State Capitol Roundup

Joint Hearing Scheduled on Child Protection

Task Force Recommendations


Members of the House Children and Youth Committee and the House Judiciary Committee will conduct a joint hearing next week on the recommendations issued by the Child Protection Task Force.  The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Capitol.  A year ago, the General Assembly established the Task Force on Child Protection to conduct a comprehensive review of the laws and procedures relating to the reporting of child abuse and the protection of the health and safety of children following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.  The task force issued its recommendations at the end of November, which can be viewed at

Applications Available for PennDOT Summer Employment


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is now accepting applications for 2013 summer employment for students and government services interns.  To qualify, candidates must be 18 years of age and enrolled in college for the fall 2013 semester.  Applicants must also have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.  The Summer Employment Program runs from May through August to supplement the permanent workforce.  For more information on PennDOT summer employment opportunities, visit Rep. Kerry Benninghoff’s (R-Centre/Mifflin) website at and click on “PennDOT summer employment.”

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