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Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness 2021-2022

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee met on Monday, June 21, 2021, and took action as follows:

Approved the nominations of Major General Mark Schindler for Adjutant General and the promotion of Brigadier General Benjamin Cason (PA Air National Guard) for Major General.

Unanimous.

HB 196 (Day) – Approved HB 196 (Day) providing for employment protections to Pennsylvania residents who are members of a National Guard or Reserve unit while deployed in another state.

Unanimous.


The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee met on Monday, June 14, 2021, and took action as follows:

Confirmations unanimously reported from Committee, namely promotions of the following PA National Guard Officers:

  • Colonel Scott Coradi, PA Air National Guard (being promoted to Brigadier General)
  • Colonel Patrick Monahan, PA Army National Guard (being promoted to Brigadier General)
  • Colonel  John Pippy, PA Army National Guard (being promoted to Brigadier General)

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee met Off the Floor on Wednesday, June 10, 2021 to consider H.R. 106 which was amended and reported out along party lines.

HR 106 – (Benninghoff) –  ends the Governor’s Emergency Declaration immediately –   all Democrats voted in the negative on Amendment A01563 and on HR 106 as amended


The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee met Tuesday, June 8, 2021 and reported the following bills from committee.

All bills were reported favorably by unanimous vote.

SB 578 (Bartolotta)   Constitutional Amendment re Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption –  Unanimous

SB 739 (Stefano)   Career Fire Companies added to Fire & EMS loans  –  Adopted unanimously as amended

With Amendment A01515

SB 740 (Stefano)  EMSOF Formula Delay –  Unanimous

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 to consider the following bills:

SB 433 (Stefano & Collett) which establishes the Keystone Youth Challenge Fund

A00483 was a technical amendment to adjust incorrect dates in the bill

SB 248 (Phillips Hill) which establishes two Veteran Recognition Days: March 6th as Persian Gulf War Veterans Day and October 7th as Global War on Terrorism Veterans Day

SB 455 (Bartolotta) which creates a Veteran-Owned Business Logo

SB433 was reported out of Committee unanimously as amended. The remaining bills were reported out of Committee unanimously.

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met on Monday, February 22, 2021 and unanimously reported out the following bills as amended:



The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met Wednesday, February 3, 2021: