This is state Rep. Will Tallman’s fifth term in office, having first been elected to serve the residents of the 193rd Legislative District in 2008. During the 2017-18 legislative session, he has been appointed to serve on the following four committees; Aging and Older Adult Services, Education, Environmental Resources and Energy and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness.
During his time in office, Tallman has authored the following pieces of legislation which have been assigned into law:
- House Bill 2246/Act 81 of 2010 - Enhanced the penalties against drivers who recklessly or with gross negligence cause a motor vehicle accident that kills or seriously injures an emergency responder who is acting in an official capacity.
- House Bill 1458/Act 1 of 2012 - Strengthened fines for certain truck drivers whose rigs are insufficiently licensed while operating in Pennsylvania.
- House Bill 2116/Act 166 of 2012 – Permitted the separation of the positions of tax collector and treasurer in many Pennsylvania municipalities, allowing for more flexibility in first-class townships and giving them the option of splitting the responsibilities into two offices.
- House Bill 2530/Act 179 of 2012 - Allowed individual municipalities enforcing the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) to enter into agreements with other municipalities to designate or create a joint UCC board of appeals.
- House Bill 152/Act 1 of 2015 – Extended from 90 days to four years the filing period for death benefits for survivors of members of the military or first responders.
- House Bill 152 would extend the filing period for the benefit under state law from 90 days to four years.
Will was named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 legislative sessions. Guardians of Small Business were awarded to members of the General Assembly who voted favorably on key small-business issues 100 percent of the time.
Will was born in Lock Haven on March 25, 1947. After earning his bachelor’s degree in cross cultural communications from New Tribes Mission, He worked for various companies in both the technical side and management side.
While living in Tioga County, Will served two terms on the Wellsboro Area School District Board of Education and was president of the board for two years. He also served on the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s legislative council.
From 1994 to 1998 and since 2004, Will has served on the Adams County Republican Committee, including a term as treasurer. He is currently a member of the Adams County Republican Club and has served on the Republican State Committee.
Will also is member of the Hampton Fire Department as an emergency medical technician and holds membership in the National Rifle Association (NRA), in addition to being a former NRA hunter safety instructor. He and his wife Suzanne live in New Oxford and are the parents of four children, three of whom are missionaries and a fourth who serves in the U.S. Army.
The 193rd District consists of the following portions of Adams and Cumberland counties: in Adams, the townships of Berwick, Butler, Hamilton, Huntington, Latimore, Menallen, Oxford, Reading and Tyrone and the boroughs of Abbottstown, Arendtsville, Bendersville, Biglerville, East Berlin, New Oxford and York Springs; and in Cumberland, the townships of Cooke, North Newton, Penn, South Middleton and South Newton and the borough of Mount Holly Springs.
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