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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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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
Joint State lends a hand in recently enacted legislation

Several pieces of legislation signed into law by Governor Corbett were the direct result of recommendations proposed by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection, whose final report was issued to the General Assembly in November 2012.

http://www.pa.gov/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?agency=Governors%20Office&item=15103

The Governor also signed legislation that changes the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act and the Goods and Services Installment Sales Act that came from the Joint State Government Advisory Committee on Consumer Credit Code in its November 2006 report.

http://www.pa.gov/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?agency=Governors%20Office&item=15041

Posted on January 15, 2014
Joint State Government Commission

The Commission is pleased to unveil its newly preserved treasure...a painting commemorating its 10th anniversary. Dating to 1947, this painting was discovered, rolled-up, in a storage room. To preserve this piece of history, the oil on canvas was framed and now hangs proudly in the Commissions’ conference room.

Posted on October 11, 2013
Child Protection in Pennsylvania: Proposed Recommendations, Report of the Task Force on Child Protection

The full report is available here  A summary of the report is available here A clip of the joint House Children & Youth and Judiciary Committee hearing, on January 22, 2012, is available here

Posted on November 27, 2012
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