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New Law Will Protect Access to Parking Spaces for Disabled Pennsylvanians

October 24, 2018
Listen A new state law will improve the accessibility of parking spaces for persons with disabilities, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), one of the prime sponsors of the bill.   [Read More]

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Tougher Penalties Against Repeat DUI Offenders Signed Into Law

October 24, 2018
A bill to enact stiffer punishments against habitual DUI offenders was signed into law today, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Homicide by Vehicle While DUI with Prior DUI Offenses (SB 961)

October 18, 2018
Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of final passage of Senate Bill 961, legislation that increases the penalties for someone convicted of vehicular homicide while DUI that has also had prior offenses for DUI.   [Read More]

Rafferty-Martin DUI Crackdown Proposal Headed to the Governor

October 18, 2018
A bill to enact stiffer punishments against habitual DUI offenders is on its way to the Governor to be signed into law, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Sends Disabled Parking Access Bill to Governor

October 15, 2018
The Senate unanimously approved legislation today to improve accessibility and strengthen enforcement measures relating to parking spaces, curb ramps and access aisles for persons with disabilities, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Scott Martin (R-13).     [Read More]

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Introduction of the Lancaster Catholic HS Baseball Team

October 03, 2018
Senator Scott Martin introduces the Lancaster Catholic baseball team, winners of the 2018 PIAA Class 3A state championship.   [Read More]

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Introduction of the Lancaster Catholic HS Girls Basketball Team

October 03, 2018
Senator Scott Martin introduces the Lancaster Catholic girls basketball team, winners of the 2018 PIAA Class 4A state championship.   [Read More]

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Public Hearing on Invasive and Native Species

September 28, 2018
Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee | October 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B     [Read More]

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Introduction of Lampeter-Strasburg HS Softball Team

September 26, 2018
Senator Scott martin introduces the Lampeter-Strasburg HS softball team, winners of the 2018 PIAA Class 5A state championship.   [Read More]

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Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

September 24, 2018
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – Senator Martin offers a resolution recognizing September 2018 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania   [Read More]

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Public Roundtable on School Safety – Lititz, PA

September 14, 2018
Senate Majority Policy Committee | September 17, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. | Lititz, PA |     [Read More]

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Policy Committee Roundtable Exploring the Economic Development/Community Revitalization Impact of Pennsylvania’s Breweries – Manheim, PA

September 13, 2018
Senate Majority Policy Committee | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. | Manheim, PA |     [Read More]

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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]