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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) released the following statement on the investigation into the Articles of Impeachment on District Attorney Larry Krasner:
HARRISBURG – After several House Republican members announced they would be starting impeachment proceedings against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement:
HARRISBURG-- The House unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to declare June 19, 2022, “Korean-American Citizenship Day” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG—The House unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to end the criminality of “homosexual” acts in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.
HARRISBURG – Misguided and out-of-touch government policies have driven inflation to historic highs across the Commonwealth and the country. Members of the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), heard testimony during two public hearings this week about how those policies are devastating hard-working Pennsylvanians and their families, as well as employers.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) has been successfully amended into a bill that would increase benefits for emergency responders and is now on its way to the Senate following overwhelming bipartisan support in the House.
HARRISBURG – A bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) to rename a portion of U.S. Route 11 in Luzerne County in memory of the late Rep. George Hasay was sent to the governor’s desk for his signature after its unanimous final approval by the House of Representatives this week.
HARRISBURG – Several bills that would empower local officials to better maintain creeks and streams to prevent flooding were approved by the House this week, according to Reps. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to honor U.S. Air Force Maj. James Doherty, who became a leader in Horsham, has passed the House and will be sent to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
HARRISBURG- A bill aimed at tackling delays in permitting that have led to flooding and property damage in the Northern Tier of the Commonwealth has passed the House, said Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), prime sponsor of the bill.