Special Committee on Senate Address Announces Public Hearing

(HARRISBURG) – The Special Committee on Senate Address, chaired by Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia County), will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the State Capitol’s North Office Building in Harrisburg.

The committee will hear testimony from a panel of constitutional and legal ethics experts regarding their interpretation of constitutionally permissible actions by an attorney with a suspended law license, as well as other related matters.

The hearing will be streamed live at senateaddress.pasen.gov.

The “Special Committee on Senate Address” was established on October 26th, 2015, under Rule 5(a)(2) of the Senate Rules. The Committee was formed to pursue possible Senate action against Attorney General Kane, pursuant to Article 6, Section 7 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The Committee is bi-partisan and geographically diverse, and consists of both attorneys and non-attorneys. Republicans include Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia County), Chairman of the Committee, Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne County) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming County). Democratic members include Senator Judith Schwank (D-Berks County), Senator Sean Wiley (D-Erie County) and Senator Arthur Haywood (D-Montgomery County). Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson County) serves as a voting ex-officio member.

CONTACT: Joshua Funk (717) 787-8928