Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

JOINT HEARING

Senate Judiciary Committee
and
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice

Monday, May 22, 2017
9:30 a.m.

NOB, Hearing Room #1

 

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

9:30 a.m.
Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Chairman (opening remarks)
Senator Daylin Leach, Minority Chairman (opening remarks)       

9:40 a.m.
The Honorable Jeffrey Manning, President Judge, Allegheny County
The Honorable John Foradora, President Judge, Jefferson County

9:55 a.m.
The Honorable John Wetzel Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections 

10:10 a.m.
The Honorable Charles Ramsey Chairman, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency   

10:25 a.m.
Professor Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University     

10:40 a.m.
Professor Mark Kleiman, New York University

10:55 a.m.
Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

11:10 a.m.
Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association – Combined Testimony
The Honorable Edward Marsico, Dauphin County
The Honorable Craig Steadman, Lancaster County
The Honorable Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser, Somerset County

11:25 a.m.
K. Bret Bucklen, Ph.D., Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

11:40 a.m.
Kevin Ring, President Families Against Mandatory Minimums

11:55 a.m.
Detective Cameron Parker, Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge

12:10 p.m.
Devin Reaves, Addiction Treatment Professional

12:25 p.m.
Jennifer Storm, Victim Advocate

12:40 p.m.
Elizabeth Randol, ACLU of Pennsylvania

 

Written Testimony only:
Commonwealth Foundation
The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness
The Pennsylvania Prison Society

To consider Senate Bills 113, 121, 449, 636 and House Bill 267

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Off the Floor


Senate Bill 113, Printer’s No. 87 (Senator Eichelberger)

Senate Bill 121, Printer’s No. 104 (Senator Hughes)

Senate Bill 449, Printer’s No. 439 (Senator Bartolotta)

Senate Bill 636, Printer’s No. 715 (Senator Dinniman)

House Bill 267, Printer’s No. 226 (Representative Metcalfe)

To consider Senate Bills 434, 461, 496, 510, and 577

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Room 8E-B of the Capitol Building’s East Wing

 

Senate Bill 434, Printers’s No. 473 – Summary – (Senator Argall)

Senate Bill 461, Printers’s No. 454 – Summary – (Senator Killion)

Senate Bill 496, Printers’s No. 496 – Summary – (Senator Scavello)

Senate Bill 510, Printers’s No. 505 – Summary – (Senator Reschenthaler)

Senate Bill 577, Printers’s No. 646 – Summary – (Senators Leach and Alloway)

Senate Bills 108, 554 and 560, Senate Resolutions 32 and 35

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Room 8E-B of the Capitol Building’s East Wing

 

Senate Bill 108, Printer’s No. 82 (Senator Sabatina) – Bill Summary

Senate Bill 554, Printer’s No. 594 (Senators Greenleaf and Leach) – Bill Summary

Amendment A_____

Senate Bill 560, Printer’s No. 595 (Senator Greenleaf) – Bill Summary

Amendment A_____

Senate Resolution 32, Printer’s No. 382 (Senator Farnese) – Bill Summary

Senate Resolution 35, Printer’s No. 489 (Senators Rafferty and Alloway) – Bill Summary

      

SB 400

Senate Judiciary Committee

Monday, March 27, 2017

Room 8E-B East Wing, Main Capitol
10:00 a.m.

 

10:00 a.m.      

Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Chairman (opening remarks)
Senator Daylin Leach, Minority Chairman (opening remarks)
Senator Art Haywood (opening remarks)

10:15 a.m.

Major Wendell Morris
Director of Integrity and Professional Standards
Pennsylvania State Police

Major Scott Miller
Former Director, Internal Affairs Division
Pennsylvania State Police

Combined Testimony

10:45 a.m.

Les Neri, President
Fraternal Order of Police
Pennsylvania State Lodge  

11:15 a.m.

Hon. Edward Marsico
Dauphin County District Attorney
Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association

11:45 a.m.

Elizabeth Randol
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania

12:15 p.m.

Kevin Harden, Jr., Esquire
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Written testimony only:

Professor David A. Harris
John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh

 

SB 95, SB 222, SB 260, SB 298, SB 421, SB 522, SB 523

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Room 8E-B East Wing, Main Capitol
11:30 a.m.

 

Senate Bill 95,  – Summary – Printer’s No. 315 (Senator Farnese) 

Senate Bill 222,  – Summary – Printer’s No. 205 (Senator Greenleaf)

                Amendment A00392

Senate Bill 260,  – Summary – Printer’s No. 240 (Senator Ward)

Senate Bill 298,  – Summary – Printer’s No. 294 (Senator Alloway)

Senate Bill 421,  – Summary – Printer’s No. 415 (Senator Argall)

Senate Bill 522,  – Summary – Printer’s No. 534 (Senator Greenleaf)

Senate Bill 523,  – Summary – Printer’s No. 535 (Senator Greenleaf)

SB 3

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting

Monday, February 6, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Room 461, Main Capitol


To consider the following bills:

Senate Bill 3, Printer’s No. 283 (Senator Brooks) – Bill Summary

SB 8, SB 146, SB 176, SB 221 and SB 222

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Room 8E-B East Wing, Main Capitol
11:30 a.m.


To consider the following bills:

Senate Bill 8, Printer’s No. 181 – Summary (Senator Folmer)

Amendment A00073

Senate Bill 146, Printer’s No. 121 – Summary (Senator Boscola)

Senate Bill 176, Printer’s No. 168 – Summary (Senator Reschenthaler)

Senate Bill 221, Printer’s No. 204 – Summary (Senator Greenleaf)

Senate Bill 222, Printer’s No. 205 – Summary (Senator Greenleaf)