Nelson Unveils Natural Immunity Exemption Bill

Jan. 19, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) to provide workers who possess natural immunity from COVID-19 to be exempt from employer vaccine mandates was unveiled yesterday through a letter to members of the House of Representatives.

Pitt’s Unkept Commitments

Jan. 12, 2022 /

The University of Pittsburgh’s unprecedented “disenrollment” of students who have not disclosed their vaccination status is another failure by the school’s leadership to honor their own commitments. At a time when communities need consistency, Pitt’s shunning of more than 1,300 students and almost 600 employees is an inappropriate and direct violation of a promise made earlier this year. And unfortunately, it is not the first time Pitt has broken a promise.

Nelson Bill to Ban Private Election Funds Passed by House

Dec. 14, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) to prohibit all county election officials and the secretary of Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations to administer elections has been passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Nelson to Host Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar Dec. 7

Nov. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today announced he is sponsoring a Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar to give residents an opportunity to learn more about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws and the Castle Doctrine.

Nelson, Owlett and Struzzi: Elimination of Private Election Funds Bill Advances to House

Nov. 08, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Addressing an issue revealed during the 2020 election, the House State Government Committee advanced legislation authored by Reps. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) to prohibit all county election officials and the secretary of Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations to administer elections.

State Legislators Question Private Funding of Elections

Nov. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: State Reps. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will discuss House Bill 2044, legislation they are co-sponsoring that would prevent all county election officials and the Secretary of the Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations that are designated for the administration of elections.

Nelson Introduces Plan for Pennsylvania College Voucher Program

Aug. 13, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG –Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will soon introduce legislation to create the Pennsylvania College Voucher Program, which would provide grants directly to students interested in technical schools, community colleges, schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) system, private colleges and major universities.

Nelson Bill to Protect Addiction Patients Signed into Law

Jul. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) to improve notification standards when someone in drug or alcohol treatment leaves against medical advice was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf this week. It is now Act 41 of 2021. The new law is being referred to as Heather’s Law.

Nelson to Hold Shred Event for 57th District

May. 21, 2021 /

WESTMORELAND COUNTY – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will hold a free, onsite shredding event for residents of the 57th Legislative District on Wednesday, June 2, from 4-6 p.m. The event will take place at the Hempfield Township Park and Athletic Complex at 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg.

House State Government Committee to Mark End of Election Review Hearings

Apr. 20, 2021 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee recently concluded its non-partisan and bi-partisan review of Pennsylvania’s election process and laws. Over the course of 10 hearings, the committee heard from more than 50 testifiers ranging from national election experts to county election officials, and from top Pennsylvania election officials to officials who oversee elections in other states. Pennsylvania was the only state to complete an inclusive review of its election laws and administration prior to moving legislation.

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

Dec. 28, 2020 /

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.

Nelson to Host Shredding Event

Oct. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) will host a free contactless shredding event on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4-6 p.m., at Hempfield Township Park and Athletic Complex, 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg.

Nelson Supports Temporary Budget

May. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) issued the following statement in response to the House on Tuesday approving a $25.989 billion temporary Fiscal Year 2020-21 state budget:

Owlett, Nelson Introduce Bill to Protect Religious Freedoms

May. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG –Reps. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) have introduced legislation to ensure the religious freedoms of Pennsylvanians of all faiths are protected during times of emergency declaration.