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Governor Signs Martin Bill into Law Encouraging Private Donations to Fight Pediatric Cancer

June 29, 2018
A measure that will help generate private donations to support pediatric cancer research has been signed into law, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

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Manheim Township High School Boys Lacrosse Team

June 25, 2018
Senator Scott Martin introduces the Manheim Township HS Boys Lacrosse team, winners of the 2018 PIAA Class 3A championship.   [Read More]

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Bill Encouraging Private Donations to Fight Pediatric Cancer Receives Final Approval

June 25, 2018
A measure that would help generate private donations to support pediatric cancer research is headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law, according to the bill’s author, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Sends Comprehensive School Safety Measure to Governor’s Desk

June 22, 2018
The Senate approved a comprehensive, bipartisan school safety bill today that will dedicate significant new resources to help prevent school violence.     [Read More]

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The Joint PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee Public Hearing

June 19, 2018
The Joint PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee held a public hearing to discuss student-athlete transfer issues and a PIAA competition classification proposal.   [Read More]

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Public Hearing Highlights Need for Property Tax Collection Reform

June 19, 2018
Local government representatives and school business officials discussed alternatives to the current system of collecting property taxes during a hearing of the Senate Local Government Committee today.   [Read More]

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Down Syndrome Protection (House Bill 2050)

June 13, 2018
Senator Martin testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on House Bill 2050 which would prohibit the abortion of a child based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.   [Read More]

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Public Hearing on Senate Bill 1099

June 13, 2018
Senate Local Government Committee | June 19, 2018 | Room 8E-A, East Wing |     [Read More]

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Penn State Wrestling

June 12, 2018
Senator Scott Martin introduces a resolution recognizing the Penn State Nittany Lions Wrestling Team for winning their third consecutive NCAA Division I national championship, and seventh in eight years.   [Read More]

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Safe2Say Program (SB 1142)

June 06, 2018
Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of Senate Bill 1142, legislation establishing the Safe2Say Program that provides for methods of anonymous reporting concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities in schools or the threat of the activities.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Creation of School Threat Reporting System

June 06, 2018
The Senate unanimously approved legislation today that would help reduce school violence by creating a new school threat reporting system, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), one of the prime sponsors of the bill. Listen     [Read More]

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Welfare Reform

June 05, 2018
During a Senate Majority Policy Committee briefing on welfare reform, Senator Scott Martin spoke with Sam Adolphsen, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Government Accountability and Vice President, Rockwood Solutions   [Read More]

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Senate Guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. John F. Smith

June 04, 2018
Thank you to Rev. Dr. John F. Smith for serving as the guest chaplain today in the PA Senate. Rev. Dr. Smith is the Lead Pastor at Grace Church at Willow Valley and is the Father-in-Law of my colleague Senator Ryan Aument.   [Read More]

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Safe2Say Program(Senate Bill 1142)

May 22, 2018
Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of Senate Bill 1142, the Safe2Say Program, which would allow anonymous reporting of the threats regarding unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities in schools.   [Read More]

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Safe2Say Program(Senate Bill 1142)

May 22, 2018
At a Capitol news conference, Senator Pat Browne and Senator Scott Martin were joined by Senate colleagues to discuss Senate Bill 1142, the Safe2Say Program, which would allow anonymous reporting of the threats regarding unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities in schools.   [Read More]

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Senators and Attorney General Urge Passage of School Threat Reporting System

May 22, 2018
Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Pat Browne (R-16), Vincent J. Hughes (D-7) and Scott Martin (R-13) and supported by Attorney General Josh Shapiro creating a new school threat monitoring system in an effort to help reduce school violence is scheduled for a final vote in the Senate today (May 22nd).     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Martin Bill to Encourage Private Donations to Fight Pediatric Cancer

April 25, 2018
The Senate passed legislation today that would help generate private donations to support pediatric cancer research, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

Senators Propose Creation of School Threat Reporting System

April 24, 2018
Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Pat Browne (R-16), Vincent J. Hughes (D-7) and Scott Martin (R-13) to help reduce school violence by creating a new school threat monitoring system unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee today (April 24). Listen   [Read More]

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month

April 24, 2018
Senator Scott Martin offers a resolution recognizing May 2018 as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Lauren Elledge, 2018 Pennsylvania Distinguished Young Woman

April 24, 2018
Senator Scott Martin introduces Penn Manor High School student Lauren Elledge, who was named Pennsylvania's 2018 Distinguished Young Woman.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Tougher Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders

April 18, 2018
Repeat DUI offenders would face tougher punishments under legislation the Senate approved today, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

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Increasing DUI Penalties (SB 961)

April 18, 2018
Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of Senate Bill 961, which would increase penalties for a person who unintentionally causes the death of another person as a result of a second or subsequent DUI violation.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Health and Human Services

March 27, 2018
Senator Scott Martin talks with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services.     [Read More]

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Statewide Radio System

March 26, 2018
Senator Scott Martin questions MAJ Diane Stackhouse, Director, Bureau of Communications & Information Services, PA State Police, during a joint hearing of the Senate Communications & Technology Committee, the Senate Law & Justice Committee, and the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee on the statewide radio system.     [Read More]

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State Senate Approves Bipartisan Crime Victims Package

March 21, 2018
The State Senate today approved a package of bills strengthening protections for victims of crime and ensuring that victims and their families are treated with respect and dignity by the criminal justice system.     [Read More]

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Bicentennial Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ Birth

March 20, 2018
Senator Scott Martin offers a resolution recognizing the bicentennial birth anniversary of Frederick Douglass.     [Read More]

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Q&A with Nominees

March 20, 2018
Senator Scott Martin talks with the nominees during a Senate Health & Human Services Committee meeting to consider the nominations and confirmations of Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, Department of Health Acting Secretary Rachel Levine, and Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller.     [Read More]

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Senator Scott Martin talks with Karen Gaffney, world-renowned champion for disability rights and Ben Moser and Mary Lapkowicz about Down Syndrome Rights in Pennsylvania.

March 12, 2018
Senator Scott Martin talks with Karen Gaffney, world-renowned champion for disability rights and Ben Moser and Mary Lapkowicz about Down Syndrome Rights in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Senator Martin and Karen Gaffney’s remarks at “Down Syndrome is a Life Worth Living” rally in Main Rotunda, PA State Capitol

March 12, 2018
Senator Scott Martin joins world-renowned champion for disability rights Karen Gaffney at the "Down Syndrome is a Life Worth Living" Rally today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Down Syndrome Protection Act would help protect individuals given a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education

March 06, 2018
Senator Scott Martin questions Secretary Pedro Rivera during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Education.     [Read More]