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Session Schedule

Senate

January 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 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

The Governor’s budget address is scheduled for February 7.

Members named to Senate standing committees

— Judiciary Committee

Majority: Greenleaf (R-Montgomery), Chair; Rafferty (R-Montgomery), Vice-Chair; Alloway (R-Franklin); Eichelberger (R-Blair); Gordner (R-Columbia); Langerholc (R-Cambria)-NEW; Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny); Vulakovich (R-Allegheny); Yaw (R-Lycoming)

Minority: Leach (D-Montgomery), Chair; Boscola (D-Lehigh); Farnese (D-Philadelphia); Haywood (D-Philadelphia); Sabatina (D-Philadelphia)-NEW.

— Law & Justice Committee

Majority: McIlhinney (R-Bucks), Chair; Alloway (R-Franklin), Vice-Chair; Rafferty (R-Montgomery); Regan (R-Cumberland)-NEW; Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny); White (R-Indiana); Yaw (R-Lycoming.

Minority: Brewster (D-Allegheny), Chair; Fontana (D-Allegheny), Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia); Williams (D-Philadelphia).

Public hearings

January 23– Senate Judiciary and Senate Republican and Democratic Policy Committees will hold a hearing on proposed closure of two state prisons.  Hearing Room 1 North Office Building 9 a.m.  Click Here to watch the hearing online.

January 24– Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 69 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) related to cruelty to horses and providing for a Humane Society Police Officer Advisory Board (sponsor summary) and other bills.  Room 8E-A, East Wing.  10 a.m.

Budget hearings

February 22–  Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings: 3 p.m.- Attorney General. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 23– House Appropriations Committee budget hearings: 3:30 p.m.- Attorney General.  Room 140.

February 23– Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings:  10 a.m.- PA State System Of Higher Education; 1 p.m.- State Police/Homeland Security; 3:00- Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 28- House Appropriations Committee budget hearings: 10 a.m.- Judiciary; 1 p.m.- Department of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole; 3 p.m.- Department of Health/ Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs .  Room 140.

February 28– Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings: 3 p.m.- Judiciary. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 2– Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings: 10 a.m.- Department of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 8– House Appropriations Committee budget hearings: 10 a.m.- State Police/ Homeland Security.  Room 140.

Health releases Medical Marijuana Growers/Processors, Dispensaries Permit Applications
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Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy Tuesday announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available on the department’s Medical Marijuana Program website.

Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 to March 20, 2017.

Josh Shapiro Sworn In as sixth elected Attorney General

Josh Shapiro was sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 6th elected Attorney General, vowing to ensure integrity, safeguard Pennsylvanians’ rights, health and safety, and tackle the heroin and opioid epidemic in a comprehensive way.

On Thursday, Attorney General Shapiro issued a new Code of Conduct for the OAG, fulfilling a promise he made during the campaign to ensure integrity in the work of his Office.

PA Bulletin: Commission On Sentencing 2017 meeting schedule

The Commission on Sentencing published notice in the January 21 PA Bulletin of its 2017 schedule of meetings.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

Appointment to Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness

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Michigan statehood, January 26, 1837

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