Nomination of John E. Wetzel as Secretary of Corrections and Consideration of Bills

Confirmation hearing on the nomination of John E. Wetzel as Secretary of Corrections

and Consideration of Bills

April 12, 2011
11:30 a.m.
East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

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During the meeting the committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of John E. Wetzel as Secretary of Corrections.

Senate Bills

Senate Bill 626,┬áPrinter’s No. 633 (Sen. Browne) – An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for cruelty to animals.

Bill Analysis

Senate Bill 815, Printer’s No. 833 (Sen. Baker) – An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for right to counsel.

Bill Analysis

Senate Bill 816,┬áPrinter’s No. 834 (Sen. Baker) – An Act amending the act of November 24, 1998 (P.L.882, No.111), known as the Crime Victims Act, further providing for the Office of Victim Advocate and for powers and duties of victim advocate.

Bill Analysis

Senate Bill 817,┬áPrinter’s No. 835 (Sen. Baker) – An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the use of restraints on juveniles during court proceedings.

Bill Analysis

Amendment A01351

Senate Bill 818, Printer’s No. 836 (Sen. Baker) – An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in juvenile matters, providing for disposition information

Bill Analysis

Senate Bill 850, Printer’s No. 868 (Sen. Greenleaf) – An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in minors, providing for the offense of cyberbullying and sexting by minors; in criminal history record information, further providing for expungement and for juvenile records; and, in relation to summary offenses, further providing for short title and purpose of chapter, for the scope of the Juvenile Act, for inspection of court files and records, for conduct of hearings and for right to counsel.

Bill Analysis

Amendment A01334

House Bill 38, Printer’s No. 14 (Rep. Caltagirone) – An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in governance of the system, further providing for establishment of fees and charges and for costs; and, in budget and finance, further providing for Commonwealth portion of fines.

Bill Analysis