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Past Meetings & Hearings

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Meeting to consider the nomination of The Honorable Harris Gubernick, Pennsylvania Board of Pardons

Event Date: December 12
Senate Judiciary Committee | 8E-B, East Wing
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Meeting to consider SB 975, HB 917 and HB 1278

Event Date: November 14
Senate Judiciary Committee | Room 8E-B, East Wing
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Meeting to consider SB 563, SB 596 and SB 842

Event Date: October 3
Senate Judiciary Committee | Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. | Room 8E-B, East Wing
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Meeting to consider HB 689

Event Date: September 19
Senate Judiciary Committee | Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. | Room 8E-B, East Wing

News

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bills, Advances Board of Pardons Nomination
December 12, 2023

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bills, Advances Board of Pardons Nomination

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20), approved legislation regarding increasing fines for littering, ensuring dignity for incarcerated women and reputing unlawful restrictive deed covenants.  [Read More]

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bills Regarding School Terroristic Threats, Family Law Disputes, Wiretapping and Body Cameras for State Parole Agents
November 14, 2023

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bills Regarding School Terroristic Threats, Family Law Disputes, Wiretapping and Body Cameras for State Parole Agents

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20), today approved legislation regarding school terroristic threats, family law disputes, wiretapping and body cameras.  [Read More]

Baker Bill Updating Controlled Substance Scheduling Heads to Senate, Supported by Local District Attorneys
October 23, 2023

Baker Bill Updating Controlled Substance Scheduling Heads to Senate, Supported by Local District Attorneys

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved legislation sponsored by Sens. Lisa Baker (R-20) Devlin Robinson (R-37) that would update Pennsylvania’s controlled substance scheduling. A controlled substance is defined as a drug, substance or immediate precursor included in Schedules I through V of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.  [Read More]

Robinson, Baker Bill Updating State’s Controlled Substance Scheduling Approved by Committee
October 17, 2023

Robinson, Baker Bill Updating State’s Controlled Substance Scheduling Approved by Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation today sponsored by Sens. Devlin Robinson (R-37) and Lisa Baker (R-20) that would update Pennsylvania’s controlled substance scheduling.  [Read More]

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bills Regarding Ransomware, Organized Retail Theft and Harassment of Sports Officials
October 3, 2023

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bills Regarding Ransomware, Organized Retail Theft and Harassment of Sports Officials

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20), today approved legislation regarding ransomware attacks, organized retail thefts and the harassment of sports officials in Pennsylvania.  [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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Main Capitol 173
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3013

Telephone: 717-787-7428
Fax: 717-787-9242
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