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12/11/2018
HARRISBURG – In memory of all United States Armed Forces personnel, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, and the Gold and Blue Star Mothers hosted a wreath-laying ceremony in partnership with Wreaths Across America at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
12/06/2018
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead an event hosted by Gold and Blue Star Mothers to remember the fallen, prisoners of war and those missing in action. The ceremony will also honor those who are currently serving in the nation’s armed forces.
11/28/2018
HARRISBURG – As co-chair of the Senate Resolution 6 Commission, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) joined other commission members in presenting the report focused on improving recruitment and retention in the two critical fields of fire and emergency medical services (EMS).
11/26/2018
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny), co-chairmen of the Senate Resolution 6 Commission, and other members of the commission will unveil its final report and discuss implementation of the concepts it contains.
10/31/2018
HARRISBURG – Through the School Safety and Security Grant Program, which State Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) supported, $100,000 in grants to help improve school safety were awarded to school districts in the 160th District.
10/25/2018
HARRISBURG – Representing a true win for Pennsylvanians, legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would require ambulance companies to be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if the patient is not transported to a hospital, was signed into law.
10/22/2018
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would better protect tow truck operators by authorizing the use of emergency lights to increase other drivers’ visibility was recently signed into law.
10/19/2018
HARRISBURG – Maj. Gen. Anthony Carelli, the Adjutant General, on behalf of Gov. Tom Wolf, awarded Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) with the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal for his eight years of service as the majority chairman of the Pennsylvania House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee.
10/17/2018
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would require ambulance companies to be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if the patient is not transported to a hospital, was successfully voted on concurrence by the House.
10/15/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and other members of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees held a public meeting about House Bill 2522, which would amend the Workers’ Compensation Act of 1915 to provide for self-insurance groups among volunteer fire companies.
10/11/2018
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will conduct a public hearing about legislation to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their volunteer fire companies.
10/10/2018
HARRISBURG – The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness (VAEP) Committee and its chairman, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), unanimously voted in favor of legislation that would allow soldiers to transfer their college education benefits to either a spouse or child.
10/09/2018
GLEN MILLS – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) invites veterans of the 160th District and their spouses to attend a veterans appreciation breakfast on Friday, Oct. 26, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Covenant Fellowship Church, One Fellowship Drive, Glen Mills.
10/08/2018
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on two pieces of legislation:
10/05/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) introduced a bill that would entitle first responders to benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law for psychological injuries arising from their job demands, or after four years or more of service, even in cases when physical injuries are absent.