Sen. Yaw Comments on Release of Special Committee Report

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today issued the following statement following release of the report from the Special Committee on Senate Address:

”After listening to testimony from district attorneys, constitutional law experts and deputies from the Attorney General’s office, it was clear to me that the legal standing and operation of the chief law enforcement office of the state are detrimentally impacted when the head of the office does not hold a valid license to practice law.   The magnitude of the detrimental impact warrants taking this matter to the next level which is consideration by the full Senate.”

To view the Special Committee Report, visit

The committee was charged with examining Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s ability to perform the functions of her position with an indefinitely suspended law license, as well as possible other areas that may impact her performance.

In addition to Yaw, the six member committee also includes Senators John Gordner (R-27) who serves as Chair, Lisa Baker (R-20), Art Haywood (D-4), Judy Schwank (D-11), and Sean Wiley (D-49).  Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati serves as an ex-officio member of the committee.


Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff

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