Former Senator Arnold’s Bill Sent to Governor

A bill initially introduced by former Senator David Arnold (R-48) received final legislative approval this week and was sent to the Governor’s desk for enactment into law, according to Senator Joe Pittman (R-41), who took over as prime sponsor of the measure after Senator Arnold passed away in January 2021 following a battle with brain cancer.

Senate Bill 89, which repeals the Balanced Multimodal Transportation Policy Commission, an inactive panel that has never met, was unanimously approved by the Senate in March and unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 22).

“My name may now appear on the legislation, but this is truly Dave’s bill,” Senator Pittman said. “It has been my honor to help move it through the legislative process as a way to preserve Dave Arnold’s legacy in the Senate and recognize his service to his constituents.”

Senator Arnold won a special election to replace Senator Mike Folmer, who resigned. He represented the 48th District – all of Lebanon County and parts of Dauphin and York counties — from January 2020 until his death a year later.

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