Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

Joint Hearing on Implementation of 2015 General Appropriation Act 10-A of 2015

Joint Hearing of Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee - Monday, February 8, 2016
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Focus on ways to better spend and assess state government expenditures and programs

Senate State Government Committee and Senate Finance Committee - October 14, 2015
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Joint Hearing on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review

Senate Finance Committee AND Senate State Government Committee - August 20, 2015
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Proposed Municipal Pension Legislation

Senate Finance Committee - June 18, 2015

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HEARING AGENDA: Senate Committees to discuss natural gas severance tax proposals

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and Senate Finance Committee - June 1, 2015
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Senate Bills 1 and 356

Senate Finance Committee - May 11, 2015
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News

Media Advisory - Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Amendment to Senate Bill 76

April 29, 2014

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 30 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room #1/North Office Building on a comprehensive amendment to Senate Bill 76, legislation that would eliminate school property taxes and replace those taxes with a combination of funding from the Personal Income Tax and the Sales and Use Tax....Read More

Finance Chairmen to Unveil Margin Relief Proposal Impacting PA Lottery

March 19, 2014

Senators Mike Brubaker (R-36) and John Blake (D-22), Majority and Minority Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, have announced plans to introduce legislation that would provide additional flexibility to the Pennsylvania Lottery in how games are managed and marketed and, ultimately, generate more revenue for the Commonwealth....Read More

Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Lottery Expansion, Keno

January 28, 2014

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Hearing Room #1/North Office Building on the subject of lottery expansion....Read More

Media Advisory: Senate Finance Committee to Hold Informational Meeting on Waterfront Tax Credit

November 6, 2013

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a public informational meeting on Friday, November 8beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Senate Bill 968, legislation sponsored by Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-40) that would create a waterfront tax credit....Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on IFO Report

October 10, 2013

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room #1/North Office Building on the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) analysis of Senate Bill 76 and House Bill 76 (property tax elimination legislation)....Read More

IFO Releases Report on Property Tax Bills

October 2, 2013

The state Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) has released its report entitled, “Analysis of Proposal to Replace School Property Taxes: House Bill 76 & Senate Bill 76”....Read More

Senate Finance Committee Advances Pension Reform Bill

June 19, 2013

HARRISBURG – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Mike Brubaker (R-36) applauded his committee members today for advancing legislation which he has sponsored that addresses Pennsylvania’s ongoing pension crisis and establishes an expiration date to the defined benefit pension system that few enjoy and every taxpayer funds....Read More

Senate Finance Committee to Convene Public Hearing Despite Announcement by Administration

January 11, 2013

HARRISBURG — State Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement today emphasizing the panel’s plans to move forward with the scheduled public hearing regarding the potential privatization of the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery despite recent actions by the Corbett Administration....Read More

Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Privatization of the State Lottery

January 10, 2013

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, January 14, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Hearing Room #1/North Office Building on the potential privatization and future of the Pennsylvania Lottery....Read More