Recent News

Sep

29

2020

September 29, 2020

At the request of Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) the Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a public workshop discussion with medical professionals to discuss the future of telemedicine in Pennsylvania   [Read More]

Sep

29

2020

September 29, 2020

Senate Majority Policy Committees | Friday, October 2, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | East Goshen Township Building | West Chester | Chester County | Watch Live   [Read More]

Sep

29

2020

September 29, 2020

Senate Majority Policy Committees | Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. | Beaver County Community College | Monaca | Beaver County | Watch Live   [Read More]

Sep

28

2020

September 28, 2020

At the request of Senator Elder A. Vogel Jr. (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) the Senate Majority Policy Committee will discuss the future of telemedicine in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

 

On Monday the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee advanced two measures, according to Committee Chairman, Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York). The first would create commendation medals for law enforcement, and the second would establish a program to ensure outreach to members of the military who are returning to civilian life.      [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

Senator Scott Martin (R-13) announced today that he will introduce a bill to distribute up to $5 million in federal funds to provide hazard pay to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

 

Legislation that would improve transparency and eliminate inconsistencies in how COVID-19 deaths are being reported in Pennsylvania earned the approval of the Senate this week, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30). Listen   [Read More]

Sep

23

2020

September 23, 2020

The Senate approved a bill on Tuesday (September 22) requiring timely public notification when a security breach compromises personal information, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, prime sponsor of the measure.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s Steer Clear Law and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders received a unanimous vote today from the Senate. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

The State Senate today approved legislation that would ease Governor Wolf’s arbitrary and burdensome restrictions on owners of bars and restaurants, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), who chairs the Senate Law and Justice Committee.    [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

 

The Senate of Pennsylvania gave its unanimous support on Tuesday to a measure sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) that provides for licensing fee exemptions for service dogs in Pennsylvania. Listen   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

 

Legislation sponsored  by Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to protect residents of assisted living facilities and other long-term care homes during disease outbreaks was approved today by the Pennsylvania Senate.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

 

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee delved into the widespread and devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Pennsylvania’s farming community during a public hearing today (September 22) in Harrisburg, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47th).   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

The House and the Senate Majority Policy Committees will host a joint hearing on the implementation of the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit Program on Thursday, September 24.   [Read More]

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

 

Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | Off the Floor Time Approx – 1:45 p.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

Sep

21

2020

September 21, 2020

The Senate unanimously approved a bill today that would boost Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation efforts by allowing land trusts to be eligible for the program, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]