Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) has been reappointed a House Majority Deputy Whip for the 2019-20 session. This is Mackenzie’s fifth term in office.

“Serving as a state representative is an awesome responsibility placed on me by the people of Lehigh and Berks counties. I continue to be humbled by their faith in me and will continue my work to shine a spotlight on issues important to those I serve,” said Mackenzie. “My goals moving forward remain creating an environment for job creators to grow and expand, strengthening education, protecting taxpayers, and assisting our state’s most vulnerable citizens.”

Last session, Mackenzie had three bills signed into law.

Act 4 of 2017, which directs emergency responders to take stroke victims to the nearest stroke center qualified to treat the severity and type of stroke occurring, instead of simply the nearest “primary stroke center,” which may not be prepared to handle the type of stroke the patient is experiencing.

Act 38 of 2017, which requires checks to be made payable to the name of the local tax collector along with the office, title, or position and be deposited into a separate bank account only used for tax money.

Act 24 of 2018, which created the Pennsylvania Maternal Mortality Review Committee, charged with identifying pregnancy-related deaths, overseeing the review of these deaths, recommending actions to help prevent future deaths, and publishing review results.

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