PAPAID will be visiting with state legislators during the spring to advocate the passage of SB 961. Further information to follow when the dates are set.
February 22, 2017
A group meeting is scheduled for February 26th in Lancaster, PA. Purpose of meeting is to plan spring activities including Capital visit and finalization of spring message.
January 28, 2017
We are planning a spring visit to the Capital and working with individual legislators who are planning to introduce DUI legislation. Representative Keith Greiner is planning to reintroduce a DUI Felony bill, similar to last session's HB 2318.
November 14, 2016
YDR and Pennsylvania Parents Against Impaired Driving will co-host a town hall meeting to discuss the issue of drinking and driving from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Goodwill FC#1 of Jacobus. The address is 1 S. Main Street, Jacobus, Pennsylvania, 17407.
The event will feature a panel discussion including family members of DUI victims, law enforcement officials, state lawmakers and others. The town hall will also include a Q&A segment that will allow audience members to join the discussion about what more can be done to reduce the incidence of impaired driving.
“As we head into the holiday season, we thought it would be a good time to hold a public discussion about preventing DUI tragedies,” said Scott Fisher, YDR community engagement editor. “We hope York countians will come out and share their stories about how DUI has affected them.”
Confirmed panelists include: Elaine and Paul Miller, parents of DUI victim Rodney Miller; Mark and Missy Sweitzer and family members from PA Parents Against Impaired Driving; Tim Barker, chief of policy and research with the York County District Attorney’s Office; Pam Gay, York County coroner; Mark Bentzel, chief of the Northern York County Regional Police Department; state Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Keith Gillespie (barring a late voting session).
November 5, 2016 Update on HB 2318 - The bill has failed to move out of House Transportation Committee as of this date and it is not believed to move forward before the end of this session.
Early October 2016 - Members of PAPAID are planning a visit to Harrisburg to ask Senators and Representatives to support HB2318.
June 7, 2016 - Members of PAPAID will be visiting Senators in Harrisburg. We are asking for their support of pending legislation currently in the Senate including bills recently passed in the House.
March 22, 2016 - A group of families who have lost children to DUI will be visiting Senators and Representatives in Harrisburg. We are asking for their support in creating comprehensive and effective DUI legislation this Session, including the immediate passage of SB290/HB278. If you have lost a child to DUI, please contact us if you would like to participate.
Time: Morning of March 22nd. Meeting Time - TBD
Location: State Capital, Harrisburg, PA
June 4, 2015 - PA Joint House Judiciary and Transportation Committee informational meeting on DUI laws.
West Lampeter Township Building
852 Village Road
Lancaster, PA 17602
Click on link for subsequent newspaper article on hearing:
Summer/Fall - additional hearings to occur throughout the state, more to follow once scheduled.