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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 9, 2020 03:22 PM
From: Senator Christine M. Tartaglione
To: All Senate members
Subject: Office for People with Disabilities
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation, formerly SB 852 of the 2019-20 session, which would create the Office for People with Disabilities within and to be administered by the Office of the Governor. While this office was established by Executive Order in the past, my legislation would make the office permanent by statute.

The Office for People with Disabilities provides essential services for people with disabilities and their families. Through the expertise of its members, the office supports and empowers Pennsylvania’s disabled population by undertaking basic but necessary functions, such as identifying gaps and funding deficits in disability services and programs, advocating for increased availability of and access to those services, and planning for program improvements statewide.

Please join me in sponsoring this legislation and help make sure that the Office of People with Disabilities becomes a permanent fixture in Pennsylvania. In consideration of the great strides the disability community has made in the Commonwealth, it is important this progress continues in the future.

Members who co-sponsored this legislation previously include Senators Leach, Muth, Fontana, Schwank, Hughes, Street, Brewster, Costa, Blake and Browne.

Introduced as SB367