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Session Schedule

Senate

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

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

Bill Introduced

Senate Bill 477 (Killion-R-Delaware) providing for the expansion of gambling in Pennsylvania.

Public Hearings

March 13— House Human Services Committee meets to considering House Bill 45 (Godshall-R- Montgomery) providing for the use of investigational drugs, biological products and devices by terminally ill patients– Right To Try legislation (sponsor summary). Room G-50 Irvis Building. 11:15.

March 14House Bill 594 (Benninghoff-R-Mifflin) prohibit persons charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse or assault against a child from being placed into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (sponsor summary), House Bill 631 (Marsico-R-Dauphin) further providing for probation for sex offenders (sponsor summary). Room 140 Main Capitol Building. 10:00.

March 22— House Human Services Committee meets to consider House Bill 396 (DiGirolamo-R-Bucks) requiring prescribers to check the drug database when prescribing opioids (sponsor summary). Room B-31 Main Capitol. 8:30.

March 29— Joint Hearing By Senate Aging and Youth; Health and Human Services and Intergovernmental Operations Committees on proposal to consolidate the departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug and Alcohol Programs. Hearing Room 1 North Office Building. 1:00.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

Attorney General Shapiro appoints two local prosecutors to lead Office of Public Engagement

Robert Reed, a former federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, and Pearl Kim, a former Delaware County prosecutor, will lead Shapiro’s new Office of Public Engagement, which will handle all outreach and constituent-related inquiries.   Click for full report from philly.com

News release:  Women in Pennsylvania Judiciary

Click for text and graphics from Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

 

 

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