My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
House Passes Moul Small Games of Chance Bill - 9/28/2016
Legislation that would change the laws regarding small games of chance in Pennsylvania has been approved by the Pennsylvania House. House Bill 1313, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), would eliminate weekly prize limits, authorize new games, change major league sports drawings, and amend the rules of tavern gaming. Moul said his bill will ensure that taverns can legally operate certain commonplace games of chance that are currently unlawful.
Rep. Moul Comments on Ongoing Efforts to Combat Opioid Addiction - 6/23/2016
Legislative efforts to combat the Commonwealth’s growing problem with heroin and opioid addiction was the topic of discussion at a press conference held in the State Capitol on Thursday. House Leaders, joined by the Governor and other lawmakers, announced the completion of the recommendations set forth by the Task Force and Advisory Committee on Opioid Prescription Drug Proliferation, and outlined plans to move the issue forward by initiating a special legislative session to tackle the problems associated with prescription drug abuse.
Rep. Moul Joins 2nd Amendment Supporters at State Capitol Rally - 5/24/2016
Gun owners from across the Commonwealth as well as pro-Second Amendment state lawmakers joined together in the state capitol rotunda on Tuesday for the Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms. For ten years the annual grassroots event has highlighted Second Amendment rights and served as a platform for citizens to lobby for the passage of legislation to protect the firearms rights of Pennsylvania citizens. Comments are now available from Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), who attended the event.
Rep. Moul Comments on Release of Taxpayer Caucus Report - 5/24/2016
A bicameral group of lawmakers has released the “Taxpayers’ Framework for Pennsylvania,” a comprehensive report identifying more than $3 billion in savings and efficiencies in state government. The report, released by the Pennsylvania Taxpayer’s Caucus, also includes recommendations to address the 2016-17 budget deficit with department specific policy proposals and savings derived from recommendations from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Gov. Tom Wolf and legislators.
Moul’s Bill to Increase Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders Passes House - 4/6/2016
Legislation that would crack down on repeat DUI offenders convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs received tremendous support from the Pennsylvania House this week. House Bill 1353, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), would impose a mandatory 5 year prison sentence on the repeat drunk driver for each victim of vehicular homicide. Rep. Moul said there is no excuse for DUI and this legislation begins to address those who choose to repeat their crimes. House Bill 1353 now goes to the Senate for further consideration.
Moul’s Bill to Guard Landowners Against Frivolous Lawsuits Passes House - 4/5/2016
The Pennsylvania House has overwhelmingly approved to legislation that expands protections for landowners who open their land for public use. House Bill 544, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams), would specifically limit the legal liability of landowners when they allow free access for purposes such as hunting, fishing and other recreational pursuits. Rep. Moul said his legislation will both insulate property owners from frivolous lawsuits and encourage the opening of more private land for recreational users.
Rep. Moul Ward Comments on the Latest House Effort to Finalize the State Budget - 3/16/2016
Lawmakers took action Wednesday in the state capitol to provide essential funding for the remainder of the 2015/2016 state budget. The current year’s fiscal plan remains unresolved due to the Governor’s line-item vetoes of more than $6 billion for basic and higher education, as well as money for the Department of Corrections and agriculture programs. The House and Senate put forth the supplemental budget legislation to address funding holes created by the Governor’s vetoes and restore state funding for these programs. The funding bill approved today provides for a 200 million dollar increase for basic education, a 5 percent increase for higher education, and ensures that no schools will close in the Commonwealth. Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams & Franklin) said it is past time to complete the budget and hopes the governor will not continue to hold these programs hostage.
Rep. Moul Joins Penn State Ag Council, 4-Hers in Calling on Gov to Restore Funding to Vital Ag Research & Extension Programs - 3/9/2016
House lawmakers joined dozens of Penn State Ag Council members and 4-H members Wednesday in the state capitol to call for the restoration of more than $50 million in funding for the university’s agriculture research and extension programs. A failure to restore the funding vetoed in December by Governor Wolf would force Penn State University to begin shutting down its agriculture operations and outreach by May 1st, putting at risk an estimated 1,100 jobs within Penn State Extension and research. In addition to the impact on jobs, eliminating the $50 million investment could cause an economic loss for the state of more than $260 million. And it would also mean an end to Penn State’s 4-H program, which helps to prepare future leaders in the state’s agriculture community. Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams & Franklin) attended the event and commented on the effort to restore this crucial funding.
Rep. Moul Comments on Impacts of Protracted Budget Disagreement - 3/4/2016
At a press conference held in Camp Hill on Friday, Republican lawmakers emphasized the damage being done to the Commonwealth by the Governor’s decisions to cut vital funding, already approved by the legislature, for education, agriculture, corrections, and other critical services. Several House Republicans questioned the Governor’s motives in calling for increased education funding, but then personally cutting $3 Billion in the final 2015/16 budget agreement.
Rep. Moul Comments on Governor’s Budget Address - 2/9/2016
House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.