Apr. 11, 2019 Download
A package of legislation designed to enhance the rights of crime victims has been approved by the Pennsylvania House. The legislative package includes bills to ensure that tender years victims and those with disabilities will be able to submit out-of-court statements, shield rape victims from irrelevant cross examination, and provide victims with a bill of rights. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) said lawmakers should work to make sure that victims’ lives do not suffer more disruption than is necessary when interfacing with the judicial system.
Apr. 09, 2019 Download
Voters are one step closer to having the opportunity to decide if a victims’ bill of rights should be added to the Pennsylvania Constitution after the House today passed Marsy’s Law legislation authored by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland). House Bill 276 would change the state Constitution and ensure crime victims have the right to receive information about their rights, receive notification of proceedings in their criminal cases, be present at court hearings, be heard at plea and sentencing proceedings, and be treated with fairness, respect and dignity. Last session, Marsy’s Law, in the form of Senate Bill 1011, passed both chambers of the General Assembly. Identical language, which is contained in Delozier’s bill, must be passed this session and then approved by voters through a ballot referendum before it can be included in the Constitution. Pennsylvania is one of only nine state Constitutions without statutory rights for victims. The bill now goes to the Senate for its consideration.
Mar. 25, 2019 Download
Lawmakers, students and supporters of improving workforce development programs rallied in Harrisburg on Monday to acknowledge the successful passage of a Good Jobs for Pennsylvania package of legislation by the full House. The 11-bill package would help match up interested students and individuals with the best training for their career paths. The bipartisan, career and technical education (CTE) package includes measures to address workforce shortages in business and industry, strengthen educational partnerships with employers, increase access to career oriented technical training and alleviate misperceptions regarding vocational education programs. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) voiced her support for the package of legislation.
Feb. 05, 2019 Download
Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-2020 state budget proposal on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The $34 billion spending plan represents a nearly 1 billion dollar increase in state spending over last year. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) said he was generally pleased with some of the Governor budget proposals, but wants to be sure that the state does not outspend the money that is available.
Jun. 21, 2018 Download
The Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Appropriation bill (House Bill 2121) is on its way to the state Senate for consideration after the House of Representatives passed it Thursday by a vote of 188-10. The $32.7 billion spending plan increases growth by 1.7 percent, which is below the rate of inflation (2.13 percent), requires no additional taxes or revenues and officially erases a deficit. The budget also includes a record high $12.3 billion investment in education from pre-k through 12th grade, with additional increases in funding for career and technical education as well as higher education. The budget bill is expected to be sent to the governor prior to June 30, after anticipated Senate passage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.