Impact Fee Helps Counties and Municipalities

Jun. 09, 2015 /

WHAT: Press conference to discuss the latest impact fee distributions for Pennsylvania communities and counties. The members will also discuss the necessity of protecting Marcellus/Utica Shale-related jobs.

Municipal, State Officials Support Advancement of Greiner-Grove Municipal Pension Reform Bill

Jun. 09, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Following the House State Government Committee’s vote to send legislation that would address Pennsylvania’s nearly $8 billion municipal pension liability to the full House for consideration, municipal leaders from across the Commonwealth joined the bill’s prime sponsors, Reps. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) and Seth Grove (R-York), as well as Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), chairman of the House State Government Committee, and state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-Blair), at a press conference in support of the legislation.

Nesbit Proposal to Attract Data Centers to PA Endorsed by House Committee

Jun. 09, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to help retain existing jobs and encourage further investment in western Pennsylvania, Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) has earned unanimous approval of the House Finance Committee for legislation he is sponsoring to allow data center equipment to be exempt from the state’s Sales and Use Tax.

House Committee Condemns Governor’s Failure to Implement Justice

Jun. 08, 2015 /

HARRISBURG — Less than one week after Pennsylvania’s governor failed for the second time since taking office to carry out a lawfully imposed death sentence, the House Judiciary Committee today in Harrisburg approved a resolution condemning his actions.

House Passes Killion Bill to Expand Housing Trust Fund Statewide

Jun. 08, 2015 /

HARRISBURG — By a unanimous vote, the House approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware) that would increase the availability of affordable housing in the Commonwealth while also creating jobs and generating much-needed state revenue — without raising taxes.

State Legislators and Municipal Leaders to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Municipal Pension Reform

Jun. 08, 2015 /

WHAT: Members of the state House and Senate will join with municipal leaders from across the Commonwealth at a press conference to discuss efforts to address Pennsylvania’s municipal pension crisis. The press conference will follow the House State Government Committee’s consideration of House Bill 316, legislation introduced by Reps. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) and Seth Grove (R-York) that would reform the Commonwealth’s municipal pension systems.

House Agriculture Committee to Discuss Avian Influenza Preparedness

Jun. 08, 2015 /

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to discuss highly pathogenic avian influenza and the state’s preparations for the possibility of the disease impacting poultry producers in Pennsylvania.

Greiner’s Ignition Interlock Bill the Focus of House DUI Task Force Meeting

Jun. 04, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House Joint DUI Task Force today held its first meeting at the West Lampeter Township Building in Lancaster, less than a mile from the site of a car crash last year that occurred when a drunk driver swerved and struck the vehicle of Meredith Demko, an 18-year-old Lampeter-Strasburg High School graduate who was killed in the crash.

House Committee Approves Jozwiak Baby-Trafficking Bill

Jun. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The state House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) that would increase penalties on people convicted of trafficking infants in Pennsylvania.

Legislation Vital in Protecting Public Safety in Labor Disputes

Jun. 03, 2015 /

No one, management or labor, should be able to lawfully use the tactics of harassment, stalking or threatening. What starts as harassment and threats can escalate to violence and destruction of property. But incredibly, people who are engaged in organized labor disputes – things like strikes or negotiations over work conditions – are exempt from these criminal laws that apply to the rest of us.

Barrar Pleased with Advancement of Three of His Bills

Jun. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) is pleased with the advancements of three of his bills this week. They are all bills that passed through the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, of which is he the majority chairman.

House Joint DUI Task Force to Hold First Meeting, Discuss Greiner’s Ignition Interlock Bill

Jun. 02, 2015 /

WHAT: The House Joint DUI Task Force, comprised of Republican and Democratic members of the House Judiciary and Transportation committees, will hold its first informational meeting to evaluate Pennsylvania’s DUI statute. Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) will explain his legislation that would require all repeat and first-time DUI offenders with blood alcohol concentrations of 0.10 percent or greater to use an ignition interlock on their vehicle for at least six months.