Senator Mensch’s Harrisburg Highlights

Week of March 25, 2019

Dear Friend,

Below are some important Harrisburg updates that may be helpful to you.

  • On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously adopted my resolution commemorating the centennial anniversary of the historic “March First Movement” and “First Korean Congress.” In addition, I had the honor or introducing South Korean Ambassador Hyo-Sung Park and esteemed guests to the Senate.You can learn more about this topic here.
  • On Wednesday, I chaired a meeting of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to discuss and release two reports.Additionally, we swore in new members of the committee.
  • A bill to greatly expand the list of criminal convictions that trigger pension forfeiture for state public officials and employees became the first state law of the 2019-20 legislative session.Senate Bill 113, now Act 1 of 2019, sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin, expands the list of convictions to include any felony conviction, guilty plea or no contest plea related to an official’s job. It now ends the practice where someone pleads guilty to lesser crimes than what they were charged with to avoid losing their pension.

If you ever have any questions, please contact my office directly at 215-541-2388.

Senator Bob Mensch

24th Senatorial District