News Releases

Oct

27

2022

October 27, 2022

In response to a request made by a resident of the 32nd District, Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) sponsored Senate Resolution 365, which recognizes three days annually to ring bells as a sign of thanks, praise and unity.  [Read More]

Oct

27

2022

October 27, 2022

State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Senator Lisa Baker (Luzerne/Wyoming/Susquehanna/Wayne/Pike) announced today that new jobs and more investment will be coming to northeastern Pennsylvania after the Senate voted to create and expand tax credit programs to support targeted investments in key industries.  [Read More]

Oct

27

2022

October 27, 2022

The state House of Representatives has approved Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 431, seeking to make it easier for hunters to obtain antlerless deer hunting licenses.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) today offered the following statement regarding passage of the HB 1059 – The Economic Development for Growing Economy (PA EDGE) tax credit program.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

Taking further action to stem the rise in violent crime in Pennsylvania, the Senate this week passed several measures to support law enforcement and crime victims.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

New jobs and more investment could be coming to Pennsylvania after the Senate voted today to create and expand tax credit programs to support targeted investments in key industries.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

HARRISBURG – Today, the Senate passed a measure that would provide essential funding and support for Pennsylvania’s fire and emergency medical services (EMS) community, according to Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee. With an amendment offered by Senator Stefano, House Bill 397 would:         […]  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

On the final day of its two-year session, the General Assembly sent a measure authored by Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) to the governor for his signature that would make significant reforms to prior authorization and step therapy for medical treatment.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

The Overdose Mapping Act will soon head to the governor’s desk after unanimous concurrence in the Senate today, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

A provision in Senate Bill 1083 to protect small employers from unfair tax increases was approved the General Assembly and sent to the governor for his signature, according to State Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and State Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-123).  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

The General Assembly has approved Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 696, that would require state agencies and their contractors, as well as local governments, to notify victims of a data breach involving personally identifiable information within one week of such a breach being determined.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

Legislation to simplify and streamline the process for irrevocable grantor trusts was unanimously passed by the Pennsylvania Senate, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), who introduced the measure.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

The Senate approved legislation today that clarifies license plate obstruction violations after a recent court ruling appeared to criminalize thousands of drivers overnight.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

Legislation legalizing rear-facing blue lights for tow-truck operators will soon head to the governor’s desk, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said today.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee scheduled a hearing for Thursday, Oct. 27 in Philadelphia to discuss the pivotal role of liquified natural gas (LNG) in strengthening American energy security globally.  [Read More]

Oct

26

2022

October 26, 2022

Today, state Sens. Elder Vogel (R-47) and Judy Schwank (D-11), the chairs of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) expressing their concerns about House Bill 224.  [Read More]

Oct

25

2022

October 25, 2022

Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, announced today the final passage of his bill that assists farmers with their home delivery of agricultural products.  [Read More]

Oct

25

2022

October 25, 2022

Legislation today that will give educational credits to dentists who volunteer at free clinics and charity events is on its way to the governor’s desk, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Oct

25

2022

October 25, 2022

A bill that streamlines the process to become a notary public heads to the governor’s desk, Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) said today.  [Read More]

Oct

25

2022

October 25, 2022

tate Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) has introduced legislation to require the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its agencies to pay municipal stormwater assessments just like any other local property owner.  [Read More]

Oct

25

2022

October 25, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) that would allow junior firefighters, aged 17, to train on live-burn, interior firefighter modules was passed with strong bipartisan support on Monday.  [Read More]

Oct

24

2022

October 24, 2022

A bill that would ensure funding for the demolition of blighted properties was approved by the State House of Representative by a strongly bipartisan vote of 163-37, according to State Senator Dave Argall (R-29), who introduced the bill. It now heads to the governor’s desk for final approval.  [Read More]

Oct

24

2022

October 24, 2022

The Megan’s Law Expansion Legislation (SB 118) moved one step closer to becoming law today, passing in the House of Representatives in a 184-16 vote. SB 118, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, requires offenders convicted of any sex trafficking-related offense to register.  [Read More]

Oct

24

2022

October 24, 2022

Sens. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Scott Martin (R-13) said this week they will soon introduce legislation to help reunite lost children with their families.  [Read More]

Oct

24

2022

October 24, 2022

The Senate Game & Fisheries Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 8E-A of the state Capitol’s East Wing to discuss antler restrictions, according to committee chair Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49).  [Read More]