State Government 2019-2020

The Senate State Government Committee met on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to consider the following:

SB 133, PN 110 (Argall) – This is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution to allow each party’s candidate for Governor to select his or her running mate as Lieutenant Governor.  This proposal does not alter the current duties or powers of the Office of Lieutenant Governor.  The bill was reported out as committed by a vote of 10-1.

SB 190, PN 145 (Stefano) – This is a land conveyance bill.  It authorizes the conveyance of 0.227 acres of land to a resident for $1,000.  The land is located in Somerset Township, Somerset County.  The bill was reported out as committed (unanimous).


The Senate State Government Committee met on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to consider the following:

SB 9, PN 43 (Yaw) – This bill designates the Eastern hellbender as the official amphibian of the Commonwealth.  The bill was reported out as committed (unanimous).

SB 26, PN 5 (Schwank) – This bill authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on land currently owned by the Borough of Topton in Berks County.  In exchange, restrictions will be imposed on other lands in the Borough.  The bill was reported out as committed (unanimous).

SB 130, PN 92 (Gordner) – This bill authorizes the Department of General Services to release a use restriction, and associated reversionary interest, on property located in Montour County.  The bill was reported out as committed (unanimous).

Senator Anthony Williams

Senator Anthony Williams

Committee Chair