HARRISBURG – Supported by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, legislation sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) to allow Multipurpose Agriculture Vehicles (MAVs) to travel up to 10 miles on highways between farms and fields (House Bill 1307) was approved by the Pennsylvania House on Monday.
HARRISBURG – A measure to allow students to drive tractors to school in conjunction with agriculture-education programs passed the House today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, today welcomed the Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol to the Capitol in Harrisburg to recognize its 80th anniversary.
HARRISBURG – The House recently passed two bills co-authored by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) to increase transparency among health care providers and more importantly, for patients, allowing for more successful treatment.
WHAT: As efforts to ensure no single person, authority or interest can outweigh the voices of the people of the Commonwealth, the House State Government Committee will take up two bills to amend Pennsylvania Constitution to restore the balance of power to the three-branch system of governing.
WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a press conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol and swear in the next legislative squadron.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) introduced legislation in December to extend the pay freeze for public officials that he succeeded in enacting last year. Act 79 of 2020 placed a freeze on Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, auditor general, the heads of departments, members of boards and commissions, and the judiciary through this year. House Bill 583 would have extended the freeze through 2022.
WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider five proposals on a variety of education topics.
BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced his support for a lawsuit that will be filed on Friday against PennDOT requesting an immediate halt to the agency’s plan to include the I-79 bridge near the Bridgeville exit on the list of nine bridges throughout the Commonwealth it plans to toll under the public-private partnership bridge program.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-Dallastown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), majority chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s Commonwealth Court decision to invalidate the mask mandate imposed on Pennsylvania’s schools by Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam:
HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) that would enable county agencies to seek a court order for a drug or alcohol test for a parent or guardian being investigated for child abuse.
HARRISBURG – Despite numerous unneeded hurdles put in place by the Wolf administration, the Legislative Budget and Finance Commission (LBFC) released its report on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 death reporting, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced today.
HARRISBURG – After learning the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court today dismissed the acting secretary of Health’s school masking mandate, local state Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) issued the following statement in response to today’s Commonwealth Court decision to overturn acting Health Secretary Alison Beam’s statewide school masking mandate:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, announced the unanimous passage of the Veterans Day package of bills through the House today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union) that would further provide for Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) for the PA National Guard passed the House today.
HARRISBURG – The House Consumer Affairs Committee today approved legislation authored by Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) to continue their push to bring much-needed broadband service to the Northern Tier.
HARRISBURG – After hearing from local fire companies that were blindsided by fees and audits on fundraising efforts, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) introduced legislation to aid volunteer fire companies by ensuring more money raised through fundraising actually goes to the companies.
HARRISBURG – Ever-evolving technology now allows fans of local high school sports to follow their favorite teams nearly everywhere they go. State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is hoping to level the playing field for broadcasters that want to make that possible, no matter the destination.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today in Harrisburg issued the following statement after the Commonwealth Court dismissed the acting secretary of Health’s school masking mandate: