News Releases

Dec

05

2019

December 05, 2019

Chaired by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee is holding a public hearing Thursday, Dec. 12th in Franklin County to take testimony on regulatory reform.   [Read More]

Dec

03

2019

December 03, 2019

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Dan Laughlin (R-49) have introduced a bill that would preserve access to ventilator or tracheostomy care for hundreds of patients in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

Nov

27

2019

November 27, 2019

 

Legislation allowing hunting on up to three Sundays each year was signed into law today (November 27), according to Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49), prime sponsor of the measure.   [Read More]

Nov

22

2019

November 22, 2019

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved a bill today to increase pensions for the Blind Veterans Pension Program and the Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

Nov

21

2019

November 21, 2019

Legislation sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) that would increase the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from age 18 to 21 received final Senate approval today and is set to be signed into law.   [Read More]

Nov

21

2019

November 21, 2019

The Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help reduce the risk of patients falling victim to opioid addiction, according to Senator Ryan P. Aument (R-36), who authored the bill.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

 

The Senate approved a comprehensive package of bills today to support survivors of sexual abuse, including legislation to reform the statute of limitations to give survivors a retroactive two- year civil window to file claims, according to Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr, (R-35) who strongly supported the bills.   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Statute of Limitations Child Sexual Abuse Reform Package   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

 

Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered the following remarks in support of the statute of limitations reform efforts, and her amendment to change the time that a person between the ages of 18 and 23 has to bring a civil claim for sexual abuse from 2 years under current law to the age of 30, increase the criminal statute of limitations to 20 years for this same class of victims, up from the existing 12 years after the offense was committed, and transfer $5 million into the Crime Victims Compensation Fund to fund counseling services. Sen. Baker's remarks on HB 962 Sen. Baker’s remarks on HB 963   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

 

Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) issued the following statement today regarding passage of legislation to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage incrementally from $7.25 to $9.50 by January 1, 2022:     [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

 

A bill that would prohibit the practice of selectively aborting babies based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome earned Senate approval today, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), who supported the bill.     [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

Senate Transportation Committee | November 21, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. | Rules Room   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

 

Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, approved five measures aiding military families and veterans, according to Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland and York), Chairman of the Committee.     [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee passed a bill today that would provide a valuable new marketing tool for businesses owned by veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

The Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) will hold a workshop discussion to discuss regional highway funding. Watch Live   [Read More]

Nov

20

2019

November 20, 2019

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee advanced a proposal that will consolidate the state’s information technology under one entity and create standards to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity efforts, according to committee chair Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).   [Read More]