News Releases

Sep

20

2017

September 20, 2017

The Senate Transportation Committee today unanimously approved legislation aimed at improving accessibility of parking spaces for persons with disabilities, according to Committee Chairman, Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44), who sponsored the measure along with Senator Scott Martin (R-13).   [Read More]

Sep

14

2017

September 14, 2017

Senators Scott Martin (R-13) and John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) announced legislation today designed to improve accessibility of parking spaces for persons with disabilities. Listen   [Read More]

Aug

24

2017

August 24, 2017

At a news conference in Harrisburg, Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44) joined lawmakers, law enforcement, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Parents Against Impaired Driving, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other advocacy groups to discuss the impact and implementation of Pennsylvania’s new ignition interlock law to further strengthen Pennsylvania’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws.     [Read More]

Aug

21

2017

August 21, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty (R-44) will hold a news conference at noon on Thursday, August 24 in the State Capitol Media Center with lawmakers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Parents Against Impaired Driving, law enforcement, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other advocacy groups.   [Read More]

Aug

09

2017

August 09, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andrew E. Dinniman (D-19) sent a letter recently to Environmental Hearing Board Judge Bernard Labuskes, the presiding judge over a case between Sunoco Pipeline L.P. (Sunoco) and environmental groups, that called for attention to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) mismanagement of Sunoco’s Mariner East II Pipeline project (project).   [Read More]

Jul

07

2017

July 07, 2017

Legislation sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) that would increase fines and penalties for repeat violators of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” Law has been signed into law.   [Read More]

Jun

30

2017

June 30, 2017

Legislation to ensure that Pennsylvania high school students receive strong civics and American history education unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee this week.   [Read More]

May

30

2017

May 30, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee recently moved legislation sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty (R-44) and Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40) to exempt nationally recognized veterans’ organizations from the Realty Transfer Tax.   [Read More]

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) is pleased to announce that Jacob Schlichtmann, a senior at Valley Forge Baptist Academy, has been nominated to receive an LAI Scholarship from Pennsylvania State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., to attend the College in the fall.   [Read More]

May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., (R-44), Senator John Sabatina (D-5), AT&T, state officials, law enforcement, families of distracted driving victims, students and other advocacy groups held a capitol news conference on Tuesday to focus public attention on distracted driving legislation and awareness.     [Read More]

May

08

2017

May 08, 2017

Senator Rafferty takes part in the annual Fraternal Order of Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service, held in Harrisburg.     [Read More]

Apr

25

2017

April 25, 2017

Senators John Rafferty (R-44), Randy Vulakovich (R-38), Don White (R-41), Mike Regan (R-31), Dan Laughlin (R-49) and Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) joined legislators and representatives of law enforcement organizations at a Capitol news conference to show their support for Pennsylvania’s police officers. Listen   [Read More]