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The Joint State Government Commission serves as the bipartisan and bicameral research agency of the General Assembly. It is comprised of the entire membership of the General Assembly.


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JSGC publishes interim report

HR659 of 2014 directed the Commission to produce a report with recommendations regarding the problem of addiction and opioid analgesics.  The resolution also directed that the Commission and Advisory Committee release an interim report of guidelines for prescribing opioid analgesics.  The interim report can be found here.

Posted on December 09, 2014
JSGC holiday schedule

JSGC will be closed December 25th and 26, and January 1st and 2nd.

Posted on December 05, 2014
JSGC staff present report to conference on aging

Commission staff travelled to Gettysburg to present the "Report of the Advisory Committee on Long Term Care Services and Supports for Older Pennsylvanians" at the annual conference of the PA Department of Aging, PA Council on Aging, and PA Area Agencies on Aging.

Posted on November 20, 2014
JSGC profiled by the PLS Reporter in series on LSAs

The article can be found here.

Posted on November 19, 2014
JSGC hosted visitors from Kenya

The JSGC hosted a delegation of government staffers from Kenya.  The east African nation established a bicameral legislature two years ago, and the delegates are touring a few cities in the eastern U.S. to learn about how American bicameralism functions.

The delegates also visited Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD.  The delegates were accompanied by Professor James Utermark and Heather Senecal, from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY Albany.

Posted on October 23, 2014
SB 75 signed by Governor Corbett

Senate Bill 75 extensively revised the law on human trafficking in the areas of prosecution, prevention, victim protection, evidentiary confidentiality, limitation of actions, victim impact statements and classification of sexual offenses.

With the governor's signature, the bill bacame Act 105 of 2014.

Posted on November 18, 2014
Report on human trafficking in Pennsylvania updated

The Joint State Government Commission has prepared an update to this report that reviews the Act of July 2, 2014, P.L.945, No.105.

The original report can be found here, and the update can be found here.

Posted on October 21, 2014
Anti-Human Trafficking legislation signed into law

On July 2, 2014, Governor Corbett signed Senate Bill 75 into law. The new Act 105  passed the House and Senate unanimously. This new law was based on the recommendations from the Joint State Government Commission's Human Trafficking Advisory Committee

Posted on July 04, 2014
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