WHAT: Legislation sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) that would amend how counties can use funds derived from the impact fee imposed on the Marcellus Shale industry will be the subject of an informational meeting conducted by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. House Bill 781 would give county governments the flexibility to use impact fee funds for stormwater management as mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
WHAT: Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) will join Sen. Maria Collett (D-Montgomery/Bucks) to discuss their legislation to create a paid family leave program in Pennsylvania.
WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills:
WHAT: Seven vans will be dedicated during the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Van Transportation “Drive-Away” ceremony. The program provides free transportation to Veterans Affairs medical facilities for veterans’ VA health care appointments. The vans are driven by DAV volunteers.
WHAT: Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) will take the oath of office as state representative for the 11th Legislative District
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.