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Mike’s Memo Week of September 18, 2017


Senator Mike Folmer

Welcome to “Mike’s Memo,” an update on what’s happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress of my legislative priorities. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to visit my website to learn more about issues that may affect you and your family.

Week of September 18, 2017

PA Senate Returns to Session
The PA Senate returns to Session on September 18, 19 and 20. Click here to see all scheduled Senate Session days. Scheduled House Session days can be found here. On the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s webpage, you can also search legislation andstatutes, see Senate and House committee meeting schedules, Senate and House roll call votes, view Senate and House cosponsorship memos and much more.

Senate State Government Committee
Not quite half way through the 2017-18 Legislative Session, the Senate State Government Committee, which I chair, has already reported 19 bills and two Senate Resolutions to the full Senate. I take pride in my Chairmanship of this very important committee and am happy to vet the many issues that are referred to us. Of the 19 bills that have been reported, one has become law, Senator Aument’s SB 527 (Act 29) creating the Independent Office of Inspector General, and five have been passed by the full Senate and are awaiting House action, including: Senator Eichelberger’s SB 166 (public employee paycheck protection), Senator Laughlin’s SB 169 (lobbyist disclosure requirements), Senator Scavello’s SB 178 (Historical & Museum Code updates), Senator Schwank’s SB 303 (land conveyance), and Senator Rafferty’s SB 353(land conveyance). I look forward to planned meetings and hearings through the rest of the year.

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