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Senate Adopts Baker’s Bills Establishing the “Honoring Our Veterans” License Plate  For Motorcycles and Transferring a Portion of Fee to Veterans Trust Fund

Senate Adopts Baker’s Bills Establishing the “Honoring Our Veterans” License Plate For Motorcycles and Transferring a Portion of Fee to Veterans Trust Fund

May 21, 2015

The state Senate has unanimously approved a pair of bills sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) that would create an “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate for motorcycles. Fifteen dollars of the license fee would be dedicated to supporting veterans in need through the Veterans Trust Fund.
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Senate Unanimously Approves Smucker Bill on Campus Arrest Powers

Senate Unanimously Approves Smucker Bill on Campus Arrest Powers

May 14, 2015

By a vote of 47 to 0, the Senate approved a bill yesterday to improve public safety on college campuses.

Senate Leaders Applaud Passage of Sweeping Pension Restructuring Plan Projected to Save $18.3 Billion

Senate Leaders Applaud Passage of Sweeping Pension Restructuring Plan Projected to Save $18.3 Billion

May 13, 2015

A significant plan to reform Pennsylvania’s costly state pension systems was approved today by the Senate by a vote of 28 to 19, according to Senate Republican Leaders.


Senate Adopts EMS Resolutions

Senate Adopts EMS Resolutions

May 13, 2015

The Senate today adopted two Resolutions introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich recognizing the service and dedication of Pennsylvania’s Emergency Medical Service providers.

Senate Approves Sen. Baker’s Resolution Marking 100th Anniversary of Workers’ Compensation Law

Senate Approves Sen. Baker’s Resolution Marking 100th Anniversary of Workers’ Compensation Law

May 12, 2015

The Senate today unanimously adopted Sen. Lisa Baker’s resolution marking the 100th anniversary of the adoption of Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Law.

Senate Passes Senate Bill 3, Medical Cannabis

Senate Passes Senate Bill 3, Medical Cannabis

May 12, 2015

The Pennsylvania State Senate passed Senator Mike Folmer’s (R – Lebanon, Dauphin, York) Senate Bill 3 to allow the use of medical cannabis in the Commonwealth: 40-7.

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Confirmation Hearing for Teresa Osborne for Secretary of Aging and House Bill 753

May 12, 2015

Senate Aging and Youth Committee - May 12, 2015

Corman: Senate Pension Plan Projected to Save $18.3 Billion According to Public Employee Retirement Commission Review

Corman: Senate Pension Plan Projected to Save $18.3 Billion According to Public Employee Retirement Commission Review

May 12, 2015

Senate Bill 1 restructures the state’s two public employee pension systems – the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) – in order to make them viable in the long term.

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Public Employees Retirement Commission meeting on Senate Bill 1 (Pension Reform)

May 12, 2015

Public Employees Retirement Commission meeting on Senate Bill 1 (Pension Reform).

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