Feb. 08, 2022

WHAT:    The House State Government Committee will take up the following bills during its next meeting:

House Bill 1281 would prohibit a government agency that intends to enter into a public works contract from preparing contract specifications that are exclusionary or discriminatory, to the extent that they either specify a particular brand name or otherwise limit consideration of other brand names.
House Bill 1712 would ensure opportunity for our hardest hit urban and rural local economies in Pennsylvania by requiring businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones be entitled to a minimum of 40% participation in procurement contracts in the Commonwealth.  
House Bill 1887 would encourage minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses to bid for and compete in state and local government bidding opportunities.
House Bill 2183 would allow the Department of General Services to set the employee threshold to qualify as a small business enterprise.
Senate Bill 116 would further provide for definitions in powers and duties of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, further provide for specific powers and duties, for personal property and for documents and provide for Commonwealth archival records, for local government archival records and for access to older public records; and, in historic properties, further provide for title to historic property and for powers over certain historic property.

WHO:    Committee Chairman Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will be joined by members of the committee and authors of the bills. 

WHEN:    Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m.  

WHERE: Room 523 Irvis Office Building of the Capitol Complex, Harrisburg

LIVE WEBSTREAMING:   The meeting will be streamed live at RepGrove.com

Media contact:    Greg Gross, 717.260.6374, ggross@pahousegop.com