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Senator Tom killion

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Tom Killion

Last Week in Harrisburg

Bill Introduction

Last week I officially reintroduced Growing Greener III (SB 705) An Act amending Title 27 (Environmental Resources) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in environmental stewardship and watershed protection, further providing for legislative findings, for the Environmental Stewardship Fund, for agencies and for Commonwealth indebtedness and establishing duties for the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Environmental Resources and Energy, May 24, 2017.

To learn more about all the great things that have happened as a result of the Growing Greener Coalition please visit

Session Information May 22-24

Monday, May 22, 2017

Senate Bill 288

  • Senate voted on final passage of SB 288
  • Which increase fines and suspends licenses of repeat offenders of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear”
  • Requiring drivers to slow down and to move into a lane not adjacent to an emergency response area, if possible.
  • I am a co-sponsor of SB 288
  • Referred to House Transportation Committee, May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senate Bill 133 signed into law

  • The Senate concurred in House amendments as further amended by the Senate to SB 133
  • Legislation establishing the new Pennsylvania REAL ID Compliance Act and repealing the 2012 REAL ID Nonparticipation Act, by a vote of 49-1.
  • PennDOT and every Commonwealth agency shall comply with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005; and PennDOT shall provide an eligible applicant with an option to obtain either a standard driver’s license, photo ID or a REAL ID card.
  • I am a co-sponsor of SB 133, and had the opportunity to vote in favor of the bill on four separate occasions as it moved through the legislative process since January.
  • Wed, 5/24, the House of Representatives concurred in Senate amendments to House amendments to SB 133 by a vote of 190-1.
  • Fri, 2/26 Gov. Tom Wolf signs bill into law becoming Act 3

Senate Bill 1

  • Approved by the Senate Finance Committee by a vote of 8-4, and was given first consideration in the Senate. 
  • On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, SB 1 was re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
  • Senate Bill 1 contains the same provisions as the October 2016 Conference Committee Report for Senate Bill 1071, PN 2202; with one change that includes an option for all current members of PSERS and SERS to opt-in to the new plan.
  • The prime-sponsors of Senate Bill 1 provided some detailed information on the key provisions of this proposal in the attached memo.
  • I am a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and I look forward to examining Senate Bill 1 in further detail.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Senate Bill 523

  • Senate voted on final passage of SB 523
  • Consolidate the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole.
  • Consolidation will accomplish cost savings and increased efficiencies in the operations of our state prisons and parole services
  • Referred to House Judiciary Committee, May 25, 2017


Thank you to Chadds Ford Elementary and Moms Demand Action for visiting our State Capitol building. It was great meeting you!

Route 322 Update

Daytime lane closures are scheduled next week on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) to just east of Clayton Park Drive in Concord Township, Delaware County.

On Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, flaggers will direct an alternating single lane of traffic on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) through various work areas along the 2.6-mile construction zone.

Motorists should expect delays on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) and on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) approaching U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway), allow extra time for travel through the work areas, or use an alternate route. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

For more information and to sign up for email alerts about the project, go to

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

Visit State Parks this Summer

Looking to make plans this summer this? If you haven’t visited any of our state parks, the summer is a good time to check them out. The 121 state parks feature 200,000 acres for hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, wildlife watching and more. State parks do not charge an entrance fee.

Check the calendar for special events.

Septa Key Card Day

How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district offices are located at:

4110 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015. The phone number is (610) 447-3163.

780 E. Market St, Ste140, West Chester, PA 19382. The phone number is (610) 436-3320.

Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.



Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

4110 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-447-3163
Fax: 610-447-5848

780 E. Market St
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-436-3320
Fax: 610-436-6983

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