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Senate Sends Governor Landmark Bill To Increase Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders

October 18, 2018
Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) advances to the governor for his signature that will save lives by establishing tougher penalties for dangerous repeat DUI offenders.     [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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Rafferty Receives National Leadership Award for Improving Public Transportation in Pennsylvania

September 28, 2018
State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44) was honored with the State Distinguished Service Award by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).     [Read More]

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Meeting to consideration SB 16, SB 110, SB 1084, SB 1232, HB 1811, HB 1936, and HB 2066

September 24, 2018
Senate Transportation Committee | September 26, 2018 | 10 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

Rafferty and McGarrigle to host wide-ranging discussion on school safety efforts on Tuesday

September 10, 2018
Senators John Rafferty (R-44) and Tom McGarrigle (R-26) will host the Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), for a roundtable discussion on school safety efforts. Listen   [Read More]

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Public Roundtable on School Safety – Downingtown, PA

September 05, 2018
Senate Majority Policy Committee | September 11, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. | Downingtown, PA |     [Read More]

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Act 89 of 2013 – The Benefits and Need for Transportation Funding

July 12, 2018
Senate Transportation Committee | July 17, 2018 | Monroeville, PA |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 1096 and HB 1958 and a Hearing with PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards on budget and program priorities

June 15, 2018
Senate Transportation Committee | June 20, 2018 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B     [Read More]

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Senate Panel Approves Rafferty Bill To Examine, Improve Pipeline Construction and Operations in PA

June 12, 2018
The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved SR 373 sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) that would establish a bipartisan, bicameral legislative commission that would be charged with recommending improvements and developing legislation to enhance the safety, oversight and interagency coordination in the transport of oil, natural gas and other hazardous liquids through pipelines in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

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Public hearing on “Highly Automated Work Zone Vehicles and Platooning”, as provided in SB 1096 and HB 1958.

June 08, 2018
Senate Transportation Committee | June 13, 2018 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Rafferty, Martin, Parents Urge Passage of Stronger DUI Laws

May 22, 2018
Senator John Rafferty and Senator Scott Martin take part in a news conference with PAPAID (Pennsylvania Parents Against Impaired Driving) in support of Senate Bill 961 to toughen PA’s DUI laws. The bill passed the Senate 47-2 and is now in the House Judiciary Committee.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider bills

May 17, 2018
Senate Transportation Committee | May 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]