HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) that would amend the Sunshine Act to require a public agency to post public meeting agendas no later than 24 hours prior to the start of a meeting passed the House today.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today overwhelming passed legislation that would preclude the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole from paroling an inmate at the expiration of his or minimum sentence if the inmate was convicted of a violent offense or an obstruction of justice while incarcerated.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced that Midwestern Intermediate Unit (IU) 4 was one of 14 intermediate units to receive a Keystone Telepresence Education Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). They were awarded $18,396.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today commended the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), for passing House Bill 1855 or Markie’s Law, which focuses on the parole process for violent offenders. This is in the wake of the recent murder of an 8-year-old child in Lawrence County.
HARRISBURG – To show appreciation to veterans in the 10th District for their service to the country, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 1.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) legislation to repeal a provision in state law that could be used as a gateway to implement a state wealth tax on personal property passed the Senate unanimously today.
ELLWOOD CITY – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) has issued the following statement in response to a recent article published by the New Castle News:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) awarded a total of $682,923 for regional development projects in Beaver and Lawrence counties.
FRANKLIN TWP. – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced today that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will move forward immediately with the initial geotechnical study to restore Hereford Manor Lake, which was drained in 2012. Bernstine has secured $150,000 for the study, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced the release of $1.3 million in state funding to help provide for the integration of arts and cultural spaces within Beaver County.
HARRISBURG –The House of Representatives this week advanced legislation which would allow high school students to obtain real-world work experience while still in school.
HARRISBURG – Following nearly a year of negotiations led by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), historic legislation to create separate state championship brackets for high school sports in Pennsylvania was unveiled Tuesday with support from public and nonpublic school leaders.
WHAT: Following months of negotiations with stakeholders, leaders representing public and nonpublic schools in Pennsylvania will join together with Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) to unveil the Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act, legislation to create separate brackets for high school sports playoffs.
ELLWOOD CITY – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Wurtemburg-Perry Fire Hall, 425 Portersville Road, Ellwood City.
HARRISBURG – Coinciding with a Second Amendment rights rally held today in Harrisburg, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) unveiled “constitutional carry” legislation, which would no longer require law-abiding citizens to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved legislation, authored by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), which would repeal a dormant law that he says could be used as a gateway to implement a state wealth tax on personal property.
HARRISBURG – Continuing his mission to increase government transparency and accountability, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) has reintroduced legislation in the state House of Representatives to expand Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act.
WHAT: Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) will join Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), John Hershey (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) and Pam Snyder (D-Fayette/Greene/Washington) to outline their legislation, House Bill 986, which would delay the implementation of using a statewide or regional broker to help run the current Medical Assistance Transportation Program.
ELLWOOD CITY – Continuing his efforts to stay in touch with the people who hired him to be their voice in Harrisburg, state Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced dates for two “Coffee with Aaron” town hall-style meetings, which will take place at his Ellwood City office this spring.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to ensure more foster children can find forever families, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) sent a letter last week to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting relief from federal regulations he says are being unconstitutionally imposed on faith-based adoption and foster care agencies in Pennsylvania.