News Releases

Jul

10

2017

July 10, 2017

Today, the Senate approved a joint legislative proposal introduced by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) which aims to curtail the number of accidents and fatalities that have occurred on our highways due to reckless driving and speeding.   [Read More]

Jul

10

2017

July 10, 2017

Legislation that would statutorily create the State Office of Inspector General and give Pennsylvania’s top fraud, waste and abuse investigator more power and authority has been finally passed by the General Assembly and now has been sent to the Governor.   Listen   Listen   [Read More]

Jul

08

2017

July 08, 2017

Victims of domestic violence would be better protected against retribution from their abusers under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   Listen   [Read More]

Jul

07

2017

July 07, 2017

Senator Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) and Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) and Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) announced today they intend to introduce legislation to increase cybersecurity and to comprehensively overhaul Pennsylvania state government’s information technology (IT) systems.   [Read More]

Jul

07

2017

July 07, 2017

Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would increase fines and penalties for repeat violators of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” Law has been signed into law.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

Legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania high school students receive strong civics and American history education unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee this week.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

The State Senate today approved a spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18 that holds the line on spending, increases funding for education and funds core responsibilities of state government, according to Senate Republican Leaders.   [Read More]

Jun

29

2017

June 29, 2017

The Senate passed legislation today that would allow more than 50 Pennsylvania cities to utilize Parking Authorities to enforce and adjudicate parking ordinances, removing a substantial burden from law enforcement and the judicial system of those municipalities, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Jun

29

2017

June 29, 2017

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

Jun

29

2017

June 29, 2017

Today, Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) and Senator Joe Scarnati’s (R-25) Senate Bill 8, to reform Pennsylvania’s Asset Forfeiture Law, was signed into law as Act 13 of 2017.   [Read More]

Jun

28

2017

June 28, 2017

District attorneys would be able to hold drug dealers more accountable for the damages they cause under legislation approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).     [Read More]

Jun

28

2017

June 28, 2017

The Senate today (June 28) approved Senate Bill 383, legislation introduced by Senator Don White that would give school boards the option of allowing licensed and trained staff to carry firearms on school property.   Listen   [Read More]

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