Nov. 27, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today that the governor signed his legislation, House Bill 57, which would eliminate outdated boards and commissions, into law. The law will take effect in 60 days.

“This commonsense law acts as a ‘clean house’ initiative to do away with state commissions and boards that prove to be outdated and no longer provide new information to the state,” said Fritz. “This was an easy place for us to begin as we continue to work on restructuring, streamlining and reinventing the way that our government currently functions.”

Under this new law, which was a part of the House Government Done Right initiative, the following boards and commissions will be eliminated:

• Interstate Rail Passenger Advisory Council.
• Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission.
• Industrial Resource Center Strategic Advisory Board.
• Small Business Advocacy Council.
• Advisory Committee on Probation.
• Joint Committee to Review Cost of Living.
• Legislative Representative for Collective Bargaining.
• Pennsylvania Quality Leadership Awards Council.
• Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee.
• The Weather Modification Board.

The boards or commissions, listed above, have failed to meet for years and in most cases no longer issue reports for the state to see any progress in their work.

Representative Jonathan Fritz
111th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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