HARRISBURG – The House unanimously passed a resolution authored by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), that designates the month of November 2020 as “Infant Safe Sleep Month” in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - Sen. Gene Yaw, and Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) applauded the passage of Everett’s House Bill 2513 today in the House. The bill ensures restaurants and taverns can operate safely and be protected from unconstitutional mandates from the Governor’s Office or the activist state Supreme Court.
HARRISBURG – Efforts to reform and secure Pennsylvania’s pension system moved forward today when the House unanimously approved three bills by State Government Chairman Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Reps. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and Lou Schmitt (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG - Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) today issued the following statement after the announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf at yesterday’s press conference that he plans to veto House Bill 2463. The bill would ensure Right-to-Know (RTK) requests are answered during state of emergency declarations and it was passed unanimously by the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83) today applauded passage of a proposed constitutional amendment by the legislature that would limit the length of future emergency disaster declarations made by the governor, unless an extension is approved by the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG - The House passed legislation authored by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), that would permit county leaders to move their counties to a “green plus” phase of business reopening, based on the specific circumstances in their counties.
HARRISBURG – The Marcellus Shale Impact Tax will deliver more than $32.8 million in funding to communities in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union Counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-83).
HARRISBURG – Stressing that Gov. Tom Wolf’s extended lockdown of Pennsylvania is hurting families and doing irreparable harm to employers, the House and Senate this week voted to approve a measure that would end the statewide shutdown, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union), Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), and Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming).
HARRISBURG - The General Assembly this week passed a five-month $25.8 billion budget to allow for a more detailed financial picture to emerge following the peak of the COVID-19 crisis.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) applauded the passage of House Bill 2506 and House Bill 2513 in the House this week. Both bills were authored by Everett and would help restaurants that are in counties deemed by the Wolf administration to be in the “yellow phase” of reopening to safely allow more customers to patronize their businesses.
HARRISBURG – Two Lycoming County legislators this week sponsored legislation to reopen restaurants, bars and private clubs in “yellow and green” designated counties.
WILLIAMSPORT – Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) have canceled their Gun Law Seminar until further notice due to public health concerns and guidelines concerning the coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. The event was scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at the Clinton Township Fire Hall.
HARRISBURG – School safety grants totaling $796,275 were awarded today to eight school districts in Lycoming County, according to area legislators.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to amend Title 65 (Public Officers) to include restrictions on gifts to public officers, public employees and candidates for public office introduced by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) will be voted on by the House State Government Committee next week.
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) today announced the approval of a $1.3 million state grant to help pay for elevating Turnback Road in Brady Township, Lycoming County to prevent roadway flooding.
HARRISBURG – Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), announced the passage of three major public pension reform bills out of committee.
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives sent more than a dozen bills to the state Senate this month to address a growing statewide crisis in attracting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMTs, according to Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union). The package of bills, which garnered bipartisan support, is intended to aid in recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders, and also to show respect and appreciation to current volunteers who put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
HARRISBURG – Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), today announced a sweeping update to the Pennsylvania Election Code that made its way through the General Assembly this week, paving the way for one of the largest election code reforms in decades.
WILLIAMSPORT – Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) will host a Senior Scam Seminar on Friday, Nov. 1, from 1 - 3 p.m., at the River Walk Senior Center, located at 423 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) will be hosting a Gun Law Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Woodward Township Fire Hall, located at 4147 N. Route 220 Hwy., Linden.