HB 1913 – We must ensure that our residents are receiving accurate information and updates when it comes to our elections. This bill would require county boards of elections to maintain a publicly accessible internet website with a .gov top-level domain. A .gov domain would help residents clearly identify that they are using a trusted and secure website regarding their elections.
HB 1914 – Some constituents are involved in legal disputes regarding their oil or gas lease contracts because the contracts are lengthy and filled with legal terms that often confuse or mislead those entering the contract. Under this legislation, oil and gas contracts would have to pass a readability test to ensure that contracts are easy to read and understood as well as include definitions to industry-specific terms and be signed in the presence of a notary public.
HB 1915 – While many schools throughout the commonwealth need infrastructure updates, the total cost is unknown. That’s why this bill would create a one-time survey, available to every school district to report their deferred, current, and anticipated capital needs. The Pennsylvania Department of Education would compile and report total infrastructure requirements of schools to the General Assembly. As we move forward, we would have a better understanding of the needs of our schools and how to support them.
HB 1916 - Far too often, the responsibility of staffing polling places is deferred to our older community members. During the 2020 General Election we saw staffing issues because our older community members were concerned about COVID and did not want to risk infection. This legislation will provide county boards of elections with the option to recruit qualified individuals for poll worker service, like the way we currently summon individuals to report for jury duty, if polling places face a volunteer shortage.
HR 143 – Public school student transportation has becoming an increasingly expensive part of every school district’s budget. This House Resolution would direct the State Government Commission to conduct a comprehensive study of the viability, benefits, & costs of establishing a consolidated, county-led busing of all private and public school students.