Meeting to consider the nomination of Damaris Garcia, Esquire, as Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County; and SB 55 and SB 959

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | 11:30 a.m.

Room 8E-B, East Wing


Confirmation Hearing:

Call to Order and Attendance 

  • Nomination of Damaris Garcia, Esquire, as Judge, of the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County

Swearing-In of the Nominee: Senator Baker

Introduction of the Nominee: Senator Saval

Remarks: Damaris Garcia, Esquire

Questions and Comments: Members of the Committee

Consideration of Nomination 

Voting Meeting:

  • Senate Bill 55, P.N. 1161 (Santarsiero)Amends Titles 23 (Domestic Relations) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to provide updated criteria regarding the awarding of custody of a child.
  • Amendment A02545 (Santarsiero) Technical.
  • Senate Bill 959, P.N. 1168 (Robinson)Amends the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act to provide for the automatic scheduling of a substance when the substance is added to the schedules as a controlled substance under federal law.  
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