Lancaster Lawmakers Condemn PA DOH’s Threats Against Children

Oct. 08, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl), are calling on the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to cease sending letters to school children stating that they have determined the child has had a “close contact” with a person that has COVID-19 and if they do not do as the letter instructs then legal action will be taken against them.

‘We Stand Behind Our Local School Boards’

Aug. 31, 2021 /

MANHEIM – In reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of a statewide mask mandate for K-12 public schools in Pennsylvania, Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith Greiner (R- Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), and Dave Zimmerman (R- East Earl) released the following statement:

Lancaster GOP House Delegation Votes in Favor of Budget that Prioritizes Education While Saving Surplus Funds for the Future

Jun. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation joined the majority of their colleagues today in voting in favor of a budget that will fully fund our schools and maintain government services for residents in accordance with the severe economic constraints facing our Commonwealth – mainly the current administration’s track record of spending more money than the Commonwealth receives in revenue.

Hickernell Bill Expanding Veterans Commission Passes House

Oct. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives Wednesday approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) that would grant the Pennsylvania Squadron of the Navy Club of the United States membership on the State Veterans’ Commission.

Lancaster House Member Makes Pennsylvania History

Sep. 09, 2020 /

Lancaster House Member Makes Pennsylvania History

Last week, I experienced one of the highlights of my time serving in the House of Representatives. I was honored to have been asked by now Speaker Cutler to give his nomination speech and officially place his name before the members as a candidate for Speaker.

Lancaster Delegation Urges Governor to Sign Bipartisan Transparency Bill

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - The Lancaster County Republican Delegation – House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl) – issued the following statement after the announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf at yesterday’s press conference that he plans to veto House Bill 2463. The bill would ensure Right-to-Know (RTK) requests are answered during state of emergency declarations and it was passed unanimously by the General Assembly.

Lancaster Delegation Votes in Support of Commissioners

May. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania’s unemployment statistics continue to rise, and the COVID-19 ‘curve’ is flattened, the House of Representatives sent a plan to allow counties to develop and implement their own COVID-19 mitigation plans for businesses to the Governor’s desk.

Hickernell Temporarily Closes Offices to Walk-In Service

Mar. 17, 2020 /

ELIZABETHTOWN – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal) announced that starting tomorrow, March 18, he will temporarily close his district offices in Elizabethtown and Columbia boroughs to walk-in visitors in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus.

Don’t Forget to License Your Dog for 2020

Jan. 09, 2020 /

The Department of Agriculture is reminding dog owners to be sure they obtain a license for 2020. All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed. The fee for an annual license is $6.50, or $8.50 if the dog is not spayed or neutered.

Aument, Hickernell Announce Major Flood Control Grant for Mount Joy Borough

Sep. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) and Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) announced that today, the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) met and approved a $176,022 grant to allow Mount Joy Borough to proceed with its stormwater basin rehabilitation project to alleviate flooding within the borough.

Another Major Hickernell Bill to Help Foster Children Become Law

Jul. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell’s (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) Fostering Independence Through Education Waiver legislation was signed into law by the governor Friday as part of House Bill 1615. The new law will assist children in foster care with the challenges of accessing higher educational opportunities.

Hickernell/Readshaw License Portability Bill on Governor’s Desk

Jun. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Professional Licensure Committee Chairman Dave Hickernell and Democratic Chairman Harry Readshaw to remove the barriers for licensees entering Pennsylvania is on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk and is expected to be signed into law.

Lancaster County House Republican Delegation Approves of Budget Aimed at Taxpayers and Economic Growth

Jun. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation voted to pass a 2019-20 spending plan for the Commonwealth built upon a foundation of five principles to serve Pennsylvania taxpayers – saving for the future; fiscal management; thrift; investing in our future by boosting education; and instilling policies to foster economic growth. This plan also addresses Lancaster County priorities such as agriculture and Thaddeus Stevens College.

Hickernell Statement on Three Mile Island Closure

May. 08, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) today expressed disappointment and sadness on Exelon Corporation’s announcement that Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear energy station will be shut down. Hickernell represents Londonderry Township, home of Three Mile Island, and issued the following statement: