HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced the reappointment of Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) as majority chairman of the Pennsylvania House Education Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.
WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), House Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and other state representatives will unveil a pro-jobs, recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve Pennsylvania’s better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would rebound the economy by incentivizing manufacturing with no new taxes or fees following the pandemic.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) has been re-elected to the executive committee of the bi-national, nonpartisan Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus (GLLC) for 2021-22.
WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would create prekindergarten vision screenings and modify the current school vision screening schedule (House Bill 1342); establish the Back on Track Education Scholarship Account Program (House Bill 2696); provide for the removal of a student convicted or adjudicated delinquent of sexual assault against another enrolled student (Senate Bill 530); and establish a moment of silence in schools on the anniversaries of Sept. 11th and Pearl Harbor Day (Senate Bill 869).
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 984 sponsored by Reps. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), Keith Gillespie (R-York), Pat Harkins (R-Erie) and Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) declaring Sept. 7 as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Pennsylvania.
WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals related to COVID-19. They include measures that would authorize a school entity to determine whether to hold sports and other extracurricular activities in-person and whether to allow spectators (House Bill 2787); allow a parent to elect to have a child in a public or non-public school repeat a grade, including all academic and extracurricular activities (House Bill 2788); and authorize the Secretary of Education to address disruptions to teacher training and certification caused by the COVID-19 disaster emergency (Senate Bill 1216).
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the Senate Education Committee to hear from the administration on how to safely reopen schools this fall due to COVID-19.
ERIE – Reps. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and Patrick Harkins (D-Erie) announced today that Harborcreek Township Sewer Authority has received a $1.8 million grant from the H2O PA Program to assist with a sewage project impacting Harborcreek Township and the surrounding communities of Wesleyville Borough and Lawrence Park Township.
HARRISBURG – In response to a Right to Know Law request filed by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) after the governor’s “strong recommendation” that interscholastic and club sports be cancelled until January 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) confirmed there is no supporting data to justify their recommendation.
HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that Corry Area School District, Erie County Technical School, North East School District, Union City Area School District and Wattsburg Area School District have been awarded money through the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and members of the committee will hold a two-day public hearing on safely reopening schools this fall.
HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will host a two-day public hearing next week to discuss safely reopening schools this fall.
HARRISBURG - Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney's (R-Erie) amended legislation to update and reform Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
ERIE - After two days of evidentiary hearings, the State Board of Education today voted to approve Erie County’s application to establish the Erie County Community College. The measure passed in a 9-6 vote, with House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) voting in opposition.
HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that his legislation to update and reform the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that new funding is available to help technology-based companies impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The funding is available through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
HARRISBURG — Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, vocational schools, intermediate units and charter schools across the state, including every school district within the 4th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has awarded a low-interest loan of $7.25 million to the Harborcreek Township Sewer Authority
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced that 20 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 4th District have qualified to receive $223,559.56 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.