Harrisburg Highlights- Week of October 18, 2021

Dear Friends,

This week, the Senate was in session Monday and Tuesday in Harrisburg, and it was a relatively quiet week legislatively except for two of my bills getting final approval from the Senate and being send over to the House.

On Tuesday, my bill which would create First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts was passed by an overwhelming, bi-partisan majority and sent over the House. This bill has passed this Chamber before, and hopefully this year will be a better outcome for this bill which will undoubtedly help the current and future generations of home-seekers to achieve the American Dream. You can watch my comments on the Floor by clicking here.

Earlier in the week on Monday, Senate Bill 847, which I authored to designate the Dr. Frank Erdman Boston Memorial Highway in Lansdale was unanimously approved by the Senate.  This is an important step for the community in Lansdale as we have been working collaboratively to continue to recognize this truly selfless and honorable man in the area. I spoke on the floor in honor of Dr. Boston, and you can view my comments here.

Other legislation passed by the Senate:

  • Senate Bill 224 (Bartolotta) – Non-Resident Teacher Certification Reciprocity
  • Senate Bill 603 (Brooks) – Lyme Disease Education of Parents, and Establishing Protocols for Tick Bites in Schools
  • Senate Bill 777 (Langerholc) – Exempting Newer Vehicles from the Emissions Test
  • Senate Bill 786 (Aument) – Open Campus Expansion
  • Senate Resolution 164 (Robinson) – 250th Anniversary of the United States Navy and Marine Corps



CONTACT: Lidia Di Fiore ldifiore@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388