Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

SB 137 and SR 6

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - January 25, 2017...Read more

Chairmen Announce New Effort to Assist PA’s First Responders

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly kicked off the 2017-18 Legislative Session on Monday (January 23), the leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee announced a renewed effort to assist Pennsylvania’s first responders.
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To review emergency preparedness and response measures for natural gas/petroleum pipeline infrastructure

JOINT HEARING - Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee AND House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee - November 16, 2016
 
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Informational Meeting on the State Veterans Commission

Senate and House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees - October 26, 2016
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August flood in Connellsville

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - October 25, 2016
 
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HB 1683, HB 2058, HB 2148

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee - September 27, 2016...Read more

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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News

Vulakovich Re-appointed to Southwest PA Veterans Center Council

February 23, 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati recently re-appointed Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-38) to serve as the Senate’s representative on the Advisory Council of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Veterans Center (SWVC), one of Pennsylvania’s six veterans’ homes....Read More

Senate VAEP Committee to Hold Hearing Today on Veterans’ Issues

February 8, 2017

The Senate VETERANS AFFAIRS & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Committee will hold a public hearing today (February 8) to consider issues of importance to Pennsylvania’s 1 million veterans, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich....Read More

Committees to Hold Hearing on Veterans’ Issues

February 2, 2017

The Senate VETERANS AFFAIRS & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Committee and the House VETERANS AFFAIRS & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday, February 8, to consider issues of importance to Pennsylvania’s 1 million veterans, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman of the Senate committee.
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Senate VAEP Committee Approves “Reboot” of SR 60

January 25, 2017

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee today approved a measure to review Pennsylvania’s progress in providing essential support to its volunteer fire departments and EMS organizations, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich, committee chairman and prime sponsor of the measure....Read More

Chairmen Announce New Effort to Assist PA’s First Responders

January 23, 2017

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly kicked off the 2017-18 Legislative Session on Monday (January 23), the leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee announced a renewed effort to assist Pennsylvania’s first responders.
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Media Advisory - Committee Leaders to Announce SR 60 “Reboot”

January 19, 2017

Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, Senator Jay Costa, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, Representative Steve Barrar, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Representative Chris Sainato, Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, will co-host a press conference at noon on Monday, January 23, in the Media Center of the State Capitol East Wing....Read More

VAEP Committee Summary for 2015-2016

January 4, 2017

It was truly an honor and a pleasure to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee for the 2015-16 Legislative Session. The Committee was extremely active this past session as we considered a lengthy list of bills that addressed a variety of issues of importance to our military personnel, veterans, first responders and their family members....Read More

Committees to Consider Pipeline Safety in Pennsylvania

November 15, 2016

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich said pipeline safety will be the topic of a joint public hearing of his committee with the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee set for Wednesday (November 16) in the State Capitol, Harrisburg....Read More

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee Approves Three Bills addressing First Responder Issues

September 27, 2016

Today the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee approved three bills addressing issues for first responders and sent them onto the full Senate for consideration, according to Committee Chairman Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny).
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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