Judiciary Committee Senator Lisa Baker, Chair

To consider the nomination of Suzanne Estrella as Victim Advocate, and consideration of SB 708, SB 726, and HB 156

Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B and Virtual Participation

To consider Suzanne V. Estrella for appointment to the position of Victim Advocate.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will also meet to consider the following bills:

HB 156 – Owlett – Amends Section 5985.1 of Title 42 regarding the applicability of the tender years hearsay exception.

SB 708 – Bartolotta – Amends the Crime Victims Act (Act 111 of 1998) to make numerous changes to victims’ rights and compensation.

SB 726 – Phillips-Hill – Amends Title 76 by adding Subchapter F that makes the possession, use, sale or the threat to use ransomware a crime, authorizes civil actions by victims of a ransomware attack and requires the Office of Administration to study the susceptibility, preparedness and the ability of the Commonwealth to respond to a ransomware attack. 

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