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HR 99 pennsylvania 2021

On May 7, State Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-124), Tim Twardzik (R-123), and Joe Kerwin (R-125) formally introduced House Resolution 99. This bill, if passed, would authorize the House Judiciary Committee to conduct an investigation into whether an impeachment of Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage is warranted.

Per the text of the bill, HR 99, the Judiciary Cmte. will be authorized to:

  • “send for individuals and papers and subpoena witnesses, documents and other materials under the hand and seal of the chairperson”
  • “administer oaths to witnesses”
  • “take testimony”
  • “prepare and file pleadings and other legal documents”
  • “employ staff for the use of the Judiciary Cmte. and the Subcommittee on Courts”

Pennsylvania HR 99 – Authorizing the House Judiciary Committee to Investigate Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage

Halcovage faces possible impeachment in the Pennsylvania General Assembly over alleged misconduct during his time as Schuylkill County Commissioner.

Four women have anonymously filed a federal lawsuit against him and several other Courthouse officials claiming they were subjected to Halcovage’s repeated sexual harassment. One of the women accuses the Commissioner of sexual assault.

You can read the full text of Pennsylvania House Resolution 99 below:

PA house resolution 99 halcovage impeachment

 

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