Monday: Bill-Signing Ceremony for McGarrigle Bill Allowing Disability License Plates for Parents of Disabled Adults

Harrisburg – Legislation sponsored by State Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) allowing parents or guardians with adult children in their care to receive disability license plates will be signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday.

The ceremony will take place Monday, October 17 at 11:20 a.m. in the Governor’s Reception Room of the Main Capitol Building.

Senator McGarrigle office has been working with a mother in his district seeking a disability license plate for her vehicle as she is the primary caretaker for her adult son. Her son is 21 and lives with blindness, autism and cerebral palsy. Because her son is an adult, PennDOT refused to provide the disability plate.

Senate Bill 983 will provide access to vehicle disability license plates to parents, including adoptive parents or foster parents, of adult children in their care who qualify for a disability license plate.

Attending the ceremony will be a mother and adult daughter living with disabilities, as well as advocates from The ARC of Delaware County and Values into Action.

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CONTACT: Alex Charlton acharlton@pasen.gov (610) 853-4100