Although the state budget overshadowed much of the past year, the state Legislature was still able to get many important legislative measures
passed into law that are helping to shape Pennsylvania into a better and more economically sound state.
Some of those measures we advanced forward in the legislative process include bills that seek to improve education, make our communities safer, enhance quality of life for families and senior citizens, and reform government – all while standing up for you, the taxpayers.
In addition to passing into law a no-tax-increase budget, we also created new laws to reform the public pension systems; force public officials and employees who are convicted of public corruption crimes to forfeit their government pension; keep children safe from online predators; extend the popular and successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); protect senior citizens’ prescription drug coverage; and delay the implementation of the Keystone Exam as a graduation requirement.
As a member of the Appropriations, Insurance, Liquor Control and Professional Licensure committees, I will continue to work to improve Pennsylvania for the betterment of all who live and work here.
Looking ahead to 2018, the House is coordinating a legislative agenda focusing on expanding employment and economic opportunities, educating for success, escaping government dysfunction, and protecting families and communities.
To review a list of bills passed by the House in 2017, visit my website at RepSonney.com
Representative Curt Sonney
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Tricia Lehman