House Members to Introduce Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Apr. 02, 2021 /

WHAT: Coalition of House members to introduce The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in response to the current administration’s nationwide executive order requiring that biological males be permitted to compete on women’s school sports teams.

House State Government Committee to Investigate PPE Procurement, Storage and Distribution During COVID-19

Mar. 30, 2021 /

WHAT: Personal protective equipment (PPE) was billed as a vital part of combating the COVID-19 pandemic and state expenses for the equipment cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The House State Government Committee will investigate the procurement, storage and distribution of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its series of hearings on the handling of the pandemic by the Wolf administration.

Kail Reintroduces Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback

Mar. 23, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other state representatives will unveil a pro-jobs, recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve Pennsylvania’s better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would incentivize manufacturers and provide protections to small businesses, as well as offer tax and regulatory reform to bring family-sustaining jobs to Pennsylvania.

House State Government Committee to Take Up COVID-19-Related Bills, Including COLA Freeze Bill

Mar. 16, 2021 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee will convene to take up several bills, including legislation to freeze cost-of-living increases for members of the General Assembly, the governor, lieutenant governor, holders of state row offices, judges and others through 2022, as well as a bill to observe daylight saving time year-around should it be approved at the federal level.

House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee to Hold Voting Meeting

Mar. 15, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a voting meeting on House Bill 491 and House Bill 803. House Bill 491, sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback, excludes veterans benefits/pension funds as income for state benefit programs that have an income qualification threshold. House Bill 803, sponsored by Rep. Tim O’Neal, establishes the Keystone State Challenge Academy for the Pennsylvania National Guard Youth Challenge program.

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Bill Placing Referendum for Statute of Limitations Window for Child Sexual Abuse Claims on May Election Ballot

Mar. 12, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) will hold a House Judiciary Committee meeting to vote on House Bill 881, which proposes an emergency amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to provide for a two-year window in which civil lawsuits alleging childhood sexual abuse may be filed in court notwithstanding any otherwise applicable statute of limitations defense.