This week, both the House and Senate returned to session in Harrisburg. While there have been many hearings, meetings, and other events across the Commonwealth and in the Capitol throughout the summer, the return of the General Assembly means that legislation important to you will once again be rolling along.
Perhaps most importantly, the House and Senate passed a concurrent resolution to extend the disaster emergency declaration for Tropical Storm Ida. Many parts of Pennsylvania, especially the southeast including the 24th District, were hit tremendously hard by this storm. Extending the declaration for another month gives families and communities more time to address the damage through Federal and State funding and programs.
On Tuesday, two hearings were held which featured legislation I have sponsored. The first, was held by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and focused on Senate Bill 749, legislation to clarify the law for the use of medical marijuana in the workplace. You can watch it here. The second was a hearing on DUI reform, and one of the bills that the Transportation Committee chose to focus on was my Senate Bill 773, Deana’s Law. The full hearing can be watched here, although my bill was specifically mentioned in the first 15 minutes.
Bills passed by the Senate this week:
- Senate Bill 302 (Yaw) – Regulation of PFAS Chemicals
- Senate Bill 461 (Baker) – Requiring Senate Confirmation of the PEMA Director
- Senate Bill 381 (Scavello) – Allowing falconry on Sundays
- Senate Bill 739 (Stefano) – Fire and EMS Loan Program
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 215-541-2388.
Senator Bob Mensch
24th Senatorial District
CONTACT: Lidia Di Fiore firstname.lastname@example.org (215) 541-2388