Committee Hearings

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Historic Look at Senate Committees

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate has 22 standing committees, established by Senate Rule 14. Although our committee structure has been relatively stable in recent years, there has been significant change in the formation and operation of committees over the years. Historic information on Senate Committees can be found at the above link.

Aging & Youth | Members

Senator Michele Brooks, Chair

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

Senate Aging and Youth, Senate Health and Human Services, Appropriations, Intergovernmental Committees and Senate Philadelphia Delegation - May 18, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

28

2017

April 28, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Health and Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees - May 1, 2017    [Read More]

Apr

17

2017

April 17, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth and Finance Committees - April 18, 2017 - 11 a.m.     [Read More]

Apr

11

2017

April 11, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Health and Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees - April 13, 2017     [Read More]

Mar

23

2017

March 23, 2017

Joint Hearing of the Senate Aging and Youth, Health and Human Services, Intergovernmental Operations Committees and Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - March 29, 2017 - 1 pm   [Read More]

May

12

2015

May 12, 2015

Agriculture & Rural Affairs | Members

Senator Elder Vogel Jr., Chair

Jun

08

2017

June 08, 2017

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 13, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

JOINT HEARING - Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee AND Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development - April 25, 2017 at 11 am     [Read More]

Oct

19

2016

October 19, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - October 19, 2016   [Read More]

Oct

14

2016

October 14, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and Senate environmental Resources & Energy Committee - October 18, 2016   Listen   [Read More]

Jun

23

2016

June 23, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 23, 2016   [Read More]

May

09

2016

May 09, 2016

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - May 9, 2016   [Read More]

Appropriations | Members

Senator Pat Browne, Chair

Jun

05

2017

June 05, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting - June 5, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

05

2017

June 05, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting - June 4, 2017   [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice - May 22, 2017     [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

Senate Aging and Youth, Senate Health and Human Services, Appropriations, Intergovernmental Committees and Senate Philadelphia Delegation - May 18, 2017     [Read More]

May

08

2017

May 08, 2017

Apr

28

2017

April 28, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Health and Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees - May 1, 2017    [Read More]

Banking & Insurance | Members

Senator Don White, Chair

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - June 13, 2017   [Read More]

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - April 25, 2017   [Read More]

Oct

24

2016

October 24, 2016

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - October 25, 2016   Listen   [Read More]

Oct

18

2016

October 18, 2016

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - October 19, 2016     [Read More]

Sep

26

2016

September 26, 2016

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - September 27, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

May

16

2016

May 16, 2016

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - May 18, 2016   [Read More]

Communications & Technology | Members

Senator Ryan Aument, Chair

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Communications & Technology, Senate Law & Justice, and Senate Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Committees - June 7, 2017     [Read More]

Feb

03

2017

February 03, 2017

Senate Communications & Technology Committee - February 8, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

02

2014

April 02, 2014

Senate Communications and Technology Committee Meeting - April 2, 2014   [Read More]

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Apr

25

2014

April 25, 2014

Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee Meeting - April 29, 2014   [Read More]

Mar

28

2014

March 28, 2014

Consumer Protection & Professional LIcensure Committee - April 1, 2014   [Read More]

Education | Members

Senator John Eichelberger, Chair

Jun

05

2017

June 05, 2017

Jun

02

2017

June 02, 2017

Senate Education Committee - June 2, 2017     [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

Senate Education Committee AND House Education Committee - May 24, 2017     [Read More]

May

12

2017

May 12, 2017

Senate Education Committee - May 15, 2017     [Read More]

May

11

2017

May 11, 2017

Mar

20

2017

March 20, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate and House Education Committees - March 20, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.     [Read More]

Environmental Resources & Energy | Members

Senator Gene Yaw, Chair

Jun

19

2017

June 19, 2017

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee - June 19, 2017   [Read More]

May

19

2017

May 19, 2017

Joint Hearing of the Senate Majority Policy and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees - May 24, 2017     [Read More]

May

04

2017

May 04, 2017

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee - May 9, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

24

2017

April 24, 2017

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee - April 25, 2017 – 9:30 a.m.     [Read More]

Feb

02

2017

February 02, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee - February 8, 2017    [Read More]

Feb

02

2017

February 02, 2017

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee - Feburary 7, 2017    [Read More]

Finance | Members

Senator Scott Hutchinson, Chair

Jun

13

2017

June 13, 2017

Senate Finance Committee - June 13, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

02

2017

June 02, 2017

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

Senate Finance Committee - April 26, 2017 at 10 am     [Read More]

Apr

17

2017

April 17, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth and Finance Committees - April 18, 2017 - 11 a.m.     [Read More]

Feb

03

2017

February 03, 2017

Senate Finance Committee - February 7, 2017    [Read More]

Game & Fisheries | Members

Senator Pat Stefano, Chair

Jun

23

2017

June 23, 2017

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee - June 27, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

08

2017

June 08, 2017

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 13, 2017     [Read More]

Mar

16

2017

March 16, 2017

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee - March 20, 2017     [Read More]

Jan

27

2017

January 27, 2017

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee - February 1, 2017     [Read More]

May

16

2016

May 16, 2016

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee - May 16, 2016   [Read More]

May

13

2016

May 13, 2016

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee - May 18, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Inter-Governmental Operations | Members

Senator Camera Bartolotta, Chair

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

Senate Aging and Youth, Senate Health and Human Services, Appropriations, Intergovernmental Committees and Senate Philadelphia Delegation - May 18, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

28

2017

April 28, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Health and Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees - May 1, 2017    [Read More]

Apr

11

2017

April 11, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Health and Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees - April 13, 2017     [Read More]

Mar

23

2017

March 23, 2017

Joint Hearing of the Senate Aging and Youth, Health and Human Services, Intergovernmental Operations Committees and Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - March 29, 2017 - 1 pm   [Read More]

Jun

13

2016

June 13, 2016

Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee - June 29, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Oct

10

2014

October 10, 2014

Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee - October 8, 2014   [Read More]

Law & Justice | Members

Senator Charles McIlhinney, Chair

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Communications & Technology, Senate Law & Justice, and Senate Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Committees - June 7, 2017     [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

May

05

2017

May 05, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Law and Justice Committee AND House Liquor Control Committee - May 10, 2017     [Read More]

May

05

2017

May 05, 2017

Senate Law and Justice Committee - May 9, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

15

2015

June 15, 2015

Senate Law and Justice Committee - June 16, 2015.   [Read More]

May

29

2015

May 29, 2015

Judiciary | Members

Senator Stewart Greenleaf, Chair

Jul

09

2017

July 09, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - July 10, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 30, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 13, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

05

2017

June 05, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 6, 2017     [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice - May 22, 2017     [Read More]

May

09

2017

May 09, 2017

Labor & Industry | Members

Senator Kim Ward, Chair

Jun

26

2017

June 26, 2017

Senate Labor and Industry Committee - June 26, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

16

2017

June 16, 2017

Senate Labor and Industry Committee - June 21, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

Senate Labor and Industry Committee - June 13, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

01

2017

June 01, 2017

Senate Labor and Industry Committee - June 6, 2017   [Read More]

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

Senate Labor and Industry Committee - April 25, 2017 - Off the Floor   [Read More]

Mar

23

2017

March 23, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and Senate Labor & Industry Committee - March 29, 2017     [Read More]

Local Government | Members

Senator Scott Wagner, Chair

Jun

16

2017

June 16, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - June 19, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

16

2017

June 16, 2017

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - June 13, 2017   Listen   [Read More]

Jun

02

2017

June 02, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - June 6, 2017   [Read More]

Apr

17

2017

April 17, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - April 18, 2017   [Read More]

Mar

24

2017

March 24, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - March 28th, 2017 at 9:30am     [Read More]

Majority Policy

Senator David Argall, Chair

Jun

22

2017

June 22, 2017

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - May 23, 2017     [Read More]

May

19

2017

May 19, 2017

Joint Hearing of the Senate Majority Policy and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees - May 24, 2017     [Read More]

Mar

20

2017

March 20, 2017

Senate Majority Policy Committee - March 21, 2017 - 10 am     [Read More]

Jan

20

2017

January 20, 2017

Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee - January 23, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

09

2016

June 09, 2016

Senate Majority Policy Committee - June 14, 2016   Watch Live   [Read More]

Health & Human Services | Members

Senator Lisa Baker, Chair

Jun

26

2017

June 26, 2017

Senate Health and Human Services - June 26, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

21

2017

June 21, 2017

Senate Health and Human Services - June 21, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

15

2017

June 15, 2017

Jun

08

2017

June 08, 2017

Senate Health and Human Services and Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - June 14, 2017     [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

Senate Aging and Youth, Senate Health and Human Services, Appropriations, Intergovernmental Committees and Senate Philadelphia Delegation - May 18, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

28

2017

April 28, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Health and Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees - May 1, 2017    [Read More]

State Government | Members

Senator Mike Folmer, Chair

Jun

26

2017

June 26, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - June 27, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

19

2017

June 19, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - June 19, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

12

2017

June 12, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - June 14, 2017   [Read More]

May

31

2017

May 31, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - June 6, 2017     [Read More]

May

19

2017

May 19, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - June 5, 2017   [Read More]

May

05

2017

May 05, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - May 9, 2017     [Read More]

Transportation | Members

Senator John Rafferty, Chair

Jun

29

2017

June 29, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee - June 30, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

28

2017

June 28, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee - June 28, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

19

2017

June 19, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee - June 21, 2107     [Read More]

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee - June 14, 2107   [Read More]

May

08

2017

May 08, 2017

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee - April 25, 2017 - Off the Floor   [Read More]

Urban Affairs & Housing | Members

Senator Tom McGarrigle, Chair

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - May 23, 2017     [Read More]

Oct

18

2016

October 18, 2016

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 19, 2016   [Read More]

Sep

27

2016

September 27, 2016

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - September 27, 2016   [Read More]

Jun

22

2016

June 22, 2016

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 22, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Nov

09

2015

November 09, 2015

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness & Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committees - November 10, 2015     [Read More]

Sep

24

2015

September 24, 2015

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - September 28, 2015   [Read More]

Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness | Members

Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chair

Jul

07

2017

July 07, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Committee - July 8, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

09

2017

June 09, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Committee - June 15, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

08

2017

June 08, 2017

Senate Health and Human Services and Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - June 14, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

06

2017

June 06, 2017

Joint Hearing - Senate Communications & Technology, Senate Law & Justice, and Senate Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Committees - June 7, 2017     [Read More]

Jun

05

2017

June 05, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - June 6, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

20

2017

April 20, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee - April 19, 2017   [Read More]