Oct

19

2021

October 19, 2021

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]

Oct

19

2021

October 19, 2021

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]

Jun

22

2021

June 22, 2021

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]

Jun

15

2021

June 15, 2021

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

May 25, 2021

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]

Apr

21

2021

April 21, 2021

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]

Mar

16

2021

March 16, 2021

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]

Mar

12

2021

March 12, 2021

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]

Jan

26

2021

January 26, 2021

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]

Jan

21

2021

January 21, 2021

Known for her bipartisan approach to problem-solving, and a strong commitment to changing laws, policies, and practices that are no longer working, Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) is again serving as chair of the consequential Senate Judiciary Committee. [Read More]