Oct. 04, 2022
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is now a member of the Legislative Task Force and Advisory Committee on the Delivery of State Services Relating to Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The appointment was made by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).
“It is an honor to be asked to serve in this capacity in an endeavor I wholeheartedly support,” Struzzi said. “Addressing Pennsylvania’s mental health challenges is and has been one of my legislative priorities and ensuring the funds we allocate reach those individuals in need has to be a priority.”
The task force was established through passage of House Resolution 212
of 2022, which directed the Joint State Government Commission to study the current delivery of services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and autism and to report its findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives. Struzzi himself has authored similar pieces of legislation, including House Bill 1644
, which would create a program to ensure hospitals, individual counties, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, and managed care organizations will communicate and coordinate care.
“As members of the General Assembly, we are charged with stewardship of taxpayer dollars,” added Struzzi. “Ensuring the efficient use of those dollars is priority one, and my appointment to this task force is one more way I can perform that duty.”
Questions about this or any legislative issue may be directed to Struzzi’s office at 1-724-465-0220.
Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott Little
717.260.6137 (office), 717.497.5937 (cell)