HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) joined more than a dozen fellow lawmakers Wednesday to unveil the Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback initiative. The pro-jobs, pro-families and pro-growth legislative package includes Owlett’s proposal to boost workforce development and better match students with the jobs of today and tomorrow.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) has announced his appointment to the House Health Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session by Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would offer state assistance to the babies of new mothers struggling with postpartum depression (PPD) was overwhelmingly approved by the House Children and Youth Committee today. House Bill 200 now moves to the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) today attended a press conference in Harrisburg in support of a package of bills aimed at supporting jobs and families by boosting the economy in the midst of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – With first responders and other valued nonprofit organizations continuing to struggle with fundraising due to COVID-19 restrictions, the House Gaming Oversight Committee has approved legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) to help.
HARRISBURG – The appointment of state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) to serve on the House Government Oversight Committee is just the latest in a list of added responsibilities the second-term legislator has been asked to take on.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) on Tuesday participated in an informational meeting convened by the House Human Services Committee to discuss a recently completed report on next step recovery, or “warm handoff,” programs for individuals struggling with drug addiction in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The state House Human Services Committee today held an informational meeting to discuss the 18 month long Warm Hand-Off Task Force and advisory committee report findings.
HARRISBURG – The House Commerce Committee today in Harrisburg approved legislation known as the One Staffer-One Shopper Bill, which was introduced by state Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) to enable small businesses to continue operating during state disasters.
HARRISBURG— Fred Harran, director of Public Safety of the Bensalem Township Police Department, today testified before the House Human Services Committee that every member of the Bensalem Police Department, including civilians and officers, are trained to identify and help those suffering with addictions.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) chairman of the House Aging and Older Adults Services Committee announced the unanimous passage of House Bill 464 which seeks to provide expanded protections to the Family Caregiver Support Act.
HARRISBURG – A familiar face to followers of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is parting ways with chamber but does so with support and friendship from both sides of the aisle. Speaker of House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) recognized Chief Clerk Dave Reddecliff on his retirement and his nearly 40 years of service to the Pennsylvania House, including the last five years as Chief Clerk.
HARRISBURG – In advance of World Epilepsy Awareness day this Friday, the House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) that would promote the training of school personnel in seizure recognition and response. Quinn wrote the legislation after being contacted by a constituent whose grandson, 6-year old Dominic Rosini of West Whiteland, is fighting a rare form of epilepsy.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) today announced the first three bills approved unanimously by the House Urban Affairs Committee, of which they serve as chairmen this session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin), in partnership with Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder), has introduced a bill that would create a licensing process for professionals to practice the science of applied behavior analysis, also known as ABA.
HARRISBURG – Multiple pieces of legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) are on the move in the General Assembly, including House Bill 185, which would increase the penalty for anyone who causes bodily injury to an individual with a physical or intellectual disability.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) announced the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) has allocated $2.6 million for the Schools-to-Work program, which was formed through bipartisan legislation the representatives jointly created, to prepare students for good, well-paying jobs.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), today convened a public hearing to discuss issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The proceedings were conducted virtually.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives yesterday voted unanimously to approve House Bill 140, legislation sponsored Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) that would allow the building of protected bike lanes in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Legislation recently introduced by Reps. Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen), Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) would reform the public private partnership (P3) transportation law, including the addition of provisions to halt PennDOT’s recent bridge tolling proposal unless the General Assembly approves it.