HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that he will serve on the House Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Tourism and Recreational Development, and Transportation committees for the 2017-18 legislative session. Heffley is encouraged to be serving on committees with a focus on job creation and economic development.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve on these important committees as we usher in a new spirit of entrepreneurism and economic growth in Pennsylvania,” said Heffley. “Our Commonwealth is faced with many challenges, but I believe under strong legislative leadership, we can create a positive business environment conducive to the creation of family-sustaining jobs.”
The Commerce Committee is responsible for originating legislation and overseeing implementation of programs which affect Pennsylvania companies, while the Consumer Affairs Committee covers a variety issues and state agencies including the Public Utility Commission (PUC), landlord-tenant rights issues and more.
Heffley, who spent several years in the transportation and logistics industry, will bring his private sector experience to the Transportation Committee, which is responsible for reviewing vehicle code regulations, mandatory insurance and coverage minimums, rules of the road, mass transit codes, rail issues, oversight of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, airports, seaports, canals and highways. He will serve as secretary of the committee and was appointed chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads.
The House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee considers issues including travel and tourism promotion; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; scenic roadways; snowmobile and trail-related initiatives; amusement parks, fairs, carnivals and folk festivals; agritourism; hotel and lodging issues; recreational use of land and water; PA Wilds and many others. Heffley will serve as chair of the Subcommittee on Recreation.
In addition to his committee work, Heffley looks to continue leading the way on efforts to curb Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin abuse crisis. Heffley is a member of several House caucuses, including the Property Tax Caucus, and will continue to fight to eliminate the burden of property taxes for all Pennsylvanians.
For legislative updates visit www.RepHeffley.com.