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Ford City
 Office
312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff), Amajor@pahousegop.com
Marissa DeLorenzo, Mdelorenzo@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh, Zreigh@pahousegop.com
Marcia Fox Mfox@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, egodsey@pahousegop.com 
 
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The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
Pyle Takes Oath of Office Representative focusing on property tax elimination, reintroducing legislation icreasing penalties for drug delivery resulting in death
1/2/2007
State Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana) officially began his second term in office today during a swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol.
 
 “Taking the oath of office for the second time today was as thrilling and humbling as it was the first time around,” Pyle said. “Serving the people of the 60th Legislative District has been an honor and a great joy, and I am excited to continue to represent their best interests in Harrisburg.”
 
During his second term, Pyle plans to continue his fight towards the complete elimination of school property taxes. He authored an amendment in 2006, a companion measure to House Bill 39, which would have added 1 percent to the state sales tax.
 
The amendment would have increased property tax and rent rebates, and additional property tax relief to homeowners in every school district in the state. Unfortunately, his amendment failed to garner enough support from other House members.
 
 “After a special session on property taxes was called, the Taxpayer Relief Act (House Bill 39) was passed by my colleagues and signed into law,” Pyle said. “I believed then, and believe now, that this was a failed attempt to bring true property tax relief to all Pennsylvania homeowners, not just one group of homeowners.
 
“Our property taxes are continuing to rise and until we find a better way to fund our educational system, property owners will continue to be forced from their homes due to taxes they can no longer afford to pay. Until our property taxes are completely eliminated, I will continue to fight for property tax reform.”
 
 
Additionally, Pyle plans to reintroduce his legislation from the previous session that would increase penalties for individuals who deliver drugs that result in a death. The measure would increase the severity of the crime from a third-degree felony to a first-degree felony.
 
“I want to send a message to drug dealers in Armstrong and Indiana counties, as well as across the state, that we are serious about eliminating their existence in our communities,” Pyle said. “If their illegal activities result in the death of a user, they should be punished not only for their drug pushing but also for the death that they directly caused.”
 
For further information on legislation or other legislative matters, visit his Web site at www.JeffPyle.net .



Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(800) 287-0614
Contact: Shonna Clark
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 772-3632
Member site: JeffPyle.net
Caucus site: PAHouseGOP.com 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2007