WHAT: The House State Government Committee will meet to consider three pieces of legislation, including a resolution to end the current COVID-19 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, which was imposed more than a year ago.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a meeting to vote on the following bills:
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 Bills 164, 941, 995, 1055, 1057, 1220, 1389, 1421 and 1427; House Resolutions 96 and 103; and Senate Bill 155.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Human Services Committee, will hold a joint public hearing to receive an overview from state agencies, school entities and services providers on how they are providing mental health services to Pennsylvania’s elementary and secondary school students.
WHAT: Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) will be joined by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and members of the committee for a hearing with area businesses and organizations about the challenges they face in rebounding from COVID-19 mitigation orders.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny), Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) and local elected officials will attend a discussion about the critical needs facing ambulance companies in Pennsylvania. The event will highlight the need for the public’s involvement to ensure that emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are able to serve in the future.
WHAT: Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), chairman of the House Finance Tax Modernization and Reform Subcommittee, and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne), chairman of the House Finance Committee, will be hosting a subcommittee hearing on Kaufer’s House Bill 1177, which would establish the Transportation Reinvestment and Improvement Program.
WHAT: Reps. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) and Jeanne McNeill (D-Lehigh) will announce their introduction of House Bill 1299, known as Victoria’s Law in the PA House.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, following House session.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene the fourth in a series of public hearings focusing on Pro-Life, Abortion Issues – Part IV – Fetal Experimentation.
WHAT: Due to the millions of dollars of personal protective equipment (PPE) currently being stored at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, the 65th Keystone International Livestock Exhibition (KILE) Show, which is scheduled for Oct.1-10, may not take place. Exhibition organizers have yet to receive a definitive answer from the Department of Agriculture or the Wolf administration. A decision on whether to hold the 2021 show could come as early as this week, but as of today the Farm Show building is still full of PPE. This lack of planning and decision making on the part of the administration is putting KILE and many other events in jeopardy.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) and members of the House Judiciary Committee will vote on the following bills:
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.
WHAT: Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), subcommittee chairman on financial services and banking under House Commerce Committee Chairman Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie), will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed legislation on remote mortgage banking.
WHAT: In the wake of the Department of State failing to fulfill its responsibility of publishing a constitutional amendment, which prevented amendment questions from appearing on the May primary ballot, the House State Government Committee will consider a series of bills to address the gross negligence and improve the amendment process.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), House Majority Whip Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) will discuss the latest COVID-19 contact tracing data breach by the Wolf administration, opportunities missed to reduce the risks to private citizens and request a full, independent investigation.
WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23) will convene a joint public hearing focusing on Alternate Septic Systems—Act 34 of 2020 Implementation.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold an informational meeting regarding academic accountability. The committee will receive input from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on its Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), and the Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI) designation process and support system.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold a hearing to highlight regulations suspended by the Wolf administration over the past year and discuss the need to reinstate them or not.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene the next in a series of public hearings focusing on Pro-Life, Abortion - Part II – Providers and Alternatives.