Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

Declining property ownership and population loss in cities

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 14, 2014

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Senate Bill 1302

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 7, 2014...Read more

House Bill 2120

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - September 24, 2014...Read more

Population Losses In PA Communities

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 14, 2014...Read more

Senate Bills 1420, 1427 and 1442

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 27, 2014...Read more

House Bill 1714 and Senate Bills 1135, 1242 and 1380

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 18, 2014...Read more

Act 90 of 2010 (Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act)

Joint Senate/House Urban Affairs & Housing Committee - March 19, 2014 Listen...Read more

House Bill 1644 (Taylor)

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - December 3, 2013...Read more

Senate Bill 48 (Williams)

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee Public Hearing - October 23, 2013...Read more

Downtown Location Law (Act 32 of 2000)

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Commitee Hearing - October 16, 2013...Read more

Future of Pennsylvania's Cities, Large and Small - Reading

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - June 21, 2013...Read more

House Bills 1122, 1319, and 1363

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Meeting - June 19, 2013...Read more

Future of Pennsylvania’s Cities, Large and Small - York

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - June 13, 2013...Read more

Future of Pennsylvania’s Cities, Large and Small - Pittsburgh

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - May 29, 2013...Read more

Future of Main Street and Elm Street Programs

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - May 16, 2013...Read more

Senate Bill 859

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Meeting - May 1, 2013...Read more

Senate Bill 607

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Meeting - March 20, 2013...Read more

Impact of the Natural Gas Industry on Housing in Pennsylvania

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Public Hearing - October 25, 2012...Read more

Student Housing & Municipal Ordinances

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Public Hearing - October 4, 2012...Read more

Consideration of HB 1767

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 13, 2012...Read more

Consideration of SB 1302

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - December 6, 2011...Read more

Consideration of SB 1141 and SB 1174

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - November 1, 2011...Read more

Housing

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee Public Hearing - October 4, 2011...Read more

Consideration of SB 887, SB 920, HB 639 and SR 165

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - September 28, 2011...Read more

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - June 22, 2011...Read more

Consideration of SB 295, SB 297, SB 923 and HB 442

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Meeting - May 4, 2011...Read more

Land Banking

Joint House/Senate Informational Meeting - April 5, 2011...Read more

Land Bank Hearing Notice

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - March 2, 2011...Read more

Consideration of SB 353

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - February 9, 2011...Read more

News

Senate committee examines challenges of PA cities, population trends

October 15, 2014

HARRISBURG -- The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee examined some of the challenges facing Pennsylvania cities of all sizes during a public hearing on...Read More

“Urban flight” to get a closer examination at Senate committee hearing on Tuesday

October 10, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will examine the ongoing issues facing communities with population and homeownership decline, according to Chairman David G...Read More

Senate committee approves new voting methods for HOAs

October 7, 2014

The Senate took a step to provide residents of homeowner’s associations (HOAs) with new ways to participate in meetings that establish rules and fees for r...Read More

Senate committee endorses new anti-blight measure

September 24, 2014

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approved legislation today that would help hold additional property owners accountable for allowing structures and property to fall...Read More

Senate panel approves additional measures to combat blight

June 27, 2014

Following passage of several anti-blight bills last week, the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approved additional measures today that would offer resources to rehabilitate...Read More

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee approves anti-blight bills

June 18, 2014

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee today voted on several proposals aimed at curbing blight, according to Committee Chairman Senator David G. A...Read More

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee to Study Affordable Housing Program

June 10, 2014

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a hearing June 11 to take a closer look at state efforts to promote affordable housing,...Read More

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Reviews Vacated Property Bill

October 23, 2013

HARRISBURG – Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Chairman David G. Argall (R-29) held a public hearing this morning to listen to both sides of t...Read More

Argall: DGS Secretary, Revitalization Expert Offer Perspectives on Downtown Location Law

October 17, 2013

HARRISBURG – Testifiers praised recent changes to the Downtown Location Law during a Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee hearing on Wednesday....Read More

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee to Receive Update on Downtown Location Law

October 15, 2013

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), will receive an update on the Downtown Location Law o...Read More

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - Wednesday, Oct. 16 - 10:15 a.m. - NOB Hearing Room #1

October 10, 2013

Please be advised that the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 10:15 a.m. The...Read More

Senate & House Urban Affairs Committees to Hold Hearing on Future of Cities in Berks County

June 19, 2013

READING – The Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee and the House Urban Affairs Committee will hold their third joint hearing on the future of c...Read More

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Approves Tobash Bill, Two Other House Bills

June 19, 2013

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee unanimously approved three bills today from the House of Representatives, according to Committee Chairman David G. A...Read More

Officials Discuss Future of Cities with Lawmakers at Committee Hearing in York

June 14, 2013

YORK – Local officials and community leaders joined members of the Senate and House Urban Affairs and Housing Committees in York today for a joint p...Read More

Senate & House Urban Affairs Committees Evaluate Future of PA Cities, Large and Small

May 31, 2013

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), held the first of three joint statewide public hearings with its...Read More

Senate & House Urban Affairs Committees to Hold Hearing on Future of Pennsylvania’s Cities in Pittsburgh

May 23, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The Senate and House Urban Affairs Committees are teaming up for the first of three statewide public hearings to review the future of P...Read More

Senate & House Urban Affairs and Housing Committee Hearing - May 29, 2013

May 22, 2013

Please be advised that the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10 a.m. The...Read More

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Reviews Main Street & Elm Street Revitalization Programs at Hearing in Carbon County

May 20, 2013

JIM THORPE – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee reviewed the successes and struggles with the state's Main Street and Elm Street programs during a...Read More

Senate Committee to Review Pros/Cons of Main Street and Elm Street Programs at Public Hearing in Jim Thorpe

May 13, 2013

JIM THORPE – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), will hold a public hearing to learn about t...Read More

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Approves Carbon Monoxide Detector Legislation

March 20, 2013

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), today unanimously approved legislation that would establish the Carbon M...Read More

Argall Appointed Chairman of Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

December 19, 2012

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) to serve as Chairman of the Senate U...Read More