Representative Kerry Benninghoff

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader

171st Legislative District

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jason Gottesman

717-512-0620

jgottesman@pahousegop.com

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The House will be Working to Restore the People’s Voice During Times of Emergency; Allow Some Justice for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

 

The state House returns to session on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, to vote on issues of importance.

Restoring the People’s Voice

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will be moving legislation and taking action to restore the people’s voice during times of emergency and will take action to speak on their behalf during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

By advancing House Bill 55, a constitutional amendment that will go before the voters to limit the governor’s emergency declaration authority, the House will take concrete action to rein in unchecked executive authority and restore the people’s voice to how decisions get made. Should this proposal pass both chambers in the coming two session weeks, it will be timely for consideration by the voters in the upcoming spring primary.

 

In speaking on behalf of Pennsylvanians now, two important committee hearings will highlight the dangers of that executive overreach.

 

On Wednesday, the House Commerce Committee is currently scheduled to hold a public hearing on the current struggles of the restaurant industry which has been unfairly targeted by executive economic shutdowns.

 

In addition, the House Labor and Industry Committee is currently scheduled to hold a public hearing on Wednesday to hear an update on the Unemployment Compensation system, which has failed to adequately respond to Pennsylvanians in dire need of assistance, as a result of unilateral and overbroad executive action that closed down Pennsylvania businesses.

Allowing Some Justice for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

On the legislative calendar this week is House Bill 14, which creates a two-year window in which civil lawsuits alleging childhood sexual abuse may be filed in court notwithstanding any otherwise applicable statute of limitations defense. Should this proposal pass both chambers in the coming two session weeks, it will be timely for consideration by the voters in the upcoming spring primary.

 

The Weekly Schedule

Bill numbers will be used to identify the legislation being considered either in committee or on the House floor. The bills, sponsors and summaries are posted below.

 

Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

 

Committee Meetings/Hearings

 

Session

On Monday, the House will meet at 12 p.m. for legislative business.

 

Votes on Second Consideration

Votes on Third Consideration

 

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

 

Committee Meetings/Hearings

 

Session

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.

 

Votes on Second Consideration

 

Votes on Third Consideration

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021

 

Committee Meetings/Hearings

 

Session

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 11 a.m. for legislative business.

 

Votes on Second Consideration:

 

Votes on Third Consideration:

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Jason Gottesman

Press Secretary to the House Majority Leader

House Republican Caucus Spokesperson

(717) 512-0620

JGottesman@pahousegop.com