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Public hearing to consider SB 698, Countywide Public Safety Authorities

October 08, 2021
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. | Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department | Fayette County |   [Read More]

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Stefano Bill Offering Low-Interest Loans to Fire Companies Receives Senate Support

September 22, 2021
The Senate unanimously supported legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) to implement the will of the people made clear during the primary election. Senate Bill 739 would provide access to low-interest loans for municipal fire companies.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 849, SR 164, HB 941, and HB 1598

September 17, 2021
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |   [Read More]

Legislators Host Veterans Service Officers Day to Connect Veterans with Benefits

September 15, 2021
Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), along with Sen. Katie Muth (D-44), Rep. Karen Boback (R-117), and Rep. Chris Sainato (D-9) – the chairs of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees – highlighted the incredible work done for the benefit of veterans. | Video of Sen. Stefano’s remarks | Video of full press conference | Statement 1 | Statement 2 | Return on Investment   [Read More]

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Media Advisory – News Conference to Highlight Free Service to Veterans

September 14, 2021
Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), along with Sen. Katie Muth (D-44), Rep. Karen Boback (R-117), and Rep. Chris Sainato (D-9) – the chairs of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees – will hold a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the East Wing Rotunda of the State Capitol to highlight the free services Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) provide to Pennsylvania veterans.   [Read More]

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Public hearing on the “Next Generation of Firefighters”

September 10, 2021
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Monday, September 13, 2021 | 12:00 noon | Somerset Volunteer Fire Department, Somerset County |   [Read More]

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Stefano Bill to Increase Government Transparency and Accountability Took Effect Aug. 29

August 30, 2021
Legislation drafted by Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) to bring additional transparency and accountability to government by amending the Sunshine Act took effect on Sunday, Aug. 29.   [Read More]

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To consider nominations of Major General Mark Schindler for Adjutant General and the promotion of Brigadier General Ben Cason (PA National Guard) to Major General.

June 17, 2021
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Monday, June 21, 2021 | 12:00 noon | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation |   [Read More]

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Public hearing on Pennsylvania’s veterans home care and COVID-19 mitigation protocols

June 14, 2021
Senate AND House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees | Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. in the Irvis Building, Room 515 |   [Read More]