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Papers of Kenneth J. Smith, 2007-2012

Identifier: 03-2013.002

Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection is Kenneth Smith's legislative works, regarding education and well-being of the citizens. There is also extensive district materials and correspondence. Representative Smith's legislative priorities were job creations in the Commonwealth, fortifying public education, and protecting the most vulnerable citizens of Pennsylvania. Some of his prime legislation included House Bill 1265 (2011), which required all public, nonpublic, parochial, private or charter schools to keep and maintain automated external defibrillators in all occupied school buildings, House Bills 893 (2011), requiring nursing homes and older adult facilities to perform background checks on new patients to verify if they were a convicted sex offender, House Bill 1266 (2011) implementing a written alcohol policy in all colleges, universities, and community colleges in Pennsylvania, and House Bill 1364 (2011) establishing a statewide Drug and Alcohol Treatment Fund. His House Resolution 146 (2011) created Workers Memorial Day on April 28.


  • 2007 - 2012
  • Acquisition: 05/12/2013


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This collection is open for research.

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1.25 Cubic Feet



Arrangement Note

This collection has twelve series: 1. Campaign Materials, 2. Biographical Information, 3. Legislative Work, 4. District Materials, 5. Correspondence, 6. Press Releases, 7. News Clippings and Newsletters, 8. Speeches, 9. Events, 10. Photographs, 11. Awards, and 12. CDs.

Custodial History

Kenneth J. Smith to the Pennsylvania House of Representative Archives

Source of Acquisition

Kenneth J. Smith

Related Materials

A researcher interested in Kenneth Smith or the topics in which he was involved should examine his Oral History Interview, which was conducted on October 2, 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository