Lawmakers introduce bill to ban state from requiring vaccine passports

May 05, 2021
Citing overwhelming individual privacy concerns and government intrusion, Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28), Michele Brooks (R-50) and Judy Ward (R-30) introduced legislation that would ban the state, county, municipality or school district from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 484 and HB 464

April 26, 2021
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

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Constitutional Amendment Ballot Questions

April 20, 2021
VIDEO: Remarks of Senator Judy Ward following a Capitol news conference to highlight the importance of voters knowing what a YES votes means for the May 18 primary election Constitutional amendment ballot questions.     [Read More]

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Senate Passes Ward Bill to Help Farmers with Barn Wedding Venues

March 24, 2021
  The Senate today approved a bill sponsored by Senator Judy Ward (R-30) that sets commonsense safety standards for barns and other agricultural buildings that are repurposed for weddings and other social events.   [Read More]

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Preserving the Sales Tax Exemption for Multi-Purpose Agriculture Vehicles

March 24, 2021
During a Senate Finance Committee meeting, Senator Judy Ward speaks in support of Senate Bill 325, legislation to clarify how farmers can qualify for sales tax exemptions for off-road vehicles used in farming operations.   [Read More]

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Long-Term Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2021
VIDEO: Remarks of Senator Judy Ward at a Capitol news conference to highlight the lack of accountability from Governor Wolf and his administration when it comes to orders and the handling of long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.     [Read More]

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Senators Highlight Wolf Administration Policy Fails, Call for Governor to Fully Engage with Long-Term Care Community

March 22, 2021
One year after the Wolf Administration ordered the state’s long-term care community to accept COVID-19 positive patients, a group of Senators will highlight the ongoing lack of accountability and cooperation from Governor Wolf while calling on the Governor to fully engage with the state’s long-term care community.     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider of SB 190 and SB 323

March 22, 2021
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | Off the Floor | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

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Op-ed: (Fifty-)Two weeks to flatten the curve and the Constitutional amendments for change

March 17, 2021
We heard the message loud and clear: “two weeks to flatten the curve.” Governor Tom Wolf talked about how it was our civic duty to lockdown and fight this virus to protect others.   [Read More]

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Recognizing Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Weeks

March 17, 2021
Senator Judy Ward offers remarks recognizing Cardiac Rehabilitation Week and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Public hearing regarding the programs and services offered by the Department of Aging

March 12, 2021
Senate Aging and Youth Committee | Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation |     [Read More]

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Senate Republican Lawmakers Plan to Highlight Bills Supporting Small Business on March 15

March 11, 2021
A group of Senate Republican lawmakers discussed their efforts to reduce the financial and regulatory burdens on small businesses during a news conference in Lititz on March 15 at 10 a.m.     [Read More]