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Delozier Clean Slate Legislation Awaits Action in Senate

Jun. 19, 2018  Download

Legislation designed to help those who have been previously convicted of a crime become productive citizens has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now awaits final consideration before the full Senate. House Bill 1419 would limit public access to certain criminal records if a petitioner has been free from subsequent arrest, prosecution or conviction for a period of 10 years. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), prime sponsor of House Bill 1419, said those who have made good decisions following a conviction should be given a chance to move forward in a constructive manner.

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House Republicans Call for Task Force on Workplace Harassment, Misconduct

Apr. 11, 2018  Download

Working to protect potential victims and ensure Pennsylvania has the most effective laws to address sexual and workplace-related harassment, members of the House Republican leadership team – Reps. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) and Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) – along with victim advocate Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and House Labor and Industry chairman Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today unveiled new legislation to further safeguard employees. The proposals would create a task force to investigate the laws, practices and procedures surrounding harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace; and direct the Joint State Government Commission to comprehensively review anti-harassment and discrimination laws and policies affecting Commonwealth employees. Rep. Delozier offered the following comments at a capitol press conference on the proposed legislation.

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Rep. Delozier Comments on Governor's Budget Proposal

Feb. 06, 2018  Download

The Governor unveiled his 2018-19 state budget proposal before a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Governor’s plan calls for $33 Billion in state spending, approximately $1 Billion more than the Commonwealth spent last year.

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Rep. Delozier Calls for End to Stigmatization of Disabled Individuals

May. 10, 2017  Download

A resolution calling for Pennsylvanians to examine their own contributions toward the stigmatization of disabled individuals was the topic of discussion at a press conference held in Harrisburg on Wednesday. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) is prime sponsor of House Resolution 324, which declares May 10, 2017 as “Annual Stigma Awareness Day.” Additionally, Delozier helped to unveil a documentary film entitled “What Are You Thinking?” The intent of the film is to provoke public discussion about how people are conditioned to think about those with disabilities.

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Rep. Delozier Comments on Website Seeking Budget Suggestions

Mar. 08, 2017  Download

A new website designed to encourage state employees to suggest ways the Commonwealth could achieve budget savings was unveiled in Harrisburg on Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee. The State Employees Achieving Savings website will ask state employees to voice their strategies to streamline state agencies and achieve greater efficiency in government.

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Delozier Comments on Governor's Budget Address

Feb. 07, 2017  Download

Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address before a joint session of Pennsylvania’s House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The Governor proposed a $32.3 billion spending plan with no new major taxes for the upcoming fiscal year. House Republicans were encouraged by the Governor’s decision to work with lawmakers to explore several cost-saving measures in order to balance the budget.

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Delozier Comments on Opioid Crisis in PA

Sep. 29, 2016  Download

On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf spoke before a joint session of the General Assembly about Pennsylvania’s ongoing opioid and heroin abuse crisis, calling for the legislature to address access and abuse of the drugs, from prescription to disposal.

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Rep. Delozier Comments on Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores

Sep. 01, 2016  Download

Legislation allowing the sale of wine and beer at grocery stores recently took effect in Pennsylvania allowing local stores to offer the convenience of food and alcohol purchases in one place. Thanks to the new law, sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Pennsylvania has taken the first steps in moving toward a privatized system for the sale of wine and liquor in the Commonwealth. Several local lawmakers were joined by Governor Wolf at a Wegmans store in Mechanicsburg on mark the beginning of private wine sales in the state.

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Delozier to Gov. Wolf: Stop Playing Favorites with State Employees

Aug. 11, 2016  Download

Governor Wolf’s decision to award unionized state workers and his personal staff with large raises, while denying non-unionized employees any increase for the second consecutive year has drawn criticism from Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), whose district is home to hundreds of state employees. Delozier questioned the Governor’s motives during budget negotiations as he had insisted that new taxes were necessary to maintain state government operations, and then chose use the money to reward his political allies.

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Rep. Delozier Comments on Committee Passage of Military Teacher Legislation

May. 23, 2016  Download

Legislation designed to help military and veterans’ spouses maintain state teacher certification while coping with the rigors of military travel has been approved by the House Education Committee. House Bill 2078 would allow for faster processing of applications for permanent teaching certification for military personnel, veterans, and their spouses. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) said it is important to allow qualified teachers with worldwide experience to share their knowledge with the Commonwealth’s children. House Bill 2078 now moves to the full House for consideration.