Struzzi Releases Statement on Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Plan

Oct. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republicans today laid out their pro-jobs, recovery-focused plan to revive Pennsylvania’s economy after COVID-19 mitigation restrictions negatively impacted businesses throughout the Commonwealth. Entitled “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback” the plan comes in the form of four bills and one resolution. This legislative package aims to incentivize manufacturing and job creation in Pennsylvania without imposing any new taxes or fees.

Struzzi Responds to Governor’s Veto of RGGI Bill

Sep. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2025, which would have required legislative approval before Pennsylvania could enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) or any similar multi-state compact.

Struzzi Announces Jimmy Stewart Museum Foundation Awarded $25,000 Grant

Sep. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program, facilitated by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The funds will be used to offset lost revenue due to COVID-19 closure orders.

Senate Passes Struzzi Bill to Ensure Legislative Consideration for RGGI

Sep. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the Senate has passed his House Bill 2025, which 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. The bill passed with a vote of 33-17.

Struzzi Appointed to PENNVEST Board of Directors

Sep. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced his appointment by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. The appointment comes at the recommendation of Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), who vacated the seat when she was appointed majority whip for the House Republican Caucus.

Struzzi Resolutions to Provide Guidelines for CBD, Kratom Passed by Committee

Sep. 02, 2020 /

State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House Health Committee has passed two resolutions he authored. House Resolution 459 would request guidelines for the commercial sale of CBD products from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). House Resolution 460 would request guidance and appropriate protocol from the FDA for the safe use of Kratom.

Struzzi Announces Over $55,000 for Students with Disabilities

Aug. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that school districts in the 62nd Legislative District have been awarded $55,537 to provide education services to students with disabilities who may be facing additional challenges through the new academic year. The funds will be used to provide enhanced real-time instruction to bolster remote services and supports for complex needs, and to provide services and supports to students with disabilities who experienced a loss in skills or behavior and/or a lack of progress due to mandatory school closures.

Struzzi Resolution Leads to Study on Behavioral Health Efficiency

Jul. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) today published a report entitled Behavioral Health Care System Capacity in Pennsylvania and its Impact on Hospital Emergency Departments and Patient Health. The report was commissioned upon the passage of House Resolution 268, authored by Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana).

Struzzi Introduces Legislation to Help Businesses, Promote Environmental Compliance

Jul. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today introduced legislation to establish the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention within the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The office would assist small and medium-sized businesses in complying with environmental statutes, regulations and policies by working with them to determine applicable environmental requirements, as well as conduct training events across the Commonwealth.

House Passes Struzzi Bill to Ensure Legislative Consideration for RGGI

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today voted to advance Rep. Jim Struzzi’s (R-Indiana) House Bill 2025, which 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. The bill was passed by a bipartisan majority of 130-71.

62nd District to Receive Over $95,000 from Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, Struzzi Says

Jun. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that municipalities in the 62nd District will receive $95,805 from the 2020 distribution of the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.

House Committee Passes Struzzi Bill to Prevent RGGI

Jun. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today took action to advance Rep. Jim Struzzi’s (R-Indiana) House Bill 2025, which 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.

Indiana County Moving to Green Phase on June 5

May. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that Indiana County is scheduled to transition to the green phase of the governor’s reopening plan on Friday, June 5. Other counties transitioning to the green phase on June 5 include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Indiana County to Receive $7.6 Million in Federal Relief Funds

May. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland) today announced that the House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 1108, which would distribute $7,592,536 in federal relief funds to Indiana County through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

House Passes Struzzi Bill to Protect Victims with Disabilities, Sent to Senate

May. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today took steps to strengthen protections for people with physical and intellectual disabilities by passing House Bill 2056, authored by Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana).This bill 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, House Honor Indiana Native, Jimmy Stewart

May. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed House Resolutions 687 and 688 in honor of Indiana, PA, native, Jimmy Stewart. House Resolution 687 would designate May 20, 2020, as Jimmy Stewart Day, and House Resolution 688 would honor May 20, 2020, as the 25th Anniversary of the Jimmy Stewart Museum.

Bipartisan Group of PA House Members Urge Governor to Withdraw RGGI Order

May. 06, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest), Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Washington/Fayette), a bipartisan group of 58 Pennsylvania House of Representatives members signed a letter urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to suspend Pennsylvania’s regulatory efforts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).