Deasy sworn in for sixth term in state House

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, was sworn into office today for his sixth two-year term representing the 27th Legislative District.

“It’s the beginning of a new legislative session, and I’m more than ready to get to work on addressing constituents’ needs,” Deasy said. “We have plenty to get done this year, and I’m confident in House Democrats’ ability to do what is best to help move the commonwealth in the right direction.”

Deasy said he plans to continue to spearhead a variety of outreach events, such as his senior information series, job fairs, shredding events to help residents protect their identity information, and more. He’ll also continue helping residents find gainful employment, noting the Employment Center in his district office is open to job seekers during weekday regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Deasy also has a running list of legislation for which he’s seeking co-sponsorship. Some of this proposed legislation would prohibit use of handheld electronic devices while driving in a construction zone, establish cultural development districts, amend the taxpayer relief act relating to the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, and establish a community college education assistance program within the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

“The legislation I’ve already circulated to House members not only will benefit people locally, but it also will have a significant, positive impact across the commonwealth,” Deasy said. “I’m hopeful my colleagues will feel the same so that we can work together to turn these bills into laws.”

Deasy’s legislative website, www.pahouse.com/Deasy, features legislative and local information, including on his district and Harrisburg offices. The website also enables constituents to sign up for email updates on state government and regional issues.

The phone number for Deasy’s district office at 436 S. Main St., Pittsburgh is 412-928-9514.

Known as First Tuesday, today’s ceremonies at the state Capitol kicked off the 203rd legislative session of the state House.