News Releases

Apr

19

2018

April 19, 2018

Senators from around Pennsylvania are proposing to crack down on excessive state government regulations through a bipartisan reform measure introduced in the state Senate.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

The Senate Education Committee will meet on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 1:00 PM in the Main Commissioners’ Room at the Bedford County Courthouse in Bedford, PA.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) and Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) announced legislation today to increase the ability of school districts to hire professionals to focus on the mental health needs of their students.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

 

The State Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would help to save lives by providing tougher sanctions for dangerous repeat DUI offenders.   Listen   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

 

The PA Senate unanimously approved a wide-ranging antihazing measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) that focuses on prevention, enforcement and transparency in order to end hazing. Senate Bill 1090 will now be sent to the House for consideration.     [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

The Senate today (April 18) concurred on House amendments to a bill introduced by Senator Don White that expands the legal standing for third-party individuals seeking to gain custody in cases where no biological or adoptive parent has care and control of the child.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

On April 18, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed SB 742, introduced by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s (R, 12), which would enact a comprehensive bill of rights in Pennsylvania for survivors of sexual assault.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2018

April 18, 2018

Local school districts and governments would be permitted to discuss school security matters in executive session under legislation passed today by the state Senate, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).   [Read More]

Apr

17

2018

April 17, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17th, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted to pass two bill sponsored by Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, 12) to make landmark improvements to Pennsylvania’s Post-Conviction Relief Act and DNA testing laws to ensure conviction integrity and bring justice to more Pennsylvanians.   [Read More]

Apr

17

2018

April 17, 2018

 

Legislation introduced by Senator Don White (R-Indiana) that would save costs and address opioid abuse under Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation program is headed to the Governor for enactment into law.   Listen   [Read More]

Apr

17

2018

April 17, 2018

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | April 17, 2018 | Rules Room   [Read More]

Apr

16

2018

April 16, 2018

 

District judges will have the tools they need to better protect domestic violence victims under a bill that was signed into law today, according to the measure’s sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).     [Read More]