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House Transportation Committee Completes Series of Public Hearings on Senate Funding Plan, Says Hess
HARRISBURG – The House Transportation Committee, led by Majority Chairman Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon), today concluded four days of comprehensive hearings on Senate Bill 1, a multi-year transportation funding plan.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to ensure a quality education for all Pennsylvania students, Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) today said his House Resolution 338 was approved by the full House with a unanimous vote of 198-0.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Chester/Montgomery) released the following statement on Senate Bill 100:
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote, the House today passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin), which would transfer the Gettysburg Armory to the Gettysburg Foundation for military park preservation purposes.
House Approves Lucas Bill to Clarify Process for Establishing Merger, Consolidation Study Commissions
HARRISBURG – As a borough council member in Edinboro, he led an effort to establish a study commission to consider joining that municipality with Washington Township. Now as a state legislator, Rep. Greg Lucas (R-Erie/Crawford) today successfully ushered a bill he authored through the state House that would clarify the process for establishing similar study commissions in the future.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today voted for a resolution approved by the state House urging the Pennsylvania secretary of education and the State Board of Education to refrain from establishing required reading lists for Pennsylvania students, imposing a statewide curriculum or subjecting Commonwealth students to a national standardized assessment.
Judiciary Committee Moves Bill to Allow Trained Officers of the Law to Aid Each Other While in Pursuit
HARRISBURG – Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) said the House Judiciary Committee today approved his bill to allow officers who are properly trained and certified to all have the same ability to pursue offenders who cross jurisdictional boundaries.
HARRISBURG – Working to provide financial relief to college students entering the workforce, Rep. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) is sponsoring legislation that establishes a loan forgiveness program for qualified college graduates entering the mental health, intellectual disability and drug and alcohol treatment professions.
McGinnis to Testify at House State Government Committee Hearing on Reforming PA’s Public Pension Systems
State Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) will testify during a public hearing conducted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee focusing on several different proposals to address the Commonwealth’s multi-billion dollar public pension funding crisis (House Bills 1350, 1352, 1353 and 1471). McGinnis is the author of House Bill 1471, which would require an accurate annual report of assets and liabilities from the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) and Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) in order to have an honest assessment of their underfunding problem.
Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead the committee in its consideration of several bills including:
HARRISBURG – To the humble applause of Pennsylvania crime victims and their families, Rep. Mike Vereb’s legislation to give them the opportunity to have their voices heard during the parole process of an inmate was today signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett at a bill signing held at the Capitol.
Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman, Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), will convene a public hearing focusing on several different proposals to address Pennsylvania’s multi-billion dollar public pension funding crisis (House Bills 1350, 1352, 1353 and 1471).
State Rep. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) will chair a voting meeting of the House Labor and Industry Committee as its members consider the following:
Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) today unveiled legislation that would privatize the retail sale of liquor and wine, improve convenience for consumers and protect small businesses.
Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Reform and Restructure the Port Authority of Allegheny County
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of legislation to reform and restructure the Port Authority of Allegheny County:
A bill strengthening and modernizing Pennsylvania’s use of DNA technology to fight violent crime, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9), was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate today.
The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to improve the early detection of breast cancer.
Revenues from the retail liquor privatization plan introduced by Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) today would be used to create a special fund to freeze property taxes for senior citizens.
A legislative measure easing the regulatory burden on dairy haulers was unanimously approved today by the state Senate Transportation Committee, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery) will discuss his legislation to privatize the retail sale of wine and liquor during a press conference Tuesday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the Capitol Media Center.