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.

Struzzi to Host Hearing on First Responder Tuition Assistance Bill

Aug. 29, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will be hosting a testimonial hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee to discuss his upcoming bill, House Bill 1773, which would create the Tuition Assistance for Active Volunteers Program in Pennsylvania. The hearing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Indiana Area Fire Association White Township Station (IFA West), located at 1555 Indian Springs Road in Indiana.

Struzzi Hosting Informational REAL ID Event in District

Jul. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that his district office will be hosting an event to help inform constituents about Pennsylvania’s REAL ID. The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m., at Aging Services Oak Place, located at 1055 Oak St. in Indiana.

62nd District to Receive Over $235,000 from Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, Struzzi Says

Jun. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that municipalities in the 62nd District will receive $237,731.80 from the 2019 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 will take place on or before July 1.

House Approves Struzzi Resolution Supporting Whole Milk in Schools

Jun. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted unanimously to adopt his House Resolution 402, a resolution recognizing the health value of whole milk and supporting the reintroduction of whole milk to school menus.