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Senate State Government Committee

Senate Bill 3 - Medical Cannabis

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

9:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Child Protective Law

ChildProtection

Changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law

During the 2013-14 Legislative Session, 23 pieces of legislation were enacted changing how Pennsylvania responds to child abuse.


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Legislation to Ban Community Service Gift Card Program Passes in Senate

March 2, 2015

The Senate today unanimously approved legislation authored by Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) to ban the practice of persons sentenced to community service to be able to purchase gift cards in lieu of performing the service.

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Senate Bills 566, 486, and 330

March 2, 2015

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - March 4, 2015

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Senate Republican News Brief

March 2, 2015

“While a significant reduction in the corporate net income tax sounds appealing, we cannot really assess Gov. Wolf’s proposal in the vacuum in which it is being presented. We need to see exactly how the $1.25 billion impact on the budget will be offset.” - Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre)

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Senate Committees to Hear Testimony on Historic Act 13 Investments

March 2, 2015

Highlighting one of the most significant pieces of state legislation ever passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, two Senate committees will hear testimonials Tuesday from counties, townships, conservation districts and economic development organizations throughout the state who are currently benefiting from the natural gas drilling impact fee, according to Senators Gene Yaw (R-23) and Scott Hutchinson (R-21).

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News for Constituents

March 2, 2015

As Pennsylvania’s Peregrine Falcons prepare for the 2015 nesting season in downtown Harrisburg, details on recent sightings are available with a simple click on the Falcon Wire News Button.

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Benefits of the Impact Fee

February 27, 2015

Joint Hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy and Local Government Committees - March 3, 2015
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Senate Bills 485 and 525 and House Bill 221

February 26, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - March 3, 2015

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Committee Hearing Focuses on Veterans’ Issues

February 26, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee yesterday (February 25) held a public hearing to gather testimony on veterans’ issues, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich, Committee Chairman.

Senate Passes Greenleaf’s Legislation to Better Organize PA Laws

Senate Passes Greenleaf’s Legislation to Better Organize PA Laws

February 26, 2015

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate approved State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s (R, Montgomery, Bucks) SB 179 to consolidate statutes related to hotels and lodging establishments.

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Sen. Corman on Gov. Wolf’s Plans on Corporate Tax Changes

February 25, 2015

Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement following Gov. Wolf’s plans for corporate tax changes:

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