News Releases

Jun

20

2019

June 20, 2019

A bill that would allow students facing an extended absence from school due to injury or illness to continue to participate in classroom activities and learning was approved today by the House of Representatives, according to one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Jun

20

2019

June 20, 2019

A bill that would expand access to psychology services was approved this week by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

The Senate and House today took action to send six bills to enhance protections for crime victims to the Governor for signature. Final legislative action also was taken on Marsy’s Law, a Constitutional amendment to include a crime victims’ bill of rights.  Marsy’s Law (House Bill 276) will now be placed on the ballot for voters to consider.    [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

Legislation introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin to provide stronger protections for crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process received final legislative approval today (June 19) and is now headed to the Governor for enactment into law.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

 

The Senate completed work on a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

Protecting the residents of communities affected by natural gas pipelines is the focus of two bipartisan pieces of legislation introduced by Senators Tom Killion (R – Chester and Delaware) and Andy Dinniman (D – Chester) and overwhelmingly approved earlier today by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.   [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

Cosmetology students would no longer have to risk having their license applications denied due to minor offenses in their past due to a bill approved by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).   [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

Senate Education Committee | June 19, 2019 | Off the Floor, Rules Room   [Read More]

Jun

19

2019

June 19, 2019

The Senate approved a bill this week that would create a new grant program to support the development of specialty crops in Pennsylvania, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

Lancaster County municipalities would have the option to prohibit video gaming terminals (VGTs) at local truck stops as part of a bill approved by the Senate today.   [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

 

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that is aimed at breaking the cycle of addiction by establishing a pilot program to help individuals in recovery obtain meaningful employment opportunities. Listen   [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

 

Senate Republicans highlighted a package of bills today to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.     [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee | June 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. | Room 461   [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved a bill sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) to increase the allowable width for farm equipment on roads in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

The Senate State Government Committee approved a bill on Tuesday (June 18) that would create a special panel to review and update Pennsylvania’s election standards, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).   [Read More]

Jun

18

2019

June 18, 2019

 

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee approved a proposed constitutional amendment today that would expand property tax relief for Pennsylvania’s disabled veterans. Audio Audio   [Read More]