News Releases

Dec

29

2017

December 29, 2017

Reform Public Safety Health Care Education Children and Families Transportation Agriculture & Outdoor Recreation Jobs Environment & Energy Community Development Veterans Consumer Protection Animal Protection Reform  Act 5 of 2017 (Corman) reforms state public pensions to save more than $5 billion and shield taxpayers from $20 billion or more in additional liabilities. Act 13 of 2017 (Folmer) […]   [Read More]

Dec

22

2017

December 22, 2017

A new law will remove a substantial burden from local law enforcement and court systems by allowing more than 50 Pennsylvania cities to utilize Parking Authorities to enforce and adjudicate parking ordinances, according to the measure’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Dec

22

2017

December 22, 2017

Legislation exempting Schedule V epilepsy drugs from having to be queried as part of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was signed into law today, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]

Dec

14

2017

December 14, 2017

Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) to establish quality standards for addiction recovery houses in Pennsylvania received final approval today and will be sent to Gov. Wolf to be signed into law.   [Read More]

Dec

13

2017

December 13, 2017

Legislation introduced by Senator Don White, Senate Bill 844, expanding the legal standing for individuals seeking to gain custody of children in cases where no biological or adoptive parent has custody was approved by the Senate on Tuesday (December 12) and sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.   [Read More]

Dec

12

2017

December 12, 2017

The House and Senate recently approved a proposal written by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) to protect consumers utilizing household goods movers.   [Read More]

Dec

12

2017

December 12, 2017

The Senate today adopted a Resolution introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich designating December 16, 2017, as “Wreaths Across America Day” in Pennsylvania. Listen Listen     [Read More]

Nov

27

2017

November 27, 2017

Senators Scott Wagner (R-York), Scott Martin (R-Lancaster), Mike Folmer (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York), Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny/Washington), Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York), and Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) announced today that they intend to introduce a zero-based budget reform bill that would require every state agency to build its budget from a starting point of zero dollars.   [Read More]

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]

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