Pickett Supports Move for Alcohol Sales in the Private Sector

Feb. 26, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – As a former small business owner, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) knows that the private sector does a better job in selling products, and that’s why she voted in favor of legislation today to remove state control from the sales of alcohol in Pennsylvania.

Brown’s Resolution Deeming ‘AED Awareness Week in Pennsylvania’ Approved by House

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to raise awareness about the positive and life-saving benefits automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) can provide, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) sponsored House Resolution 104, establishing Feb. 22-28, as “AED Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.” Brown organized an AED training seminar at the Capitol earlier today run by John and Rachel Moyer, before her resolution was unanimously passed by the House.

House Labor and Industry Committee to Vote on Bill to Provide Job Skills to Disabled Students

Feb. 25, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon), chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee, will hold a voting meeting on her bill to provide work experience to disabled high school students that will lead to workforce readiness. House Bill 400 would help to ensure that students with disabilities have the opportunity to receive training in school that will prepare them to enter the workforce upon graduation. Gingrich’s committee will also consider House Bill 638, which would amend the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act to permit greater flexibility with regard to certificates of occupancy.

Baker’s Hepatitis C Screening Bill Gains House Approval

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved House Bill 59 authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, that would require physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965.

Harris’s Lottery Winnings Intercept Bill Passes House

Feb. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG –To ensure that state delinquent taxes are paid before individuals enjoy their state lottery winnings, Rep. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) authored House Bill 251, which passed the House.

PA House Passes Eileen’s Law Bill Sponsored by Gillen

Feb. 25, 2015 /

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.

Tallman, House Committee Move Broad-Based Package of Education Legislation

Feb. 25, 2015 /

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.

Led By York County Republican Delegation, House Committee Moves Charter Reform Bill

Feb. 25, 2015 /

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.