McGarrigle Bill Would Allow Disability License Plates for Parents of Disabled Adults

Harrisburg –State Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) has introduced legislation to allow parents or guardians with adult children in their care to receive disability license plates.

Senate Bill 983 would 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.

“My office has been working with a mother in our 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 has refused to provide the disability plate,” McGarrigle said. “This legislation would provide a small amount of relief to the parents who care for their adult children with disabilities. They certainly have enough issues to contend with, and access to a disability license plate should not be one of them.”

Senate Bill 983 was passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee and is awaiting a full vote by the Senate of Pennsylvania.

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CONTACT:

Alex Charlton
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