My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Lawmakers, EMS Personnel Rally to Save Our Ambulance Services - 6/6/2018
Lawmakers and EMS personnel from across the Commonwealth gathered in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg Wednesday, calling for action on legislation that would address some of the financial challenges facing ambulance companies across the state. Speaking at the event were the prime sponsors of two legislative proposals that would increase Medicaid reimbursements to ambulance companies for services, and require reimbursement for service rendered by an ambulance company even if no patient transport takes place. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) offered comments at the event.
Rep. Gillespie Comments on Bill to Make Strangulation a Felony Offense - 10/28/2015
Legislation designed to close a loophole that currently allows many domestic abusers to escape prosecution has been introduced in Harrisburg. House Bill 1581 would give law enforcement a tool to prosecute criminals who strangle their victims, regardless of whether the victim suffered visible physical injuries.
Gillespie Tourism Promotion Bill Moves to State Senate - 6/30/2015
The state House has approved legislation that would give county commissioners a key tool to further promote local tourism. House Bill 794 would give many Pennsylvania counties, including York, the option to increase their maximum hotel room tax from three percent to five percent and bring in much needed new revenue for the ailing tourism industry. Bill sponsor Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) said the legislation will fill a funding gap and bring York County in line with its Adams, Dauphin and Lancaster County neighbors, whose hotel tax rate is already at five percent.
Rep. Gillespie Bill to Allow Driver's License Suspension for Those Who Fail to Pay Restitution Headed to Governor's Desk - 10/3/2012
Legislation that would allow Pennsylvania courts to suspend the driver’s license of anyone who failed to pay restitution to victims of driving-related offenses is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) prime sponsor of House Bill 1617, said victims should be made whole before allowing offenders back on the road. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Gillespie Says He was Pleased to Support Passage of an On-Time and Fiscally Responsible State Budget - 6/29/2012
The Pennsylvania House has approved an on-time state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The $27.7 billion plan increases spending by less than 1.5 percent over last year with no new taxes or fees. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) said he was glad to support passage of an on-time budget for the second year in a row and to see restoration of funding to some programs that were cut in earlier versions of the spending plan. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Gillespie Comments on Legislation to Promote Natural Gas as Vehicle Fuel - 3/15/2012
Legislation aimed at mainstreaming the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel and encouraging the development of compressed natural gas filling stations in Pennsylvania has been introduced in the state House. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) said that with rising gasoline prices, natural gas is becoming a more attractive means to meet Pennsylvania’s transportation needs. The bill would offer grants from the state Clean Air Fund to encourage the use of natural gas vehicles and the development of a network of natural gas filling stations in Pennsylvania. Chuck Nichols reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Gillespie Comments on Final Passage of Voter ID Bill - 3/14/2012
The state House has voted to approve legislation that requires photo ID’s for voters in Pennsylvania to eliminate the possibility of election fraud. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) said he feels the bill goes a long way to protecting the integrity of the electoral process and ensuring each individual vote counts. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Keith Gillespie Comments on Bill to Privatize Wine and Liquor Sales in PA - 7/14/2011
Legislation to bring Pennsylvania out of the post-Prohibition era by finally moving the sale of wine and liquor into private hands has been introduced in Harrisburg. The bill is designed to modernize and privatize wholesale and retail sales of alcohol while reforming the tax structure, strengthening enforcement efforts and enhancing alcohol education programs. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) said it is long overdue for Pennsylvania to join most other states by privatizing the liquor industry. Chuck Nichols reports, full story and stand alone bite available.
Rep. Gillespie Comments on Committee Passage of Castle Doctrine - 3/8/2011
Castle Doctrine legislation, which would allow Pennsylvania Citizens to use lethal force to protect themselves or their family members, has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee in Harrisburg. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) said this legislation will protect those who act in self-defense, and will extend to the home, vehicle, or any other place an individual has a right to be. House Bill 40 is expected to be considered by the full House later this week. Mike Davies Reports – Story and Bite available.
Rep. Gillespie's Lawsuit Abuse Legislation Approved by the Full House - 3/2/2011
Lawsuit abuse legislation that would help to protect medical professionals who share information with the families of their patients was recently approved by the Pennsylvania House. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) said his bill will help remove the fear of legal action from caregivers, who may wish to offer explanations to a patient’s family following a medical treatment that had a negative outcome. Rep. Gillespie’s bill now moves on to the state Senate for consideration. Mike Davies reports, wrap and stand alone bite available.