Dec

15

2021

December 15, 2021

A resolution to prevent partisan attempts to expand the US Supreme Court and a bill to codify population data for congressional redistricting were passed by the Senate State Government Committee this week, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), the committee’s chairman. [Read More]

Dec

14

2021

December 14, 2021

Due to critical mistakes by the Department of State, the Senate State Government Committee passed a bill today by a bipartisan vote of 8-3 to restore public confidence in the process of amending the state Constitution, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), the committee’s chairman. [Read More]

Nov

12

2021

November 12, 2021

Testimony received during this week’s hearing of the Senate State Government Committee highlighted many of the difficulties and controversies surrounding the process of congressional redistricting, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), who chaired the hearing. [Read More]

Oct

20

2021

October 20, 2021

A package of four bills aiming to increase transparency in Pennsylvania was reviewed during a public hearing of the Senate State Government Committee today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), who chaired the hearing.  The Committee heard testimony from the prime sponsors of the bills, the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, and the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations. [Read More]

Oct

05

2021

October 05, 2021

For the second time in two weeks, Acting Secretary Veronica Degraffenreid and other officials from the Governor’s Department of State failed to attend a public hearing of the Senate State Government Committee on Senate Bill 878, a bipartisan bill that would implement recommendations of the bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform, after previously agreeing to attend. [Read More]

Sep

28

2021

September 28, 2021

Five bills, including updates to the election code and measures that increase transparency while protecting individual privacy, were passed today by the Senate State Government Committee, according to Senator Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), who chairs the Committee. [Read More]

Sep

23

2021

September 23, 2021

Local elections officials and members of advocacy groups testified before the Senate State Government Committee today regarding Senate Bill 878, a bipartisan election reform bill sponsored by the two chairmen of the committee, Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia).  [Read More]

Sep

21

2021

September 21, 2021

Four updates to Pennsylvania’s election code were passed by strongly bipartisan votes in the Senate State Government Committee today, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), who chairs the committee.  [Read More]

Aug

25

2021

August 25, 2021

The Senate State Government Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill), held the first in a series of hearings Tuesday reviewing many of the recent, controversial actions undertaken by the Department of State. [Read More]

Jun

22

2021

June 22, 2021

On Tuesday, the Senate State Government Committee advanced a bill, Senate Bill 222, to reform the process of redrawing Pennsylvania’s congressional districts by a bipartisan vote of 8-3, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks). [Read More]