Oct

11

2022

October 11, 2022

The Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee chaired by State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) and the Senate Labor and Industry Committee chaired by State Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington) held a joint hearing on Tuesday on the subject of workforce development in northeastern Pennsylvania. The hearing was held at the Luzerne County Community College’s Educational Conference Center. [Read More]

Oct

11

2022

October 11, 2022

Members of the media are invited to attend a joint public hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development (CERD) and Labor and Industry committees focusing on workforce development in northeastern Pennsylvania to be held at Luzerne County Community College. | Watch Live [Read More]

Oct

27

2021

October 27, 2021

The ongoing effort to halt the closure of the Polk State Center and White Haven State Center advanced today with Senate committee passage of legislation sponsored by Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21), Senator John Yudichak (I-14), Senator Michele Brooks (R-50) and Senator Lisa Baker (R-20). [Read More]

Oct

19

2021

October 19, 2021

The Senate Judiciary Committee took action today to unanimously advance comprehensive probation reform intended to reduce the amount of time and resources devoted to probationers and help them fully and safely reintegrate into society, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) who chairs the panel. [Read More]

Oct

19

2021

October 19, 2021

Legislation introduced in honor of a fallen Scranton police  officer, John Wilding, received bipartisan support today from the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Lisa Baker. [Read More]

Jun

22

2021

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]

Jun

15

2021

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]

May

25

2021

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]

Apr

21

2021

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]

Mar

16

2021

March 16, 2021

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), met today to consider three bills, including legislation to support victims of child sexual abuse, further address drug related DUI incidents, and merge the Board of Probation and Parole within the Department of Corrections. [Read More]