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Past Meetings & Hearings

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Hearing to consider the nominations of Elizabeth Bolton Penna, Esquire, Martin Pane, and Renee Cardwell Hughes, Esquire, for Pennsylvania Parole Board

Event Date: April 30
Senate Judiciary Committee | Hearing Room 1, NOB
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Meeting to consider SB 819 and SB 1021

Event Date: March 19
Senate Judiciary Committee | Room 8E-B, East Wing
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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

News

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation for Safer Communities in Pennsylvania
April 8, 2024

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation for Safer Communities in Pennsylvania

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced two bills today focused on safer communities, according to the committee’s chair, Sen Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Judiciary Committee Advances Bills to Protect Essential Infrastructure and Minors in Casinos
March 19, 2024

Judiciary Committee Advances Bills to Protect Essential Infrastructure and Minors in Casinos

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced two bills today focused on protecting essential infrastructure and unaccompanied minors in casinos, according to the committee’s chair, Sen Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bills Prioritizing Community Safety
March 18, 2024

Baker: Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bills Prioritizing Community Safety

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced two bills aimed at prioritizing community safety, according to committee chair Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

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]

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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HARRISBURG OFFICE
Senate Box 203020
Main Capitol 173
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3013

Telephone: 717-787-7428
Fax: 717-787-9242
TTY: 800-364-1581
Toll Free: 1-888-736-1153

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