Senate Advances REAL ID Proposal
Without legislative action in the near future, Pennsylvania driverís licenses will no longer be accepted as valid identification by the federal government. This would mean that state residents would need to find an alternate form of photo identification to board an airplane, access federal buildings, or enter nuclear power plants and military bases.
As Chairman of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, I advanced a plan to fix this problem just days after the bill was referred to my committee earlier this year. The Senate recently took the next step toward preventing state residents from dealing with the consequences of the federal decision by approving the legislation and sending it to the House of Representatives for consideration.
The committee held a hearing to discuss many of the issues pertaining to compliance in February. Testimony and additional information on the issue is available on the committee page here.
Town Hall, Coffee and Conversation Events Coming Up Soon
My deepest appreciation goes out to all of the community residents who came out to my most recent town hall in Mount Joy last week. We covered a wide variety of issues, and I appreciate all the passion and thought that went into the conversation. I recently wrote an op-ed about the importance of meeting constituents face-to-face and listening to their concerns, and I look forward to hosting similar events in the future.
On April 11, I will host another town hall at Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 South Kinzer Avenue in New Holland beginning at 6:30 p.m. In addition, I will host a Coffee and Conversation event at the West Earl Township Building, 157 West Metzler Road in Ephrata on May 3 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. I hope community residents can join me for one or both events.
Although an RSVP is not required, I would appreciate if attendees would call my Lititz office at 717-627-0036.
The turnout for my Mount Joy town hall was tremendous. Thanks to all who attended and shared their thoughts.
Seats Still Available for Lititz Concealed Carry Seminar
If you would like to learn more about Pennsylvaniaís concealed carry law and other regulations pertaining to firearm ownership, I hope you will join Representative Mindy Fee and me for a special seminar in Lititz on April 27. I have hosted a number of similar events over the past two years, and even the most experienced local firearm owners have told me they benefitted from the information provided.
The concealed carry seminar will be held at the Brickerville Fire Company, located at 10 Hopeland Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited for the event, so I encourage participants to call my district office at 717-627-0036 to reserve a spot. I look forward to seeing you there!
Iíve hosted a number of individual students and groups from the area at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg recently, including visits with Elizabethtown Area High School sophomore Maddie Nagel, students from the Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster Campus and Cocalico High School junior Sophia Benson.
Website Includes Lancaster County Transportation Updates
The spring season typically marks the beginning of transportation construction projects throughout the region. The latest road closures, detours and delays related to Lancaster County projects is now available on my website at www.senatoraument.com/transportation-updates/. Check back frequently for updates.
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