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Martin: Bill Crediting Dentists for Charitable Volunteerism Becomes Law
November 10, 2022

Martin: Bill Crediting Dentists for Charitable Volunteerism Becomes Law

Legislation that will give educational credits to dentists who volunteer at free clinics and charity events became law last week, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Pennsylvania Voters Return Solid Republican Majority to State Senate
November 9, 2022

Pennsylvania Voters Return Solid Republican Majority to State Senate

Pennsylvania voters returned a solid Republican majority to the state Senate in Tuesday’s General Election, re-electing all Republican incumbents and sending five new Republican senators to Harrisburg.  [Read More]

New Law Supports Pennsylvania’s Military Families
November 4, 2022

New Law Supports Pennsylvania’s Military Families

Deployments present military families with a number of challenges.  A loophole preventing spouses from collecting unemployment is no longer one of them, as a result of a new law advanced by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Letter from Senate GOP Leaders Regarding Next Week’s Election Sent to Acting Secretary of State Chapman
November 4, 2022

Letter from Senate GOP Leaders Regarding Next Week’s Election Sent to Acting Secretary of State Chapman

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward today sent the following letter to Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman.  [Read More]

Yaw Legislation Ensuring Royalty Transparency for Leaseholders Signed Into Law
November 4, 2022

Yaw Legislation Ensuring Royalty Transparency for Leaseholders Signed Into Law

Legislation aimed at ensuring landowners are afforded a clear and distinct assessment of royalties paid to them through lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators has been signed by Governor Tom Wolf, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Mastriano’s Overdose Mapping Act Becomes Law
November 4, 2022

Mastriano’s Overdose Mapping Act Becomes Law

Pennsylvania made a significant advancement in its fight against the opioid crisis this week when the Overdose Mapping Act became law, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).  [Read More]

Mastriano: Governor Signs Life-Saving Blue Lights Law
November 4, 2022

Mastriano: Governor Signs Life-Saving Blue Lights Law

The governor signed legislation this week enacting the “Blue Lights Law” in Pennsylvania, Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) said.  [Read More]

Laughlin Bill to Ease Antlerless Deer Hunting License Sales Becomes Law
November 4, 2022

Laughlin Bill to Ease Antlerless Deer Hunting License Sales Becomes Law

Sen. Dan Laughlin’s legislation, Senate Bill 431, making it easier for hunters to obtain antlerless deer hunting licenses has been signed into law by the governor.  [Read More]

Robinson, Gebhard Bill Increasing Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers Becomes Law
November 3, 2022

Robinson, Gebhard Bill Increasing Penalties for Hiring Unauthorized Workers Becomes Law

Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Chris Gebhard’s (R-48) bill improving enforcement of the construction industry’s use of the federal E-Verify system was included in House Bill 2648, now Act 141 of 2022, and was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Robinson Bill to Modernize Port of Pittsburgh Commission Signed into Law
November 3, 2022

Robinson Bill to Modernize Port of Pittsburgh Commission Signed into Law

Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill to modernize the commission overseeing 200 miles of Pittsburgh region waterways was signed into law today.  [Read More]

Robinson Bill Honoring Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Signed into Law
November 3, 2022

Robinson Bill Honoring Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Signed into Law

Sen. Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) bill honoring Pennsylvania veterans who have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq with the opportunity to apply for a special license plate was signed into law as part of Act 112 of 2022.  [Read More]

Langerholc Bill Authorizes Electric Powered Commercial Vehicles
November 3, 2022

Langerholc Bill Authorizes Electric Powered Commercial Vehicles

Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, announced today that his legislation was signed into law, creating a level playing field for commercial vehicles powered by electric.  [Read More]

Pittman’s Prescription Eye Drops Refill Bill Signed into Law
November 3, 2022

Pittman’s Prescription Eye Drops Refill Bill Signed into Law

Legislation that will reduce the waiting time for Pennsylvanians to get refills of their prescription eyedrops has been signed into law, said bill sponsor Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41).  [Read More]

Yaw Bill Ensuring Royalty Transparency for Leaseholders Heads to Governor
November 1, 2022

Yaw Bill Ensuring Royalty Transparency for Leaseholders Heads to Governor

Legislation aimed at ensuring landowners are afforded a clear and distinct assessment of royalties paid to them through lease agreements with oil and natural gas operators heads to the governor’s desk, said prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).  [Read More]

Martin: Bill Refining Student Athletes’ Contract Obligations Heads to Governor
October 28, 2022

Martin: Bill Refining Student Athletes’ Contract Obligations Heads to Governor

A bill refining an existing law that allows the compensation of student athletes for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL) was sent to the Governor’s desk earlier this week, said Sen. Scott Martin (R-13).  [Read More]

Senator Mensch’s Charitable Gift Annuities Legislation Advances out of the House, Heads to Gov. Wolf for Enactment
October 28, 2022

Senator Mensch’s Charitable Gift Annuities Legislation Advances out of the House, Heads to Gov. Wolf for Enactment

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) advanced out of the House this week (Oct. 26). Senate Bill 731 would provide protections for annuitants who are donors to a charity that provides for Charitable Gift Annuities.  [Read More]

Mensch Bill to Increase Opportunities for Valley Forge Military Academy and College Cadets Advances out of House and to Gov. for Enactment
October 27, 2022

Mensch Bill to Increase Opportunities for Valley Forge Military Academy and College Cadets Advances out of House and to Gov. for Enactment

The House this week (Oct. 26) approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to provide a pathway for Valley Forge Military Academy and College cadets to commission early into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an U.S. Officer in the Army.  [Read More]

Stefano Resolution to Bring Hope by Ringing Bells Receives Senate Support
October 27, 2022

Stefano Resolution to Bring Hope by Ringing Bells Receives Senate Support

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]

Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Important Increase of the Cap of the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit
October 27, 2022

Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Important Increase of the Cap of the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit

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]

Senate Approves Laughlin Bill to Ease Antlerless Deer Hunting License Sales
October 27, 2022

Senate Approves Laughlin Bill to Ease Antlerless Deer Hunting License Sales

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]

** Statement** Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward Issues Statement on PA EDGE Tax Credit Program
October 26, 2022

** Statement** Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward Issues Statement on PA EDGE Tax Credit Program

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]

Senate Approves Measures to Support Police and Crime Victims
October 26, 2022

Senate Approves Measures to Support Police and Crime Victims

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]

Senate Votes to Create New Tax Credit Programs to Bring Jobs and Investment to PA
October 26, 2022

Senate Votes to Create New Tax Credit Programs to Bring Jobs and Investment to PA

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]

Fire & EMS Package Advanced by Stefano
October 26, 2022

Fire & EMS Package Advanced by Stefano

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]

Phillips-Hill: Legislature sends governor historic health care reform measure
October 26, 2022

Phillips-Hill: Legislature sends governor historic health care reform measure

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]

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