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State Government 2021-2022

The Senate State Government Committee met today, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:30 PM and considered the following bills:

SB519 (Mastriano) A joint resolution to amend the PA Constitution by changing the beginning of a legislative term from December 1 to January 1 to allow for session days in December after an election.

The bill was reported as committed by a party-line vote of 7-4.

SB559 (Argall) – Amends the Administrative Code to require the public reporting of the number of administered COVID-19 vaccines and the number of wasted COVID-19 vaccines.

Senator Argall introduced amendment A00946 which clarified the data to be made public and changed the effective date. The amendment was adopted unanimously.

The bill was reported as amended by unanimous vote.

SB561 (Fontana) – Authorizes the conveyance by competitive bid of approximately 20.2736 acres of land, buildings and improvements at the former State Correctional Institution in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

The bill was reported as committed by unanimous vote.

HB854 (Ecker) – Amends the Administrative Code to require the preservation for a 10 year period the records related to the COVID-19 emergency order.

The bill was reported as committed by a vote of 8-3 with Senators Haywood, Street, and A. Williams in the negative.

The Senate State Government Committee met today, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and voted on the following:

SB 423 (J. Ward):  An Act amending Title 71 (State Government) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to permit retirees from the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) to return to service and work part-time as a state-certified fire instructor without having their benefits stopped. The bill was reported as committed by unanimous vote.

SB 441 (Argall):  An Act providing for qualifications of chairperson of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission. The bill was reported as amended by unanimous vote.

Senator Argall introduced technical amendment A00567 which changed the qualification requiring a chairperson to have voted in “2 of the last 3 statewide elections” to read “at least 2 of the last 3 statewide elections.” The amendment was adopted unanimously.

SR36 (Martin):  A resolution urging Congress to make daylight savings time permanent. The resolution was reported as committed by unanimous vote..


The Senate State Government Committee met today, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM and voted on the following: 

SB 274 (Fontana):  Authorizes the conveyance by competitive bid of approximately 2.09 acres of land, buildings, and improvements in Coraopolis Borough, Allegheny County

This bill was reported favorably by unanimous vote 

HB 284 (Metcalfe):  Updates and modernizes the History Code

This bill was reported favorably by unanimous vote

 


The Senate State Government Committee met today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 and voted on the following:

SB106 (Argall):  A Constitutional amendment to change the process for selecting the Lieutenant Governor.

The bill was reported favorably by a vote of 10-1. Senator Muth voted in the negative.

SB113 (Scavello):  An Act designating “The Pennsylvania March” as the official march of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The bill was reported favorably by a unanimous vote.

SB116 (Scavello): Amends Title 37 (Historical & Museums) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to update and modernize the History Code. 

The bill was reported favorably by a unanimous vote.