State Government Committee Senator Cris Dush, Chair

Public Hearing Focuses on Parental Rights, Bill to Ensure Safe Ballot Transfer Advances
October 18, 2022

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
September 20, 2022

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
July 18, 2022

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
June 28, 2022

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
June 23, 2022

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]

State Government Committee Votes to Ban Russian Investments
June 14, 2022

State Government Committee Votes to Ban Russian Investments

Two bills to stop Pennsylvania tax dollars from supporting the Russian government were approved today following a public hearing by the Senate State Government Committee, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the committee chairman.  [Read More]

***Media Advisory*** Senate State Government Committee Hearing to Review Efforts to Hold Russia Accountable, Support Veteran and Minority Owned Businesses
June 13, 2022

***Media Advisory*** Senate State Government Committee Hearing to Review Efforts to Hold Russia Accountable, Support Veteran and Minority Owned Businesses

The Senate State Government Committee will hold a hearing reviewing two bills that aim to hold the Russian government accountable for their heinous war crimes (SB 1203 and HB 2447) and a bill that aims to support veteran and minority owned businesses in Pennsylvania (SB 1140).  [Read More]

Reducing Partisanship in Redistricting
May 25, 2022

Reducing Partisanship in Redistricting

After controversy in this year’s decennial process of redrawing district lines for the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives, the Senate State Government Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), took action today by advancing two constitutional amendments to ensure future redistricting efforts are less partisan.  [Read More]

Luzerne County Mail-In Ballot Error, Open Primaries Examined in State Senate Hearing
April 21, 2022

Luzerne County Mail-In Ballot Error, Open Primaries Examined in State Senate Hearing

An error that caused 300 voters’ mail-in ballots to be delayed and a bill that would allow independent voters to participate in primary elections were the subjects of a hearing of the Senate State Government Committee held today in Hazleton, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chair of the committee.  [Read More]

State Government Committee Advances Bills Banning the Private Funding of Elections, Eliminating Drop Boxes
April 11, 2022

State Government Committee Advances Bills Banning the Private Funding of Elections, Eliminating Drop Boxes

Two bills banning the private funding of elections and one requiring mail or absentee ballots be delivered to a county’s primary office were passed by the Senate State Government Committee after three recent public hearings reviewing the proposals, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29), the chairman of the committee.  [Read More]

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