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Senator Ward’s Bill to Protect Healthcare Practitioners Becomes Law

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]

Governor signs Phillips-Hill’s health care worker safety bill into law

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]

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Senate Approves Aument Bill to Establish Rules for the Deployment of Personal Delivery Devices in Pennsylvania

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]

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Lawmakers Approve New Tool to Support Redevelopment of Blighted Properties

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]

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Senate Adopts Hutchinson Bill Improving Office of State Fire Commissioner

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]

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Public hearing to consider nominations

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

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Senate Votes to Boost Community-Based Healthcare for Patients in Need

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]

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Sen. Laughlin’s Bill to Improve Day Care Safety Sent to Governor

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]

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Informational meeting on the Southcentral PA Economy and COVID-19

June 29, 2020
Senate Majority Policy Committee | June 30, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HB 1439 and HB 1696

June 29, 2020
Senate Banking and Insurance Committee | June 30, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 565, SB 764, SB 869, SB 940, HB 256, HB 1841, and HB 1910

June 29, 2020
Senate Appropriations Committee | June 30, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. (Time approx.) | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider certain Executive Nominations

June 29, 2020
Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee | June 30, 2020 | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)     [Read More]