House Advances Gillespie Legislation to Protect Identity of Health Care Workers

Nov. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hallam) today announced that his bill to protect the identity of health care workers has been passed unanimously by the House of Representatives. House Bill 1880 would remove the requirement for last names to be displayed on health care employees’ identification badges.

Committee Advances Bill to Protect Health Care Workers

Oct. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) announced that the House Judiciary Committee has passed his bill, House Bill 1879. This bill would amend Title 18 to add “health care practitioners” to the list of protected classes in the event of assault. Under the bill, the penalty for an assault on a health care practitioner, while in the performance of duty, would be increased from a misdemeanor to a felony of the second degree.

Local Legislators to Host Senior Expo

Sep. 20, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - State Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam Township) are once again teaming up to host their annual Senior Expo on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 8-10 a.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 1775 East Market St., York.

Gillespie Begins Veterans Outreach Program

Sep. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam Township) is opening his district office door to the men and women who serve and have served our country.

House Committee Hearing to Focus on Sunday Hunting

Sep. 06, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York County), will host a public hearing on Sunday hunting, which is illegal in Pennsylvania. The Senate passed legislation in June that would allow three days of Sunday hunting each calendar year, including one during rifled deer season and one during statewide deer archery season.

House Committees to Attend ‘Operation Hurricane’ Rescue Demonstration

Aug. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will join with the House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), to observe Operation Hurricane, a full-scale exercise coordinated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

From Sanitary to Sinister

Aug. 06, 2019 / Press Release

They are called low-head dams because of their minimal profile. More than 300 of them exist in Pennsylvania, and another 2,000 are by definition not low-head dams but mimic their characteristics. On land, these man-made creations are easy to spot. Your vantage point on water is definitely different and includes possible life-threatening consequences, much like that of an infinity pool.

Gillespie to Host Spotted Lanternfly Seminar

Jul. 08, 2019 /

YORK – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s recent confirmation of a spotted lanternfly in York County is prompting state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) to host an informational seminar about the destructive insect on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road in York.

Gillespie Bill to Support Game Wardens Moves to Governor’s Desk

Jun. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) law enforcement officers face danger every time they are called out. According to Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), Tuesday night’s unanimous Senate approval of House Bill 615 moves the Commonwealth a step closer to truly respecting that fact.

Gillespie Boater Safety Bill Increases Penalty for Failure to Mark Presence of Low Head Dams

Jun. 07, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Despite the presence of a more than 20-year-old law that requires proper signage on adjacent shores, Pennsylvania leads the nation in deaths associated with low-head dams. This fact serves as the backdrop for legislation authored by House Game and Fisheries Committee Majority Chairman Keith Gillespie (R-York) that would increase penalties for any entity that fails to adequately mark what are also known as “run-of-the-river” dams.

House Chairmen Applaud Designation of ‘Fishing and Boating Week’ in PA

Jun. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - In an effort to encourage participation in fishing and boating activities, the state House today unanimously passed House Resolution 373, which designates the week of June 1-9 as “Fishing and Boating Week” in Pennsylvania, according to Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-York) and Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny), chairmen of the House Game and Fisheries Committee.

A Threat to Pennsylvania’s Economy

May. 31, 2019 /

For many Pennsylvanians, dedicating $2.5 million to the battle against an insect that significantly affects only 20% of our counties is a questionable investment. One reason might be their not being familiar with the spotted lanternfly, which so far has either failed to or just not gotten around to crossing the Susquehanna River in large numbers. To date, 14 counties have been placed under quarantine due to the insect’s presence reaching the level of infestation. The list of counties stretches from Monroe in the north to Dauphin and Lancaster here in the south. A relative handful of spotted lanternflies have been seen in York County. How long will it remain that way?

Gillespie Reacts to DePasquale Game Commission Audit

May. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the findings of an audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) that calls for stronger oversight and tighter control of the commission’s finances. The report comes at a time when the PGC is asking for the ability to set its own license fees, as opposed to having them determined by the General Assembly.

House Committee Chairmen Get Commitment to Revisit Change to Start of Rifle Deer Season

May. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - Following their decision to change the first day of rifle deer season to the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGCs) Board of Commissioners has agreed with a House Game and Fisheries Committee request to revisit the move next year. The announcement comes following a meeting in which Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), majority chairman of the committee, and Rep. Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny), the committee’s minority chairman, conveyed to the board the tremendous volume of complaints they and their House colleagues have received from hunters.

Gillespie Legislation Honors Local Veteran

Mar. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – House Bill 692, legislation authored by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) that would re-name the Lewisberry Road bridge over Conewago Creek as the Gary L. Crone Memorial Bridge now sits with the state Senate following unanimous passage by the state House.

PA Game, Fish and Boat Commissions to Appear Before House Committee

Feb. 25, 2019 /

WHAT: Members of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), will question both the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Fish and Boat Commission PFBC) about their annual reports. Subjects to be discussed include the desire of both commissions to set their own license fees.