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Senate Bill 8 (Asset Forfeiture Reform) Press Release

January 31, 2017

Today, the PA Senate Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly passed Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) and Senator Joe Scarnati’s (R-25) Senate Bill 8, to reform Pennsylvania’s Asset Forfeiture Law.
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SB 9, SB 166, SB 167, SB 169

January 27, 2017

Senate State Government Committee - January 31, 2017
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Protecting Property Rights

September 29, 2016

While I’m not an attorney, I have new respect for them as I worked to bring changes to Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture law.
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Senate Bill 413

June 9, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - June 14, 2016
 
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Nomination of Harry Gamble for Board of Claims

June 1, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - June 8, 2016
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Public hearing on the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

June 1, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - June 7, 2016
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To Address the recent Executive Orders by the Governor

May 9, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - May 11, 2016
 
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Senate Bills 1232, 1192, 1205,1225 House Bill 1205 and 1653

May 5, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - May 10, 2016


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Medical Marijuana Bill Signing

April 17, 2016

Prime Sponsor of Senate Bill 3, Senator Mike Folmer shares his remarks at the historic bill signing medical marijuana into law today at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Senator Folmer: Amendments to Senate-Passed SB 3 Vital to Ensure Accessibility of Life-Saving Treatments

April 12, 2016

Calling the issue the biggest policy change in a decade, Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) said the amendments to Senate Bill 3, the legislation to legalize the medical use of cannabis, and its subsequent passage by the Senate are vital to ensure the workability and ease of access for those who need these life-saving treatments.
 
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Public hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes

April 1, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - April 6, 2016
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Senate Bills 930 and 1154 and House Bills 826 and 1618

March 11, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - March 15, 2016
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Senator Folmer responds to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget

February 9, 2016

Senator Folmer responds to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget, which calls for massive increases in taxes and spending.
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Medical cannabis bill

January 27, 2016

 
My frustration continues with the lack of progress on Senate Bill 3, my medical cannabis bill.[...Read more]

Medical cannabis bill

January 26, 2016

 
The Senate passed my medical cannabis bill, Senate Bill 3, nearly a year ago on May 12, 2015. Recently, I expressed my frustration with the lack of progress in getting this life saving legislation to the Governor’s desk.[...Read more]

HB 1484, SB 488, HB 153

January 15, 2016

Senate State Government Committee - January 20, 2016
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Property Tax Independence Act.

November 24, 2015

 

Senator Folmer speaks in support of the Property Tax Independence Act.[...Read more]

Budget Impasse Update

October 28, 2015

Senator Folmer talks about an effort by Senate Republicans to override Governor Wolf’s veto of an emergency budget passed last month by the General Assembly.

 
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New Online Voter Registration System

October 16, 2015

Senate State Government Committee - October 21, 2015

 
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Focus on ways to better spend and assess state government expenditures and programs

October 2, 2015

Senate State Government Committee and Senate Finance Committee - October 14, 2015
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Budget Impasse

September 17, 2015


Senator Folmer discusses the budget impasse and Senate Republicans’ efforts to pass a stopgap funding measure.[...Read more]

Voters’ Choice Act (SB 495)

September 3, 2015

Senate State Government Committee September 22, 2015
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Joint Hearing on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review

August 13, 2015

Senate Finance Committee AND Senate State Government Committee - August 20, 2015
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Wolf Administration’s GO-TIME initiative changes to procurement

June 12, 2015

Senate State Government Committee - June 17, 2015
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Senate Passes Senate Bill 3, Medical Cannabis

May 12, 2015

The Pennsylvania State Senate passed Senator Mike Folmer’s (R – Lebanon, Dauphin, York) Senate Bill 3 to allow the use of medical cannabis in the Commonwealth: 40-7.
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Confirmation Hearing for Curtis Topper

May 4, 2015

Senate State Government Committee - May 5, 2015
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Senate Bills 695 and 3

April 17, 2015

Senate State Government Committee - April 21, 2015
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Public Union Contracts

April 15, 2015

Senator Folmer discusses Governor Tom Wolf’s apparent lack of transparency with regard to ongoing negotiations of public union contracts.
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Amendments to the US Constitution through a Convention of States as provided by Article V

April 10, 2015

Joint Public Hearing Senate and House State Government Committees - April 13, 2015
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Senator Folmer participates in a news conference and rally in support of Senate Bill 3 (Medical Cannabis).

February 25, 2015

Senator Folmer participates in a news conference and rally in support of Senate Bill 3 (Medical Cannabis).
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Senate Bill 3

February 19, 2015

Senate State Government Committee - February 25, 2015
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Senators Folmer and Leach Reintroduce Medical Cannabis as Senate Bill 3

January 27, 2015

Senators Mike Folmer (R-48) and Daylin Leach (D-17) have reintroduced legislation to allow physicians to provide medical cannabis to patients in Pennsylvania.
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SB 898, 1361, SR 345, HB 1013, 1801, 2049

September 22, 2014

Senate Education Committee - September 23, 2014
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Senate Bill 1193

September 12, 2014

Senate Education Committee - September 16, 2014

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SB 1182 - Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act

January 24, 2014

Senate Law and Justice Committee - January 28, 2014[...Read more]

Consideration of SB 873, SB 1000, 1205 and HB 1559

December 9, 2013

Senate Education Committee Meeting - December 11, 2013[...Read more]

Consideration of SB 847, SB 873, SB 874, SB 1085 and HB 1424

October 16, 2013

Senate Education Committee Meeting - October 16, 2013[...Read more]

Hearing on SB 1000, Rural Regional Community College Initiative for Underserved Counties

October 2, 2013

Senate Education Committee Public Hearing - October 2, 2013[...Read more]

Hearing on Common Core

August 29, 2013

Senate Education Committee Public Hearing - August 29, 2013[...Read more]

Higher Education Accessibility and Affordability

May 15, 2013

Senate Education Committee Public Hearing - May 12, 2013[...Read more]

Hearing on Competency-Based Learning Programs

April 23, 2013

Senate Education Committee Public Hearing - April 23, 2013[...Read more]

Consideration of SB 10, SB 60, SB 437, SB 442 and HB 2

March 19, 2013

Senate Education Committee Meeting - March 19, 2013[...Read more]

Hearing on School Safety - Part 2

March 13, 2013

Senate Education and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees Public Hearing - March 13, 2013[...Read more]

Hearing on School Safety - Part 1

February 13, 2013

Senate Education and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees Hearing - February 13, 2013[...Read more]