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11/17/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) announced today that Richland Township will receive a $192,400 grant to plug two gas wells which pose a health and safety concern to local residents.
06/23/2017
HARRISBURG - Legislation introduced by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny), which would protect hunters who turn themselves into the Game Commission after mistakenly taking an animal, has passed the House unanimously, 192-0.
04/21/2017
HARRISBURG – The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act, designed to aid the more than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians who care for older loved ones, is now in effect, according to Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny), the author of the law.
01/26/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) today announced he will serve on the House Education, Judiciary, Game and Fisheries, and Insurance committees during the new session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
09/08/2016
ALLISON PARK – Reps. Hal English (R-Allegheny) and Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny) today said that they have introduced legislation aimed at not penalizing ethical hunters who self-report a mistaken kill. Specifically, the bill will remove the threat of a license suspension for those truthful hunters who make an honest mistake and then contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission, turn in the animal and plead guilty to the offense.
04/12/2016
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to support senior citizens and their family caregivers by keeping ailing residents in their own home longer has been approved by the House, after changes by the Senate, said the bill’s author, Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny). The bill is known as the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act and was passed this week by the state Senate.
09/25/2015
HARRISBURG – In an effort to help alleviate funding problems being encountered by Commonwealth social services and school districts in Allegheny County and elsewhere, Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) voted in favor of final passage of several bills that can release funds that are already available in the treasury.
09/22/2015
HARRISBURG – At a rally in the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, legislation authored by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) was featured in an effort to secure final passage of a bill that would aid senior citizens and their family caregivers by enabling ailing residents to stay in their own homes with proper care.
06/24/2015
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to support senior citizens and their family caregivers by keeping ailing residents in their own home longer has been approved by the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee this week, said the bill’s author, Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny). The bill is known as the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act.
05/07/2015
“In my first term in the House, the first bill I co-sponsored was legislation to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. This week, I voted for two bills that would ultimately achieve that goal, provided they are approved in a lengthy process of amending the Pennsylvania State Constitution.
02/04/2015
HARRISBURG – Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) today said he has returned to serve on the House Education, Aging and Older Adult Services, Tourism and Recreational Development and Game and Fisheries committees for the 2015-16 session. Additionally, English received an award citing his perfect attendance in the 2013-14 legislative session.
01/07/2015
HARRISBURG – In the chamber of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg today, Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) was sworn in for a second term representing the residents of the 30th Legislative District.
08/07/2014
Harrisburg – Earlier this year, Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq announced changes to the process of receiving a GED as a result of the 2002 GED exam expiring on Jan. 1, 2014.
07/24/2014
Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement urging parents to read aloud to children from birth onward. The policy emphasizes the multiple benefits that this reading brings, including brain development in children and closer parent-child relationships. We were pleased to learn of this policy, since we have a great interest in improving education at all levels.
03/20/2014
HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee this week approved House Bill 1930, sponsored by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny),that would require the Pennsylvania Department of Education to accept partial scores from the 2002 series General Educational Development (GED) test.