Committee Members


Scott Martin, Chair
Mike Regan, Vice-Chair
Joe Scarnati, ex-officio
Michele Brooks

Pat Browne
Scott Hutchinson
Wayne Langerholc


Tim Kearney, Minority Chair
John Blake
Steven Santarsiero
Judy Schwank

Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings


Joint Hearing | Senate Aging & Youth Committee AND Senate Local Government Committee | May 13, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]


JOINT HEARING | Senate Local Government Committee AND Senate Health & Human Services Committee | May 4, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Remote Participation |     [Read More]


Senate Local Government Committee | February 5, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]


Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Local Government Committees | October 28, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | 140 Main Capitol, House Majority Caucus Room |     [Read More]


Senate Local Government Committee | October 22, 2019 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]


Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Local Government Committee | July 11, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Lancaster City Hall |     [Read More]





May 13, 2020

At a Senate hearing today, some of the state’s leading medical experts and county leaders outlined plans and objectives to protect Pennsylvania’s vulnerable senior populations as counties begin to safely reopen following the governor’s COVID-19 shutdown.   [Read More]




May 12, 2020

Two Senate committees will hold a public hearing on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to hear testimony from county officials about efforts to begin to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as from medical experts who are treating our most vulnerable senior population and researching the virus COVID-19.   [Read More]




May 01, 2020

Members of the Senate Local Government Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will take a closer look at Governor Wolf’s approach to reopening Pennsylvania during a joint hearing on Monday, May 4, beginning at 10 a.m.   [Read More]




July 03, 2019

The Senate Majority Policy Committee and the Senate Local Government Committee will hold a joint workshop to study the economic health of Pennsylvania’s cities. This workshop will take place on Thursday July 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lancaster City Hall, 120 North Duke St, Lancaster, PA.   [Read More]




June 18, 2018

The Senate Local Government Committee will study legislation that would reform and modernize the way that property taxes are collected during a public hearing on Tuesday, June 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Room 8E-A of the state Capitol Building, according to Acting Committee Chair Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]




June 13, 2017

The Senate Local Government Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Wagner (R-York), convened to approve six bills today.   [Read More]