– Rep. John Hershey (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) was assigned to serve on the House Children and Youth Committee during the 2019-20 legislative session. The committee provides legislative oversight and helps shape the language in bills that fall under its area of responsibility.
The House 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. It played an integral role in previous sessions to update the state’s child protection laws and continues to monitor those laws to make any necessary updates.
“Often, a stable and loving environment at home creates a pathway to opportunity for children. I look forward to working with my colleagues to protect the most vulnerable of Pennsylvanians, including our children, to achieve an equal playing field for all,” Hershey said.
Last month, Hershey was also named to serve on the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Health, Human Services and Judiciary committees in the 2019-20 legislative session.
Representative John Hershey
82nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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