House Passes Charter School Reform Package

Jun. 13, 2019 /

House Passes Charter School Reform Package

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation designed to update and improve the Commonwealth’s charter school law. These measures are authored by Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler).

Topper Bill to Protect Minors Gains House Approval

Jun. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –The House today approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to increase the legal age a person can get married to 18 as part of efforts to address the heinous crime of human trafficking.

Topper to Hold Bridge Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Marine

May. 23, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) will honor U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Darrell Magruder during a ceremony to dedicate the Woodberry Pike bridge over Three Springs Run in South Woodbury Township as the Marine Lance Corporal Darrell Magruder Memorial Bridge. Magruder was killed at age 21 in 1966 while fighting in the Vietnam War.

Topper Opens New McConnellsburg Office

May. 22, 2019 /

BEDFORD – To better serve the people of Fulton County, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) relocated his office in McConnellsburg. The new office is located at 421 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg and opened on Thursday, May 23.

Bipartisan Bill to End Child Marriage Moves Out of Committee

May. 14, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) and Perry Warren (D-Bucks) announced that legislation that would prohibit child marriage in Pennsylvania before the age of 18 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee today and can now be considered by the full House.

Topper Bill to Close Alcohol Sales Loophole Approved by House

May. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – To give voters more say in their community and to close a loophole in the updated liquor laws, the House approved on Wednesday Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) House Bill 423 to allow for ballot referendums to authorize “dry” municipalities to issue special liquor licenses to manufacturers.

Topper to Dedicate Bridge to World War II Hero

Apr. 25, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) will hold a ceremony to dedicate the Imlertown Road bridge over Imlertown Run in Bedford Township as the U.S. Army 1st Lt. Eric Fisher Wood Jr. Memorial Bridge.

Public Invited to Ceremony in Honor of World War II Hero, Topper Says

Apr. 15, 2019 /

BEDFORD – Members of the community are encouraged to attend a ceremony to dedicate the Imlertown Road bridge over Imlertown Run in Bedford Township to U.S. Army 1st Lt. Eric Fisher Wood Jr., said Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton). The ceremony will be held at the Pleasant Hill Bible Church, 2793 Briar Valley Road, Bedford, on Friday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Topper Named Education Subcommittee Chairman

Mar. 26, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – With a commitment to improving education opportunities for all Pennsylvania students, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) was named chairman of the House Subcommittee on Basic Education. Basic education covers kindergarten through 12th grade.

Franklin County Dairy Awarded Grant, Topper Says

Mar. 26, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) announced today funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program for a Peters Township dairy.

Topper Issues Response to Budget Proposal

Feb. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal to spend $34.1 billion during the 2019-20 fiscal year:

Metzgar, Topper Named Deputy Whips for the 2019-20 Session

Jan. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) have been appointed by Majority Whip Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) to serve as Deputy whips during the 2019-20 session.

Topper Named to Five Key Committees

Jan. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) has been appointed to serve on five key House committees, including the Appropriations Committee, for the 2019-20 session. In addition, Topper will also serve on the Education, Judiciary, Liquor Control and Rules committees.

Tax Forms Available in Topper’s Offices

Jan. 23, 2019 /

BEDFORD - Tax forms for the 2018 tax year are now available at the district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) located in Bedford, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg.

Topper Announces Safety Grants for Local Schools

Nov. 01, 2018 /

BEDFORD ¬– Each school district in the 78th Legislation District will receive funding through a new grant program to improve student safety, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) announced.