2009-03-05 / Local & State

Eichelberger Appointed To Local Government Commission

Says he is looking forward to serving

Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. announced last Wednesday that he has been appointed to the Local Government Commission for the 2009-2010 Legislative Session. The appointment was made on Thursday, February 19 by President Pro Tempore and Lieutenant Gov. Joseph Scarnati (R-25).

"It is an honor for me to serve and utilize my knowledge as a former county commissioner. The Local Government Commission provides a direct link between local officials and the state legislature. This is critical, as we must all work together to address the many difficult challenges faced by local government," said Eichelberger.

The Local Government Commission is a bicameral, bipartisan legislative service agency. Created in 1935 by an Act of Assembly, it is one of the oldest agencies of its kind in the United States. The commission is comprised of five Senate Members and five House members, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House, respectively. The commission holds quarterly meetings to provide a forum at which statewide local government associations present their concerns, possible amendments to municipal codes, and other legislative proposals that they deem important to local government. The commission studies and considers proposed legislation for validity and pertinence. If proposed legislation is approved by the commission, it is then introduced in the House or Senate under commission sponsorship.

For further information, please visit the Local Government Commission Web site at http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/.

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