Nov

20

2017

November 20, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-16) have issued the following statement regarding the Auditor General’s report on the Philadelphia Committees’ Spending on the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), which the Senate leadership requested in May: [Read More]

Nov

16

2017

November 16, 2017

Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-38) and Jay Costa (D-43) have introduced legislation creating a pilot program between community colleges and secondary schools to provide fire training to students. [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

The Senate today (November 14) approved Senate Bill 251, legislation introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich that would allow Pennsylvania’s municipal police departments to use radar as a means of speed enforcement.   Listen [Read More]

Nov

14

2017

November 14, 2017

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) which would allow students who are performing at events and funerals honoring our veterans to be excused from school, and allow that time to be counted toward volunteering or community service requirements. Listen [Read More]

Nov

13

2017

November 13, 2017

Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) joined Governor Tom Wolf at a ceremony in Harrisburg today to sign into law his legislation that would promote clean energy by boosting the use of solar energy credits in Pennsylvania. [Read More]

Nov

09

2017

November 09, 2017

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf announced the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 554, known as Safe Harbor in Human Trafficking, on Monday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 8E-B of the State Capitol in Harrisburg. [Read More]

Nov

06

2017

November 06, 2017

State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) and State Senator Sharif Street (D, Philadelphia) will host a roundtable discussion on criminal justice reform efforts in Pennsylvania with experts and community leaders. Watch Live [Read More]

Nov

02

2017

November 02, 2017

Legislation drafted by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) to boost the use of solar energy credits in Pennsylvania is now law. [Read More]

Oct

31

2017

October 31, 2017

Landmark legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to require all departments and agencies to justify their budget requests beginning with dollar one was signed into law Monday. [Read More]

Oct

31

2017

October 31, 2017

On October 25, one day before President Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, the Senate of Pennsylvania approved legislation to address opioid abuse within Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation system. [Read More]