HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has introduced House Bill 2429, which would grant a waiver to the governor's COVID-19 Business Closure Order to all lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores that can adhere to the social distancing practices and other mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), effectively opening them up for in-person operations.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG –The House today approved Senate Bill 613 to require the governor to follow federal guidelines to determine which businesses are considered life-sustaining, bringing parity to the Pennsylvania business community and keeping in line with practices of surrounding states. In response, area House Republican members, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – After hearing from local business owners, construction workers and others, members of the House of Representatives from York, Adams and Cumberland counties joined together to urge Gov. Tom Wolf to allow construction projects to be completed and to allow workers to return to job sites. Previously, Wolf included construction on the list of “non-essential” businesses, which put a halt to construction projects in Pennsylvania. In response, the members, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill) and Mike Jones (R-York Township) issued the following statement:
There are several names synonymous with York County. There’s Utz and Martin’s, the snack food giants based in the western end of the county, Wright, who gave Wrightsville its name, and many others that have withstood the test of time.
HANOVER – Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) will hold two clinics in the 169th Legislative District to assist residents with filing applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
HARRISBURG – During a joint session of the General Assembly, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his $36 billion budget, a $2.05 billion increase over the enacted current budget. In response, Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Mike Jones (R-York Township), as well as House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) issued the following statement:
HANOVER – Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) reminds residents that she hosts Veterans Outreach Days at her district office, located at 118 Carlisle St., Suite 300, in Hanover twice a month.
HARRISBURG – Five local schools are receiving grants totaling $175,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education today to expand computer science programs for students, according to members of the PA General Assembly’s York County Republican delegation.
As we enter the new year, several new laws that impact all Pennsylvanians take effect. From modernizing how we vote to helping agriculture grow, the General Assembly tackled several issues and found solutions for them.
HARRISBURG – The York County House Republican delegation announced today that the York County School of Technology is the recipient of a $50,000 grant to improve career and technical education (CTE).
HANOVER – Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) invites residents of the 169th Legislative District to her free, festive open house at her office, located in the historic Young Manor, 118 Carlisle St., Suite 300, in Hanover, on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 4-6 p.m.
HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of the Down Syndrome Protection bill, House Bill 321, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), the author of the legislation, issued the following statement:
The recent events in Hong Kong and its people’s plight for freedom has once against shown the spotlight on the oppressive means in which communist regimes rule the people unfortunate enough to have been born in a communist country.
HARRISBURG – Language crafted by Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to improve career and technical education (CTE) in Pennsylvania and included in House Bill 265 was signed into law Wednesday, the representatives announced.
HARRISBURG – Legislation containing language by local lawmakers, which would allow high school students to obtain real-world work experience, was passed today by the Senate and is now headed to the governor for signature.
HARRISBURG – The House took steps Tuesday to upgrade state government by making sure existing regulations are relevant in the modern age when it approved Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) House Bill 1055.
HANOVER – As part of efforts to protect private information, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) will host a free shredding, identity theft prevention event for residents of the 169th Legislative District. The event will be held near Dick’s Sporting Goods in the North Hanover Mall, 1155 Carlisle St., on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.
HANOVER – To better serve residents of the 169th Legislative District, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) has extended her office hours.
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.