Joint public hearing on strengthening guardianship laws and preventing elder abuse

Senate Aging and Youth Committee and Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 11 a.m.

Hearing Room 1, NOB


11:00 a.m. Opening Remarks:
                  Senator Lisa Baker, Majority Chair, Judiciary Committee
                  Senator Judy Ward, Majority Chair, Aging & Youth Committee
                  Senator Steven Santarsiero, Minority Chair, Judiciary Committee
                  Senator Maria Collett, Minority Chair, Aging & Youth Committee

11:10 a.m. The Honorable Lois Murphy, Judge 
                 Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County
                 Administrative Judge, Orphan’s Court Division – Testimony

11:30 a.m. Pam Walz, Esq., Chair
                  Elder Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association – Testimony

                 Sally L. Schoffstall, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney
                 Schoffstall Elder Law
                 Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Testimony

11:50 a.m. Connie Brode, Executive Director
                  Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging – Testimony

                  Teresa Osborne, State Advocacy Director
                  AARP Pennsylvania – Testimony

12:10 p.m. Jennifer Garman, Esq., Director of Government Affairs
                  Disability Rights Pennsylvania – Testimony, Supporting Document 1, Supporting Document 2

12:30 p.m. Chelsea Robbins, Deputy District Attorney
                  Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office – Testimony

12:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

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