HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that she has been reappointed to serve on the House Children and Youth, Human Services, Professional Licensure and Rules committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. She was sworn into office for another term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 5.
“I am especially gratified to once again be named to the Children and Youth Committee, where I look forward to working with my colleagues on legislation that protects our youngest and most vulnerable citizens,” said Toohil. “Since first taking office, I have focused on improving the lives of Pennsylvania’s children, including those who are adopted and in foster care. Serving on this committee is key to my work of accomplishing those goals.”
The Children and Youth Committee studies adoption and child protection issues, along with child day care services, infant/child/mother health issues, juvenile delinquency, and adolescent and teen problems.
The Human Services Committee considers legislation related to programs and services for persons with disabilities, individuals who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction, and the professionals who help these communities.
The Professional Licensure Committee considers all legislation dealing with the 29 professional and licensing boards and commissions in Pennsylvania. Those professionals range from physicians and cosmetologists to real estate agents and funeral directors.
The Rules Committee is reserved for House leaders and senior members who work together to oversee the legislative process. It is also charged with reviewing legislation that returns to the House after being amended by the Senate.
All bills are assigned to a standing committee to undergo review. Committees may hold hearings on legislation, consider amendments to pending bills and report them to the full House for a vote.
Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives