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James R Brewster

Democratic — Senator — District 45
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

James R Brewster represents Senate District 45 in the Pennsylvania Senate, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 2018 bills.

2000 42746.0
2012 53942.5

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

  • Capitol Office:

    Senate Box 203045
    Harrisburg, PA 17120-3045
    458 Main Capitol
    Phone: 717-787-5580
    Fax: 717-772-3588
  • District Office:

    One Monroeville Center 3824 Northern Pike Suite 1015
    Monroeville, PA 15146
    Phone: 412-380-2242
    Fax: 412-380-2249
  • brewster@pasenate.com



News and Blog Coverage

Brewster: Budget Tricks Not Sustainable

Harrisburg – June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement following the Senate’s passage of House Bill 2328, the state General Fund budget. Sen. Brewster’s comments are as follows: “For yet another year, Governor Tom Corbett and his legislative allies have produced a spending plan ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SB 986

    An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for civil immunity of person rescuing minor from motor vehicle.

  • 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 979

    An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in enforcement, further providing for jurisdiction and penalties; and, in game or wildlife protection, further providing for unlawful taking and possession of protected birds.

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  • 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 976

    An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for definitions and for exceptions to prohibition of interception and disclosure of communications.

  • SB 964

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

Recent Votes

SB 604

Committee vote (GAME AND FISHERIES): Reported as Committed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1090.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 19.0
SB 925


Legislator Vote: Other

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


Legislator Vote: Other

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


Legislator Vote: Other

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


Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 4591.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 36.0
SB 487


Legislator Vote: Other

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