HARRISBURG – Sen. Doug Mastriano of Adams, Cumberland & York Counties is introducing legislation that would protect monuments from vandalism. The measure would strengthen existing state codes, as well as implement new deterrents. Mastriano said, “In no society, should the vandalism of historic monuments, memorials, markers, and statues become acceptable. Unfortunately, this type of behavior is occurring across our country, without effective state-level legislation being in place to discourage such actions.” As part of the legislation, the state Attorney General would prioritize the prosecution of any matters related to the vandalism of monuments in PA. Mastriano is partnering with Senators Dave Arnold, Judy Ward, and Dave Argall in developing the measure. The federal administration recently issued an executive order concerning historic monuments. The Gettysburg Battlefield, which is part of Mastriano’s district, features nearly 1,400 monuments.

SEN. DOUG MASTRIANO