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Toohil Announces House Standing Committee Assignments For 2013-14 Session
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced that she has been appointed by Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana) to serve on the House Children and Youth, Health, Judiciary and Local Government committees for the 2013-14 legislative session. She served on the same four committees during the 2011-12 session.

“I would first like to thank Speaker Smith for retaining me as a member of committees that deal with issues that are of great interest to me,” said Toohil. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on crafting legislation that will improve the lives of the people of Pennsylvania.”

The Children and Youth Committee considers legislation related to child protection and child welfare. It also addresses child day care services, infant/child/mother health issues, juvenile delinquency, adolescent and teen problems, and adoption and foster care.

The Health Committee works on health-related issues and legislation, ranging from autism and drug and alcohol programs to mental retardation and organ donation.

Toohil, who is an attorney, is especially pleased to be able to continue her service on the Judiciary Committee, which deals with issues related to crime, law enforcement, the judiciary, illegal drugs, family law and state ethics law.

“During the last session the Judiciary Committee did some important work on legislation that became law to better protect Pennsylvania’s children,” said Toohil. “I am excited to be able to continue those efforts.”

The Local Government Committee reviews bills dealing with the municipal codes by which local governments operate.

Toohil is also pleased to announce that House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-York) has appointed her to be a deputy whip for the 2013-14 session. Deputy whips have a variety of responsibilities on the House floor, including assisting with member head counts and promoting certain tough issues facing the House Republican Caucus. In addition, they also keep the whip informed about problems that members have with proposed legislation or issues that might have an effect on the legislative agenda and on the caucus as a whole. Toohil served as a deputy whip during the last session.

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Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
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