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Gov. Tom Wolf held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday for legislation, authored by Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), which expands the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Created in 1967, the NAP incentivizes businesses to invest in affordable housing programs, community services, crime prevention, education, job training or neighborhood assistance.
HARRISBURG –Legislation, authored by Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), which would expand a program that encourages revitalization of distressed neighborhoods is headed to the governor’s desk.
WHAT: The House Finance, Local Government and Urban Affairs committees, chaired respectively by Reps. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), will hold a joint public hearing on legislation which would allow Harrisburg to exit Act 47 status and retain taxes implemented by the act.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) as the most recent recipient of the Adler Friend of Education award.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today advanced legislation, sponsored by Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), which would expand a program that encourages revitalization of distressed neighborhoods.
HARRISBURG – Citing local residents’ right to safe, clean drinking water, Reps. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) and Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) today thanked their House colleagues for supporting a resolution that asks the federal government to study any potential health effects stemming from water contamination at the former Naval Air Station in Willow Grove.
WHAT: The House Finance Committee, chaired by Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on enhanced revenue collection practices by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. In addition, Reps. Pam Snyder and David Zimmerman will have an opportunity to speak to their respective legislation in the context of the broader Department of Revenue (DOR) enhanced collection practices. The legislation is as follows:
HARRISBURG – Legislation to enact a severance tax on natural gas production in the Commonwealth cleared its first hurdle today passing the House Finance Committee by a bipartisan vote of 16-9, announced Finance Chairman Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks).
HARRISBURG – A group of southeastern Pennsylvania lawmakers is saying enough is enough when it comes to the ongoing budget stalemate.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) today announced the introduction of a two-bill package to expand protections for homebuyers and better hold homebuilders accountable for construction defects.
WARMINSTER – Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) is inviting seniors of the 29th Legislative District and their families to attend a Senior Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nativity of Our Lord Community Center, located at 585 W. Street Road, Warminster.
WARMINSTER — Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) invites seniors of the 29th District who wish to sign up for SEPTA’s Senior ID Key Card program to his upcoming Key Card event on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, located at 2740 York Road, Jamison.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) today reintroduced legislation in the House of Representatives to apply the same statewide funding formula used to drive out funding to special education programs in Pennsylvania public school districts to charter schools, regional charter schools and cyber charter schools.
HARRISBURG – In response to ongoing water contamination issues in Bucks County communities, Reps. Bernie O’Neill (R-Warminster) and Katharine Watson (R-Warrington) today introduced legislation to help expedite state and federal assistance to municipalities with contaminated drinking water supplies.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), the nonprofit student aid organization. As one of eight House appointees to the 20-member PHEAA board, O’Neill will be responsible for helping to oversee how the college grants and loan programs are administered.