Local Serviceman to be Honored with Bridge Naming

Sep. 24, 2020 /

WHAT: State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) will honor the life and service of Gary L. Crone, a graduate of Northeastern High School who died in the line of duty on January 29, 1968. As a result of Act 102 of 2019, the bridge spanning the Little Conewago Creek in Manchester and Conewago townships will be named the SSG Gary Crone Memorial Bridge.

York House Republicans Respond to Judge Ruling Wolf Orders Unconstitutional

Sep. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In response to a federal judge ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions are unconstitutional, the York County House Republican Delegation, which includes House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Mike Jones (R-York Township), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:

Governor Signs Bill to Increase River Safety, Gillespie Says

Jul. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that the governor has signed his bill, House Bill 1003, which strengthens the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) ability to enforce the marking of low head or run-of-the-river dams. The bill was signed into law as Act 39 of 2020.

General Assembly Passes Bill to Increase River Safety, Gillespie Says

Jun. 25, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that both chambers of the General Assembly have 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.

York County to Receive $40.5 Million in Federal Relief Funds

May. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 1108, which would distribute approximately $2.6 billion in federal relief funds throughout Pennsylvania’s counties as well as across various state government departments. Of that total, $625 million is allocated to 60 Pennsylvania counties who have not yet received funds directly from the federal government. Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) announced that, based on population, York County would receive $40,553,915 in appropriated funds.

Representatives from York/Adams Counties Issue Statement on Budget

May. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved a responsible, short-term $25.8 billion budget that runs through November. In response, the Republican House delegation from York and Adams counites, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:

House Republicans from York, Adams and Cumberland Counties Urge Wolf to Allow Construction Workers to Work

Mar. 26, 2020 /

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:

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.