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Offices Under the Supervision of the Secretary

Additional Key Office of the Secretary Staff

462 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-5920
  • Jessica Rodic, Assistant Secretary of the Senate
  • Vincent Beamer, Sr., Senior Legislative Assistant
  • Angelica Camuso, Administrative Assistant
  • Sarah Greenwald, Legislative Assistant
  • Ashley Haldeman, Executive Assistant
  • Trey McElwee, Legislative Assistant
  • Nathaniel Sanko, Legislative Assistant
  • Sue Zitto, Legislative Assistant

Senate Official Reporter

Ann-Marie Sweeney
644 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-4205

The Senate Official Reporter and staff compile the daily debate, votes, and other legislative activities for the Legislative Journal. The Official Reporter is stationed in the Senate Chamber by the chamber rostrum. It is their duty to record verbatim what is said on the floor of the Senate.

Senate Document Room

Chris Johnson Retired, Director
34 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6732

The Senate Document Room stores copies of bills, journals, acts, and legislative calendars to be delivered or distributed upon request. All printed materials are available to the general public as well as Senators and their staff. Under the supervision of the Secretary, Document Room personnel prepare the sets of bills that will appear on the next day's Senate Calendar.

Two Senate Calendars are printed daily in the Document Room when the Senate is in session. The first calendar lists all bills before the Senate that day, and the second calendar is a roster of all executive nominations submitted by the Governor for the advice and consent of the Senate.

Senate Library

Evelyn Andrews, Senate Librarian
157 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6120

The Senate Library is the major source of information on the institution. Brimming with its collection of legislative documents, journals, and law books, the Senate Library is an excellent place of reference for Senate members and staff. Materials may be used in the library or checked out for use in members' offices. For information not available in the Senate Library, a network of libraries in the Capitol Complex and throughout the Commonwealth may be used to satisfy requests.

Senate Page Services

Ben Belicic, Director
B-40 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-8916

During Senate session, pages are stationed at the front of the Chamber to assist the Secretary. On session days and non-session days alike, page services are available to the Senate staff for legislative business.

The Senate Print Shop

Chris Keller, Director
Two Technology Park
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6983

The Print Shop coordinates the production and timely distribution of printed material necessary for the operation of Senate business. The Copy Center, now located within the Print Shop, accommodates for the production of black and white publications and miscellaneous publications.

Senate Security

Daniel Billings
B-38 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6613

The Sergeant-at-Arms and his deputies provide security for the Senate. They are charged by the President of the Senate with keeping order, checking press credentials, and ensuring that Senators are not disturbed in the performance of their duties. The Sergeant-at-Arms performs the task of bearing the mace when escorting the Senate to joint sessions held in the House and when escorting the Senate to other special ceremonies.

Capitol Tour Guides

Jill Fetter, Director
B-1B Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6810 or (800) 868-7672

Guided tours of the Capitol can be arranged by calling 787-6810 or (800) 868-7672. Anyone answering the phone can schedule a tour. Groups of more than 10 people should be scheduled well in advance. Scheduling begins the first workday in August for the next year, whereby most spring dates are booked before December 31. Advance planning is highly recommended. Tours can be tentatively scheduled. Groups of less than ten usually can be accommodated without prior notice, except in the spring due to the large volume of school field trips. Guided tours are offered regular weekdays every half hour from 8:30 a.m. through and including 4:00 p.m.; weekends and most holiday tours are offered at 9, 11, 1 and 3. Due to construction and/or unforeseen emergencies, it is recommended you call ahead to confirm the schedule. The tour schedule is subject to change without notice.

The Guide Service also schedules the use of both Sections A and B in the East Wing. Lunch tables, seating 96 in each section, are normally in the areas; however, the tables can be removed for special events. There is one buffet table in each section.

In addition to providing guided tours of the Capitol and scheduling the East Wing lunch tables, the Guide Service office also staffs the information desks in the Main Rotunda, as well as the East Wing Rotunda, maintains the Welcome Center and gift shop, and stocks the local attraction information on the shelves in the Main Rotunda and East Wing. A self-guided tour of the Capitol is also available.

Senate Reading Clerks

The Senate Reading Clerks are stationed at the rostrum in the Senate Chamber. They are responsible for calling the roll, reading aloud official communications, and other matters that come before the Senate. The Reading Clerks are also responsible for recording the Senate vote.