Press Releases

News Release Archive

SB 3

February 3, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting - February 6, 2017[...Read more]

SB 8, SB 146, SB 176, SB 221 and SB 222

January 27, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting - January 31, 2017
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Senator Greenleaf Praises Prison Closure

January 26, 2017

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) praised the Wolf Administration’s announcement to close SCI Pittsburgh.[...Read more]

Greenleaf Announces Senate Judiciary Committee Members for new Legislative Session

January 25, 2017

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks), Chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, announced the committee members for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.[...Read more]

Greenleaf Re-introduces Legislation to Protect Child Victims of Human Trafficking

January 25, 2017

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery/Bucks) announced the re-introduction of his “Safe Harbor” legislation that would require that sexually exploited children be diverted from the criminal justice system to more appropriate human services.[...Read more]

Senate Bills 42, 59, 60, 62 and 69

January 23, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting - January 24, 2017[...Read more]

Proposed State Correctional Institution Closures

January 20, 2017

Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee - January 23, 2017
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Children and Youth Caucus Issues Final Report to General Assembly

January 17, 2017

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) and State Representative W. Curtis Thomas (D, Philadelphia) released the final report of the At-Risk Children, Family and Communities Caucus.[...Read more]

Senate committees to review possible state prison closures

January 11, 2017

HARRISBURG – Three Senate committees will hold a joint public hearing to review the Wolf administration’s decision to potentially close two state prisons.[...Read more]

$1.7 Million in Open Space & Park Grants Awarded to Bucks and Montgomery Counties

December 15, 2016

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Bucks, Montgomery) announced that over $1.7 million in funding is forthcoming to Warminster Township, Warrington Township, Lower Moreland, and the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust for open space projects through the Community Conservation Partnerships[...Read more]

$2.4 Million in Grants Approved for Local Projects

December 6, 2016

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $2.4 million to fund three local projects through their Multimodal Transportation Funding Program. Senator Greenleaf advocated for these projects.[...Read more]

Senator Greenleaf’s Expungement Legislation Goes into Effect

November 16, 2016

As of Monday, Pennsylvanians with minor criminal records may have them sealed from public view.[...Read more]

Senator Greenleaf Receives College Settlement’s 2016 Leonard C. Ferguson Youth Advocate Award

November 15, 2016

On Saturday, November 12th Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf was presented with College Settlement’s 2016 Leonard C. Ferguson Youth Advocate Award this past weekend during the organization’s Acorns to Oaks Galla.[...Read more]

Senate Passes Greenleaf’s Legislation Clearing the way for Police Body Cameras

October 19, 2016

In the interest of enhancing public safety and ensuring conviction integrity, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s SB 976 clearing the way for the use of police body-worn cameras.[...Read more]

Lower Moreland Township Receives $208,587 PennDOT Grant

October 14, 2016

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf announced that Lower Moreland Township will receive one of 37 grants awarded across the state to fund highway, bridge, bike, and pedestrian projects.[...Read more]

Senator Greenleaf urges DEP to set stricter safe drinking water standard for PFCs

October 13, 2016

In a letter dated October 6th, (see attached) Senator Greenleaf urged PA Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell to promptly establish a state safe drinking water standard for the contaminants perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfulorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).[...Read more]

Greenleaf Bills Move Forward as PA Senate Convenes for Fall Session

September 27, 2016

On Monday, September 26th, the Senate committees on Appropriations, Judiciary, and Education voted to send four of Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s bills to the full Senate for consideration.[...Read more]

Greenleaf Continues to Pursue Remediation Funding, Health Study from Navy

September 7, 2016

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) issued his second letter in three months to Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Steven R. Iselin, stating his disappointment and frustration with the Department’s failure to fully fund remediation efforts a[...Read more]

Nomination of Bruce Beemer to serve as Attorney General

August 29, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - August 30, 2016
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Veterans Discount ID Event Planned at Foulkeways at Gwynedd for Montgomery County Veterans

August 12, 2016

State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf and State Reprehensive Kate Harper will join Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg to host a veteran’s discount ID event on Monday, Aug. 22, at Foulkeways at Gwynedd, Community Center Auditorium, 1120 Meetinghouse Rd., G[...Read more]

Bucks County Company Receives $400,000 State PIDA Loan to Complete Project, Create Jobs

August 3, 2016

Today, the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation was awarded a $400,000, 10-year loan on behalf of M&S Centerless Grinding, Inc. to purchase three pieces of highly specialized equipment in order for its subsidiary company, Meron Medical, to produce two components[...Read more]

Senator Greenleaf's letter to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy

July 28, 2016

Thank you for responding to my letter of June 9, 2016, addressing the ongoing water contamination situation in Horsham, Warminster and Warrington Townships. While I appreciate you taking the time to address each of the issues raised in the original letter,[...Read more]

Greenleaf demands Navy do more to address well water contamination: fund a health study, provide filtration on every well, and reimburse Commonwealth for remediation

July 27, 2016

On July 22nd, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) issued a letter to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Steven R. Iselin, expressing frustration with the Navy’s response to the water contamination in local townships.[...Read more]

House Bill 1948

July 11, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - July 11, 2016[...Read more]

HB 1947

June 28, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 28, 2016
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To Consider Judicial Nominations

June 27, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 29, 2016
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To consider the following nominations

June 24, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 27, 2016
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Senate Bill 1311 and House Bills 123, 869, and 1581

June 22, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 22, 2016[...Read more]

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Public Hearing on Legislation to Extend Statute of Limitation on Child Sexual Abuse

June 13, 2016

The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks), today held a public hearing on HB 1947, which proposes extending the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse.[...Read more]

HB 1947

June 13, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 13, 2016
 
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Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Public Hearing on HB 1947

June 9, 2016

On Monday, June 13th, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, will hold a public hearing on HB 1947 at the State Capitol at 10:00 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building.[...Read more]

Senate Approves Greenleaf Resolution Addressing Water Contamination

June 8, 2016

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate approved Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s resolution urging the President and Congress of the United States to work with the Commonwealth to take all necessary action to ensure safe drinking water in Horsham, Warminster, and Warrington Townships i[...Read more]

SB 1113, SB 1261, SB 1271, SB 1274 and HB 44

June 2, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 7, 2016
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Donate Life PA Act Passes Senate

May 18, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17th, the Pennsylvania Senate voted to pass State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s Donate Life PA Act, SB 180, to help increase organ and tissue donation in the Commonwealth.
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PA Senate approves Greenleaf’s legislation to help parents avoid truancy fines, get truant children back to school

May 12, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10th the Senate unanimously approved legislation introduced by State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) to help prevent a parent from being jailed for failing to pay fines associated with their child’s truancy.[...Read more]

Senator Greenleaf Praises FDA Ban on Sale of e-Cigarettes to Minors

May 9, 2016

On May 5th, the US Food and Drug Administration announced the passage of new regulations that would classify electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, making them illegal to sell to minors.[...Read more]

SB 428, SB 1112, SB 1160, SB 1197

May 4, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - May 10, 2016
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Donate Life PA Act Advances

April 13, 2016

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved Senator Greenleaf Donate Life PA Act, SB 180, to help increase organ and tissue donation in the Commonwealth through increased education on the critical need for organs and removing current barriers that prevent many[...Read more]

SB 180 and SB 1062

April 8, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - April 11, 2016[...Read more]

SR263, SB1077 and HB380, HB608 and HB1167

April 1, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - April 5, 2016
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences

March 30, 2016

Senator Greenleaf hosted a roundtable discussion in the Capitol on mandatory minimum sentences in Pennsylvania.
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences

March 15, 2016

Senator Greenleaf roundtable discussion on mandatory minimum sentences in Pennsylvania, with Grover Norquist and Bernie Kerik.
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Senate Bills 579, 1031, 1135 and House Bills 215 and 665

March 11, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - March 15, 2016
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Greenleaf’s Legislation to Expunge Minor Criminal Records Signed into Law

February 16, 2016

Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s SB 166 into law, allowing individuals who have served a sentence for nonviolent third and second degree misdemeanors to petition the court to completely erase their criminal histories from public v[...Read more]

Greenleaf Launches Website to Advocate for Donate Life PA Act

February 5, 2016

Today, Senator Greenleaf launched a new website, SenatorGreenleaf.com/organ-donation, to raise support for his legislation to increase organ donations in Pennsylvania.[...Read more]

Greenleaf’s Legislation to Expunge Minor Criminal Records Sent to Governor

January 27, 2016

Today, the Pennsylvania House gave final legislative approval to State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s SB 166 which would allow individuals who have served a sentence for nonviolent third and second degree misdemeanors to petition the court to completely erase their c[...Read more]

SB 568, SB 1056, SB 1104

January 14, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - January 19, 2016
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Senator Greenleaf Comments on Governor’s Blue Line Vetoes on State Spending Plan

December 29, 2015

Today, the Governor enacted House Bill 1460, a state spending plan, while exercising line-item vetoes on multiple items.[...Read more]

Deadline to Apply for Pa. Property Tax and Rent Rebate is December 31

December 15, 2015

State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf reminds senior citizens and residents with disabilities that they have just over two weeks left to apply for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program.[...Read more]

HB 1691

December 8, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - December 9, 2015[...Read more]

Senate Passes Greenleaf Legislation to Combine Dept. of Corrections and Board of Probation and Parole

November 24, 2015

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s (R, Montgomery, Bucks) legislation that would consolidate the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole.[...Read more]

Nominations of the Honorable Lydia Kirkland and Leo Dunn, Esquire

November 20, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - November 24, 2015

Senate Passes Greenleaf’s Bill to Restore Fairness to Pennsylvania License Suspensions

November 20, 2015

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s SB 62 aimed at reducing the life-long impact of license suspensions on those who have committed traffic violations at a young age.[...Read more]

SB 917, SB 936, SB 986

November 13, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - November 17, 2015[...Read more]

Greenleaf’s Jury Duty Exemption for the Elderly, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Judges Signed into Law

October 30, 2015

Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation sponsored by Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, now Act 54 of 2015, which permits persons 75 years of age and older to opt out of jury duty. The legislation also provides an exemption for breastfeeding mothers and judges.[...Read more]

SB 518, SB 851, SB 976, SB 1043

October 27, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - October 27, 2015

Senate Passes Greenleaf Legislation Prohibiting the Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors

October 21, 2015

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s legislation, SB 751, which would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.[...Read more]

Media Advisory - Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Civil Asset Forfeiture Legislation

October 15, 2015

State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf has announced a public hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee will be held on SB 869, civil asset forfeiture, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 8E-B of the Capitol’s East Wing.[...Read more]

Report from Task Force on Lyme Disease

October 14, 2015

Senator Greenleaf offers remarks at a Department of Health news conference to release the report of the task force on lyme disease.
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Greenleaf News Conference on Legislation to Expand the State’s Natural Gas Infrastructure

October 13, 2015

On Tuesday, October 13th, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf held a news conference in the Capitol to discuss his SB 953, which would expand the reach of natural gas infrastructure so more households and businesses in Pennsylvania can access natural[...Read more]

SB 869 Proposed Reforms to the Civil System of Asset Forfeiture in PA

October 13, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - October 20, 2015
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Senate Bill 851 “safe harbor” for child victims of human trafficking

September 22, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - September 29, 2015
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Senate Passes Greenleaf Legislation Condemning Anti-Semitism and Boycotts of Israel

September 18, 2015

Today, the Pennsylvania Senate approved State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf’s Senate Resolution 136 condemning the boycott of Israel, growing incidents of anti-Semitism, and the activities of the International Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Pennsylvania.
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Nominations of the Honorable Lydia Kirkland and Leo Dunn

September 9, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - September 16, 2015[...Read more]

Senate Bills 126, 127 and 638

July 13, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - July 14, 2015[...Read more]

Missing Children and Human Trafficking

June 29, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 30, 2015
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Senate Bills 606, 773, 851, 859, 860 and House Bill 874

June 29, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee - June 30, 2015[...Read more]

Greenleaf Introduces Legislation to Expand Natural Gas to Homes and Businesses

June 24, 2015

The legislation would expand natural gas infrastructure through a bidding process conducted by the Public Utilities Commission. Contracts would be awarded to companies to expand natural gas infrastructure in designated areas.[...Read more]