The 2019-20 Legislative Session has been a busy one thus far. In Harrisburg, we passed numerous bills out of the House that will impact every Pennsylvanian. While a lot of work does get done in the Capitol, I spent much of my summer talking with residents and listening to them tell me how bills we passed, and those we are poised to address this fall, would impact them.
HANOVER –Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Dan Moul (R-Adams), along with Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) announced a $99,000 grant to Hanover-area business for career-building apprenticeships.
HARRISBURG – Porters Community Fire Company in Heidelberg Township and Union Fire and Hose Company No. 1 in Dover are among more than 130 fire companies across Pennsylvania to receive wildfire fighting grants, according to state Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kate Klunk (R-Hanover). Porters was awarded a $4,000 grant while the Union Fire and Hose grant is for $2,000.
Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry plays a vital role in all aspects of life across the state. It supplies fresh foods and drinks to Pennsylvanians and to people beyond our state’s and nation’s borders. It helps drive our economy, suppling 280,500 direct jobs and nearly 300,000 in-direct jobs.
HANOVER – Residents of the 169th Legislative District are invited to join Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), her staff and local government officials for an informative and fun evening at Glen Rock Park, 5400 Fair School Road, Glen Rock, on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free Italian Ice will also be available to attendees.
HARRISBURG – York County Republican legislators are accusing Gov. Tom Wolf of heeding party wishes over the needs of Pennsylvania’s cash-strapped counties by vetoing much-needed election reform legislation today. Wolf’s decision to reject Senate Bill 48 kills efforts to help local governments with the cost of the 2020 election - after he unilaterally decertified all of the state’s voting machines - and do away with the antiquated straight-party voting option at polling places.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) legislation to provide more options to farmers who preserved their land, part of a bill package to aid the state’s agriculture industry, was signed into law today by the governor.
HARRISBURG – York County is about to be the beneficiary of a record windfall of more than $485,000 from the collection of an impact fee on natural gas drilling activities in other regions of Pennsylvania, according to members of the county’s House Republican delegation. Distribution of revenue will take place in early July.
HARRISBURG – The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to provide farmers with more freedom over property they opted to preserve for generations to come. House Bill 370 now goes to the governor for his signature. The bill is part of a package of bills to help Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry grow and thrive.
HARRISBURG – The House today unanimously passed legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to protect workers from mandatory restrictive nondisclosure agreements as terms of employment in relation to sexual harassment. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – To protect employees from mandatory restrictive nondisclosure agreements, the House Labor and Industry Committee today approved bipartisan legislation to ban such agreements related to sexual harassment as a condition of employment, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced.
HARRISBURG – Renewing its commitment to protecting children with Down syndrome, the House today approved Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) Down Syndrome Protection Legislation.
HARRISBURG ¬– The House Health Committee today approved Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) legislation to ensure life for babies with Down syndrome. Her legislation, House Bill 321, would include prenatal Down syndrome diagnoses as a legal reason why babies can’t be aborted in Pennsylvania. The bill now goes to the full House for a vote.
For far too long, companies have used involuntary nondisclosure agreements to hide sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s time to end this questionable practice.
HANOVER – To better serve residents of the 169th District, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) has extended her satellite office hours at the Shrewsbury Township municipal building, 11505 Susquehanna Trail South.
WHAT: Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) will host a bridge dedication to honor U.S. Army Warrant Officer Martin E. Bixler, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War in 1968.
HANOVER – As part of efforts to ensure all Pennsylvanians have opportunities for success in the working world, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) will host the Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for a Small Business Outreach Day event. The event will be held at her office, 118 Carlisle Str., Suite 300, on Thursday, April 4, from noon to 2 p.m.
A child still in the womb shouldn’t be terminated simply because he or she has Down syndrome. But this prenatal discrimination is happening and it’s occurring at an alarming rate.
WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) will unveil and discuss legislation to prohibit the abortion of a child due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
HANOVER – Legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to give farmers who decide to preserve their land more freedom over their property received unanimous support by the House as it passed the bill on Monday.