Readshaw appointed to fourth term as Democratic chairman of House Professional Licensure Committee
HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, was appointed to his fourth term as Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee.
Readshaw pointed out that professional licensure impacts every Pennsylvanian. The panel is responsible for establishing and reviewing every profession that requires licensing by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
"The license means that the individual has the training and has demonstrated the ability to meet established standards of quality for his profession," Readshaw said. "It ensures against people performing specialized services that, without the proper training, could endanger the safety and welfare of the person paying for those services."
Readshaw said the committee also monitors professional license issues in other states, using that information to determine what Pennsylvania should do in anticipation of those issues coming up in the commonwealth.
Readshaw began his 12th term as state representative for the 36th District during a swearing-in ceremony that began at noon on Tuesday.
The 36th Legislative District consists of the boroughs of Brentwood, Mount Oliver and parts of Baldwin, as well as some sections of Pittsburgh south of the Monongahela River.
Readshaw continues to maintain his constituent service office at 1917 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, 15210, and the office can be reached by phone at (412) 881-4208.