Since late November, the House State Government Committee has been actively providing sorely needed oversight of the Commonwealth’s election law and election administration.
HARRISBURG - The Wolf administration now admits some medical supplies stored at the state Farm Show Complex have been destroyed as claimed by state lawmakers this week.
HARRISBURG -Three House committee chairmen showed up for a 9 a.m. tour of the state Farm Show Complex today to examine the personal protective equipment (PPE) stored there but were denied access because they refused to comply with unreasonable pre-conditions set by the Wolf administration.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee recently concluded its non-partisan and bi-partisan review of Pennsylvania’s election process and laws. Over the course of 10 hearings, the committee heard from more than 50 testifiers ranging from national election experts to county election officials, and from top Pennsylvania election officials to officials who oversee elections in other states. Pennsylvania was the only state to complete an inclusive review of its election laws and administration prior to moving legislation.
WHAT: House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Dan Moul (R-Adams), House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairwoman Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) and House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) plan to tour the state Farm Show Complex as a follow-up to recent House hearings regarding preparations for state emergencies. The Wolf Administration invited the lawmakers to inspect the facility’s storage of personal protective equipment. House members will offer comments immediately following the tour.
HARRISBURG – Knowing not all regulations are relevant in today’s modern world, as highlighted with the reprieve of regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the House State Government Committee approved two regulatory review bills at its meeting today, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced.
HARRISBURG – Continuing its commitment to more transparency in state government, the House today unanimously approved legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to make the Treasury Department’s Transparency Portal a permanent fixture.
WHAT: Knowing not all regulations are relevant in today’s modern world, the House State Government Committee will take up two regulatory review bills at its next scheduled meeting.
HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee wrapped up on Thursday its in-depth review of Pennsylvania’s election process. In response, Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) issued the following statement:
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will conclude its months-long series of hearings on Pennsylvania’s election process by receiving testimony from stakeholders and members of the General Assembly. The committee began the dauting task of diving deeper into the election process in January when it held the first of 10 hearings. The aim of the hearings is to review all aspects of the process to create a bill to modernize the Commonwealth’s elections, which are being run on a law from 1937.
WHAT: Knowing Pennsylvania can learn from other states, the topic of the next House State Government Committee hearing on the election process will be an overview of how other states conduct elections.
HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to be responsible and good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and to ensure every cent is wisely spent, the House today approved House Bill 39, authored by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover).
WHAT: As the House State Government Committee continues its series of hearings on Pennsylvania’s election process, members will investigate during its next meeting election integrity and accessibility policy.
WHAT: Personal protective equipment (PPE) was billed as a vital part of combating the COVID-19 pandemic and state expenses for the equipment cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The House State Government Committee will investigate the procurement, storage and distribution of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its series of hearings on the handling of the pandemic by the Wolf administration.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will continue its investigation on Pennsylvania’s election process with a hearing on the operation of county election offices on Election Day and satellite election offices, including ballot drop boxes.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will convene to review and vote on several bills which aim to retain COVID-19 data and save taxpayers money. The committee will take up the following bills:
WHAT: During the COVID-19 pandemic, some state regulations and requirements were suspended. The House State Government Committee will hold a hearing to receive information from state agencies that fall under the preview of the committee on the impacts of the suspensions and what innovations the agencies created to continue to serving the people of Pennsylvania.
WHAT: As the House State Government Committee continues its investigative hearings on Pennsylvania’s election system, members will receive testimony from elections experts on mail-in and absentee ballots procedures in the Commonwealth.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will convene to take up several bills, including legislation to freeze cost-of-living increases for members of the General Assembly, the governor, lieutenant governor, holders of state row offices, judges and others through 2022, as well as a bill to observe daylight saving time year-around should it be approved at the federal level.
HARRISBURG – Just before the governor announced plans to alleviate some restrictions on Pennsylvania’s business community, the House State Government Committee heard a hearing on Monday with the Office of the Administration to discuss their plans to bring state employees back to work in person, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) said. In response, Grove issued the follow statement: