Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), chairman of the House Health Committee, will host a joint public hearing on marijuana use and Second Amendment rights in Pennsylvania.
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will conduct a hearing on the public safety aspects of gas pipeline systems.
Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) will join reform advocates in calling for passage of House Bill 1477, their occupational licensure reform legislation which would require consistency by boards that license or certify Pennsylvanians for occupations.
WHAT: Members of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to receive an update on the state’s forest products industry. The meeting is being hosted by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield).
WHAT: Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) will discuss Kaufer’s House Bill 1100 to attract large-scale manufacturing to northeastern Pennsylvania. This initiative would boost the regional economy and be a benefit for residents for decades to come.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Beaver County to welcome U.S. Department of Energy’s Under Secretary Mark Wesley Menezes for a roundtable discussion about energy issues in Pennsylvania.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), and the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick), will hold a second joint informational meeting on the challenges people with disabilities face when traveling.
WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will discuss the economic benefits of the Shell manufacturing facility and the “EnergizePA” initiative, a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package designed to encourage job growth and redevelop infrastructure with no new fees or taxes.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals. They include measures that would add language in law clarifying that parents have the right to and should be allowed to secure mental health treatment for their children (House Bill 672); define a best practice for loved ones to be notified when a person decides to leave addiction treatment against medical advice (House Bill 1052); and direct the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on the mental health provider shortage in Pennsylvania and issue a report (House Resolution 193).
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will lead the committee on a vote of the following House bills:
WHAT: The House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and the House Democrat Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), will host their respective committees for a tour of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on three bills:
WHAT: State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and many other pro-Second Amendment state lawmakers will join together with gun owners from across the Commonwealth for this year’s Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is hosting a press conference on her hands-free cellphone legislation and is again calling for action to help stop distracted driving crashes related to phone use and fatalities throughout the Commonwealth.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on the value and necessity of residential choice for individuals with severe and profound disabilities, including intermediate care facilities, congregated care living and the Pennsylvania State Developmental Centers.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will lead an informational meeting on staff and correctional officer safety at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections facilities.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will lead a voting meeting of the committee on the following bills.
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and bill sponsors will unveil “Energize PA,” a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package that will create jobs and redevelop infrastructure with no new fees or taxes.
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on House Bill 1324. The bill, which Barrar co-sponsored with Rep. Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence), would create the College Tuition Grant Program for the spouse or children of Pennsylvania National Guard members who reenlist for an additional six years.
WHAT: Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) will host a public hearing of the House Liquor Control Committee. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s recent tax bulletin, which requires Pennsylvania breweries to collect the state’s 6% sales tax on every portion of beer sold (pints, growlers, etc.). The application of this tax is set to go into effect July 1.