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) helped launch an effort to reverse the trend and voted for several bills to help retain existing volunteer first responders and recruit new ones.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation to support families of first responders by eliminating realty transfer tax burdens for up to five years, said Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland), who co-sponsored the measure.