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Barrar, Committee to Hold Public Meeting on Ebola Preparedness

PA House GOP News - 0 sec ago
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.
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Vereb Measure Protecting Crime Victims Signed Into Law

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:01pm
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.
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Watson’s Online Impersonation Bill Gets Second House Nod

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:34pm
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.
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Aument Applauds Key Legislative Accomplishments, Disappointed in Lack of Action on Others

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:30am
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.
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House Approves Measure Aimed at Stopping Metal Thefts, Causer Says

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:30am
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).
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House Sends Bill Protecting Gun Rights to Governor, Causer Says

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:30am
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).
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Metcalfe Legislation to Crack Down on Copper Wiring Theft and Illegal Local Gun Control on Target for Governor’s Signature

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:30am
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.
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Swanger: Federal Ebola Response Inadequate; State Must Do More

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:30am
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.
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Godshall Organ Donor Tax Credit Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:15am
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.
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House Continues Focus on Education

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:55am
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.
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Stephens Legislation to Honor Fallen Vietnam War Hero Heads to Governor

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:42am
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.
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Emrick Legislation to Honor Local Veterans Heads to Governor’s Desk

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:38am
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.
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Gabler Legislation Renames Roads to Honor Local Veterans

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:38am
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.
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Moul Bill to Expand Use of Body Cameras on Way to Governor

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:30am
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.
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Health Care Model Aimed at Improving Medicaid Patient Care Waiting to be Signed into Law, Says Baker

PA House GOP News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:29am
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.
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DEP to Host Public Meeting, Hearing on Falls Township Waste Facility

PaDEP - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00am
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 ...
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DEP Fines Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC More Than $300,000 for Pipeline Construction Violations in Three Counties

PaDEP - News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00am
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 ...
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House Sends James’ Emergency Response Bill to Governor

PA House GOP News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:32pm
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.
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School EpiPen Bill Goes to Governor, Says Stevenson

PA House GOP News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:09pm
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).
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Critical Cyber Bullying Legislation Blocked in Senate, Says Marsico

PA House GOP News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:02pm
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.
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