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05/24/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) that would strengthen penalties for DUI offenders now sits with the state Senate after a near unanimous vote of support today in the House.
05/24/2017
WHAT: Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the proposed consolidation of the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole.
05/24/2017
HARRISBURG – Acting to protect children of Pennsylvania from online sexual predators, the House passed legislation authored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) on May 23. The legislation, House Bill 561, which received support of both Democrats and Republicans, would make permanent an important tool to locate child predators.
05/24/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation to help to address the funding crisis facing emergency medical services organizations across Pennsylvania unanimously passed the House of Representatives today and heads to the state Senate for consideration, according to House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana).
05/24/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act passed the House and heads to the governor’s desk for signature, House Republican leaders said today.
05/24/2017
HARRISBURG – Positioned in front of a flag line, color guard, over a dozen veterans advocates and the silhouette of Army Spec. Michael Wargo, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) addressed veterans and their supporters on the Capitol steps Tuesday afternoon. Heffley’s House Resolution 349, which recognizes Mission 22, an organization that helps prevent veteran suicide, passed the House unanimously on Tuesday morning.
05/24/2017
HARRISBURG—Legislation introduced by Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) to change the standards used to help families intervene when someone with a mental illness is too sick to seek treatment has passed the Human Services Committee.
05/23/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation co-sponsored by Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh), that would offer state assistance to Pennsylvania mothers struggling with postpartum depression and their babies, today was unanimously approved by the House Children and Youth Committee. House Bill 200 now moves to the full House for consideration.
05/23/2017
HARRISBURG – Branches of the military would have access to an expanded list of potential recruits under legislation authored by state Rep. Will Tallman (Adams/Cumberland). House Bill 524 now sits with the state Senate after passing the House Monday with overwhelming bipartisan support.
05/23/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) to permit the licensure of online schools passed the House of Representatives today by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 190-4 for the second consecutive session
05/23/2017
HARRISBURG – Working to address the challenges facing ambulance services in rural Pennsylvania and across the Commonwealth, the state House is advancing two measures that would boost funding for the organizations, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
05/23/2017
HARRISBURG – The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and its chairman, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), unanimously supported a bill that would support military families by permanently offering an option for Commonwealth residents to contribute all or a portion of their tax refund to the Military Family Relief Fund.
05/23/2017
HARRISBURG – Co-sponsored by Reps. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) and Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), the Results First Act (House Bill 599), which would provide the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) with legal authority to obtain data and analyze the effectiveness of government assistance programs, was advanced by the state House on Monday for the second consecutive legislative session.
05/23/2017
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved legislation, sponsored by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), to increase learning opportunities by establishing a central repository of online courses for secondary students.