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Hellbender Wins Senate Support as State Amphibian

November 15, 2017
Six months after being introduced, legislation designating the Eastern Hellbender as “State Amphibian” was approved today by the Senate, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). Listen     [Read More]

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Public Hearing on Lead Exposure and Mitigation

October 27, 2017
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee - October 30, 2017 - John P. Cosgrove Center - Pittston Memorial Library     [Read More]

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“Talk to Your Senator” Statewide Video Contest Launched To Engage PA Students in Fighting Growing Drug Epidemic

October 25, 2017
State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) is urging area middle and high school students across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.     [Read More]

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Public Hearing on SB 800 – Updates to the Covered Device Recycling Act (Act 108 of 2010)

October 20, 2017
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee - Hearing Room 8E-A     [Read More]

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Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Pennsylvania – Public Hearing

October 20, 2017
Center for Rural Pennsylvania - UPMC Susquehanna - Williamsport   [Read More]

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Yaw Announces “State of Addiction” Public Hearing

September 28, 2017
State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors, announced today that the Center will hold a public hearing in Williamsport on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to gather information on what is being done at the federal, state and local levels to tackle the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic.     [Read More]

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Recovery Advocacy Day

September 26, 2017
Senator Gene Yaw offers remarks at a Recovery Advocacy Day in the state Capitol Building. A part of National Recovery Month, the event is intended to raise awareness of substance abuse, celebrate those in recovery and acknowledge the work of support service providers.     [Read More]

Sen. Yaw Floats Bill to Block Merger of DDAP

June 29, 2017
Legislation seeking to block the consolidation of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) into the Department of Health and Human Services was introduced today, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the measure. Listen   [Read More]

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Yaw Applauds Animal Protection Bill Signing

June 28, 2017
Senator Gene Yaw offers remarks at the bill signing for House Bill 1238. The new law, now known as Act 10 of 2017, updates and clarifies the existing animal abuse statute and increasing the penalties for abusing any animal.     [Read More]

Senate Health Committee Endorses Yaw Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Bill

June 21, 2017
Legislation implementing opioid prescribing guidelines developed by Governor Wolf’s Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force was unanimously supported today by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the bill. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate Approves McGarrigle, Yaw Bill to Set Standards for PA Addiction Recovery Houses

June 21, 2017
The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) to establish quality standards for addiction recovery houses in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Senator Yaw Remarks on the Eastern Hellbender as the State Amphibian

June 14, 2017
In the midst of tough budget deliberations, the Senate State Government Committee briefly shifted focus to student-led efforts to name the Hellbender as the State Amphibian.     [Read More]