Senate Passes Ward Bill to Help Farmers with Barn Wedding Venues
April 1, 2021
The Pennsylvania Senate on March 23 approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) that sets safety standards for barns and other agricultural buildings that are re-purposed for weddings and other social events.
Pa. Senate Bill 191 would allow farmers to file an annual affidavit that their venue meets certain safety standards, alleviating the costly requirements that are included in the state’s Uniform Construction Code for buildings that host weddings, receptions and similar events.
“Recognizing the challenges and difficulties that family farms face today in keeping their ope...