Committee Chairmanship

Republican Majority Chairman, House State Government Committee

Legislation is referred to the committees by the Speaker of the House. Legislative issues and bills that are typically referred to the State Government Committee include, but are not limited to:

·         The Election Code and Voter Registration Act

·         Immigration reform

·         Proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution

·         The Sunshine Act

·         The Public Officials and Employee Ethics Act

·         The Regulatory Review Act

·         “Official English” legislation

·         Legislative redistricting

·         Statewide initiative and referendum

“A common theme shared by our federal and state Constitutions is that government was specifically designed to ensure justice in our society by protecting the rights of individual citizens,” said Chairman Metcalfe.

A schedule of upcoming meetings and a list of legislation that is currently in House State Government Committee is available here.

Video recordings of House State Government Committee meetings can be viewed here.

The House State Government Committee has addressed the critical issue of pension reform in the Commonwealth. The Committee has held a series of meetings on pension reform and successfully passed two pieces of legislation aimed at changing new-hire pensions from defined-benefit to defined-contribution.  
Chairman Metcalfe has also held a public hearing on Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law. At the hearing, interested parties were able to provide feedback about the Right to Know process, as well as suggest input for proposed legislative revisions.