Monthly Archives: March 2014

Today on the Hill

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March 31, 2014

 

10:00 am – House Education

Public hearing on: HB 2124

 

10:00 am – House Judiciary

Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections

Public hearing on drug courts and heroin crisis

 

11:00 am – House Human Services

Public hearing on Olmstead decision: people with intellectual disabilities

 

11:30 am – House Commerce

Informational meeting on overview & discussion of the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) Program

 

Off the floor – House Appropriations

To consider: HB 1317, HB 1600

 

Off the floor – House Gaming Oversight

To consider: HB 2110

 

Off the floor – Senate Appropriations

To consider: SB 1237, SB 1238, HB 974

 

Off the floor – Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs

To consider: SB 1188, SB 1301, SB 1261

 

Off the floor – Senate Rules and Executive Nominations

To consider certain executive nominations and: SB 24, SB 1181, SR 321

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on March 30th

 

1988

 

LeTort Spring Run Scenic River Act

 

HB 1682: An Act designating LeTort Spring Run as a component of the Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers System in accordance with the Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers Act; providing for cooperation and coordination in its protection and use and for the responsibilities of its management.

 

Approved by Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

1994

 

Children’s Trust Fund Act

 

SB 300: An Act amending the act of December 15, 1988 (P. L. 1235, No. 151), entitled “Children’s Trust Fund Act,” further providing for the powers of the board.

 

Approved by Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on March 29th

 

1787

 

An ACT to enlarge the lots in the State-house square, appropriated for building thereon, respectively, county and city courthouses.

 

Passed – In office: Governor Benjamin Franklin

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

1996

 

Hepatitis B Prevention Act

 

HB 1578: An Act providing for the prevention of hepatitis B and for additional duties of the Department of Health.

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

AT&T is creating jobs in Pennsylvania

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Offiicial Press Release

For more information, contact:

Brandy Bell-Truskey

610.322.3461

brandy.bell-truskey@att.com

AT&T is Hiring in Pennsylvania 

As consumer demand for wireless and broadband grows, more than 100 positions are available across Pennsylvania

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA., March 28, 2014AT&T* is seeking applicants to fill more than 100 key job openings in Pennsylvania, including many in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas.  The positions are primarily focused on customer service and retail and are a result of AT&T’s continued investment in Pennsylvania.

 

“AT&T continues to expand our customer base in Pennsylvania and invest in our network to ensure we are providing the high level of service customers have come to expect of the nation’s largest most reliable 4G LTE network,” said J. Michael Schweder,  president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. “As part of our commitment to this level of customer service and to support our growth in Pennsylvania, we are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome more people to the AT&T family.”

 

AT&T jobs are among the best in the world and full- and part-time positions include competitive wages and benefits.  AT&T has more than 2,750 employees throughout Pennsylvania and consistently hires new talent.

 

As a part of its hiring drive in Pennsylvania and across the country, AT&T is looking to hire 10,000 military veterans and their families in the next five years. The company has established a Military Talent Attraction team, which focuses on promoting AT&T’s career opportunities to veterans and educating managers across AT&T on the benefits of hiring military veterans.

 

About 55 percent of the veterans hired by AT&T in 2013 made their transition to the private sector as technicians.  Other veterans and their family members are finding positions across AT&T as IT professionals, retail and call center representatives, project managers, financial analysts, supply chain managers and more. And a select corps of junior officers and college-educated noncommissioned officers are being recruited into AT&T leadership development programs.

 

The self-discipline, teamwork and skills gained as a member of the armed forces allows for a successful transition to a career with AT&T, where many of those same values are part of our everyday culture. The program has been recognized by Electronic Recruiting Exchange as the Best Military Talent Program, and AT&T is included in the G.I. Jobs 2013 Top Military Friendly Employers, our eighth year on that list.

 

To see the available positions in Pennsylvania and to apply for open positions, please visit connect.att.jobs/Pennsylvania.   Military veterans can learn more about careers at AT&T here.

 

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 About AT&T

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Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.

 

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

 

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on March 28th

 

1972

 

HB 1034: AN ACT limiting the rates at which certain entities other than public utilities may resell public utility service to residential consumers; and providing penalties.

 

Approved by Governor Milton J. Shapp

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

2000

 

Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act

 

SB 1038: An Act establishing the Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act; and providing for debt collection trade practices and penalties.

 

Approved by Governor Tom Ridge

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on March 27th

 

1784

 

An ACT to secure the persons employed in the building and fitting ships and vessels for sea, by making the body, tackle, apparel and furniture of such ships and vessels liable to pay the several tradesmen employed in building and fitting them, for their work and materials.

 

Passed: In office – Governor John Dickinson

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

1980

 

Skiing Responsibility Act

 

HB 268: An Act establishing the responsibilities and liabilities of ski area operators and skiers in the sport of skiing.

 

Approved by Governor Dick Thornburgh

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

Today on the Hill

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March 27, 2014

 

9:00 am – House Democratic Policy Committee

Raymond Blasco Memorial Library, Erie

Public briefing on the PA Fish & Boat Commission’s fiscal challenges

 

10:00 am – House Consumer Affairs

Public hearing on storm response from utilities

A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on March 26th

 

1992

 

Publicly Owned Treatment Works Penalty Law

 

HB 795: An Act providing for enhanced penalty authority for publicly owned treatment works which are authorized to enforce industrial pretreatment standards for industrial waste discharges.

 

Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.