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05/24/2018
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania leads the country in reported Lyme disease cases, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is sponsoring House Resolution 941, which designates May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Commonwealth. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by ticks and is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.
05/11/2018
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed Rep. Rosemary M. Brown’s (R-Monroe/Pike) House Bill 595 to improve the process for how certain complaints within residential communities are handled. Act 17 of 2018 assigns additional powers to the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection regarding how Home Owner Association (HOA) complaints are handled.
05/09/2018
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will recognize the winner of her “There Ought to be a Law” Contest. This contest was open to fourth through sixth grade students in school districts represented by Brown and was designed to encourage an interest in state government. Each student was allowed to submit and explain one original idea for a new law in Pennsylvania. The winner will be invited for a tour of the state Capitol in Harrisburg.
05/04/2018
WHAT: State Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is hosting a Homeowner Association (HOA) Board Member Seminar with the HOA Taskforce to provide information about enforcing association rules and the appeals process, reserve studies and why they may be needed, and self-management versus a management company. A large portion of residents in the Pocono Region live in private communities, and this seminar is focused on offering education to help board members serve their communities.
05/02/2018
HARRISBURG – In an effort to enable school districts to exclude up to 100 percent of a homeowner’s school property tax bill, state Reps. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) have introduced a bill to establish a property tax reform program.
05/01/2018
HARRISBURG – In an effort to reduce incidents of distracted driving in Pennsylvania and promote safe driving, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is sponsoring House Bill 1684, which was approved by the House Transportation Committee on Monday. Brown’s bill would prohibit the use of hand-held mobile telephones and similar devices, except with the use of hands-free accessories, while operating a motor vehicle.
04/25/2018
EAST STROUDSBURG – At a press conference Wednesday, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that a bill she is sponsoring to improve the process for how certain complaints within residential communities are handled was approved by the Senate last week. The bill has been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
04/24/2018
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is the sponsor of House Bill 595, which seeks to improve the process for how certain complaints within residential communities are handled. The bill has made it through both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature and has been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature. Brown is hosting the press conference to encourage the governor to sign the legislation into law to help Pennsylvania residents living in self-governing communities.
04/13/2018
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and the local Homeowner Association (HOA) Task Force are hosting an HOA Board Member Seminar on Sunday, May 6, from 2-5 p.m., at the Country Club of the Poconos, in the Whispering Pines Banquet Hall, located at 1445 Big Ridge Drive in East Stroudsburg.
04/12/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced today that the House Urban Affairs Committee voted in favor of House Bill 1981, a bipartisan effort, jointly sponsored with Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie), to allow first-time homebuyers a tax deduction for money saved toward the purchase of a home.
04/05/2018
HARRISBURG – The House Transportation Committee held a hearing on Tuesday focused on attempting to reduce incidents of distracted driving. In Pennsylvania, 16,050 distracted driving crashes resulted in 69 fatalities in 2016. Part of the discussion was House Bill 1684, legislation sponsored by Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) to prohibit calls on hand-held mobile telephones, except with the use of hands-free accessories, while operating a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania.
02/23/2018
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) invites residents of the 189th District to attend the Finding the Funding and Grant Writing Basics Seminar she is co-hosting with Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit and Community Assistance Center (NCAC). The event will be held on Friday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Monroe County Public Safety Center, located at 100 Gypsum Road in Stroudsburg.
02/20/2018
HARRISBURG – In light of the current school safety and security concerns our nation is facing, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) has introduced a bill to ensure the highest security measures are taken in Pennsylvania schools.
02/06/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) issued the following statement after a joint session of the General Assembly convened to hear the governor’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018-19:
01/04/2018
EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is teaming up with Jamie Drake and Rob Mikulski of the Carbon/Monroe/Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission to create a “Mock Teen Bedroom” Drug Prevention Simulation at Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg, beginning Monday, Jan. 8.