News Releases

Jul

16

2018

July 16, 2018

A bill introduced by Senators Randy Vulakovich (R-38) and Scott Martin (R-13) would ensure members of volunteer fire companies and ambulance companies would be covered under the state’s Workers’ Compensation program if they are injured in the line of duty.   [Read More]

Jul

02

2018

July 02, 2018

Governor Tom Wolf has signed key legislation authored by Senator Tom Killion (R-9) long sought by marriage and family therapists, social workers and professional counselors.   [Read More]

Jun

29

2018

June 29, 2018

A measure that will help generate private donations to support pediatric cancer research has been signed into law, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Jun

27

2018

June 27, 2018

Clean fill and regulated fill standards will be studied at an upcoming public hearing hosted by the Senate Majority Policy Committee on Monday, July 9, according to Chairman David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).   [Read More]

Jun

25

2018

June 25, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) to reduce littering across Pennsylvania by requiring offenders to pick up trash received final legislative approval and will be sent to the Governor for enactment.    [Read More]

Jun

25

2018

June 25, 2018

A measure that would help generate private donations to support pediatric cancer research is headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law, according to the bill’s author, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

A bill that would allow restaurants, sports venues, amusement parks, colleges, daycare centers and other entities to store non-patient specific epinephrine injectors for emergency use was approved by the Senate today, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

Today the Senate approved legislation aimed at helping to protect schools and students from violence based on Senator Mike Regan’s (R-31) school safety legislation introduced this week. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

The Senate approved a comprehensive, bipartisan school safety bill today that will dedicate significant new resources to help prevent school violence.     [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) that would provide students with alternatives to Keystone Exams to fulfill high school graduation requirements.   [Read More]

Jun

22

2018

June 22, 2018

Senate Republican leaders offered the following statements on passage of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 state budget, which holds the line on spending, makes historic investments in education and school safety initiatives, and includes no new taxes. Listen     [Read More]

Jun

21

2018

June 21, 2018

Recognizing the importance of agriculture to Pennsylvania’s economy, the Senate has passed several measures to support farmers and held a hearing to explore ways to promote the dairy industry, according to Senator Elder Vogel, Jr.   [Read More]

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