HARRISBURG – Junior firefighters are one step closer to having access to improved training after the House unanimously approved a bill by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to prepare junior firefighters for becoming full firefighters.
HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation authored by Rep. Jason Silvis (R-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana) to bring the disability placard renewal process into the 21st century.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike), majority chairwoman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, announced her bill that would help ensure the development of attainable and affordable housing units was approved unanimously by the committee Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski’s (R-Allegheny) legislation aimed to increase and encourage solar energy development in Pennsylvania has passed the full House. House Bill 1161 would expand access to solar power through a local and voluntary solar program while ensuring adequate ratepayer protection.
HARRISBURG - The House State Government Committee advanced several bills, including legislation to give law enforcement the tools to combat rampant unemployment fraud and another to improve the system of checks and balances, during its meeting this morning, Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) said.
HARRISBURG – In the third of its series of hearings on inflation, the House Majority Policy Committee on Tuesday heard testimony reaffirming the significant role energy prices and the policies that stifle the industry’s growth are having on employers, working people and their families.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to help address a problem contributing to Pennsylvania’s nursing shortage has been signed into law, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield).
HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would designate March 29 of each year as “Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day” in Pennsylvania passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 2586 will next be considered by the Senate.
HARRISBURG – To bring Pennsylvania’s Right to-Know-Law up to date with advances since it was first enacted 14 years ago, the House today approved House Bill 2524 by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG — Today, PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (ERE) Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following co-sponsor memo calling for the impeachment of outgoing Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell:
HARRISBURG – Reps. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) noted on Tuesday an incredible outpouring of support from the public and fellow members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the effort to ensure the laws are enforced in Philadelphia by the willfully derelict District Attorney Larry Krasner.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will meet Wednesday to take up several bills, including legislation to give law enforcement the tools to combat rampant unemployment fraud.
HARRISBURG – Completing the work they began last week to cut red tape involving local efforts to prevent flooding, the state House on Monday approved the final two bills of the eight-bill stream maintenance package, including one sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced his bill, which would repeal the City Classification Law of 1895 to update and simplify the city classification process, passed the House.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) thinks authoring a bill to help emergency responders in Ukraine is a perfect fit for him.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to ease the financial burden of Pennsylvania residents paying a so-called “rain tax” resulting from federal environmental regulations, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is sponsoring legislation to address the issue.
WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a voting meeting to consider the following bills:
HARRISBURG – With local emergency medical services organizations struggling to attract and retain certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs), emergency medical responders (EMRs) and paramedics, the state House Health Committee today in Harrisburg approved a bill introduced by local state Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) aimed at reversing the trend.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Twardzik’s (R-Schuylkill) bill to provide more secure health care ID badges was approved by the House Health Committee. House Bill 2604 would amend the Health Care Facilities Act’s (HCFA) requirements regarding photo identification badges in health care facilities
HARRISBURG – On Monday, Reps. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) announced they are starting the process of impeachment of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Since the beginning of the year, there have been nearly 1,000 people injured or killed by gun violence in Philadelphia with over 220 people murdered in the city.