Office Locations 

District Address
2424 Bristol Road
Neshaminy Valley Commons
Bensalem, PA 19020
Telephone: (215) 750-1017
Fax: (215) 750-1295

Capitol Address
49 East Wing
PO Box 202018
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2018
Telephone: (717) 783-7319
Fax: (717) 772-2414

Latest News
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a voting meeting to consider two proposals designed to help people with mental illness or those with substance abuse issues. House Bill 825, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), would establish a registry of available beds in treatment facilities; and House Bill 1233, sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Philadelphia/Montgomery), would establish a new standard for court ordered assisted outpatient treatment in the community, while leaving in place the clear and present danger standard for involuntary hospitalization.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, the House Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Bill 211, which seeks to establish a statewide 2-1-1 System Partnership Grant Program within the Department of Human Services to facilitate dissemination of health and human service information. The bill is being sponsored by Committee Chairman Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) and Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland).
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals. House Bill 119 would create a certification process for recovery houses, also known as “sober houses” that receive taxpayer dollars; and House Bill 122 would establish the Pennsylvania Project Lazarus Commission to develop a best practices model for a comprehensive, community-based effort to consolidate overdose prevention efforts. Both are sponsored by Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne). The other two bills include House Bill 211 (sponsored by Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-Cumberland), which would enable the PA 2-1-1 system to enhance its services; and House Bill 875 (sponsored by Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia), which would create the Office for People with Disabilities within the Office of the Governor. House Resolution 17 (sponsored by Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria), asks the federal government to limit children’s access to Oxycontin.
HARRISBURG – Raising concerns about the impact upon Pennsylvania residents who rely on state services and programs, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today led the House Human Services Committee in reporting out legislation that would halt the merger of four state health-related departments into one immense agency until further studies can be done.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing on the status of the implementation of Act 148 of 2014, also known as Hannah’s Law, which expanded Pennsylvania’s program to screen newborns for a variety of genetic diseases and conditions. Early screening is imperative so that children can receive treatment as early as possible.
HARRISBURG – In a continuing effort to ensure that high school athletics are being held to high standards within Pennsylvania and are adhering to reforms that were implemented more than 15 years ago, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) has been again elected chairman of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Legislative Oversight Committee in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
BENSALEM – To help residents better guard themselves against identity theft, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) encourages residents have their personal and financial papers properly disposed of at his free shredder event on Saturday, April 29.
WHAT: The House Human Services, Health, and Aging and Older Adult Services committees will host a second joint hearing on a proposal by the Wolf administration to merge the departments of Health, Human Services, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) into a larger Department of Health and Human Services. This second hearing will focus on testimony from those most impacted by the proposed consolidation, including counties, providers, consumers and others. The first hearing on April 5 included testimony from the respective department secretaries.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals, including two by the chairman. House Bill 396 would require prescribers to query the prescription monitoring database for each patient every time the patient is prescribed a controlled substance; and House Bill 398 would ensure that funding continues for essential human services in case of a budget impasse. Two other bills on the agenda include House Bill 45, which would allow eligible, terminally ill patients to use investigational drugs, biological products and devices not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and House Bill 381, which would require the Department of Human Services to issue guidelines and adopt rules and regulations regarding a minor’s right to consent to mental health treatment.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on a recent requirement that would significantly reduce the amount of time that a person with disabilities could spend in a day center or sheltered workshop under the Office of Developmental Programs. The hearing will include testimony of those affected, along with a potential compromise worked out between lawmakers and officials with the Department of Human Services.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to help streamline government operations so that more people can be helped and taxpayers get the most effective use of their tax dollars, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today outlined his proposal to maintain and strengthen the cabinet-level Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
WHAT: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Human Services Committee and longtime champion of efforts to prevent drug abuse, will respond to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to combine the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and three other agencies into a Department of Health and Human Services.
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