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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation and Approves the Nomination of New Victim Advocate

June 15, 2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), met today to consider the nomination of Suzanne V. Estrella, Esq., as Pennsylvania’s Victim Advocate. In addition, the committee considered three pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the rights of children and crime victims, and safeguarding the Commonwealth from ransomware attacks.   [Read More]

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To consider the nomination of Suzanne Estrella as Victim Advocate, and consideration of SB 708, SB 726, and HB 156

June 14, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

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Meeting of Special Committee

June 11, 2021
Senate Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform | PUBLIC HEARING | Meeting of Special Committee | Monday, June 14, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

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Baker, Argall Issue Statement on Inspector General Report

May 26, 2021
Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) and Senator Dave Argall (R-29) have issued the following statement regarding the Inspector General report released today, on the Department of State’s Failure to meet its constitutional mandate concerning House Bill No. 963 of 2019.   [Read More]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation

May 25, 2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), met today to consider five bills aimed at aiding in cyber stalking prevention, protecting care-dependent individuals from sexual assault, safeguarding newborns in need of care, creating increased accountability for court costs, and providing greater transparency for prosecution of certain offenses.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 305, SB 516, SB 588, SB 703, and SB 704

May 21, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 11: 30 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 (and Virtual Participation) |   [Read More]

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation to Provide Justice for Child Abuse Victims, Aid in Suicide Prevention and Safeguard Children from Predators

April 21, 2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee, today, advanced three pieces of legislation to help protect victims by allowing a two-year window for childhood sexual abuse survivors to pursue civil lawsuits, aiding in the prevention of youth and intellectually disabled suicides, and safeguarding children from predatory acts of adults in positions of authority, according to chairwoman Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 521, HB 184, and HB 951

April 20, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee | Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 10 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)     [Read More]

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Public hearing on insight on the Administration of Elections in Philadelphia and Allegheny Counties

April 19, 2021
Senate Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform | Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

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The Pennsylvania Senate Honors the Life of Pat Solano

March 24, 2021
The Pennsylvania Senate, today, honored the life of Pat Solano with a condolence resolution, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) and Senator John Yudichak (I-14), who both offered remarks on the Senate Floor.   [Read More]