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Meeting to consider SB 493, SB 494, SB 495, SB 687, SB 689, SB 690, SB 691, and SB 692

June 14, 2019
Senate Local Government Committee | June 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Meeting to Consider SB 531, HB 510, HB 511, HB 512, HB 547 and HB 548

April 26, 2019
Senate Local Government Committee | April 30, 2019 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Keystone Telepresence Education Grant Passes Senate

April 09, 2019
The Senate unanimously passed SB 144 which would assist Intermediate Units in attaining telepresence equipment.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Martin’s Telepresence Education Proposal to Help Homebound Students

April 09, 2019
Students who face an extended absence from school due to injury or illness could continue to participate in classroom activities and learning under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]

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Senate Panel Passes Martin’s Bill Supporting Volunteer Fire Companies

March 27, 2019
The Senate Finance Committee approved legislation today that would allow volunteer fire companies to keep more of the money they bring in during fundraisers, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 110, SB 316, SB 317, HB 264 and HB 275

March 22, 2019
Senate Local Government Committee | March 26, 2019 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B     [Read More]

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Video: Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Day

March 21, 2019
In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day in Pennsylvania, Senator Martin participated in a bicameral press conference discussing recent efforts to protect individuals living with Down syndrome.     [Read More]

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Senate Passes Martin’s Down Syndrome Awareness Day Resolution

March 20, 2019
In recognition of the incredible accomplishments of individuals living with Down syndrome, Senator Scott Martin (R-13) led passage of a Senate resolution today designating March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day. Listen   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

March 07, 2019
Senator Martin asked Secretary Dennis Davin of DCED about why the Administration chose to offer billions in tax breaks to recruit Amazon, but then continues to reject locally-controlled initiatives to incentivize new jobs and business growth in their area.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Gaming Control Board, Part 2

March 07, 2019
In a follow-up round of questions during the budget hearing for the Gaming Control Board, Senator Martin questioned Executive Director Kevin O'Toole about modifications to the contract with the vendor implementing a video game terminal central control system, and steps to prevent/treat problem gambling.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Gaming Control Board

March 07, 2019
Senator Martin questioned Gaming Control Board Executive Director Kevin O'Toole about monitoring video game terminals via a central control system and his legislation allowing municipalities to opt out of truck stop VGTs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 06, 2019
Senator Martin asked Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding about personnel available for agricultural preparedness and response efforts.     [Read More]

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Martin Renews Push to Help Students Facing Prolonged Medical Absence From School

March 06, 2019
Senator Scott Martin (R-13) reintroduced legislation recently that would provide new resources to students who face an extended absence from school due to injury or illness.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Military & Veterans Affairs

March 06, 2019
Senator Martin spoke with Department of Military and Veteran Affairs Adjutant General Carrelli about efforts to address suicide rates among veterans, partnering with counties in their crisis intervention services and consumer choice for veterans and their families, especially when it pertains to institutional care services.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 1

March 05, 2019
Senator Martin discussed the benefits of his SB 144 which would provide telepresence tools for students missing school as well as making schools safer by securing and evaluating juveniles charged with making terroristic threats through his SB 106 during the Education budget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Liquor Control Board

February 28, 2019
During the budget hearing for the Liquor Control Board, Senator Martin told PLCB Chairman Tim Holden that workers should have a choice to join or not union, and should be informed of their rights.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections / Probation & Parole

February 28, 2019
Senator Martin questions Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel during the budget hearing for the Department of Corrections / Office of Probation and Parole about reforming occupational licensing, the status of right-sizing operations, efforts to place community corrections facilities in more strategic locations and reforming victim restitution.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Human Services

February 27, 2019
Senator Martin questioned the sustainability of PA’s Medicaid program, our need for common sense Medicaid work requirements and our future plans for the MATP during a PA Senate Budget Hearing with the PA Department of Human Services.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 27, 2019
At today’s PA Senate Department of Health Budget hearing, Senator Martin questioned Secretary of Health Rachel Levine about the PA Rural Health Model and the status of the Governor’s proposed merger involving the department.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Transportation

February 25, 2019
Senator Martin asked PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards for a breakout of Motor License Fund uses, an update on Delaware River dredging, and vehicle registration applications now that stickers have been eliminated.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: General Services

February 25, 2019
I questioned Secretary Topper during today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Department of General Services about the long term impact of continuing to borrow money to fund the operations of the States Bureau of Public Works and the added long term expense.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 25, 2019
I had the opportunity to question the Department of Labor & Industry Secretary about discriminatory apprenticeship ratio practices and how the state can better connect unemployed individuals on welfare with unfilled jobs during the #PASenate #PABudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PA State Police

February 21, 2019
Senator Martin discussed the fact that most State Police assistance occurs in municipalities with full-time police departments, and PSP services benefit all cities, townships and boroughs in PA.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 21, 2019
Senator Martin questioned PASSHE Chancellor Dan Greenstein about “right-sizing” operations and staffing as a result of declining enrollment in the State System of Higher Education.     [Read More]

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Senators Aument, Martin Raise Concerns about Spending, Taxes in Wolf’s Budget Plan

February 05, 2019
Lancaster County Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) voiced concerns today regarding the level of spending, taxes and borrowing proposed by Governor Wolf in his annual budget address.   [Read More]

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Martin Hosts Capitol Event Highlighting Bipartisan Efforts to Fight Pediatric Cancer

February 04, 2019
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives joined with advocates, medical experts and families affected by pediatric cancer at the state Capitol today to highlight efforts to combat childhood cancers, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]

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Lawmakers, Advocates Plan to Highlight Efforts to Fight Pediatric Cancer

February 01, 2019
Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and Andy Dinniman (D-19) and Representatives Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) and Tom Caltagirone (D-127) will hold a press conference on Monday, February 4, at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center to highlight bipartisan legislative efforts to combat pediatric cancer.     [Read More]

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Senators Folmer, Schwank, Killion, Stefano and Martin to Introduce Bipartisan Election Reform Package

January 24, 2019
Senators Mike Folmer (R-48), Judy Schwank (D-11), Tom Killion (R-9), Pat Stefano (R-32) and Scott Martin (R-13) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 29 at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center in regards to a soon-to-be-introduced bipartisan election reform package.     [Read More]

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Video: 2019 PA Farm Show – Talkin’ Milk

January 11, 2019
Senator Scott Martin talks with Cindy Johnson and her daughter Kelly about their 11 generation dairy farm at the PA Farm Show.   [Read More]

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Video: 2019 PA Farm Show – Farmers Market

January 10, 2019
Senator Scott Martin talks with Brian Moyer with PA Farm Markets about a featuring a farmers market, a new attraction at the PA Farm Show this year.   [Read More]