House Passes Tobash’s Career and Technical Education Investment Incentive Program

Mar. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) to establish the Career and Technical Education Investment Incentive Program was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Tobash’s bill is part of the latest bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) (#GoodJobs4PA) legislative package.

Ecker Commends Passage of Hard Cider Bill Bringing PA Standards in Line with Worldwide Competitors

Mar. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) praised the House passage of legislation authored by Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), that amends the Pennsylvania Liquor Code’s definition of “Alcoholic Cider” to be a beverage made only through alcoholic fermentation of apples or pears. Currently, the definition permits products to be made through alcoholic fermentation of any fruit or fruit juice.

House Renews its Commitment to CTE, Approves Grove Bill

Mar. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved House Bill 334 by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to create easier-to-navigate trails schools can follow to establish and renew vocational programs, part of the House Republican’s commitment to ensure all Pennsylvanians have a pathway to prosperity.

Cutler Applauds Public Pension Forfeiture Reforms

Mar. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG- Citing work by House Republican members over the last three sessions, House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) applauded the House passage of legislation to strengthen the Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act, ensuring public employees convicted of a job-related crime will not receive taxpayer-funded pensions.

Bernstine, Klunk, Solomon CTE Bill Would Prepare PA Students to Enter Workforce

Mar. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan effort to prepare Pennsylvania’s youth for the 21st century workforce, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) has teamed up with Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) to introduce legislation which would allow high school students to obtain real-world work experience while still in school.

Toohil Named to House Government Oversight Committee

Mar. 18, 2019 /

Toohil Named to House Government Oversight Committee

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been appointed by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve on the newly created House Government Oversight Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Toohil Receives Award from Marsy’s Law Organization

Mar. 15, 2019 /

Toohil Receives Award from Marsy’s Law Organization

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has been recognized by the Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania organization for her support of legislation aimed at providing equal rights to crime victims by ensuring constitutional protections.

House Committee Approves James’ Bill Sparked by Local Plant Closing

Mar. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The state House Labor and Industry Committee today approved an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that aims to help unemployed workers like those who lost their jobs at the Joy Global Inc. plant in Franklin in 2016.

House Committee Advances Boback Vehicle Entry Bill

Mar. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would provide civil immunity for damages resulting from forcibly entering a motor vehicle to rescue an individual.

Simmons’ ‘Caylee’s Law’ Bill Receives Committee Approval

Mar. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation which would increase the penalties for the crime of concealing the death of a child, sponsored by Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), was overwhelmingly approved by the House Judiciary Committee today and sent to the full House of Representatives for further consideration.