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Law & Justice 2017-2018

The Senate Law and Justice Committee met on Monday, December 11, 2017, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

HB 1902 (A. Harris) The amends the Liquor Code to reauthorize the compliance check provisions for underage purchasers of alcohol for enforcement purposes, repeals certain provisions prohibiting interlocking businesses, and out-of-state contract breweries to input through the three-tier distribution system. The bill was reported out unanimously.


The Senate Law and Justice Committee met on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 959 (McIlhinney) The bill amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to extend the sunset date of the legislation providing for the Pennsylvania State Police’s (PSP) underage drinking compliance program. The bill was reported out unanimously.


The Senate Law and Justice met on Monday, October 2, 2017, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Amended:

HB 1547 (Harris) The bill amends the Liquor Code (Act 21 of 1951) by providing for new mechanism for closing nuisance bars and stop and goes. The bill was reported out by a 11-0 vote.

Senator Jim Brewster

Senator Jim Brewster

Committee Chair