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Senate Republicans to Hold News Conference

Senate Republican Leaders and members of the Senate Republican Caucus will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m., to highlight protection of Pennsylvania taxpayers
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Lawmakers, Key Advocates to Mark Committee Consideration of Child Reunification Act

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) and Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) will be joined by NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion Mike Singletary and Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association (Big 33) Executive Director Gary Cathell for a news conference on Tuesday, May 2, at 12:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda following the Senate Education Committee’s consideration of the Child Reunification Act.
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Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team for New Legislative Session

Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session.
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Joint hearing on the importance of PA waterways to energy and economic development

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and Senate Labor & Industry Committee | Friday, October 14 | 9:00 a.m. | Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh
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Joint hearing on regional workforce development initiatives

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee and Senate Labor & Industry Committee | October 11, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. | Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke
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Meeting to consider SB 1319 and HB 2079

Senate Labor & Industry Committee | September 21, 2022 | 10 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461
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Senate Passes Legislative Language Sponsored by Bartolotta to Help Crime Victims

The Senate passed legislation that includes language to provide information and compensation to crime victims, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
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Public Hearing on Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice Task Force

Criminal Justice Reform Caucus | Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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Scouts BSA Report to the Commonwealth

Scouts BSA Report to the Commonwealth
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Public Health in Pennsylvania State Prisons

Criminal Justice Reform Caucus | Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
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Bartolotta: Wolf’s Budget is a Fantasy While Pennsylvanians Face a Hard Reality

Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) released the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget address, made before the General Assembly today:
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Meeting to consider SB 569, SB 993 and HB 129

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Tuesday, February 7, 2022 | Off the Floor – Room 461, Main Capitol
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Probation Reform

The Senate, today, approved probation reform measures aimed at reducing the amount of taxpayer dollars spent on the system, while better integrating probationers into society, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Senator Anthony Williams (D-8).
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Criminal Justice Reform Caucus

Criminal Justice Reform Caucus Meeting | Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. |
Senate of Pennsylvania votes to tell U.S. Congress ‘no’ on IRS bank account snooping proposal

Senate of Pennsylvania votes to tell U.S. Congress ‘no’ on IRS bank account snooping proposal

The Senate of Pennsylvania voted today on a resolution sponsored by Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Washington/Greene) that calls on the United States Congress to oppose any effort by the Biden Administration to review any private financial accounts and transactions.
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Meeting to consider HB 1819, HB 1829, and HB 1837

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B
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Criminal Justice Reform Caucus Hearing

Criminal Justice Reform Caucus | October 28, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. |
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Senate Votes to Disapprove Pennsylvania Joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

The state Senate voted today to disapprove a regulation by the state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Comprehensive Probation Reform

The Senate Judiciary Committee took action today to unanimously advance comprehensive probation reform intended to reduce the amount of time and resources devoted to probationers and help them fully and safely reintegrate into society, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) who chairs the panel.
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Senators Highlight Importance of Protecting Energy Jobs and Consumers

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Gene Yaw (R-23) and John Yudichak (I-14) held a press conference to discuss the need for responsible natural gas infrastructure and the good-paying jobs and lower energy costs associated with it on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. in the Main Capitol Rotunda. |
State senators want Congress to block feds from accessing private bank accounts

State senators want Congress to block feds from accessing private bank accounts

Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Washington/Greene) introduced a resolution that, should it be approved by the Senate, would call on the United States Congress to oppose a recently introduced effort by the Biden Administration to gain access to bank account information of private citizens and businesses.
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Bartolotta Bill Clarifying CDL Requirements for Farmers Passes Senate

The Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 725, legislation sponsored by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46), allowing farmers to use a Class A, B or C driver’s license when operating farm vehicles with a combined weight of more than 26,000 pounds on roadways.
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Bartolotta Unveils Legislation Helping Small Diverse and Veteran Businesses

Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Vincent Hughes (D-7) unveiled the Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunity (DISBO) legislation they sponsored to improve the participation of small diverse and veteran businesses in state and local procurement opportunities.
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Meeting to consider SB 320, SB 634, SB 775 and HB 723

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |
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Joint public hearing on the importance of adult education as part of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system

JOINT HEARING Senate Education Committee AND Senate Labor & Industry Committee | Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |
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Senator Bartolotta – Tunnel to Towers 5k Run

Run. Walk. Honor. On September 11th, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation will be holding its inaugural 5k Run & Walk event in Southpointe, Washington County.
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Meeting to receive testimony on the Pittsburgh Construction Industry Tax Fraud Task Force Report

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. | Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Pittsburgh |
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Senate Passes Bill Providing Greater Protections to Crime Victims

In an effort to better protect victims of crime, the Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Vincent Hughes (D-7) and Art Haywood (D-4) that would help improve communications with victims and ensure they receive any compensation they are owed.   AUDIO
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Public hearing on the nomination of Jennifer Berrier as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 10: 30 a.m. | Room 8E-A, East Wing |
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Senate Committee Passes Bartolotta Bill Authorizing Full Practice Authority for Nurse Practitioners

The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee took an important step today to benefit patients by improving the access they have to health care by passing legislation that would grant full practice authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses-Certified Nurse Practitioners (APRN-CNPs).
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Senate Approves Bartolotta Bill Addressing Workers Compensation and Third-Party Lawsuits

The Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) clarifying that employers may recoup medical expenses paid to an employee for a workplace injury when a settlement or award of damages is obtained against a third party for the same injury. Listen
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Criminal Justice Reform Caucus

Criminal Justice Reform Caucus | June 14, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Offer Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief

Legislation authored by Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Elder Vogel (R-47) that would expand property tax relief for Pennsylvania’s disabled veterans was unanimously approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.
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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Provide Critical Assistance to Employers

Legislation to provide employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with critical assistance, sponsored by Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-46) and Judy Ward (R-30), was passed by the Senate Finance Committee today.
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Bartolotta Bill Clarifying CDL Requirements for Farmers Passes Senate Committee

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed today Senate Bill 725, legislation sponsored by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46), allowing farmers to use a Class C driver’s license when operating farm vehicles with a combined weight of more than 26,000 pounds on roadways.
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Public hearing on SB 320 (Non-compete clauses in broadcast employment agreements)

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Thursday, June 10, 2021 |11:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation |
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Meeting to consider SB 567, SB 617, SB 689, and HB 664

Senate Labor and Industry Committee | Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. | NOB, Hearing Room 1 and Virtual Participation |
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Right to Bear Arms Act (SB 624)

VIDEO: Remarks of Senator Camera Bartolotta at a Capitol news conference to introduce Senate Bill 624, legislation to stand up for the rights of law-abiding Pennsylvania gun owners against encroachments from the federal government.
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Senate Panel Approves Bartolotta’s Bill to Expand Educational Opportunities for Charter School Students

The Senate Education Committee approved a proposal today that would give charter school students the opportunity to participate in dual enrollment programs, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46). Listen
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Senate Votes to Preserve Access to Ventilator Services for Vulnerable Patients

Access to ventilator and tracheostomy care would be preserved for hundreds of patients in Pennsylvania under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).  
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