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Baker Bill Seeks to Improve School Bus Safety and Save Lives by Targeting Reckless Drivers
August 25, 2023

Baker Bill Seeks to Improve School Bus Safety and Save Lives by Targeting Reckless Drivers

With a new school year beginning, there is renewed focus on getting our children to and from school safe and sound. Despite clear laws aimed at protecting children entering or departing a school bus or using a crosswalk, there are increasing reports of motorists speeding through school zones and distracted and reckless drivers placing the safety of school bus passengers and drivers at risk. In response to this alarming trend, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) is working to increase penalties for those refusing to follow the law.   [Read More]

Baker’s Leadership Recognized by City and State Pennsylvania
August 7, 2023

Baker’s Leadership Recognized by City and State Pennsylvania

Since taking the oath of office as state senator in Jan. 2007, Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) has concentrated on delivering results for the communities and residents of the 20th Senatorial District.  [Read More]

Baker, Haywood Issue Joint Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Guardianship Laws
June 27, 2023

Baker, Haywood Issue Joint Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Guardianship Laws

Sens. Lisa Baker (R-20) and Art Haywood (D-4) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 506, legislation to strengthen guardianship laws in Pennsylvania by requiring courts to automatically appoint counsel to individuals undergoing the guardianship process, consider other less restrictive alternatives before imposing a guardianship, and instituting training and screening of professional guardians. The bill would also establish a more robust review process for those currently in a guardianship and requires the court to establish procedures to prevent individuals from staying in the system if their incapacity or circumstances change.  [Read More]

Senate Committee Passes Baker, Bartolotta and Williams Bill to Reform PA’s Probation System
June 23, 2023

Senate Committee Passes Baker, Bartolotta and Williams Bill to Reform PA’s Probation System

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation sponsored by Sens. Lisa Baker (R-20), Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Anthony Williams (D-8) that would reform Pennsylvania’s probation system to give people a better pathway out of the criminal justice system.  [Read More]

TOMORROW: Senate Judiciary Committee Holding Confirmation Hearing, Voting Meeting
June 21, 2023

TOMORROW: Senate Judiciary Committee Holding Confirmation Hearing, Voting Meeting

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20), is holding a confirmation hearing and voting meeting tomorrow, June 22, at 10 a.m., in Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Baker: Senate Approves Measure to Protect Prescription Coverage for Social Security Recipients
June 19, 2023

Baker: Senate Approves Measure to Protect Prescription Coverage for Social Security Recipients

Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) today voted for a bill approved by the Senate that would protect Social Security recipients who might lose access to two state prescription medication programs.  [Read More]

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