WHAT: Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) will chair a meeting of the House Gaming Oversight Committee in which Senate Bill 1159 will undergo a vote. The bill would amend the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to provide for an extension of the distribution of proceeds until Dec. 31, 2022.
HARRISBURG – Susquehanna Union Green will receive $2 million and the Swatara Township Municipal Complex $1 million through a state grant program, according to Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon.
HARRISBURG – Upcoming events hosted by Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) will give hunting and fishing enthusiasts an opportunity to learn about what they’ll encounter in the woods and waterways, and help younger generations experience fishing.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) announced today she will retire as she concludes her 16th year in the House of Representatives in late 2022.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today proposed a $43.7 billion budget that would increase spending by $6.2 billion, or 16.6%, which is absurd and would put the Commonwealth on shaky financial footing in the years to come, according to Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority this week approved $17.1 million in funding to help Halifax Area Water and Sewer Authority make upgrades to its sewer system, according to Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon).
HARRISBURG – New legislation introduced by Rep. Sue Helm (Dauphin/Lebanon) would help coroners more expediently and efficiently notify the next of kin when encountering a decedent.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today spoke with Dauphin County Commissioners Mike Pries and Chad Saylor to discuss House Bill 1300, known as the Pennsylvania Voting Rights Protection Act, which is currently awaiting the governor’s signature after being passed by the General Assembly last week.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today in Harrisburg voted for Senate Bill 255, the General Appropriations portion of the state budget, which was approved by the House of Representatives. The 2021-22 Pennsylvania budget would spend $39 billion in General Fund dollars, and $1 billion in federal relief funds, to fund the core functions of government services and invest in jobs, infrastructure and education, all while avoiding any new or increased taxes.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today issued a statement of clarification regarding House Bill 290, which would allow nonprofit organizations to conduct online sales for small games of chance during the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. The House Gaming Oversight Committee, chaired by Helm, today passed the bill with an amendment that prohibits the use of credit cards, but allows the use of mobile payment applications such as PayPal, Venmo and CashApp.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf today issued his proposal for Pennsylvania’s 2021-22 budget. The governor has proposed a budget of $40.2 billion, which is an increase of $3 billion, or 8.2% over the 2019-20 budget. Focal points of the governor’s proposal included a 46% increase in Personal Income Tax (PIT) rates, an increased minimum wage and a severance tax on natural gas production.
HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee today met for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that she has been named chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee for the 2021-22 session. Helm was also appointed a member of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, Nov. 30, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 21, authored by Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon). This bill would protect homebuyers by requiring state licensure for home inspectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.