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.
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.
HARRISBURG – The York County House Republican delegation announced today that the York County School of Technology is the recipient of a $50,000 grant to improve career and technical education (CTE).
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – A stretch of Front Street at Riverfront Park along the scenic Susquehanna River in Wrightsville will be improved and made safer for pedestrians through a $1 million Multimodal Transportation Fund Program grant awarded today, Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam Township) announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – York County is about to be the beneficiary of a record windfall of more than $485,000 from the collection of an impact fee on natural gas drilling activities in other regions of Pennsylvania, according to members of the county’s House Republican delegation. Distribution of revenue will take place in early July.
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.
HARRISBURG – Making Pennsylvania more welcoming to businesses and individuals looking to relocate is the reason Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) is backing licensing legislation that is advancing in the General Assembly.
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.
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.
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?
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.