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09/25/2018
HARRISBURG – With a growing number of cases of impaired driving, including both drugs and alcohol, across the Commonwealth, lawmakers are looking at options to keep drivers and passengers safe, and reduce repeat offenses. A recent legislative hearing on the topic is featured on the October edition of Legislative Report with Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery).
09/25/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced he has been appointed to serve on the House State Government Committee for the remainder of the 2017-18 legislative session.
09/24/2018
HARRISBURG – The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced legislation, authored by Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), intended to help give young crime victims a fair chance at holding their perpetrators accountable.
09/24/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and other members of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees held an informational meeting about the certification of fire equipment distributors.
09/24/2018
HARRISBURG -- Connie Iannetta was placed in foster care just shy of her 12th birthday, the third generation of her family to be placed in substitute care.
09/24/2018
WHAT: The House Children and Youth Committee, led by Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), will hold a voting meeting to consider House Bill 2641 (sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery), which would increase the penalties for mandated reporters who continue to fail to report suspected child abuse and broadens the “continuing course of action” provision; and Senate Bill 1129 (sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin/Perry), which would expedite the procedures for the relinquishment or termination of parental rights in the course of the legal process to adopt a child in Pennsylvania.
09/24/2018
HARRISBURG – In order to ensure public sector employees know their rights, the House Labor and Industry Committee today approved legislation, House Bill 2571, by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) to require government employers to alert impacted workers of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus vs. AFSCME decision.
09/24/2018
WHAT: The House Finance, Local Government and Urban Affairs committees, chaired respectively by Reps. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), will hold a joint public hearing on legislation which would allow Harrisburg to exit Act 47 status and retain taxes implemented by the act.
09/24/2018
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) hosted a press conference in the Capitol Media Center on Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss her hands-free driving legislation, House Bill 1684.
09/21/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) has introduced legislation that would prohibit a commuter tax from being imposed, while allowing Harrisburg to exit Act 47 receivership and “distressed” status.
09/21/2018
WHAT: House Commerce Committee Chairman Brian Ellis (R-Butler) announced a voting meeting will be held for the consideration of the following consumer protection bills.
09/21/2018
WHAT: The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), will hold a voting meeting to consider Senate Bill 1003, which would require reimbursement for emergency medical services (EMS) by prohibiting a managed care plan from denying a claim solely because the patient/enrollee was not transported or refused to be transported. Additionally, the proposal would require Medicaid to pay for the same services required under this act and require sufficient funds be appropriated each fiscal year for the payment of the services.
09/21/2018
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will join advocates at a press conference to discuss her hands-free cell phone driving legislation, House Bill 1684.
09/21/2018
HARRISBURG—Rep. Alex Charlton (R-Delaware) has once again sent a letter to the chairman of four House committees demanding a joint hearing on gun safety and school violence.
09/20/2018
HARRISBURG -- Connie Iannetta was placed in foster care just shy of her 12th birthday, the third generation of her family to be placed in substitute care.