HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that both chambers of the General Assembly have approved his House Bill 256, which would lower the threshold that must be met to charge an inmate with a felony for committing assault on a corrections facility employee.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today announced that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive $101,621 from the 2019 reporting year for the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that Somerset and Bedford counties are scheduled to transition to the green phase of the governor’s reopening plan on Friday, June 5. Other counties transitioning to the green phase on June 5 include Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted to terminate the portion of the governor’s emergency declaration that has held millions of business owners and employees across the state hostage.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that his district office in Somerset will be reopening on Monday, May 18, by appointment only.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives returned to session on Thursday to continue work on legislation that would help safely reopen the Commonwealth’s economy.
HARRISBURG – Both Cambria and Somerset counties are among the next 13 Pennsylvania counties being moved to the yellow phase of reopening by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. The change, which was announced Friday, will officially take place at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, May 15.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the governor is backing off his plan to reopen Pennsylvania by region. Metzgar recently wrote a letter to the governor urging him to restructure his plan to open by county, as was done when he closed them. He specifically cited issues with his district, Somerset and Bedford counties, being placed in the same region as more urban areas like Pittsburgh and York.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House has approved Senate Bill 613 to require the governor to follow federal guidelines to determine which businesses are considered life-sustaining, bringing parity to the Pennsylvania business community and keeping in line with practices of surrounding states.
HARRISBURG – In efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) is temporarily closing his district offices to in-person visits.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) today announced that applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are available at his district offices. Metzgar’s offices also provide cost-free assistance in filing the necessary paperwork.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R- Somerset/Bedford) today joined the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, prison safety advocates and colleagues in the House of Representatives in demanding an immediate review of policies and programs related to prison safety reform.
HARRISBURG – In efforts to improve safety in Pennsylvania’s correctional facilities, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed two of his bills, House Bill 256 and House Bill 257. These bills are part of a package of bills, authored by Metzgar, which would address seven key areas to improve safety for Department of Corrections staff and the public, as well as toughen penalties on prisoners who commit violent offenses against facility employees.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) will be hosting a complimentary Veterans Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 1, from 8:30-10 a.m., at the Somerset American Legion, located at 162 W. Main St. in Somerset.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) warns hunters and anglers to beware of scam websites that offer licenses. These websites could steal consumers’ money, as well as their personal information that could be used for identity or financial theft.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today announced that the lake at Shawnee State Park in Bedford County will experience low water levels beginning Monday, Sept. 16. The lake will be lowered by approximately 5 feet for repairs and improvements at the swimming beach, as well as repairs to the dry hydrant at the Diehl Boat Launch.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the bridge over Little Wills Creek on State Route 96, in Bedford County, will be dedicated as the Staff Sgt. Roger (Rod) Guy Holler Memorial Bridge. A dedication ceremony will take place on Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., at the bridge.
BEDFORD – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) are teaming up to host a free Senior Expo at Jordan Hall in the Bedford Fairgrounds, 702 W. Pitt St., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SOMERSET - Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) announced that the deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate has been extended to Dec. 31.
HARRISBURG – To provide relief to taxpayers, the House of Representatives today approved Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar’s (R-Bedford/Somerset) House Bill 262, which eliminates the inheritance tax for children under the age of 21 and includes other tax exemptions, as part of the 2019-20 state budget.