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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 18, 2020
I expressed concerns about the financial impact of the growing number of gambling options available in Pennsylvania and delays in the implementation of certain games during the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PARevenue and @PALottery.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
The impact of games of skill on @PALottery sales was the topic of one of my questions for @Ind_Fisc_Office Director Matthew Knittel. #PASenate #PAbudget     [Read More]

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Senators Aument and Martin Express Concerns About Wolf Budget Plan

February 04, 2020
Lancaster County Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) voiced concerns about the level of new spending and borrowing in the $36.1 billion budget plan outlined by Governor Wolf today.   [Read More]

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Senate approves Martin and Phillips-Hill legislation to protect workers’ compensation coverage for injured volunteer fire, EMS personnel

February 03, 2020
Critical members of volunteer fire companies, ambulance corps and rescue squads who are injured in the line of duty would qualify for workers’ compensation coverage under a bill approved by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senators Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).  Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 207, SB 958, and HB1751

January 31, 2020
Senate Local Government Committee | February 5, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

Lancaster County Senators Support Legislation, Grants to Help Fire and EMS Companies

January 30, 2020
Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) voted in favor of a pair of bills this week that would help fire and EMS companies deal with some of the most significant financial and recruitment challenges they face today. Listen   [Read More]

State Grants Support New Career Learning Opportunities for Lancaster County Students

January 24, 2020
Several state grants awarded to schools and other entities in Lancaster County will support new career-focused learning opportunities for students, according to Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13). Listen - Senator Martin Listen - Senator Aument   [Read More]

Grant Awarded to Millersville University to Boost Campus Security, Reduce Sexual Assault

January 17, 2020
Millersville University will receive a $29,995 grant to help improve campus security and provide resources to reduce the risk of sexual assault, according to Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13). Listen-Senator Aument   [Read More]

Lancaster Senators Support New Protections for Sexual Abuse Survivors, Including Statute of Limitations Reforms

November 20, 2019
The Senate approved a comprehensive package of bills today to support survivors of sexual abuse, including legislation to reform the statute of limitations to give survivors more time to come forward, according to Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13), who both supported the bills. Aument Audio Martin Audio   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Down Syndrome Protection Act

November 20, 2019
A bill that would prohibit the practice of selectively aborting babies based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome earned Senate approval today, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13), who supported the bill.     [Read More]

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Pediatric Cancer Tax Credit

November 20, 2019
Senator Martin discusses the importance of the Senate’s decision to unanimously pass his pediatric cancer tax credit legislation (Senate Bill 74).   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Martin’s Bill Providing New Resources to Fight Pediatric Cancer

November 19, 2019
VIDEO: Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of Senate Bill 74, legislation that will allow companies to apply to the Department of Revenue for a tax credit which they may utilize for that taxable year after making an eligible donation to a Pennsylvania pediatric cancer research hospital. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Health & Human Services Committee debates Down Syndrome Protection Act

November 18, 2019
Members of the Senate Health & Human Services committee discuss the merits of House Bill 321 prior to its passage.   [Read More]

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Senate State Government Committee approves Election Reforms

November 18, 2019
Senator Martin speaks in support of his Senate Bill 417; legislation requiring write-in candidates receive the same number of votes as signatures required in the nomination petition process.   [Read More]

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Senate State Government Committee approves Daylight Saving Time Resolution

November 18, 2019
Senator Martin speaks on behalf of his Senate Resolution 179, a resolution urging Congress to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in the United States.   [Read More]

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Op-Ed: New Protections for Young Victims of Sexual Assault Move Forward

November 06, 2019
Sexual assault is one of the most heinous crimes that a person can commit, and the lifelong consequences of these horrible actions are magnified when the victim is a child.   [Read More]

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Election Modernization Passage

October 30, 2019
Senator Martin talks about the passage of the election modernization legislation. The new law included language from his Senate Bill 418; legislation designed to reduce the number of required printed ballots in order to save local governments money.   [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Approves Martin Bill to Protect Student Sexual Assault Victims

October 29, 2019
A proposal that would provide new protections for young victims of sexual assault earned the endorsement of a key panel in the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Scott Martin (R-13). Listen   [Read More]

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Joint public hearing regarding an overview of the Community Services Block Grant Program from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

October 25, 2019
Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Local Government Committees | October 28, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | 140 Main Capitol, House Majority Caucus Room |     [Read More]

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 21, 2019
Senator Scott Martin offers a resolution recognizing Down Syndrome Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills

October 18, 2019
Senate Local Government Committee | October 22, 2019 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Senate Panel Hears Testimony on the Need to Provide New Resources for Pediatric Cancer Research

September 25, 2019
Pediatric cancer doctors, patient advocates and other experts testified about the need to provide new resources for childhood cancer research during a Senate Finance Committee hearing today.   [Read More]

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Joint Workshop on Economic Health of PA’s Cities of the Third Class

July 08, 2019
Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Local Government Committee | July 11, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Lancaster City Hall |     [Read More]

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Video Gaming Opt-Out

June 28, 2019
Senator Martin talks about the passage of SB 321 out of the legislature. Senator Martin joined Senator Ryan Aument to sponsor this legislation that, if signed by the Governor, would allow municipalities across our community to say whether or not VGTs are permitted.   [Read More]

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Lancaster County Senators Vote For Fiscally Responsible Budget, Applaud Emphasis on Education

June 27, 2019
Lancaster County Senators Ryan P. Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13) supported passage of a fiscally responsible state budget today that includes no new taxes, meets the core responsibilities of government, boosts funding for education and job training programs, and puts the state on better financial footing.   [Read More]

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Video: Passage of 2019-2020 State Budget

June 27, 2019
Senator Scott Martin speaks in support of House Bill 790, the 2019-2020 state budget.   [Read More]

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VIDEO: Senate Republicans: Funding What Works

June 27, 2019
Stressing that Senate Republicans support a strong safety net of programs and services to help Pennsylvanians in need, Senator Scott Martin discussed specific funding in this year’s budget that will help the truly needy while using tax dollars wisely.   [Read More]

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Senate Republicans – Funding What Works

June 27, 2019
Senate Republicans - Funding What Works   [Read More]

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Judiciary Committee Hearing on Probation and Parole Legislation – Part 2

June 26, 2019
Senator Martin provided comments at the PA Senate Judiciary Committee second day of hearings on Probation and Parole reform. A special thank you to Chris Demko from PA Parents Against Impaired Driving and Deanna Weaver from the Victim/Witness Services Program with the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office for representing that critical side to our overall discussion.     [Read More]

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Judiciary Committee Hearing on Probation and Parole Legislation – Part 1

June 25, 2019
The Senate Judiciary Committee conducted hearings on probations & parole report, including Senator Martins bill, Senate Bill 14.     [Read More]