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Mastriano: PA Senate GOP Action Leads to Roll-back of Federal Regulations Limiting Foster Care & Adoption Opportunities

November 01, 2019
A letter penned by a dozen Pennsylvania Senate Republicans to the White House resulted in President Trump mandating a roll-back of regulations limiting foster care and adoption opportunities in Pennsylvania and nationwide.     [Read More]

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Senate Committee Passes Langerholc’s Legislation To Return Johnstown Flood Tax Dollars to Area

October 30, 2019
A Senate committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) that would increase funding for grants and loans for distressed municipalities through an existing state funding source.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Vogel Bill Promoting Telemedicine in Pennsylvania

October 30, 2019
The Senate today (October 30) approved legislation introduced by Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) aimed at promoting telemedicine in Pennsylvania as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services.   Listen   [Read More]

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Peyton’s Law Passes the Senate Unanimously

October 30, 2019
Today the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-31) which aims to educate every student athlete and their parents about electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Mensch Bill Overhauling Older Adult Protective Services Act

October 29, 2019
The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to overhaul the Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA), which aims to detect and reduce elder abuse in the Commonwealth, as well as provide protective services for Pennsylvanians over 60 years of age. Listen   [Read More]

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Corman: Senate Approves Comprehensive Modernizations to State Election Laws

October 29, 2019
The State Senate today approved legislation that will bring the most comprehensive changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws in more than eight decades, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), who said the modernizations will make it easier for all residents to take part in elections.    Listen   [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Approves Martin Bill to Protect Student Sexual Assault Victims

October 29, 2019
A proposal that would provide new protections for young victims of sexual assault earned the endorsement of a key panel in the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Ward Bill to Protect Health Care Practitioners and Technicians

October 28, 2019
The Senate voted today to extend new protections to members of the healthcare community by strengthening penalties for assaults against health care practitioners and technicians, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 858, SB 132, SB 489, SB 927, and HB 1547

October 28, 2019
Senate Transportation Committee | October 29, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HB 68, HB 280, HB 1522, and HB 1537

October 25, 2019
Senate Labor & Industry Committee | October 29, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

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Voting Meeting on SB 530 and SB 850

October 25, 2019
Senate Education Committee | October 29, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 895, SR 153, and HB 57

October 25, 2019
Senate State Government Committee | October 29, 2019 | 12 noon | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]