HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved legislation known as “Eileen’s Law” that was introduced by Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) following a local tragedy. The bill became part of a comprehensive effort to review and improve truancy policies and laws in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Charter school reform, reducing the cost of college and support for technical career training are among the subjects of a four-bill package of legislation passed Wednesday by state Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) and majority members of the House Education Committee. The bills may now be considered by the full House.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) today joined the majority of their House Education Committee colleagues in moving to the full House legislation that would institute changes to the manner in which Pennsylvania’s charter and cyber charter schools conduct business and are evaluated.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to extend protections to Pennsylvania residents who use out-of-state pharmacies that regularly do business with customers from the Commonwealth, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) authored legislation approved today by the state House of Representatives that would require out-of-state pharmacies to register with the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy if they fill prescriptions for Commonwealth residents.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced today that his legislation to help school entities make up instructional time following a weather-, health- or safety-related emergency passed the House unanimously, and is now on its way to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Emphasizing the importance of responsible and reasonable management of Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) strongly supports legislation that would control the growth of state spending.
HARRISBURG – Legislature sponsored by Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) that would require long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living residences to install carbon monoxide detectors was advanced today by the House Aging and Older Services Committee for consideration on the House floor.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide much-needed consumer protections while generating additional revenue for the Commonwealth, House Gaming Oversight Committee Chairman John Payne (R-Dauphin) today introduced legislation to regulate online gaming in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today praised his colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing House Bill 229, which would make the cyber harassment of a child a criminally punishable offense.
HARRISBURG – Believing that state government should manage its revenues responsibly, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined other supporters of legislation that would control spending growth at a Capitol news conference on Monday.
HARRISBURG – Members of the state House of Representatives today voted to approve and send to the state Senate for consideration House Bill 147, legislation authored by Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to completely exclude principal places of residence from school property taxes.
HARRISBURG – In continuing efforts to enact meaningful property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners, the House voted in favor of a homestead exclusion bill, to protect principle places of residence from property taxes through an amendment to the state constitution, said Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne).
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HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has officially reintroduced legislation to reinstate adult adoptees’ rights to access their original birth certificate.
HARRISBURG – Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) is pleased to announce that today, during the Judiciary Committee’s scheduled weekly voting meeting, his legislation requiring courts to impose a mandatory three-year probation period to immediately follow the convictions of serious sex offenders was passed unanimously.
HARRISBURG – Members of the House Education Committee today – Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York), Co-chairman James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) – and Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) announced plans to create a new Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness to refocus Pennsylvania’s secondary and post-secondary education on career training to match graduates with the existing good-paying jobs that are available in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) supports legislation that would give Pennsylvania voters the power to amend the state constitution to limit government spending.
HARRISBURG – Stressing the importance of responsible management of taxpayer dollars, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) today stood with fellow legislators in supporting House Bill 472 and Senate Bill 70, both known as the Taxpayer Protection Act.
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) was pleased that his legislation creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child passed through the House today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today joined a majority of his colleagues on the House Liquor Control Committee in supporting legislation that would privatize wholesale and retail wine and spirits sales in Pennsylvania. The committee vote was 15-10, along party lines. House Bill 466 now heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration, with a vote expected later this week.