News Releases

Jul

26

2016

July 26, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Senator Sean Wiley (D-49) will hold a news conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 28th on the steps of the Erie County Court House (6th Street side) to discuss the state’s new ignition interlock law.   [Read More]

Jul

21

2016

July 21, 2016

Act 101 was signed into law yesterday to provide necessary enhancements to Pennsylvania’s Green Light-Go Program that was established through Act 89 of 2013, the Commonwealth’s historic transportation funding investment plan.   [Read More]

Jul

05

2016

July 05, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44), local officials, families of DUI victims, and other advocacy groups will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 7 at Kaschak’s Foreign & American Auto, 115 Oxford Street, Hanover Township, Luzerne County.   [Read More]

Jun

08

2016

June 08, 2016

At a capitol news conference today, legislators, families of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) victims, and advocacy groups showed their support for Pennsylvania’s new ignition interlock law, saying it will save lives and prevent repeat drunk driving attempts. Listen - News Conference Listen - Senator Rafferty Listen - Senator Bartolotta   News Conference   Senator Bartolotta   [Read More]

Jun

07

2016

June 07, 2016

Senator John Rafferty (R-44), local officials, families of DUI victims, and other advocacy groups will hold a news conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 9 at the MADD PA Headquarters at 408 East 4th Street, Bridgeport PA.   [Read More]

Jun

03

2016

June 03, 2016

Legislators, families of DUI victims, MADD and other advocacy groups will hold a news conference at noon on Wednesday, June 8 on the steps of the State Capitol in Harrisburg.   [Read More]

May

18

2016

May 18, 2016

The State Senate today gave final approval to legislation sponsored by Senator John Rafferty (R-44) that would require most first-time offenders of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to install ignition interlocks on their vehicle for at least one year. Listen     [Read More]

May

10

2016

May 10, 2016

Legislation sponsored by Senator John Rafferty (R-44) that would strengthen penalties for burglaries involving home invasions has been unanimously approved by the State Senate.   [Read More]

Apr

13

2016

April 13, 2016

The Senate Judiciary Committee this week approved legislation sponsored by Senator John Rafferty (R-44) that would strengthen penalties for burglaries that involve home invasions to better reflect the seriousness of these violent crimes.   [Read More]

Mar

22

2016

March 22, 2016

Joined by the family of a Lancaster-area teen killed by a drunk driver with a suspended license in 2014 and a long line of other grieving families, Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-13) called for harsher sanctions on repeat drunk drivers who kill.     [Read More]

Mar

22

2016

March 22, 2016

Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13) and Senator John Rafferty (R-44) will join families of DUI victims at an 11 a.m. news conference today (Tuesday March 22) in State Capitol’s East Wing Media Center.   [Read More]

Mar

15

2016

March 15, 2016

Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and families of DUI victims in Pennsylvania joined Senator John Rafferty, Representative Keith Greiner and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to urge support for ignition interlocks for drunk drivers after their first conviction.     [Read More]