Gillespie Announces $170,000 in School Safety Grants Awarded to Local School Districts

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced $170,000 in grant funding to numerous school districts in the 47th legislative district. The School Safety and Security Committee, established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, distributes these funds to make Commonwealth school districts safer for students and teachers.

Grant Awarded to Support Local Dairy Farmers

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded a grant of $470,076 to Rutter’s Dairy in Manchester Township for the purchase and installation of new equipment at the Rutter’s Dairy processing facility.

Grants Will Help Local Schools Expand Computer Science Education

Jan. 17, 2020 /

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.

House Passes Bill to Increase River Safety, Gillespie Says

Jan. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed his bill, House Bill 1003, which would strengthen the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) ability to enforce the marking of low head or run-of-the-river dams.

House Approves Bill to Protect Health Care Workers, Gillespie Announces

Dec. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed his bill, House Bill 1879, which would amend Title 18 to add “health care practitioners” to the list of protected classes in the event of an 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.

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.