Struzzi Announces $165,000 in School Safety Funding to Local School Districts

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced $165,000 in grant funding to numerous school districts in the 62nd Legislative District. The School Safety and Security Committee, established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, distributes these funds to make Commonwealth school districts safer for students and teachers.

Struzzi Bill Would Honor World War II Veteran with Bridge Naming

Feb. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has filed legislation to honor Sgt. Carl Roof. House Bill 2324 would designate a portion of State Route 4001 as the Sgt. Carl Roof Bridge. The bridge runs over Crooked Creek in Indiana County.

Struzzi Introduces Legislation Honoring Indiana Native Jimmy Stewart

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has introduced two pieces of legislation to honor military veteran and actor Jimmy Stewart, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania. House Resolution 687 would designate May 20, 2020, as Jimmy Stewart Day, and House Resolution 688 would honor May 25, 2020, as the 25th anniversary of the Jimmy Stewart Museum.

Struzzi Appointed to House Children and Youth Committee

Jan. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) has been appointed a member of the House Children and Youth Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. Struzzi’s appointment was made to fill one of two vacancies left due to member resignations.

Struzzi Seeks to Protect Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves in Response to Local Incident

Nov. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – In response to an incident on the Hoodlebug Trail this summer, Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has introduced legislation that would charge any individual who intentionally causes bodily injury to a person with a physical or intellectual disability with aggravated assault, a felony of the second degree. Currently, the law dictates that “serious bodily injury” is necessary for charges to be elevated beyond misdemeanor simple assault.

Struzzi Seeks Legislative Authorization Before Pennsylvania Imposes Carbon Taxes

Nov. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – During a state Capitol news press conference today Reps. James Struzzi (R-Indiana) Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Fayette/Washington), along with Sens. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland), Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) and David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), officially introduced legislation that would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax (House Bill 2025 and Senate Bill 950).

Tax Credits Awarded to Local Redevelopment Projects, Struzzi Says

Nov. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that two redevelopment projects in Indiana County have been awarded tax credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Neighborhood Assistance (NAP) Tax Credit Program.

House Votes to Provide Tuition Assistance to Volunteer First Responders

Oct. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. James Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has unanimously voted to advance his bill, House Bill 1773, which would establish the Tuition Assistance for Active Volunteers Program. This program would provide tuition assistance to active members of a volunteer fire company or emergency medical services agency who attend an approved institution of higher learning.

Struzzi, Pittman Opposed to Governor’s Executive Order

Oct. 03, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – On Thursday, Oct. 3, the governor issued an executive order directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to commence Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulations. Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland) have expressed their strong opposition to the governor’s decision, citing economic reasons.

Struzzi Hosting Clymer Town Hall Meeting

Sep. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department, located at 550 Sherman St. in Clymer.

Struzzi Introduces Legislation to Reform Small and Disadvantaged Business Program

Sep. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has introduced legislation, House Bill 1804, which would reform the standards used for the Small and Disadvantaged Business Program (SDB) under the Department of General Services (DGS). This program provides small and disadvantaged businesses with specialized considerations, including alternative bonding and progress payments, access to business assistance offices within agencies, and targeted outreach by procurement officials.