Recent News

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Pennsylvania was presented to Gov. Wolf for his signature today. The termination was delayed after the Wolf administration took legal action to block the implementation of HR 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly.   [Read More]

Jul

08

2020

July 08, 2020

Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York) and Senator Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong, Butler, Indiana & Westmoreland) announced that the guidelines for the COVID-19 Crisis Fire Company and EMS Grant Program have been released and that fire companies and EMS agencies may now register to receive funds.   [Read More]

Jul

06

2020

July 06, 2020

Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) circulated a co-sponsorship memo announcing his intent to re-introduce legislation that would guarantee that the diversity of Pennsylvania and the uniqueness of its various regions would be more accurately reflected in the election of appellate judges.   [Read More]

Jul

02

2020

July 02, 2020

A package of broad reforms to protect the future of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) was signed into law today, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today strongly criticized the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s nullifying House Resolution 836, which was passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support. The Court issued their ruling today.   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

 

A bill signed into law today will strengthen penalties for assaults against healthcare practitioners and technicians, according to the measure’s author, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Governor Wolf signed legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) into law today to better protect healthcare professionals in the workplace. Listen   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

 

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 1199, legislation to assist businesses, health systems, and consumers in deploying innovative technological tools and resources to more effectively cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing basic rules for the operation of Personal Delivery Devices (PDDs) in the Commonwealth, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36).   [Read More]

Jul

01

2020

July 01, 2020

Legislation introduced by State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) to extend second chances for rehabilitated citizens seeking state-issued job licenses is being signed into law today by the Governor.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2020

June 30, 2020

 

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

Jun

30

2020

June 30, 2020

 

The Senate today (June 30) passed legislation that will fundamentally restructure and improve the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, according to Senators Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Mike Regan (R-31).   Listen   [Read More]

Jun

30

2020

June 30, 2020

Local employers and employees detailed the serious damage caused by Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 business shutdown orders during a workshop discussion of the Senate Majority Policy Committee today. The meeting was held at the request of Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster).   [Read More]

Jun

30

2020

June 30, 2020

 

Senate Judiciary Committee | June 30, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

Jun

30

2020

June 30, 2020

 

Community-based health centers could better meet the needs of patients in underserved areas under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   Listen   [Read More]

Jun

29

2020

June 29, 2020

 

A bill introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49) to protect children in state-regulated daycare facilities received final legislative approval today and was sent to the Governor for enactment into law.   Listen   [Read More]

Jun

29

2020

June 29, 2020

 

Senate Majority Policy Committee | June 30, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]