HARRISBURG – Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin plans to introduce a bill to distribute up to $5 million in federal funds to provide hazard pay to emergency medical services personnel. The Wolf Administration recently provided $50 million in grants to employers in life-sustaining industries to provide hazard pay to employees. However, a recent Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing highlighted the fact that EMS organizations were not included in the governor’s program. Martin said his bill will distribute money from the state’s share of CARES Act funding to correct this error and ensure frontline EMS workers qualify for hazard pay.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN