Jun

24

2020

June 24, 2020

A bipartisan agenda for reforming troubling aspects of criminal justice was advanced today, according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20), who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee. [Read More]

Jun

24

2020

June 24, 2020

The Senate Judiciary Committee took action today on comprehensive probation reform intended to reduce the amount of time and resources devoted to probationers and help them fully reintegrate into society, according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) who chairs the panel. Listen [Read More]

Jun

18

2020

June 18, 2020

The state Senate today held the second of two days of public hearings on ensuring accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. [Read More]

Jun

17

2020

June 17, 2020

The state Senate today kicked off two days of public hearings, featuring more than 40 participants, discussing ways to ensure accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. [Read More]

Jun

16

2020

June 16, 2020

The Senate Judiciary Committee and Law and Justice Committee will hold joint public hearings Wednesday and Thursday on ensuring accountability and equality in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. [Read More]

Jun

08

2020

June 08, 2020

A series of joint hearings will be held next week in the Senate to examine and develop legislative proposals for addressing law enforcement and criminal justice accountability reforms, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lisa Baker (R-20) and Law and Justice Chairman Pat Stefano (R-32) announced today. [Read More]

May

19

2020

May 19, 2020

At a public hearing on Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a thorough review of the Wolf Administration’s release of incarcerated individuals from State Correctional Institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Committee Chair Senator Lisa Baker (R-20). [Read More]

Apr

30

2020

April 30, 2020

Actions taken to slow the spread of coronavirus have had some unintended consequences, including within the judicial system.  [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee met today to consider the nominations of several individuals for seats on various courts.   [Read More]

Oct

01

2019

October 01, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet Wednesday to hear testimony regarding the Statute of Limitations with respect to claims of sexual abuse, according to Chairwoman Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20th). [Read More]