HARRISBURG ¬– Continuing its efforts to modernize and secure Pennsylvania’s elections, the House State Government Committee advances a slate of three bills during its meeting today, its chairman, Seth Grove (R-York) announced.
“As the Voting Rights Protection Act moves through the legislative process, the committee today took steps to ensure elections across the Commonwealth’s 67 counties are uniform and that all voters are treated equally,” Grove said. “We also took a major step toward holding non-elected public servants accountable in terms of ensuring ballot questions actually up on ballots.”
Senate Bill 738
by Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) would require the Department of State to post to its website a tracker for the public to monitor every step and action item the department is taking to ensure proper compliance to carry out a proposed constitutional amendment.
House Bill 1482
by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) would require the Commonwealth and each county in this Commonwealth to implement a post-election audit using an approved auditing method. In addition, House Bill 2044
by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) would end private funding for public elections in the Commonwealth.
The committee also approved the following bills:
• House Bill 777
: To designate the amethyst as the official state gemstone of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and designate celestine as the official state mineral of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
• House Bill 846
: To prohibit the use of daylight saving time, ended the need to change clocks twice a year.
• House Bill 1738
: To provide for the review and implementation of executive orders issued by the president of the United States.
• House Bill 1823
: To provide for powers over certain historic property and providing for Washington Crossing Historic Park.
All bills now go to the full House for consideration.
Representative Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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