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Thursday, January 10, 2013

PA House Getting Ready For This Year's Work

House Gets Ready for Action: Committees to Organize This Week to Start Reviewing Legislation

Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives return to Harrisburg on Monday, Jan. 14, to continue the organization process for the 2013-14 legislative session. Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) will announce the composition of each of the House’s 23 standing committees and brief meetings will then be held off the floor for each committee to organize.

Committees are the foundation of legislative activity in the House. All bills introduced by lawmakers must first be referred to the appropriate committee and vetted before being sent to the full House for consideration. Committees conduct meetings and public hearings to discuss issues and specific legislation in order to develop the best policies for the Commonwealth.

Members have begun circulating memos seeking co-sponsors for proposed legislation. Continuing the commitment to open government, all co-sponsorship memos are being posted publicly for the first time. They can be viewed under the “session” tab at www.legis.state.pa.us.

Any bill introduced in the 2011-12 legislation session that was not enacted into law is considered dead. Members who want those proposals considered must reintroduce them in the new session.

The House is set to convene at 1 p.m. on Monday. Live web streams of House session and the majority of committee meetings are available at PAHouseGOP.com.  Important information and events may also be viewed by visiting Facebook.com/PAHouseGOP. 

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