Public Hearing on the Train Derailment on the Ohio/Pennsylvania Border

March 10, 2023
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Monday, March 20, 2023 | 10 a.m. | East Wing, Room 8E-B   [Read More]


Meeting to consider SB 433, SB 508 and SR 59

March 07, 2023
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Hearing Room 1, NOB   [Read More]


Meeting to consider SB 162, SB 446 and SB 447; and motions to authorize the issuance of subpoenas

February 27, 2023
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee | Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Room 8-EA   [Read More]


Public hearing on the Norfolk Southern train derailment on the Pennsylvania border and emergency response efforts

February 17, 2023
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee | Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. | Community College of Beaver County, Monaca   [Read More]


Remarks on SB 141

January 18, 2023
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) spoke in favor of his legislation that would enable members of strategic allies, like the Republic of Lithuania, to receive the Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal and the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal. These medals currently can only be awarded to members of the Pennsylvania National Guard or the United States armed forces. Mastriano’s bill was unanimously approved by the Senate and now heads to the state House for consideration.   [Read More]


Meeting to consider SB 126 and SB 141

January 09, 2023
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee | Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B   [Read More]


SB139 – The Observance of 9/11, and Curriculum in Schools

September 21, 2022
It’s shocking to me that this defining moment in world history goes unnoticed each year in public schools and receives zero mention in the state academic standards for history, civics and government.   [Read More]


SB488 Expanding Open Records Legislation

September 21, 2022
“State-related universities will receive more than $600 million from taxpayers this year and the way that money is spent shouldn’t be a closely-guarded secret,” Mastriano said. “This legislation offers a level of transparency necessary to keep these universities accountable to the public they serve.”   [Read More]


SB1123 – “Blue Lights” Legislation

September 21, 2022
The inspiration for this bill came from a local tow truck operator who discovered that operators in several other states had the option for blue lights and the rate of roadside accidents was lower in those states.   [Read More]


SB1152 House Judiciary

September 21, 2022
Pennsylvania currently lags behind other neighboring states in accurately capturing and mapping real-time data.  The enactment of this legislation will help save lives.   [Read More]


Parental Notification of Sexually Explicit Content

September 21, 2022
The parents should have the last word, that I even have to say this in Pennsylvania in 2022 is a bit hard for me.    [Read More]


Senate Approves Mastriano’s Poll Watcher Empowerment Act

June 06, 2022
The State Senate approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) that would ensure poll watchers can properly safeguard the integrity of Pennsylvania’s election process.   [Read More]