Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

To Address the recent Executive Orders by the Governor

Senate State Government Committee - May 11, 2016
 
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Senate Bills 930 and 1154 and House Bills 826 and 1618

Senate State Government Committee - March 15, 2016
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HB 1484, SB 488, HB 153

Senate State Government Committee - January 20, 2016
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Senate Resolution 248

Senate State Government Committee - November 23, 2015...Read More

SB 952, SB 1022, SB 1054, SB 1068, SB 1052, SR 215, SR 238

Senate State Government Committee - November 17, 2015...Read More

New Online Voter Registration System

Senate State Government Committee - October 21, 2015

Focus on ways to better spend and assess state government expenditures and programs

Senate State Government Committee and Senate Finance Committee - October 14, 2015
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Voters’ Choice Act (SB 495)

Senate State Government Committee September 22, 2015
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News

Senate State Government Committee Public Hearing on Senate Bill 3

February 19, 2015

The Senate State Government Committee, chaired by Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 3, introduced by Folmer and Senator Daylin Leach (D-17) to allow physicians to provide medical cannabis to patients in Pennsylvania....Read More

Senate State Government Committee's First Meeting of 2015-16 Session

February 4, 2015

Senator Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon, Dauphin and York) chaired his first Senate State Government Committee meeting today in the Main Capitol....Read More

Senate State Government Committee to Consider Proposals to Reduce Size of Legislature

May 29, 2014

While recent attention has been focused on the growing possibility of a broad gift ban being enacted, another long-argued reform measure is gaining new legislative life....Read More

State Senate State Government Chairs Call for Mutchler Re-Appointment

May 6, 2014

Senate State Government Committee Chairs Senators Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) and Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) today sent a joint letter to Governor Tom Corbett urging him to re-appoint Terry Mutchler to a second six-year term as executive director of the Office of Open Records....Read More

Senate State Government Committee Studies Gift Ban Proposals

April 28, 2014

The Senate State Government Committee examined proposals today that would prohibit legislators from receiving non-cash gifts from those seeking to influence the legislative process....Read More

Senate State Government Committee to Air Gift Ban Proposals

April 28, 2014

Looking to build on recent Senate approval of a rule and a bill banning cash gifts, the Senate State Government Committee is holding a public hearing on a broader gift ban that would encompass hospitality and entertainment....Read More

Senate Panel Approves Cash Gift Ban

April 7, 2014

The Senate State Government Committee approved legislation today that would ban cash gifts to legislators and public officials, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-13)....Read More

Senate State Government Committee Hearing Explores Open Records Law Improvements

October 21, 2013

The Senate State Government Committee reviewed how the state’s Open Records Law applies to state-related universities and inmates during a public hearing today, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-13)....Read More

Senate State Government Committee Schedules Second Hearing to Examine Open Records Law

September 20, 2013

The Senate State Government Committee will continue its review of proposed changes to the state’s Right-To-Know Law during a hearing on October 21, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-13)....Read More