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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

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

Sep

16

2014

September 16, 2014

Senate Aging and Youth Committee - September 16, 2014   [Read More]

Agriculture & Rural Affairs | Members

Senator Elder Vogel Jr., Chair

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]

Feb

05

2016

February 05, 2016

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee - February 10, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Appropriations | Members

Senator Pat Browne, Chair

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

24

2017

April 24, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting - April 24, 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]

Apr

17

2017

April 17, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee - April 18, 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

29

2017

March 29, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting - March 29, 2017   [Read More]

Banking & Insurance | Members

Senator Don White, Chair

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]

Mar

11

2016

March 11, 2016

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee - March 14, 2016   [Read More]

Communications & Technology | Members

Senator Ryan Aument, Chair

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]

Apr

13

2016

April 13, 2016

The Senate Majority and Senate Democratic Policy Committees held a joint public hearing on Monday in Harrisburg to take a closer look at Pennsylvania’s burdensome permitting process and lack of economic development incentives compared to neighboring states.   [Read More]

Feb

25

2016

February 25, 2016

Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) today announced a proposed Constitutional amendment to ultimately grant any local government in Pennsylvania the option, with local voter approval, to eliminate property taxes and choose from alternative taxing options to make up for the loss revenues.   [Read More]

Oct

28

2015

October 28, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Senate unanimously passed a proposal today authored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) to shorten the timeframe in which property owners must bring their property into compliance with property maintenance codes.   [Read More]

Sep

29

2015

September 29, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee unanimously approved a proposal by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) on Monday to shorten the timeframe when property owners must bring their property into compliance with property maintenance codes.   [Read More]

Aug

10

2015

August 10, 2015

Senator Scott Wagner (R – York County), Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, will host a roundtable discussion on blight and neighborhood revitalization in Monongahela on August 11.   [Read More]

Jun

09

2015

June 09, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Senate approved legislation today to give counties a new option to finance the demolition of blighted and abandoned properties, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).   [Read More]

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

Mar

20

2017

March 20, 2017

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

Mar

16

2017

March 16, 2017

The Senate and House Education Committees will hold a hearing Monday on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Commission of the States, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education.   [Read More]

Feb

03

2017

February 03, 2017

Jan

27

2017

January 27, 2017

Senate Education Committee - January 31, 2017     [Read More]

Oct

14

2016

October 14, 2016

Senate Education Committee - October 18, 2016   [Read More]

Sep

23

2016

September 23, 2016

Senate Education Committee - September 26, 2016   [Read More]

Environmental Resources & Energy | Members

Senator Gene Yaw, Chair

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]

Oct

13

2016

October 13, 2016

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee - October 11, 2016     [Read More]

Jun

07

2016

June 07, 2016

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee - June 7, 2016   [Read More]

Apr

08

2016

April 08, 2016

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee - April 12, 2016   Listen   Listen   [Read More]

Finance | Members

Senator Scott Hutchinson, Chair

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]

Feb

05

2016

February 05, 2016

Joint Hearing of Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee - Monday, February 8, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Oct

02

2015

October 02, 2015

Senate State Government Committee and Senate Finance Committee - October 14, 2015   [Read More]

Aug

13

2015

August 13, 2015

Senate Finance Committee AND Senate State Government Committee - August 20, 2015Watch Live   [Read More]

Game & Fisheries | Members

Senator Pat Stefano, Chair

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]

Nov

13

2015

November 13, 2015

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee - November 17, 2015   [Read More]

Jul

13

2015

July 13, 2015

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee - July 14, 2015   [Read More]

Inter-Governmental Operations | Members

Senator Camera Bartolotta, Chair

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]

Oct

10

2014

October 10, 2014

Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee - October 7, 2014   [Read More]

Law & Justice | Members

Senator Charles McIlhinney, Chair

Jun

15

2015

June 15, 2015

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

May

29

2015

May 29, 2015

Jun

06

2014

June 06, 2014

Senate Law & Justice Committee - June 10, 2014   [Read More]

Jan

24

2014

January 24, 2014

Senate Law and Justice Committee - January 28, 2014   [Read More]

Judiciary | Members

Senator Stewart Greenleaf, Chair

Apr

19

2017

April 19, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - April 24, 2017     [Read More]

Apr

19

2017

April 19, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - April 25, 2017 at 11:30     [Read More]

Mar

27

2017

March 27, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - March 28, 2017 at 11:30 am     [Read More]

Mar

23

2017

March 23, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee - March 27, 2017     [Read More]

Mar

21

2017

March 21, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting - March 21, 2017     [Read More]

Feb

03

2017

February 03, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting - February 6, 2017   [Read More]

Labor & Industry | Members

Senator Kim Ward, Chair

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]

Mar

21

2017

March 21, 2017

Senate Labor & Industry Committee - March 21, 2017   [Read More]

Feb

01

2017

February 01, 2017

Senate Labor & Industry Committee - February 1, 2017   [Read More]

Jun

20

2016

June 20, 2016

Joint Hearing - Senate Appropriations and Labor and Industry Committees - June 21, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Mar

17

2016

March 17, 2016

Local Government | Members

Senator Scott Wagner, Chair

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]

Jan

24

2017

January 24, 2017

Senate Local Government Committee - January 25, 2017     [Read More]

Oct

14

2016

October 14, 2016

Senate Local Government Committee - October 19, 2016   [Read More]

Jun

30

2016

June 30, 2016

Senate Local Government Committee - July 1, 2016   [Read More]

Jun

24

2016

June 24, 2016

Senate Local Government Committee - June 27, 2016   [Read More]

Majority Policy

Senator David Argall, Chair

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]

Apr

13

2016

April 13, 2016

The Senate Majority and Senate Democratic Policy Committees held a joint public hearing on Monday in Harrisburg to take a closer look at Pennsylvania’s burdensome permitting process and lack of economic development incentives compared to neighboring states.   [Read More]

Apr

08

2016

April 08, 2016

Senate Majority Policy Committee AND Senate Democratic Policy Committee - April 11, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Mar

09

2016

March 09, 2016

Senate Majority Policy Committee - March 15, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

Health & Human Services | Members

Senator Lisa Baker, Chair

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

27

2017

March 27, 2017

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** - The Senate will hold the first of a series of public hearings looking into the Wolf Administration’s proposal to consolidate the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs. This is a major element of the proposed state budget, and will affect countless agencies and individuals across Pennsylvania.   [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]

Oct

18

2016

October 18, 2016

Public Health and Welfare Committee - October 18, 2016   [Read More]

Sep

28

2016

September 28, 2016

Public Health and Welfare Committee - September 28, 2016   [Read More]

State Government | Members

Senator Mike Folmer, Chair

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - April 25, 2017     [Read More]

Mar

20

2017

March 20, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - March 21, 2017 - 12 noon   [Read More]

Jan

27

2017

January 27, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - January 31, 2017     [Read More]

Oct

18

2016

October 18, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - October 19, 2016   [Read More]

Sep

23

2016

September 23, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - September 27, 2016   [Read More]

Jun

24

2016

June 24, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - June 28, 2016   [Read More]

Transportation | Members

Senator John Rafferty, Chair

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

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

Apr

21

2017

April 21, 2017

Mar

24

2017

March 24, 2017

Mar

20

2017

March 20, 2017

Senate and House Transportation Committees – Joint Hearing - March 21, 2017 - 9:30 am     [Read More]

Jan

20

2017

January 20, 2017

Senate Transportation Committee - January 24, 2017     [Read More]

Sep

23

2016

September 23, 2016

Senate Transportation Committee - September 27, 2016   [Read More]

Urban Affairs & Housing | Members

Senator Tom McGarrigle, Chair

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]

Jul

27

2015

July 27, 2015

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - August 11, 2015   [Read More]

Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness | Members

Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chair

Apr

20

2017

April 20, 2017

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

Mar

27

2017

March 27, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - March 28, 2017 at 11 am     [Read More]

Mar

23

2017

March 23, 2017

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

Mar

21

2017

March 21, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs & House Veterans Affairs Committees - March 23, 2017     [Read More]

Jan

25

2017

January 25, 2017

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - January 25, 2017   [Read More]

Nov

10

2016

November 10, 2016

JOINT HEARING - Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee AND House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee - November 16, 2016   Listen   [Read More]