News Releases

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2018

October 19, 2018

 

Capitol bill signing for Senate Bill 1090, the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law.     [Read More]

Oct

19

2018

October 19, 2018

The Senate passed a measure this week that would provide civil immunity for emergency responders who rescue pets from hot cars, according to Senator Rich Alloway II (R-33).   [Read More]

Oct

19

2018

October 19, 2018

The Senate approved legislation Tuesday championed by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) to close a loophole in the collection of the state sales tax from online travel companies (OTC’s).   [Read More]

Oct

18

2018

October 18, 2018

 

  Senate Leaders hold a press conference on Senate Bill 261.   [Read More]

Oct

18

2018

October 18, 2018

 

Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) advances to the governor for his signature that will save lives by establishing tougher penalties for dangerous repeat DUI offenders.     [Read More]

Oct

18

2018

October 18, 2018

 

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 554, known as Safe Harbor, sponsored by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, 12) to prevent the child victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation from being criminally prosecuted for crimes they have been forced or coerced to commit.     [Read More]

Oct

18

2018

October 18, 2018

A bipartisan bill that would allow domestic violence victims who live in public housing to be relocated is on its way to the Governor to be signed into law.   [Read More]

Oct

17

2018

October 17, 2018

A measure introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) that updates and streamlines reporting requirements for insurance companies in Pennsylvania received final legislative approval today (October 17).   [Read More]

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17

2018

October 17, 2018

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate concurred in House amendments to two bills sponsored by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, 12) making landmark improvements to Pennsylvania’s Post-Conviction Relief Act and DNA testing laws to ensure conviction integrity and bring justice to more Pennsylvanians.   [Read More]

Oct

17

2018

October 17, 2018

The State Senate gave final approval to a bill sponsored by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) that would enable governments, non-profit organizations and businesses to collect restitution if they are victims of a crime.  The measure now goes to the governor for its signature into law.   [Read More]

Oct

17

2018

October 17, 2018

Legislation that will require insurance companies and Medicaid to reimburse emergency medical services agencies for services provided when care is rendered, but transport to a hospital does not take place, received final approval today and is headed to the Governor’s desk, according to Senator Don White (R-Indiana), a strong supporter of the bill. Listen   [Read More]

Oct

17

2018

October 17, 2018

 

A bill introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich to fine tune the state’s Price Gouging Act to ensure it specifically targets that issue when needed and the restrictions are kept in place for an appropriate amount of time received final legislative approval on Monday (October 15).    Listen   [Read More]

Oct

16

2018

October 16, 2018

Today the House approved a bipartisan proposal that would help prevent trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and sent it to the Governor to be signed into law, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Judy Schwank (D-11). Listen   [Read More]

Oct

16

2018

October 16, 2018

Senators Lisa Baker (R-20th) and John Yudichak (D-14th) announced that Senate Bill 1270 was approved by a unanimous vote today in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.   [Read More]

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16

2018

October 16, 2018

 

Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) providing students with alternatives to Keystone Exams to fulfill high school graduation requirements received final legislative approval today and is set for enactment into law.   [Read More]

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16

2018

October 16, 2018

Bipartisan legislation that would provide a standardized process as to how public safety facilities, including state prisons and state police barracks, are closed in the future is now headed to the Governor’s desk.   [Read More]