Kortz sworn in to office, receives committee appointments for 2019-20 session

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, was recently sworn in for another term as state representative in the General Assembly for the 38th Legislative District earlier this month and has been appointed to leadership roles.  

“I’m extremely honored to be named minority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee,” Kortz said. “As a an outdoor enthusiast, I’m honored and eager to work with majority Chairman Keith Gillespie to advance legislation that will benefit the hunters and anglers here at home and across the state.”

Kortz also accepted a leadership role as vice chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee, continuing to work with minority Chairman Harry Readshaw and the new majority Chairman Dave Hickernell.

“This committee provides oversight for many businesses, occupations and professions that require or involve licensing issues," Kortz said.

“As one example, I’m reintroducing legislation proposing the professional licensure of home inspectors and the establishment of statewide standards because for far too long, homebuyers have been taken advantage of by bad actors and left in an unfortunate financial state with no legal recourse.”

Committee review is an important step on passage of any bill. No legislation can be brought to the House for a vote without receiving consideration and being reported from a committee.

Kortz maintains his district offices at 751 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd. in Dravosburg and 5101 Old Clairton Road in Baldwin. He can also be found online at www.pahouse.com/kortz or www.Facebook.com/RepKortz