HARRISBURG – The state Senate Finance Committee approved a bill that could generate up to $100 million in private donations over the next decade to support childhood cancer research. Senate Bill 74, sponsored by Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin, would create a tax credit program for qualifying donations to a PA pediatric cancer research hospital. The program would be capped at $10 million per year over the next 10 years. Martin also authored a law in 2018 that allows Pennsylvanians to donate $5 to the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund when electronically renewing a driver’s license, photo ID or vehicle registration. The bill goes to the full Senate for consideration.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN