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New General Assembly Website Earns an “A” from Sunlight Foundation
Senate Session Now Available on Any Mobile Device 11/20/13
General Assembly Launches New Website 11/5/13
Senate State Government Committee Hearing Explores Open Records Law
Senate Passes Legislation to End "Triple Dipping" of Unemployment
Compensation Benefits 10/21/13
Scarnati Announces Passage of Debt Reduction and Transparency Bill
Smucker, Voting Rights Advocates Support Online Registration 10/1/13
Senator Pileggi: Funding Increase for Open Records Office Reflects
Commitment to Transparency 7/11/13
Folmer Bill Eliminating Insurance Reports Becomes Law
Senate Finance Committee Advances Pension Reform Bill
Governor Signs Bill to Eliminate Traffic Court 6/19/13
Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Reform and Restructure
the Port Authority of Allegheny County 6/18/13
McIlhinney Announces Retail Liquor Privatization Plan
McIlhinney Liquor Privatization Plan Would Fund Property Tax Freeze
for Seniors 6/18/13
Bill to Eliminate Traffic Court Sent to Governor
Act 17 of 2013 (Pileggi) abolishes the scandal-plagued
Philadelphia Traffic Court.
Senate Bill 333 (Pileggi), approved by both chambers,
eliminates Traffic Court in the state constitution.
Act 4 of 2013 (Smucker) gives county commissioners the
option of abolishing the jury commissioner row officer position.
Senate Bill 922 (Brubaker) creates a defined contribution
plan, or 401(a) plan, for new hires of the Public School Employees Retirement
System and the State Employees Retirement System. Approved by the Senate Finance
Act 75 of 2013 prohibits “triple dipping” so that individuals cannot collect
unemployment compensation if they leave employment to preserve pension benefits
(similar to Vance’s SB 297).
Act 77 of 2013 establishes in statute Redevelopment Assistance Capital
Project reforms and debt reduction.
Senate Bill 37 (Smucker) allows Pennsylvania residents to
register to vote online.
Senate Bill 308 (Scarnati) requires lobbyists and
principals to register and report expenditures electronically, and the reports
to be posted on the Department of State website within a week.
Senate Bill 120 (Pileggi) requires all campaign finance
reports filed with the Department of State to be submitted electronically.
Act 72 of 2013 (Scarnati) restructures the composition of the Allegheny
County Port Authority Board to provide state government oversight.
Act 2 of 2013 (Gordner) moves the State Tax Equalization
Board from an independent board to a division within the Department of Community
and Economic Development, improving oversight.
Act 23 of 2013 (Brubaker) encourages the state's four
remaining savings and loan institutions to convert into state-chartered savings
banks, eliminating the need for a separate state regulatory program.
Senate Bill 114 (Pileggi) requires state agencies to provide notice of data
breaches involving personal information within one week.
Senate Bill 99 (Greenleaf) consolidates Pennsylvania's
administrative procedure laws to make them more accessible and readable for the
Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Pension Reform
Governor Signs Smucker Voting Standards Bill into Law 5/16/13
Lawmakers Announce Plan for Improved Oversight of Municipal Financial Deals
Supreme Court Approves State Legislative District Reapportionment Plan
Smucker’s Jury Commissioner Bill Signed Into Law 5/6/13
Senate State Government Committee to Explore Open Records Law Improvements
Senate Approves Greater Flexibility in Makeup of County Row Offices
Vance Bill to End Unemployment Triple Dipping Benefits Passes Senate
Baker Bill Makes Financial Disclosure Statements Easily Accessible Online, Requires Filing By Political Party Officers
Senate Passes Three Bills to Strengthen Transparency and Efficiency in State Government
Smucker's Jury Commissioner Bill Clears Senate
Senate Labor and Industry Moves Bill to End 'Triple Dipping' of Unemployment Compensation Benefits
Senate Approves Brubaker's Purely Public Charity Bill
Senate Committee Approves Pileggi Bill to Improve Transparency of Campaign Finance Reports
Senate Approves Brubaker Bill Mandating Conversion of State's Savings & Loan Associations
Scarnati to Introduce Legislation to Reform and Restructure the Port Authority of Allegheny County
Brubaker Reintroduces Bill Establishing Two-Year Budget Cycle for Commonwealth
McIlhinney Bill Would Require Financial Transparency of Political Party Leaders
Senate Finance Committee Advances Purely Public Charity Bill
Senator Pileggi's Legislation to Abolish Philadelphia Traffic Court Unanimously Approved by Senate
Senator Pileggi: Sunshine Review Gives Pennsylvania "A-" for Online Transparency
Senator Pileggi: Indictments Show Need to Abolish Traffic Court
Senator Gordner's State Tax Equalization Board Legislation Passes Senate
Senator Pileggi: Philadelphia Traffic Court Should Be Eliminated