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Meeting to consider SB 1045, SB 1195, and HB 1459

June 26, 2020
Senate Appropriations Committee | June 29, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. (Time approx.) | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HB 941 and HB 942

June 26, 2020
Senate Health and Human Services Committee | June 29, 2020 | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Hearing Highlights Wolf Administration’s Continued Struggles to Protect Older Pennsylvanians Against COVID-19

June 26, 2020
Many of the same issues that plagued the Wolf Administration’s management of long-term care facilities at the outset of COVID-19 still remain a problem four months into the pandemic, according to testifiers at a Senate Aging and Youth Committee hearing on Thursday.   [Read More]

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Senators Arnold and Mastriano at Heisey’s Diner in Lebanon

June 25, 2020
Senator Dave Arnold, Senator Doug Mastriano, State Rep. Frank Ryan, and State Rep. Russ Diamond joined local community leaders at Heisey’s Diner in Lebanon to show support as they “go green.”     [Read More]

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Senator Bob Mensch’s Senate Bill 595 Unanimously Approved by the House, Goes to Governor for Signature

June 25, 2020
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 595, which was introduced by State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24).   [Read More]

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Senator Ward’s Bill to Protect Healthcare Practitioners Is Headed to Governor’s Desk

June 24, 2020
A bill that would strengthen penalties for assaults against healthcare practitioners and technicians is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, according to the measure’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).   [Read More]

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DiSanto Occupational Licensure Reforms Sent to Governor

June 24, 2020
Legislation introduced by State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) to extend second chances for rehabilitated citizens seeking state-issued job licenses was approved by the Senate today with House amendments and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk. The Governor has ten days to act on the bill and his administration has previously expressed support for the legislation.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Sweeping Reforms to Ensure Sustainability of PA State System of Higher Education

June 24, 2020
The Senate approved a set of broad reforms today to protect the future of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and ensure the system has the tools to achieve its mission for many years to come, according to Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Robert M. “Tommy” Tomlinson (R-6). Senator Martin Senator Tomlinson Listen - Senator Martin Listen - Senator Tomlinson   [Read More]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Action On Comprehensive Probation Reform

June 24, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee took action today on comprehensive probation reform intended to reduce the amount of time and resources devoted to probationers and help them fully reintegrate into society, according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) who chairs the panel. Listen   [Read More]

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Update on Long Term Care Facilities and COVID-19

June 24, 2020
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | June 25, 2020 at 10 am | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Bipartisan Probation Reform Proposal Moves Forward in the Senate

June 24, 2020
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved today a bipartisan bill which would improve Pennsylvania’s probation system by addressing antiquated and arbitrary provisions in the law that have unnecessarily trapped nonviolent offenders in a cycle of incarceration, failed to make neighborhoods safer, and wasted taxpayer dollars. Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills including HB 1910 and HB 1841

June 24, 2020
Senate Law and Justice Committee | June 24, 2020 | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]