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WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/ Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold an informational meeting on Pennsylvania’s preparedness for the Ebola virus.
PHILADELPHIA — Near the intersection of 13th Street and Locust Street next to the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered on Dec. 9, 1981, a measure introduced by state Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) that will protect victims of crime and their families was signed into law by the governor.
HARRISBURG – Last week, the House gave its approval again to legislation that would give law enforcement another tool in which to prosecute unscrupulous individuals who create a fake profile online with the sole intent to harass or maliciously harm another person, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), author of the proposal.
HARRISBURG – As the 2013-14 legislative session comes to an end, Rep. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) today applauded the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s undertaking of some key policy issues and expressed disappointment with lack of meaningful action on others.
HARRISBURG – With thefts of copper and other metals on the rise across the Commonwealth, the state House today approved legislation taking aim at those who break the law by creating a new category of offense and outlining stiff penalties, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
HARRISBURG – The state House this week gave final approval to a bill aimed at deterring local governments from establishing their own firearms laws, an action that already is against state law, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
Metcalfe Legislation to Crack Down on Copper Wiring Theft and Illegal Local Gun Control on Target for Governor’s Signature
HARRISBURG —Legislation sponsored by State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) to make the punishment more adequately fit the crime for copper wiring theft and also impose financial penalties against any jurisdiction that illegally adopts a local firearm ordinance was concurred on by the state House today and sent to the governor’s desk for signature.
HARRISBURG – Rep. RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon) today called upon the Pennsylvania Department of Health to take the lead in protecting residents of the Commonwealth from the deadly Ebola virus, expressing frustration and disappointment with the federal response to the global Ebola pandemic.
HARRISBURG – With more than 8,000 Pennsylvanians currently awaiting a life-saving organ or bone marrow transplant, legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) to make it easier to donate an organ or tissue to someone in need is finally on its way to becoming law.
HARRISBURG – In a series of education-focused bills passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this session, including this week, the chamber continued its commitment to excellence in education that has been a hallmark for House Republicans since gaining the majority nearly four years ago.
HARRISBURG-- The House has passed House Bill 1135, which includes legislation authored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 611 between Maple Avenue and Meetinghouse Road, in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, as the Lieutenant Joseph C. Park II Memorial Highway. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) which would rename a portion of Route 191 to honor local veterans of World War II is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The language of Emrick’s bill, House Bill 1736, was rolled into a larger bill which was unanimously passed Monday by the state House.
HARRISBURG – The state House today unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would recognize the contributions of Clearfield and Elk County veterans to our communities and our country. House Bill 1135 now moves to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk for his signature into law.
HARRISBURG – Legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin), to enable Wildlife Conservation Officers and Waterways Conservation Officers (WCOs) to use body cameras while on the job is now on its way to the governor’s desk.
Health Care Model Aimed at Improving Medicaid Patient Care Waiting to be Signed into Law, Says Baker
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, which is designed to improve patient care and reduce health care costs within the state’s Medicaid program, is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 10, regarding the proposed Elcon Recycling Services liquid hazardous waste treatment facility ...
DEP Fines Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC More Than $300,000 for Pipeline Construction Violations in Three Counties
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC of San Antonio, Texas, $306,570 for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law, Dam ...
HARRISBURG – A bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango) that would remove a tax provision that harasses out-of-state utility workers who come to Pennsylvania to restore service following an emergency is one step away from becoming law after the state House today in Harrisburg approved the measure.
HARRISBURG – Legislation allowing schools to obtain life-saving allergy medication to help students in emergency situations is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Dick Stevenson (R-Mercer/Butler).
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) is extremely disappointed that his legislation creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child failed in the Senate last week due to a last-minute amendment that prevented final passage of this bill.