– Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) was assigned to serve on five committees during the 2019-20 legislative session: Appropriations, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Professional Licensure and Rules.
The Appropriations Committee is the primary committee of the General Assembly tasked with overseeing state government spending, state fiscal policies and developing a state budget.
The Transportation Committee is responsible for reviewing vehicle code regulations, mandatory insurance and coverage minimums, rules of the road, PennDOT planning, and numerous other transportation issues.
The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee oversees legislation concerning Pennsylvania’s first responders and veteran community, and works to keep all Commonwealth residents safe. A key focus during this session will be the recruitment and retention of the state’s emergency responders.
The Professional Licensure Committee maintains jurisdiction over all legislation dealing with the 29 professional and occupational licensing boards located administratively in the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) in the Department of State.
The Rules Committee is an important House committee reserved for legislative leaders and senior legislators who work together to oversee the legislative process. The committee makes recommendations to improve and expedite the business and procedures of the House and proposes amendments to the rules of the House, as needed. In addition, the committee adopts guidelines for the expenditure of all funds appropriated to the House or to any member or nonmember officer. It is also charged with reviewing legislation that returns to the House after being amended by the Senate.
Additionally, Culver is pleased to announce that House Majority Whip Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has appointed her to be a deputy whip for the 2019-20 session. Deputy whips have a variety of responsibilities, including aiding the Majority Whip in advancing important pieces of legislation and informing their fellow Republican colleagues on upcoming policy issues.
“I’m incredibly thankful to continue to give my constituents a voice in state matters for the coming session, especially on issues of importance in the district such as transportation and veterans,” Culver said.
“My new position as a deputy whip and as a member of the Appropriations and Rules committees further enhance my leadership role in the House,” Culver said. “I will put these tools to use for the benefit of the people I represent.”
Culver is one of 51 women representatives serving Pennsylvanians in the House this year, which is the largest class of women in PA House history.
For more information about Culver and her legislative priorities, visit LyndaCulver.com
Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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