HARRISBURG – The Senate State Government Committee will convene at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to discuss legislation that will establish a Parental Bill of Rights in Pennsylvania, said Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33).
“I sponsored Senate Bill 996 after watching government bureaucrats usurp the rights of parents and guardians to safeguard and direct their children’s upbringing,” Mastriano said. “If the last three years have taught us anything, it’s that we can longer take for granted the assumed rights we hold as parents.”
Testifiers include medical, legal and advocacy specialists who will share their valuable perspectives on the impact of Senate Bill 996 and its effectiveness in preserving parental rights. The entire agenda can be viewed here.
The committee also invited U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine, who led Pennsylvania’s Department of Health from 2018 until 2021, to share her insights as a widely recognized authority in pediatric medicine.
“It is my sincere hope that Secretary Levine will join us for this important hearing,” Mastriano said. “Her public health experience, at both the state and federal level, will no doubt inform her testimony and offer insight into this issue in a way that few others can.”
The committee will convene at 10:30 a.m., following a voting meeting, in Hearing Room 1 at the State Capitol’s North Office Building in Harrisburg. The hearing will also be livestreamed at PASenateGOP.com.
CONTACT: Doug Zubeck