HARRISBURG – Two bills sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that aim to improve public safety in the Commonwealth have been signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) issued the following statement on the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Ball v. Chapman, which ordered counties to refrain from counting undated or incorrectly dated mail-in ballots and absentee ballots, and that those ballots should be segregated and retained:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) Tuesday offered the following comment on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Ball v. Chapman that ordered counties refrain from counting undated and incorrectly dated ballots, upholding the plain language of Pennsylvania’s election law:
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 Senate last week. House Bill 2586 now awaits the governor’s signature to become law.
HARRISBURG – The Senate Environmental and Energy Resources Committee held a hearing this week in Philadelphia on legislation authored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) that would create a task force to study making the Port of Philadelphia an export terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would assist Pennsylvania residents with drug addictions to receive treatment passed unanimously in the Senate this week. House Bill 220 now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.
PITTSBURGH – Reps. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) and Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) today called for an audit and Independent Fiscal Office review of the rental payments being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies under an agreement linked to state funding. Additionally, they urged that information be collected about the credits used by the teams to reduce or eliminate their rental payments.
HARRISBURG – Promoting the Pennsylvania workforce and making headway on a decades-old environmental problem in the commonwealth is the basis of legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) that is a governor’s signature away from becoming law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) this week paid tribute to the late George Saurman, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1980-94.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) had the opportunity to speak at the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (PRLA) Tourism Summit, held at the Harrisburg Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl M. Delozier (R-Cumberland) continues to push to find additional financial support for the Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) which is used for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) aimed at helping older foster youth in Pennsylvania find more permanent family connections passed unanimously in the Senate on Wednesday. House Bill 1866 now awaits the governor’s signature to become law.
HARRISBURG – During a press conference today held in Ross Township, Allegheny County, state Reps. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Emily Kinkead (D-Allegheny) introduced legislation to create a new insurance program for homeowners living in landslide-prone areas, as well as assistance to local governments that wish to mitigate the risk of landslides within their communities.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today was chosen to chair the Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy Advisory Council. He is replacing Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) who is retiring next month.
HARRISBURG – The General Assembly has approved and sent to the governor’s desk legislation authored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) to end the state’s prohibition on automatic knives.
HARRISBURG – To protect police officers from being assaulted by spit and other bodily fluids, the House approved legislation by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and sent it to the governor for his signature.
HARRISBURG – Landmark legislation that will allow Pennsylvania to regain its position at the forefront of highly autonomous vehicle (HAV) testing passed the state House on Wednesday and is on its way to the governor for his signature, announced Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), who introduced and crafted the bill.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) that would address Pennsylvania’s drug overdose epidemic is on the verge of becoming law following unanimous passage by the Senate on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to drive investments that will generationally impact the Commonwealth, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) joined a majority of House members voting in favor House Bill 1059, which includes the Pennsylvania Economic Development for a Growing Economy (PA EDGE) tax credits.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that his legislation, which focuses on the rights of crime victims, is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature after its final approval by the House of Representatives today.