Committee to Consider Four Education Bills

Mar. 01, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would permit a school district to change its name (House Bill 232); update outdated terminology to conform with modern usage (House Bill 365); provide school entities with day-to-day substitute flexibility (House Bill 412); and provide for seizure recognition and related first-aid training (House Bill 416).

TODAY: Kail, Public Charter School Leaders Urge Support for All Students

Feb. 26, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and public charter school leaders will hold a virtual news event to discuss the successful efforts of PA’s public charter schools to ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also present a robust legislative agenda that reforms PA’s outdated charter school law and ensures all students are given the opportunity to succeed.

Metcalfe, ERE Committee to Receive Progress Updates on PA’s Energy-Enabled Economy -- RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 1

Feb. 23, 2021 /

WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene an informational meeting focusing on the state of the Commonwealth’s oil and natural gas energy-enabled economy and what future policies are needed to protect family-sustaining energy jobs, ensure affordable energy costs and generate increased energy independence.

Sonney to Host Hearings on COVID-19 Impact on Education

Feb. 22, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold two days of public hearings to gather information on the impact COVID-19 has had on Pennsylvania’s elementary and secondary schools, as well as institutions of higher education. The first day will focus on K-12 education with the second day on higher education.

House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor Announces Budget Hearing Schedule

Feb. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor released the schedule for upcoming budget hearings today. Hearings will take place on the House floor to allow social distancing and masks will be required for all members, staff, and testifiers. The House floor will be cleaned and sanitized between hearings. Hearings will feature a mix of in-person and virtual testimony.

Sonney to Co-Host Hearing with Appropriations Committee on PASSHE Report

Feb. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.

Toohil Introduces Legislation to Protect Abuse Victims

Feb. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking to provide further protections for victims of domestic violence and child abuse in Pennsylvania, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) has introduced two proposals in the House of Representatives.