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May 2021

Parents would have the option to allow their children to repeat a grade level due to the learning disruptions created by COVID-19 under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman. 05/19/21
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The Pennsylvania Right to Bear Arms Act was unveiled at a recent rally outside the state Capitol. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Doug Mastriano of Franklin County. 05/18/21
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A Lancaster County lawmaker took to the Senate floor to highlight was a YES vote means on two proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin. 05/17/21
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Legislation that would raise funds for the fight against breast cancer has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 05/14/21
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The Capitol Hunger Garden has opened for its 11th season. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 05/13/21
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Legislation to expand educational opportunities for charter school students has been approved by the Senate Education Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 05/12/21
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A bill that would help address lost educational opportunities during the pandemic has been approved by the Senate Education Committee.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 05/11/21
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State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill has introduced legislation to ban the state from requiring vaccine passports. Hanson Quickel has the details from the state Capitol. 05/10/21
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Legislation to reform how the state’s Lt. Governor is selected has received bipartisan support in the Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator David Argall of Schuylkill County. 05/07/21
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The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a bill to permit essential family caregiver nursing home visits during health emergencies. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 05/06/21
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Legislation that would provide additional funding to the State Police for the training of state and local Drug Recognition Experts is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Hutchinson of Venango County. 05/05/21
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Access to ventilator and tracheostomy care would be preserved for hundreds of patients under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 05/04/21
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The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee has approved legislation that provides a financial lifeline to first responders and veterans groups. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Joe Pittman of Indiana County. 05/03/21
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April 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation updating “sell by” and “best by” date labeling for pasteurized milk. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County. 04/30/21
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Legislation that provides new resources for pediatric cancer research has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 04/29/21
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A regulatory relief package to aid small businesses in the Commonwealth has been approved by the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 04/28/21
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A Lycoming County lawmaker has introduced legislation to establish the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Gene Yaw. 04/27/21
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The Senate Communications and Technology Committee has approved two bills aimed at closing Pennsylvania’s digital divide. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 04/26/21
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Legislation to provide justice to child abuse victims is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Lisa Baker of Luzerne County. 04/23/21
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Legislation that would require drivers to remove snow and ice from their vehicles has been passed unanimously by the Pennsylvania Senate.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Dan Laughlin of Erie County. 04/22/21
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The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing this week as Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 04/21/21
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Legislation intended to protect the First Amendment rights of teachers has been approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 04/20/21
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The Senate Majority Policy Committee held a public hearing (Tuesday) on the economic impact of COVID-19 business closures on the tourism and hospitality industries. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Mario Scavello of Monroe County. 04/16/21
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Legislation aimed at promoting agritourism in the Commonwealth has been reintroduced in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 04/15/21
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The Senate Education Committee held a public hearing at the state Capitol on proposed K-12 education reforms. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 04/14/21
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A bill to bring back the vehicle registration sticker has received the approval of the state Senate Transportation Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Wayne Langerholc of Cambria County. 04/13/21
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Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings have concluded for the week. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Pat Browne of Lehigh County. 04/12/21
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Legislation related to harnessing the increasing rise in vehicles not powered by traditional gasoline engines is now before the Pennsylvania Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Bob Mensch of Montgomery County. 04/09/21
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Legislation to address Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage is now before the Senate for consideration. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 04/08/21
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Legislation to prohibit vaccine passports in the Commonwealth is being circulated in Harrisburg. Hanson Quickel reports from the state Capitol with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 04/07/21
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Legislation that preserves a sales tax exemption for multi-purpose agriculture vehicles has received the approval of the Senate Finance Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Judy Ward of Blair County. 04/06/21
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Access to ventilator and tracheostomy care would be preserved for hundreds of patients under a bill approved by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Camera Bartolotta of Washington County. 04/05/21
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The Senate Education Committee has unanimously approved First Amendment protections for educators. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County. 04/02/21
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A resolution calling for permanent daylight savings time has received the approval of the Senate State Government Committee. Hanson Quickel reports from Harrisburg with Senator Scott Martin of Lancaster County. 04/01/21
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