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The General Assembly convenes on January 3 for swearing in of the members, celebrations and the beginning of the 2017-2018 session.   

The Senate has announced the committee chairs for the new session.

— Aging & Youth –

Majority: Sen. Michele Brooks (R-Crawford)

Minority: Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia)

— Agriculture & Rural Affairs –

Majority: Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver)

Minority: Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks)

— Appropriations –

Majority: Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh)

Minority: Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia)

— Banking & Insurance –

Majority: Sen. Don White (R-Indiana)

Minority: Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) NEW

— Communications & Technology –

Majority: Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) NEW

Minority: Sen. Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia) NEW

— Community, Economic & Recreational Development –

Majority: Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) NEW

Minority: Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) NEW

— Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure –

Majority: Sen. Robert Tomlinson (R-Bucks)

Minority: Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh)

— Education –

Majority: Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) NEW

Minority: Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D-Chester)

— Environmental Resources & Energy –

Majority: Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming)

Minority: Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne)

— Finance –

Majority: Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) NEW

Minority: Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna)

— Game & Fisheries –

Majority: Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) NEW

Minority: Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny)

— Intergovernmental Operations –

Majority: Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) NEW

Minority: Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) NEW

— Judiciary –

Majority: Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery)

Minority: Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery)

— Labor & Industry –

Majority: Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) NEW

Minority: Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia)

— Law & Justice –

Majority: Sen. Charles McIlhinney (R-Bucks)

Minority: Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny)

— Local Government –

Majority: Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) NEW

Minority: Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna) NEW

— Health & Human Services–

Majority: Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) NEW

Minority: Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) NEW

— Rules & Executive Nominations –

Majority: Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre)

Minority: Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

— State Government –

Majority: Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon)

Minority: Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia)

— Transportation –

Majority: Sen. John Rafferty (R-Montgomery)

Minority: Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) NEW

— Urban Affairs & Housing –

Majority: Sen. Tom McGarrigle (R-Delaware) NEW

Minority: Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny)

— Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness –

Majority: Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) NEW

Minority: Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

Session schedule

Senate

January 3 (swearing in day), 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

February 1, 6, 7, 8

March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

January 3 (swearing in day), 23, 24, & 25.

February 6, 7, & 8.

March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22.

April 3, 4, 5 , 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26.

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, & 24.

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

February 7– Gov. Wolf Presents His FY 2017-18 Budget Proposal

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

February 9 is deadline to comment on proposed Appellate Rule on citing memorandum opinions

Click for notice, report and proposed text

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Georgia statehood January 2

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Alaska statehood January 3

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