Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

Title 35 Reauthorization

PA Senate & House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees - August 24, 2016
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Fire & EMS Issues

PA Senate & House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees - August 23, 2016
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Nomination of Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli for Pennsylvania Adjutant General

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - June 28, 2016
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House Bills 1600, 1727 and 2026

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - June 14, 2016
 
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Presentations by DMVA and Civil Air Patrol

Senate and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - May 17, 2016...Read more

Senate Bills 1226, 1096 and House Bill 1877

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - May 11, 2016...Read more

Senate Bill 847 and House Bill 1310

Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee - March 22, 2016...Read more

Informational Meeting Issues Facing the Emergency Services Community

Joint Hearing of the Senate and House of Representatives Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees - March 9, 2016
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Informational Meeting Issues Facing the Veteran/Military Community

Joint Hearing of the PA Senate and PA House of Representatives Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees - March 9, 2016
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Emergency Response to Snow Storm Jonas

Joint Hearing Senate Transportation Committee and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee - February 16, 2016
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News

Committees to hold Hearing on Title 35 Rewrite

August 23, 2016

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing in Scranton on Wednesday, August 24th, to gather testimony on the Rewrite of Title 35, the Commonwealth Public Safety Code and the state’s Regional Task Forces....Read More

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee aids veterans’ business start-ups, creates military decorations and codifies Civil Air Patrol

June 14, 2016

Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Chairman Randy Vulakovich, reported two measures strengthening the Commonwealth's support for our veteran’s community and another bill that enhances the status of the Civil Air Patrol.
 
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Senate and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees highlight work of PA National Guard and PA Civil Air Patrol

May 18, 2016

Yesterday the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee held a joint informational meeting to hear presentations by the PA National Guard and the PA Civil Air Patrol on their missions and capabilities during emergencies, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman of the Senate Committee....Read More

Committee Supports National Guard Youth Challenge Program

December 9, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee today (December 9) unanimously approved legislation that would create the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich.
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Committee to Consider National Guard Youth Challenge Program

December 8, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee will meet Wednesday (December 9) to consider legislation that would create the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich....Read More

Veterans Committee Holds Hearing on National Guard Youth Challenge

November 19, 2015

Today the state Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), held a hearing on legislation that would establish the National Guard Youth Challenge Program in Pennsylvania. The hearing was held at the Carson Long Military Academy, located in New Bloomfield....Read More

Committee Recommends Creation of Voluntary Veterans Preference Hiring Program in Private Sector

November 18, 2015

Following in the footsteps of 27 other states, Pennsylvania took the first step today in allowing private sector companies to create their own Veterans Preference hiring programs, as Senate Bill 1013 was unanimously recommended by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, chaired by Senator Randy Vulakovich....Read More

Committee to Hold Hearing on National Guard Youth Challenge Program

November 16, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 19, on Senate Bill 56 (National Guard Youth Challenge Program), according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich....Read More

Veterans Affairs Committee to Consider Five Bills at Nov. 18 Meeting

November 16, 2015

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will consider five bills at its next meeting set for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 18th, in Room 461 of the State Capitol, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich....Read More

Committees hold Hearing on Veterans Housing Issues

November 10, 2015

The Pennsylvania Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee today held a joint hearing on the issue of Veterans Homelessness at Drexel University....Read More