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Medical Malpractice Venue Actuarial Report
June 15, 2022

Medical Malpractice Venue Actuarial Report

The Senate Judiciary Committee contracted with Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting, Inc., to provide an analysis for the change in cost that would result if the medical malpractice venue rule contained in subparagraph (a.1) of Rule 1006 was rescinded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  [Read More]

 
October 19, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Comprehensive Probation Reform

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]

Legislation Honoring Scranton Police Officer John Wilding  Passes Senate Judiciary Committee
October 19, 2021

Legislation Honoring Scranton Police Officer John Wilding Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

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]

 
June 22, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation

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]

 
June 15, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation and Approves the Nomination of New Victim Advocate

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]

The Senate Judiciary Committee considers a wide range of issues pertaining to Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system. The committee examines and addresses a heavy load of legislative proposals which are referred, and engages in efforts that increase justice, fairness, and the protection of fundamental rights.

The committee works closely with matters that involve the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Office of Victim Advocate, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Board of Pardons, Pennsylvania Parole Board, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

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