General Assembly Passes Helm Bill to License Home Inspectors

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that the General Assembly has passed House Bill 21, taking a massive step in giving homebuyers greater confidence during the homebuying process. House Bill 21 would amend Act 367 of 1945, known as the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law, to require licensure of home inspectors.

Helm Announces $22,000 Grant to Dauphin County Technical School

Nov. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has awarded a grant of $22,447 to Dauphin County Technical School. PDE awarded a total of nearly $1.2 million in grants to 32 career and technical centers and area vocational technical schools across the Commonwealth.

Helm Announces House Action to Protect Renters, Homeowners During COVID-19

Oct. 19, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed her legislation, House Bill 2868, which would provide protections for renters and homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would amend the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program, which is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Helm to Honor Local Veterans with Drive-Thru Appreciation Events

Oct. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBUG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) will be hosting two drive-thru veterans appreciation events for veterans of the 104th legislative district. Veterans in attendance will receive a free boxed lunch, recognition certificate and veteran’s pin.

Helm Announces $17,700 Grant for Friends of Fort Halifax

Sep. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has awarded a grant of $17,746 to Friends of Fort Halifax for a field school and volunteer project. The field school will build from earlier archaeological investigations at Fort Halifax Township Park to positively identify the location of Fort Halifax. These studies have identified buried features and recovered military and domestic artifacts that date back to the mid-18th century.

Governor’s Veto of Sports Spectator Bill Upheld by House, Helm Expresses Disappointment

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.

Helm Hosting Free Shredding Event at District Office

Aug. 05, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) will be hosting a free community shredding event on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at her district office located at 2090 Linglestown Road in Susquehanna Township.

Helm, Pennsylvania Celebrate First Official Juneteenth National Freedom Day

Jun. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – On Friday, June 19, 2020, Pennsylvania celebrates Juneteenth National Freedom Day for the first time as an officially recognized state holiday. House Bill 619, authored by Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon), was passed by the governor last summer to officially designate the holiday.

Dauphin, Lebanon Counties to Receive $38 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. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) announced that, based on population, Dauphin and Lebanon counties would receive $37,938,028 in appropriated funds.

Helm Announces $1.1 Million in School Safety Funding to Local School Districts

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced $1,152,166 in grant funding to numerous school districts in the 104th 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.

Helm Opposes Using Horseracing Funds for Governor’s Budget Goals

Feb. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today stated her clear opposition to the governor’s proposal to divert $204 million from the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund and use them for his own budget goals. Helm issued the following statement:

Helm’s Home Inspector Licensing Bill Passed by Committee

Sep. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The House Professional Licensure Committee today passed Rep. Sue Helm’s (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) bill, House Bill 21, which would amend the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law to require the licensure of home inspectors. Currently, this is the only unregulated profession in the home buying process.

Helm Commends Susquehanna Township on Park Grant

Sep. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced a $125,000 grant for Susquehanna Township to extend the trail system and make parking lot improvements in Boyd Passive Recreation Park off Walker Mill Road.

Helm and Tobash to Host Spotted Lanternfly Seminar

Aug. 29, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will be hosting a seminar on the spotted lanternfly on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the Halifax Area Ambulance and Rescue Center, located at 31 Bunker Hill Road in Halifax.