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Lawrence M Farnese Jr.

Democratic — Senator — District 1
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2010
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Lawrence M Farnese Jr. represents Senate District 1 in the Pennsylvania Senate, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 2445 bills.

2006 86636.48
2008 650933.38
2010 295990.22
2012 242794.63

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    Senate Box 203001
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-3001
    543 Main Capitol
    Phone: 717-787-5662
    Fax: 717-787-4531
  • District Office:

    1802 S. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Phone: 215-952-3121
    Fax: 215-952-3155
  • farnese@pasenate.com



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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SB 885

    An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in ethics standards and financial disclosure, prohibiting certain transportation, lodging, hospitality and gifts.

  • SB 13

    An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, further providing for imposition of tax, repealing provisions relating to computation of tax, providing for tax table, and further providing for alternate imposition of tax and credits and for hotel occupancy tax imposition; in personal income tax, further providing for imposition of tax; in cigarette tax, further providing for incidence and rate of tax and for floor tax; providing for tobacco products tax and for school district property tax and rent rebates; and establishing the School District Property Tax and Rent Rebate Fund.

  • SB 806

    An Act amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in registration system, further providing for departmental responsibilities and for SURE system; and, in voter registration, further providing for methods of voter registration and for application with driver's license application, providing for Commonwealth agencies and other entities and further providing for time, for preparation and distribution of applications and for approval of registration applications.

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  • SB 966

    An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in pupils and attendance, further providing for definitions and providing for children who are homeless or in dependent care, for free transportation for certain children and for timely graduation after experiencing an educational disruption; and, in charter schools, further providing for statutory provisions applicable to charter schools and cyber charter schools.

  • SB 964

    An Act providing for portability of professional and occupational licenses for military spouses.

  • SR 170

    A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, which would authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures.

Recent Votes

SB 487

Committee vote (RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS): Re-Reported as Committed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1694.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 15.0
SB 127

Committee vote (JUDICIARY): Reported as Committed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1285.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 214.0
SB 925


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4693.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 652


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4693.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 765


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4693.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 404


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4591.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 36.0
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