HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) to give members of the General Assembly information critical to ensuring sound fiscal management of Pennsylvania’s employee pension funds was approved by the House State Government Committee on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously approved House Resolution 478 which honors renowned college football coach John William Heisman on his 150th birthday. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks’ (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) legislation to help recruit more first responders across Pennsylvania by authorizing counties to offer a tax credit against the property tax liability of active volunteers of a fire or emergency medical services (EMS) company passed the House of Representatives unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) today joined colleagues at the state Capitol to support legislation which requires professional licensing of applied behavior analysis (ABA) professionals.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) legislation to repeal a provision in state law that could be used as a gateway to implement a state wealth tax on personal property passed the Senate unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted to advance her bill, House Bill 1816, which would increase the maximum loan limits available to volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services through the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program (VLAP).
HARRISBURG – Rep. James Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has unanimously voted to advance his bill, House Bill 1773, which would establish the Tuition Assistance for Active Volunteers Program. This program would provide tuition assistance to active members of a volunteer fire company or emergency medical services agency who attend an approved institution of higher learning.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) released the following statement today announcing his intent to introduce an amendment to a voting reform bill that would strip it of language regarding access to campaign expense records.
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) that would require the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) to produce an additional report each year to provide policymakers with more information for budget planning was approved by the House State Government Committee on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and behavior analysts filled the Capitol Rotunda today to urge support of his bill to license these professionals.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) announced that the House Judiciary Committee has passed his bill, House Bill 1879. This bill would amend Title 18 to add “health care practitioners” to the list of protected classes in the event of assault. Under the bill, the penalty for an assault on a health care practitioner, while in the performance of duty, would be increased from a misdemeanor to a felony of the second degree.
HARRISBURG – The number of volunteer first responders in Pennsylvania has declined from approximately 300,000 in the 1970s to less than 37,000 today. For state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), it’s a matter of recruit, retain and respect.
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. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), who co-authored the measure.
HARRISBURG - A bill sponsored by Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) that would include information on the state’s PennWATCH website about each settlement paid as a result of an action taken by an employee of a Commonwealth agency was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives today.
HARRISBURG – As part of a larger package of bills designed to improve recruitment and retention of firefighters and emergency responders in the Commonwealth, legislation drafted by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that would exempt volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies from the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) received strong bipartisan support from the House today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced today that she has sponsored legislation to create a local solar program.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation, authored by Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) to exclude volunteer service providers from the Pennsylvania realty transfer tax.
HARRISBURG – A bill to give landowners, particularly farmers, more options to post their property as areas not to trespass on was approved by the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support on Tuesday, Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) said.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) stood in solidarity with pregnant women, their children, and their families Monday at a news conference announcing the “Heartbeat Bill,” House Bill 1977.
HARRISBURG – The House Transportation Committee unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming), that addresses the inconsistency in radar and speedometer calibration cycle requirements and provides for electronic certification of the calibration testing for speed timing devices used by law enforcement on a daily basis.