Sep. 18, 2019

WHAT: Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) will discuss her bill called Shawn’s Law in honor of Shawn Shatto, who killed herself after she received a step-by-step guide on how to commit suicide from an online chat forum. Keefer’s bill would increase criminal penalties on those who encourage another person to commit suicide.

: Keefer will be joined by Shawn’s parents, Jacqueline and Chip Bieber, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Tim Barker from the York County District Attorney’s Office, York County Coroner Pam Gay, and other proponents of the bill, as well as her colleagues in the General Assembly.

: Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: The main Rotunda of the state Capitol.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring any difficulties, the press conference will be livestreamed at

Media contact: Greg Gross, 717.260.6374,