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Visiting With the 193rd Special Operations Wing
I recently had the honor of visiting the 193rd Special Operations Wing in Middletown. The 193rd maintains the only airborne psychological operations broadcasting platform for the entire U.S. military.
Local “Keystone Boys” visit Capitol
I was pleased to meet with Robert Hays of Butler and Dominic Deluca of Harrison City who recently visited the State Capitol with the American Legion’s Keystone Boys State Program. The program is intended to give young people the opportunity to learn more about Pennsylvania government.
PENNDOT Issuing New Driver’s License, ID Cards
PENNDOT recently started issuing new driver’s licenses and ID cards with enhanced security features. The new products will be phased in over the next four-year renewal cycle and will replace existing products.
The new cards are not REAL ID-compliant. PENNDOT anticipates that REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards will be available upon request in 2019.
The cards have enhanced security features, which improve fraud prevention and protect from counterfeiting and alteration including:
In addition to those changes, the magnetic strip has been eliminated on the back of the cards.
Unpaid Toll Violations May Result in Registration Suspension
As of August 4, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will be able to request that PENNDOT suspend registrations of vehicles with unpaid toll violations totaling $500 or more.
Before the law takes effect, a partial amnesty program will allow motorists with toll violations that have not been placed with a collection agency to settle by paying all tolls for any violations or invoices, and the Commission will waive all administrative fees. More information is available at: https://www.paturnpike.com/toll/violation_enforcement_registration_suspension.aspx.
Fair Guide Lists Events Across Pennsylvania
Fair season is now well underway in Pennsylvania and anyone looking for a midway near them can access an online guide to find family-friendly destinations across the commonwealth.
The 2017 Pennsylvania Fair Guide offers information on 109 county and community fairs across Pennsylvania. The guide is available at travel plazas and legislative offices across the state as well as online at www.agriculture.pa.gov by searching “fair guide.”
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