State Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-40) was appointed this week by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve as Chairman of the Senate Aging and Youth Committee for the remainder of the 2013-14 Legislative Session.
“I have served on this committee in the Senate and in the House of Representatives and I am looking forward to taking on the role of chairman. The Committee addresses a wide range of issues that affect some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, and I am looking forward to the challenge,” said Sen. Vulakovich. “In addition to considering legislation important to older Pennsylvanians, a top priority will be working to enact the remaining legislative proposals recommended by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection that was created in the wake of the abuse scandal at Penn State.”
To date, the General Assembly has enacted into law eleven of the bills in the Child Protection Package. Another bill in the Package is Sen. Vulakovich’s Senate Bill 24 – which was sent to the Governor for approval. SB 24 establishes a statewide database for protective services.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Aging and Youth Committee, Sen. Vulakovich served as Chairman of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee. In this capacity, he worked on a host of issues, including the Child Protection Package, Data Breaches, Electronic Health Records, State Technology Purchases, the Statewide Radio System, and the Kelsey Smith Act.
Senator Vulakovich will continue to serve as a member of the Appropriations; Communications and Technology; Community, Economic and Recreational Development; Judiciary; and Transportation committees.