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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation

June 22, 2021
The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), held a meeting today advancing three bills focused on human trafficking and a fourth related to child abuse.   [Read More]

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Bipartisan, inter-branch task force announces new policy recommendations to improve juvenile justice

June 22, 2021
The inter-branch and bipartisan Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force on Tuesday released a comprehensive final report with policy recommendations that protect public safety, increase accountability, achieve savings for reinvestment, and improve outcomes for youth, families, and communities.   [Read More]

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Bipartisan, Inter-branch Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Final Report to Improve Outcomes for Youth, Families, and Communities

June 21, 2021
Press conference announcing the release of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force’s final report, including policy recommendations to strengthen the state’s juvenile justice system on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9 a.m. in the Media Center, State Capitol, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider HB 246, HB 843, HB 954, and HB 1147

June 21, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | Off the Floor | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

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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]