Judiciary Committee Senator Lisa Baker, Chair

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change in cost that would result if the medical malpractice venue rule contained in subparagraph (a.1) of Rule 1006 was rescinded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.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]

 
May 25, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), met today to consider five bills aimed at aiding in cyber stalking prevention, protecting care-dependent individuals from sexual assault, safeguarding newborns in need of care, creating increased accountability for court costs, and providing greater transparency for prosecution of certain offenses.   [Read More]

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation to Provide Justice for Child Abuse Victims, Aid in Suicide Prevention and Safeguard Children from Predators
April 21, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation to Provide Justice for Child Abuse Victims, Aid in Suicide Prevention and Safeguard Children from Predators

The Senate Judiciary Committee, today, advanced three pieces of legislation to help protect victims by allowing a two-year window for childhood sexual abuse survivors to pursue civil lawsuits, aiding in the prevention of youth and intellectually disabled suicides, and safeguarding children from predatory acts of adults in positions of authority, according to chairwoman Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation
March 16, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), met today to consider three bills, including legislation to support victims of child sexual abuse, further address drug related DUI incidents, and merge the Board of Probation and Parole within the Department of Corrections.  [Read More]

Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Statute of Limitations Reform for Child Sexual Abuse
March 12, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee to Consider Statute of Limitations Reform for Child Sexual Abuse

The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet on Monday, March 15, 2021, to consider several bills, including House Bill 14, which seeks to allow changes to the statute of limitations to give victims of childhood sexual abuse a two-year window to sue their abusers.  [Read More]

 
January 26, 2021

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Legislation

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), held its first meeting of the 2021-2022 legislative session today. Listen   [Read More]

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