Oct

20

2020

October 20, 2020

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), held a bipartisan discussion today with key stakeholders from across the state, representing various levels of government and entities dedicated to deploying and utilizing broadband in Pennsylvania. [Read More]

Oct

19

2020

October 19, 2020

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a public roundtable with key stakeholders to discuss legislative efforts to close the digital divide and next steps to address the issue next session. The roundtable will focus on federal, state and local responses to the challenges of high-speed internet connectivity in the Commonwealth. [Read More]

Oct

16

2020

October 16, 2020

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a public roundtable with key stakeholders to discuss legislative efforts to close the digital divide and next steps to address the issue next session. [Read More]

Sep

03

2020

September 03, 2020

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing on the forthcoming contact tracing smartphone app to be released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on September 8 at 10 am in the Senate Chamber. [Read More]

Aug

31

2020

August 31, 2020

In light of a recent announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Health that they plan to launch a COVID-19 contact tracing app next month, the Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a hearing to publicly vet the app and concerns surrounding contact tracing and data privacy, according to committee chair Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York). AUDIO [Read More]

Jun

22

2020

June 22, 2020

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee unanimously approved three bills on Monday that would improve access to high-speed internet, according to committee chair Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York). [Read More]

May

05

2020

May 05, 2020

Members of two Senate committees questioned members of the Wolf Administration today about the significant delays and numerous problems that have plagued the state’s Unemployment Compensation system during the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]

May

04

2020

May 04, 2020

In light of numerous concerns about the Unemployment Compensation system’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing to examine some of the issues plaguing the system on Tuesday, May 5, from 1-3 p.m. [Read More]

Feb

04

2020

February 04, 2020

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing at the state Capitol on Wednesday, February 5 at 9:30 a.m. to focus on data privacy efforts and the state’s Breach of Personal Information Act, according to committee chair Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York). [Read More]

Dec

05

2019

December 05, 2019