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Senate Approves Measures to Create a Better Process for COVID-19 Mitigation

The state Senate approved two bills today that would provide some much-needed clarity and common sense to the process of deciding which businesses can safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20). Listen
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Coal Refuse Cogeneration Industry

Joint Legislative Conservation Committee hearing to discuss what impact a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions would have on Pennsylvania’s coal refuse cogeneration industry.  
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New Law Promotes Milk Banks, Assures Safety In Pennsylvania

Mother’s milk plays a fundamental role in the development of all babies, but it is critical to the growth and survival of preemies. Listen
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St. David’s Day in Pennsylvania

VIDEO: Senator Lisa Baker offers a resolution recognizing March 1 as St. David’s Day in Pennsylvania. St. David’s Day is a feast day commemorating the death of the patron saint of Wales in the year 589.
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Recognizing PA’s Class AAA Football Champs – The Wyoming Area Warriors

VIDEO: Senator Lisa Baker introduces the Wyoming Area HS football team, winners of the 2019 PIAA Class 3A state championship.
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Keystone Mothers’ Milk Bank Act

Senator Lisa Baker speaks in support of House Bill 1001, legislation that would license and regulate donor human milk banks in Pennsylvania. Listen
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Senator Lisa Baker Reaction to 2020-2021 State Budget Proposal

Senator Lisa Baker, R-20th, offered the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address: Listen Listen
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Community Recovery Reinvestment Legislation

Remarks of Senator Baker at a news conference in Nanticoke on Community Recovery Reinvestment Legislation.  
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To release a report entitled: “A Study of the Impact of Venue for Medical Professional Liability Actions – Senate Resolution 20”

Legislative Budget and Finance Committee | February 3, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |  
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News Conference Announcing Community Recovery & Reinvestment Legislation

News Conference Announcing Community Recovery & Reinvestment Legislation |  
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Meeting to consider SB 968, SB 969, SB 976, and SB 659

Senate Judiciary Committee | January 29, 2020 | Main Capitol, Room 461  
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Rally to Announce Lawsuit Against Governor Wolf on Proposed Closures of Polk and White Haven State Centers

A group of legislators and stakeholders held a rally Capitol Main Rotunda to announce a lawsuit against Governor Wolf on the proposed closures of Polk and White Haven state centers.  
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Bill Signings for Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) Legislation

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.
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Nomination of J. Andrew Crompton for Commonwealth Court

Senator Lisa Baker discusses her support of the nomination of J. Andrew Crompton, Esq. for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
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Introduction of Wyoming Valley West HS Field Hockey Team

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.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Votes To Support Several Judicial Nominees

The Senate Judiciary Committee met today to consider the nominations of several individuals for seats on various courts.  
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Confirmation Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee | December 18, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. | Hearing Room 1, NOB |  
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Sen. Baker Comments On Passage Of Statute Of Limitations Reform Legislation

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

Senate Judiciary Committee | November 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |  
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Bill Helps Ensure Safe, Fair Elections And Greater Voter Participation

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.
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Wayne County Resident Shadows Sen. Baker

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.
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State Senate Honors Patrick Solano

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.”
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Senate Recognizes Pat Solano for Distinguished Military and Public Service

It is fitting for us to honor Patrick Solano, for his sense of honor and duty and patriotism during World War II.
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Public hearing to review the recommendations and other conclusions contained in the report prepared by the PA Department of Corrections entitled “Sentinel Event Reviews of Parolee Homicides.”

Senate Judiciary Committee | October 21, 2019 | NOB, Hearing Room #1 |  
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