Murt Introduces Bill to Rename Department of Public Welfare
6/28/2012
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) has introduced a bill to rename the Department of Public Welfare.

House Bill 2532 would rename it the Department of Human Services.

“Changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services more accurately reflects the wide range of services the department provides without the stigma attached to public assistance and welfare,” Murt said.

The mission of the Department of Public Welfare is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; to break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; and protect and serve Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens.

The bill has been referred to the House Human Services Committee.

State Representative Thomas Murt
152nd District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:
Rep. Murt’s Office
215-744-2600
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