Sep

20

2022

September 20, 2022

Today Chairman John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) convened a meeting of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee to consider three bills, two of which would remove out-of-pocket costs associated with genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome as well as supplemental breast screenings for women with a high lifetime risk of breast cancer. [Read More]

May

02

2022

May 02, 2022

The Senate Majority Policy Committee today held the second in a series of hearings on crime and public safety, gathering at the East Hempfield Township Building in Lancaster County to get input from local police chiefs, prosecutors, human trafficking victim advocates, and key community groups. [Read More]

Apr

25

2022

April 25, 2022

With National Crime Victims’ Rights Week as the backdrop, the Senate Majority Policy Committee today kicked off a series of hearings on crime and public safety, gathering at the Cambria County Courthouse to get input from police, prosecutors, judges, and key community groups.  [Read More]

Nov

24

2020

November 24, 2020

At the request of Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York), the Senate Majority Policy Committee is holding a public hearing Wednesday at 12:30 pm to discuss 2020 election issues and irregularities. [Read More]

Sep

09

2020

September 09, 2020

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) to strengthen the state’s “Steer Clear Law” and better protect tow truck operators, law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other first responders was unanimously approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee. [Read More]

Sep

08

2020

September 08, 2020

Press conference announcing Senate Bill 1281, proposed by Senator Mastriano and Senator Ward, to protect first responders (e.g. tow truck drivers, emergency management services, firefighters, law enforcement, etc.) when they respond to emergency scenes, traffic stops or disabled vehicles on the highway.  This is referred to as the “Steer Clear Law”, which is being rebranded as the “Move Over Law,” Tuesday, September 8 at noon in Soldier's Grove |   [Read More]

Jun

15

2020

June 15, 2020

During a Senate hearing today, lawmakers questioned the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s accelerated plan to switch to an all-electronic tolling (AET) system and lay off nearly 500 employees. Listen - Senator Bartolotta Listen - Senator Ward [Read More]

Jun

12

2020

June 12, 2020

Two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing on Monday, June 15 from 10 a.m. until noon to examine the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s plan to lay-off at least 500 employees as part of its switch to an all-electronic tolling system. [Read More]

May

13

2020

May 13, 2020

The Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on Tuesday, May 12 with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (Turnpike) that uncovered over $1 billion in revenue losses to the state’s transportation system. [Read More]

May

11

2020

May 11, 2020

The Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Sen. Kim Ward (R-39), will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Pennsylvania transportation system. [Read More]