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Bill Signings for Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) Legislation

December 18, 2019
Senate Bill 500, sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker, will create a County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee. Senate Bill 501, sponsored by Senator Tom Killion, will generate significant savings for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections by streamlining the process for placement in State Intermediate Punishment, allowing parole agents to quickly detain parolees for violations, and streamlining the process for paroling people who receive a short sentence to prison.   [Read More]

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Nomination of J. Andrew Crompton for Commonwealth Court

December 18, 2019
Senator Lisa Baker discusses her support of the nomination of J. Andrew Crompton, Esq. for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.   [Read More]

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Introduction of Wyoming Valley West HS Field Hockey Team

December 18, 2019
Senator Lisa Baker and Senator John Yudichak introduce the Wyoming Valley West High School field hockey team, winners of the 2019 PIAA Class 2A state championship.   [Read More]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Votes To Support Several Judicial Nominees

December 18, 2019
The Senate Judiciary Committee met today to consider the nominations of several individuals for seats on various courts.     [Read More]

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Confirmation Hearing

December 16, 2019
Senate Judiciary Committee | December 18, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. | Hearing Room 1, NOB |     [Read More]

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Sen. Baker Comments On Passage Of Statute Of Limitations Reform Legislation

November 20, 2019
Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered the following remarks in support of the statute of limitations reform efforts, and her amendment to change the time that a person between the ages of 18 and 23 has to bring a civil claim for sexual abuse from 2 years under current law to the age of 30, increase the criminal statute of limitations to 20 years for this same class of victims, up from the existing 12 years after the offense was committed, and transfer $5 million into the Crime Victims Compensation Fund to fund counseling services. Sen. Baker's remarks on HB 962 Sen. Baker’s remarks on HB 963   [Read More]

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Public hearing to consider the reappointment of John P. Williams as a member of the Board of Pardons

November 15, 2019
Senate Judiciary Committee | November 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |     [Read More]

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Bill Helps Ensure Safe, Fair Elections And Greater Voter Participation

October 30, 2019
Senate Bill 421, which passed the Senate and House and is on its way to the governor’s desk, received the support of Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20th.   [Read More]

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Wayne County Resident Shadows Sen. Baker

October 29, 2019
Grey Rabbit Dion Puett, a 2018 Honesdale High School graduate, spent a day serving as a student shadow of Sen. Lisa Baker at the Capitol.   [Read More]

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State Senate Honors Patrick Solano

October 25, 2019
Patrick Solano, of Pittston Township, has received many honors and awards over the years. But the WWII veteran says the recognition he recently received by the state Senate is, “the optimum.”   [Read More]