Plan 4 PA: Putting Peoplke First

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A Plan for Pennsylvania to Put People First

Pennsylvania needs elected leaders who will put people first and work together to build a strong economy that works for all of us. For too long we’ve seen working families struggle while corporations and wealthy special interests get the breaks.

Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs or grow the economy – paying workers enough to be customers creates real growth. The middle class is paying their fair share; it’s time the rich do, too.

Extremists in Harrisburg put politics and special interests ahead of the people. They are trying to cut your pay, cancel your benefits, make it impossible to see a doctor when you’re sick and take away any chance you can afford to retire.

It's time for a change.

PA House Democrats have a Plan for Pennsylvania to Put People First. We’re fighting for Good Jobs, Affordable Health Care, Quality Schools, A Fair Economy, A Safe And Healthy Environment, Justice For All, and Secure Elections. By standing together we can change the direction of our state.

Jobs Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

Working hard is at the core of what Pennsylvanians are about. Small-business owners, nurses, teachers – EVERYBODY – deserves leadership in Harrisburg that fights for THEM. While corporate profits and CEO perks are higher than ever, most workers' pay has actually gone down.

We want to grow our economy and create good jobs everywhere – jobs that pay real wages and offer real benefits and a chance to retire – so everyone can have a brighter future.

Here's our plan:
  • Create jobs and invest in modern infrastructure
    Make sure everyone has affordable access to highspeed internet – whether you live on a farm in Greene County or a high-rise in Philadelphia.
  • Create jobs and invest in roads, bridges and transit
    Building better roads, bridges and public transportation creates good jobs now and helps companies build and expand in the future.
  • Help small businesses grow here and end sweetheart handouts and tax breaks giving giant corporations an unfair advantage
    Most jobs in our state are created by small businesses, not mega-corporations with an army of lawyers and lobbyists to take advantage of loopholes.
  • Stand up for Unions!
    Strengthen collective bargaining rights and make sure nurses, teachers, firefighters and other workers have strong unions.
  • Demand paid sick leave for all workers
    Sick workers stay sicker longer and get their co-workers and customers sick. If all workers earned paid sick days, we’d have a stronger economy, and you wouldn’t have to worry about eating a burger cooked by someone with the flu.
  • Demand better pay for everyone – including Equal Pay for Equal Work – and a higher minimum wage
    If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to support your family and pay your bills. Every surrounding state has raised worker pay. We need to give people a raise and rebuild the middle class, too.
  • Fight for paid family medical leave
    Workers who can recover from illness or care for a family member without losing pay – or their job – have a better shot at the American dream AND save employers and taxpayers money in the long run.
  • Work overtime? Get paid
    Stop big corporations from stealing middle-class salaried worker pay. Everyone should get paid fairly for working extra hours.
Related Bills:

Committee
Appropriations

Summary
Licensing: Excess CE Rollover for 1 biennial renewal period

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Readshaw - 36

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Equal Work Equal Pay

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Donatucci - 185

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Small Business Incubator Grants

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Donatucci - 185

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Paid Sick Leave

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Donatucci - 185

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Strengthening Industry Partnerships

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bizzarro - 3

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
PA Paid Family Leave Act

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Briggs - 149

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Misclassification for Independent Construction Contracts

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Galloway - 140

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Joint Task Force on Employee Misclassification

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Galloway - 140

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Increased Penalties for Misclassifying Workers

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Mullery - 119

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Responding to Misclassification Complaints

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Snyder - 50

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Equal Work Equal Pay

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Paid Sick Leave

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Donatucci - 185

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Protecting Workers from Discrimination and Harassment

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Madden - 115

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
OSHA Protections for Public Employees

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Harkins - 1

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Strengthening Collective Bargaining

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Madden - 115

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Minimum Wage Increase - $15 One Fair Wage

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Kim - 103

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Family Medical Leave

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sappey - 158

Notes

Committee
Agriculture

Summary
PA Preferred - Homegrown by Heros

Bill Status
Act 40

Member/District
Pashinski - 121

Notes

PA Farm Bill

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Healthy Workplace Act

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Harkins - 1

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Factory or Mill Development Tax Credit

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Freeman - 136

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Historic Preservation Grant Program

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cephas - 192

Notes

Committee
Local Government

Summary
Authorizing Municipal Authorities to Deploy Broadband

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Snyder - 50

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Improving the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Harkins - 1

Notes

Health Care Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

If you get sick, you should be able to see your doctor without going into debt – or bankruptcy. We can’t return to the days when insurance companies could turn you down for having a pre-existing condition. We can’t stand by while drug prices skyrocket, forcing people to choose between their medicine and a roof over their heads.

We want quality health care that people can afford. Better care means healthier families and more jobs – good jobs, with real pay and benefits. Nurses and other health care workers – and the patients they care for – shouldn’t be sacrificed to endless corporate profits.

Here's our plan:
  • Lower the price of prescription medicine
    People should be able to afford the medicine they need to stay healthy – and alive.
  • Preserve the protection that stops insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions
    People should be able to afford to see their doctors and buy their medicine, and our health care industry should be able to keep creating good jobs. We want to defend coverage instead of turning back the clock and forcing people to go broke trying to stay alive.
  • Protect Medicaid expansion
    This saves lives and creates jobs – talk about a win-win.
  • Defend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    Parents who work but don’t get insurance at work need the peace of mind knowing their kids are getting care.
Related Bills:

Committee
Health

Summary
Drug Take Back and Disposal at Pharmacies

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cruz - 180

Notes

Opioids

Committee
Appropriations

Summary
PACE/PACENET: Removes veterans disability payments from calc

Bill Status
Senate Tabled

Member/District
Goodman - 123

Notes

Committee
Health

Summary
Increasing Access to Breast/Cervical Cancer Screenings

Bill Status
Senate Committee

Member/District
Donatucci - 185

Notes

Committee
Insurance

Summary
Ensuring Essential Health Benefit Coverage

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
DeLuca - 32

Notes

Committee
Insurance

Summary
Prohibiting Lifetime Insurance Limits

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Frankel - 23

Notes

Committee
Insurance

Summary
Office of Consumer Advocate for Health Insurance

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
DeLuca - 32

Notes

Committee
Insurance

Summary
Stay on your Parents Insurance Until 26

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Longietti - 7

Notes

Committee
Insurance

Summary
Protecting People with Pre-existing Conditions

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Schweyer - 22

Notes

Committee
Health

Summary
Prescription Drug Task Force

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Pashinski - 121

Notes

Opioids

Committee
Health

Summary
Community Paramedicine Services Act

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bizzarro - 3

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Good Samaritan Protection for Naloxone

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Markosek - 25

Notes

Committee
Human Services

Summary
Eradicating Poverty - Requiring DHS to track intergenerational Poverty

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Kenyatta - 181

Notes

Committee
Health

Summary
Limiting Opioid Prescriptions

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Neilson - 174

Notes

Opioids

Committee
Insurance

Summary
Insulin Price Cap

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
McNeill - 133

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Free Medical Records for Homeless Veterans

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Kirkland - 159

Notes

Committee
Human Services

Summary
Opiate Reparation and Accountability Fund

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Isaacson - 175

Notes

Opioids

Committee
Health

Summary
Impact of Opioid Crisis: Agency Data Sharing

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Mullery - 119

Notes

Opioids

Committee
Health

Summary
Warning Labels on Prescription Opioid Containers

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sappey - 158

Notes

Opioids

Committee
Health

Summary
Addressing Maternal Mortality: Medicaid Expansion for Postpartum Women

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cephas - 192

Notes

Committee
Human Services

Summary
Children's Mental Health Ombudsman

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Galloway - 140

Notes

Committee
Health

Summary
Affordable Prescription Drugs

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Frankel - 23

Notes

Education Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

Great schools open the door to a lifetime of success for those who work hard. We are committed to making the investments in public schools that prepare students for the jobs employers need to fill and career and technical education that ensure local workers have the skills for high-paying jobs.

We need to make sure advanced education and technical training are affordable so that Pennsylvanians aren’t saddled with crippling debt.

Here's our plan:
  • Make sure the state is paying our fair share
    Right now the state only kicks in about a third of the cost of public schools, unlike every other state in the country. We need to pay for at least half at the state level. We want to invest in all public schools – from kindergarten to high school.
  • Keep our kids safe while they learn
    Increase safety measures for kids in school and make sure they have access to counseling and the full range of mental health services they need.
  • Make tuition affordable at state colleges, universities, and community colleges.
    Students should be able to earn a degree and graduate without crippling debt.
  • Pay for job training and apprenticeship programs
    Working in the trades pays, and pays well. If you want to learn a new skill – we want to have your back.
Related Bills:

Committee
Finance

Summary
Tax Credit for Teachers for Purchases of Classroom Supplies

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Neilson - 174

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
School Safety Audits and Threat Assessment Teams

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
Veterans

Summary
Combat-to-College Act

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Deasy - 27

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Community College Education Assistance Act

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Deasy - 27

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Full-Day Kindergarten

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Fitzgerald - 203

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Bullying Prevention

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Kinsey - 201

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
Tax Credit for Student Loan Interest

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Isaacson - 175

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Mental Health education Requirements

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Briggs - 149

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Comission on Higher Education Funding

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Briggs - 149

Notes

Committee
Children and Youth

Summary
Eligibility for Public Assistance for working/higher ed parents

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cephas - 192

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Child Care Costs in Financial Aid Calculations

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cephas - 192

Notes

Committee
Veterans

Summary
First Responder Loan Forgiveness Program

Bill Status
Senate Committee

Member/District
Sainato - 9

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Parental Involvement Leave Act

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bullock - 195

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Burns - 72

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Burns - 72

Notes

Committee
Education

Summary
School-Linked Mental Health grants

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Galloway - 140

Notes

Middle Class Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

Pennsylvanians know you can’t get something for nothing. To afford all the things we need -- better schools, career and technical training, drug treatment, better roads and infrastructure, and more affordable health care -- everyone needs to pay their fair share.

Pennsylvania loses millions of dollars to tax breaks that wealthy CEOs and powerful special interests put in the tax code. We have to stop allowing them to write the rules that leave our seniors and working families footing the bill.

House Democrats have a plan to clean up our tax code, end the corporate handouts, and build a fair economy for our seniors, our families and our future.

Here's our plan:
  • Make gas drillers pay their fair share
    Every other gas-producing state in America has a tax on drillers, but corporate special interests are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbyists to deliver special tax breaks to drillers making huge profits.
  • End tax loopholes for billionaires
    Our tax code is broken. You get taxed at the same rate on money you earn working as the affluent do on income that rolls in from inheritances, trust funds and estates. We need to clean up the tax code to reward hard work for a change so families can pay their bills AND small businesses finally get a break.
  • Protect retirement security for everyone
    You shouldn’t have to work until the day you die. When you’re done working, you should enjoy a quality retirement with dignity and financial security. PA Democrats want to protect your right to retirement security.
Related Bills:

Committee
Finance

Summary
Tying the Income Tax Exemption Floor to the CPI

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Made in PA (like PA Preferred)

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Goodman - 123

Notes

Committee
Aging

Summary
Senior Citizen Retirement Investment Protection Commission

Bill Status
Tabled

Member/District
McCarter - 154

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Stay in PA - Second Stage Loans

Bill Status
Tabled

Member/District
Shusterman - 157

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Personal Info Security and Restitution

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Solomon - 202

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Preventing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Galloway - 140

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
"Corporate Tax Overhaul" Delaware Loophole Repeal

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Daley - 148

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
Tax Credit for Employers who furnish employee child day care

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cephas - 192

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
IFO to conduct a Poverty Impact Analysis

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Kenyatta - 181

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
"Fair Share Tax Plan" Graduated Taxes no Const Amend

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Rabb - 200

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
Protecting Employers and Employees from Payroll Processor Fraud

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Driscoll - 173

Notes

Middle Class Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

Without clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, little else matters. That’s why the Pennsylvania Constitution guarantees the protection of our public natural resources for us, and for children yet to come. With that guarantee comes the responsibility to stand up and fight against the special interests who would abuse our resources and leave the cleanup for the taxpayers to handle.

This means recognizing climate change is based on real science, and every year we’re breaking records for rising heat and extreme weather – which affects our farms and our communities facing the costs of flooding, droughts and storms. By investing in cleaner energy – and the goodpaying jobs that come with it – and holding companies that cheat and pollute accountable we live up to our promises and build a better future for everyone.

Here's our plan:
  • Promote investment in clean energy production and infrastructure.
  • Address and combat climate change responsibly by opening our economy to higher-paying jobs in renewable energy technologies, offering training and support for workers choosing to move to new careers, and reducing the strain on local communities facing the consequences of extreme weather.
  • Ensure that the Department of Environmental Protection has the tools it needs to promote partnerships with clean industries, while holding companies accountable for cheating the law and polluting.
  • Preserve the public lands that belong to all of us and the generations yet to come.
Related Bills:

Committee
Insurance

Summary
Flood Insurance Task Force

Bill Status
Senate Committee

Member/District
Warren - 31

Notes

Committee
ERE

Summary
Tracer Fluids required for Fracking

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Isaacson - 175

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Increased Fines for Littering and Dumping

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bullock - 195

Notes

Committee
Consumer Affairs

Summary
AEPS II

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Comitta - 156

Notes

Committee
Consumer Affairs

Summary
Solar incentives for utilities and consumers

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bullock - 195

Notes

Committee
ERE

Summary
Clean Streams - Removes Preemption for fencing along streams

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sturla - 96

Notes

Committee
Tourism

Summary
Conservation Corridors

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Daley - 148

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
High-Performance Buildings Tax Credit

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
Energy Star-Rated Product Manufacturing Tax Credit

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
Energy Star-Rated Glass or Window Technologies Tax Credit

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
Green Roof Tax Credit

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
Consumer Affairs

Summary
Eminent Domain for Public Utility Pipelines

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Comitta - 156

Notes

Committee
Veterans

Summary
Pipeline Safety Communication Board

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Comitta - 156

Notes

Committee
Consumer Affairs

Summary
Real-Time Alerts for Pipeline Emergencies

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Howard - 167

Notes

Committee
ERE

Summary
Pipeline Early Detection and Warning Board/Fund/Systems

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Otten - 155

Notes

Committee
Urban Affairs

Summary
Environmental Liability Exemption for Land Banks

Bill Status
Senate

Member/District
A. Davis - 35

Notes

Committee
ERE

Summary
Increased Fines for Air Pollution Episodes

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
A. Davis - 35

Notes

Committee
ERE

Summary
Creates Standard Levels for Carcinogens in water

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Ullman - 143

Notes

Committee
Agriculture

Summary
Ag Conservation Easements

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Malagari - 53

Notes

Middle Class Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

We believe that everyone should be treated equally, no matter who you love, how you worship or who you are.

It’s been 65 years since Pennsylvania’s law protecting people from discrimination was updated, and we’re the only state in the northeast that hasn’t changed our laws. Pennsylvania was founded on the ideals of welcoming all people facing oppression – it’s time we lead once again.

Here's our plan:
  • Pass the PA Fairness Act to protect ALL people regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity and expression, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
  • End the patchwork quilt of local laws written in 2,562 municipalities statewide.
  • Grow our economy by showing companies that Pennsylvania is part of a modern economy that benefits us all.

Our criminal justice system should protect the innocent, keep our communities safe and make rehabilitation the goal so people who have made mistakes and served their time can return to the workforce. Long-term prison sentences should be only for the most violent and unrepentant offenders, not for warehousing people with mental illness or addictions. We need to invest in appropriate cost-effective treatments and modernize our criminal justice system.

Here's our plan:
  • Reform the cash bail system that only favors the wealthy and well-connected and is costly to taxpayers.
  • Increase resources for those suffering from addiction and mental health problems.
  • Save tax dollars by getting people out of the system and back into the workforce.
  • Help police and residents work together for safer communities.
Related Bills:

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Simplified Miranda Rights for Minors

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Eliminating Three-Strike Felonies for Retail Theft

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Parole Eligibility Expansion for Life Sentences

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Dawkins - 179

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Expungement of Mistaken Identity Arrest Records

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cruz - 180

Notes

Committee
Transportation

Summary
State ID Cards for Returning Citizens

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bullock - 195

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Training Requirements for MDJs for Disabled

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Court Fines and Fees for the Poor

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bullock - 195

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Hate Crimes Expansion

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Boyle - 172

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Compassionate Release

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Kinsey - 201

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Community Based Sentencing for non-violent Crimes

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
McClinton - 191

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Expungement for Wrongfully Convicted

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Roebuck - 188

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Ban the Box (returning citizens))

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
A. Davis - 35

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Rozzi Bill

Bill Status
Signed

Member/District
Rozzi - 126

Notes

Committee
Labor and Industry

Summary
Training for Employees and Supervisors on Discrimination and Harassment

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Rabb - 200

Notes

Committee
Consumer Affairs

Summary
Prohibition on Arrest Records as a Condition of Housing Leases

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bullock - 195

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Indigent Legal Defense Fund

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
McClinton - 191

Notes

Committee
Health

Summary
Banning Gay Conversation Therapy

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Hate Crimes Against the Disabled

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Howard - 167

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Special Prosecutor in Police Deadly Force Cases

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
LGBT Civil Rights Protection

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Frankel - 23

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Automatic Expungement of Criminal and Driving Records

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
A. Davis - 35

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Clean Slate Fix

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Harris - 186

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
PTSD Evals for Law Enforcement Officers

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Dawkins - 179

Notes

Committee
Local Government

Summary
Voluntary Municipal Dissolution in Allegheny County

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
A. Davis - 35

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Demographic Impact Statements

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Rabb - 200

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Inter-departmental Law Enforcement Hiring Reform

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Rabb - 200

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Harkins - 1

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Marriage Equality - Repealing Outdated Statute

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Kenyatta - 181

Notes

Committee
Finance

Summary
Tax Deduction for Employing Disenfranchised Groups

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Wheatley - 19

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Clean Slate for Veterans

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Wheatley - 19

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Improving Access to Police Videos

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Police Use of Force Report Form/Data Collection

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Hate Crime Education for Offenders

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Frankel - 23

Notes

Committee
Veterans

Summary
Hate Crimes Package - Law Enforcement Training

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Gainey - 24

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Expanding Hate Crimes

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Frankel - 23

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Jury Reform

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
McClinton - 191

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Second Chance Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Harris - 186

Notes

Committee
Judiciary

Summary
Eliminating recidivism penalties for non-violent crimes of prostitution

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
McClinton - 191

Notes

Secure Elections

People deserve to know that their vote is secure and they are heard by elected officials. Democracy works when citizens participate, have faith our votes are counted, and trust that we all have an equal voice in governing the direction of our state and our country.

We must do more to ensure that every eligible voter can participate, our elections are secure from interference, and politicians are accountable to the people and not wealthy corporations.

House Democrats have a plan to clean up our tax code, end the corporate handouts, and build a fair economy for our seniors, our families and our future.

Here's our plan:
  • Invest in new election technology and conduct ongoing mandatory audits to protect against hacking and election tampering.
  • Ensure that voter registration is accessible so all eligible voters can exercise their right to vote.
  • Get big money out of politics and rein in the influence of big corporations and their lobbyists.
  • Follow the lead of other states with same-day registration, early voting, and no-questions-asked absentee ballots along with other key reforms.
  • Increase requirements for civics classes in Pennsylvania public schools to ensure young people become engaged and knowledgeable citizens.
Related Bills:

Committee
State Government

Summary
Early Voting in PA

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Snyder - 50

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Same Day VR

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Bizzarro - 3

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Automatic VR

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Gainey - 24

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Extending VBM Deadline

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
T. Davis - 141

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Voting Accessibility for PAians with a Disability

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Miller - 42

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Requiring Disclosure of Federal Tax Returns - Pres/Gov

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Briggs - 149

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Voter Pre-Registration at 16

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Briggs - 149

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Online VR

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Daley - 148

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Election Day Holiday

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Daley - 148

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Requiring Employers to allow Employees to Vote

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Isaacson - 175

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Voter Pre-Registration at 16

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Markosek - 25

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Ensuring All Absentee Ballots are Counted

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
DeLuca - 32

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Disclosing Outside Income for Public Officials

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
DeLuca - 32

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Same Day VR

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
DeLuca - 32

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Early Voting in PA

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
DeLuca - 32

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Requiring Paper Ballots for All Elections

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Matzie - 16

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Campaign Finance Reform

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Dermody - 33

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Updating VR Signatures

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Schlossberg - 132

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Vote By Mail

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Matzie - 16

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Braille Absentee Ballots

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Markosek - 25

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Curbside Voting

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Hanbidge - 61

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
VBM Signature Verification

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
T. Davis - 141

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Banning Lobbyists from being campaign consultants

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
T. Davis - 141

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Local Candidate Campaign Finance Transparency

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Schweyer - 22

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
No Excuse Absentee

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Sims - 182

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Automatic VR

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Innamorato - 21

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Early Voting in PA

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
O'Mara - 165

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Your Vote Counts Omnibus

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Rabb - 200

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Poll Watcher Training and Certification

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Cruz - 180

Notes

Committee
State Government

Summary
Transparency of Out-of-State PACs

Bill Status
Committee

Member/District
Warren - 31

Notes

Committee
Commerce

Summary
Cybersecurity Coordination Board

Bill Status
Tabled

Member/District
Kenyatta - 181

Notes

Cybersecurity