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Public Hearing Focuses on Parental Rights, Bill to Ensure Safe Ballot Transfer Advances
The Senate State Government Committee held a public hearing reviewing Senate Bill 996, sponsored by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), which would codify the rights of parents over the upbringing of their children, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29). The committee also held a voting meeting and advanced four bills, including a bill to ensure the safe transport of ballots. [Read More]
Right-to-Know Reforms Advanced by Senate State Government Committee
Two bills to update Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, the key statute governing transparency in state government, were passed by the Senate State Government Committee today, according to committee chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29). [Read More]
Senate Committee Reviews Concerns Regarding Governor and Lieutenant Governor Disability Procedures
The Senate State Government Committee held a public hearing Monday to review the legal requirements for incapacitated governors or lieutenant governors, according to committee chairman Senator David G. Argall (R-29). [Read More]
State Government Committee Approves Bills to Increase Transparency
The Senate State Government Committee approved legislation to increase the transparency of state and local government in Pennsylvania today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chairman of the committee. [Read More]
Increasing Transparency in State Government
Potential revisions to the Right to Know Law, which allows for Pennsylvania residents and organizations to request information about the operations of state and local agencies, the General Assembly, the judiciary, and state-related universities, were the subject of a hearing of the Senate State Government Committee today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chair of the committee. [Read More]
The State Government Committee has broad oversight over the executive branch, including the Office of the Governor, the Departments of State and General Services, as well as the Civil Service, Historical and Museum, and State Ethics Commissions.
The committee is also responsible for developing and approving legislation relating to campaigns and elections, ethics and transparency in state government, constitutional amendments, and state procurement and land sales.
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