News Releases

Nov

07

2019

November 07, 2019

Senator John DiSanto’s (Dauphin/Perry) proposal to provide for a new nonprofit security grant to enhance safety for faith-based institutions and nonprofit organizations was signed into law today by Governor Tom Wolf as part of  Act 83 of 2019.   [Read More]

Nov

01

2019

November 01, 2019

 

A letter penned by a dozen Pennsylvania Senate Republicans to the White House resulted in President Trump mandating a roll-back of regulations limiting foster care and adoption opportunities in Pennsylvania and nationwide.     [Read More]

Oct

31

2019

October 31, 2019

As Pennsylvanians prepare to set their clocks back on Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time ends, Senator Scott Martin (R-13) is continuing to push for an end to the twice-yearly time changes, once and for all.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

 

A Senate committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would increase funding for grants and loans for distressed municipalities through an existing state funding source.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

The Senate approved a bill today sponsored by Senator Scott Martin (R-13) that would reauthorize a key agency that supports affordable and accessible health care for all Pennsylvanians.   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

 

The Senate today (October 30) approved legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) aimed at promoting telemedicine in Pennsylvania as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services.   Listen   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

 

Today the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31) which aims to educate every student athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).   [Read More]

Oct

30

2019

October 30, 2019

Senate Transportation Committee | October 30, 2019 | Off the Floor   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

 

The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to overhaul the Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA), which aims to detect and reduce elder abuse in the Commonwealth, as well as provide protective services for Pennsylvanians over 60 years of age. Listen   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

Municipalities would have a new tool to transform blighted properties into thriving parts of the community under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s author, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

 

The State Senate today approved legislation that will bring the most comprehensive changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws in more than eight decades, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), who said the modernizations will make it easier for all residents to take part in elections.    Listen   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

The Senate State Government Committee approved three proposals during a voting meeting on Tuesday at the state Capitol, according to acting committee chair Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

The Senate Education Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would establish a pilot program to implement community-based services into Pennsylvania schools.   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

A proposal that would provide new protections for young victims of sexual assault earned the endorsement of a key panel in the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

The State Senate yesterday unanimously passed Senate Bill 320, authored by Senator Tom Killion, to allow Pennsylvanians to dispose of digital assets in the same manner as tangible property.   [Read More]

Oct

29

2019

October 29, 2019

Senate Finance Committee | October 30, 2019 | Off the floor   [Read More]