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Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Please join me for breakfast to honor the military men and women who have served our country. The event will be held at the Elam United Methodist Church, 1073 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342. There are three breakfast seatings; 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 10:30 AM. Seating is limited for the breakfast, so please RSVP to my Brookhaven office at 610-447-3163. Boy Scouts of America Troop 260 will be assisting with hosting the breakfast and serving the veteran community
Real ID Update
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a REAL ID enforcement grace period through January 22, 2018, which means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities through at least that date.
This grace period goes into effect on Wednesday, October 11, and applies to jurisdictions currently under compliance extensions set to expire today, October 10. In addition to Pennsylvania, there are 29 total jurisdictions with October 10 extension expirations.
PennDOT submitted an extension request to DHS in early September and is currently awaiting DHS response. The enforcement grace period applies only to entrance to federal facilities. There is no enforcement on commercial air travel until January 22, 2018.
PennDOT has begun work on the implementation of REAL ID, and estimates REAL ID-compliant driver licenses and identification cards will be available at the customer’s option in March 2019. This will allow ample time for customers who want a REAL ID product to get one before the final DHS effective date of October 1, 2020.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the state Capitol fountain pink. The fountain will remain pink throughout the month of October. Turning the fountain pink aims to remind all women of the importance of mammograms and early detection.
The pink fountain serves as a symbol of hope for the thousands of survivors across the state. The fountain is also a place of reflection, remembering the women we have lost to the disease.
Bullying Awareness Week
I was the prime sponsor of SR 178, designating the week of October 1 through 7th as “Bullying Awareness Week in Pennsylvania”. The Pennsylvania Department of Education offers a Bullying Prevention & Consultation Line (1-866-716-0424) a toll-free number that allows individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to deal with school-based bullying. This hotline is available to students, parents and guardians, and school districts. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be returned Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
State Makes Five Million Available for Naloxone
Five million is being made available to purchase through a state-procured contract more than 60,000 naloxone kits, to be made available to Pennsylvania’s first responders over a two-year period.
One main point-of-contact for each county or region, such as the county commissioners, single county authority, district attorney's office, or local health agencies, must be identified to coordinate the process of getting the intranasal naloxone kits into the hands of first responders. That point-of-contact will be responsible for identifying first responder naloxone needs within that county or region, and must apply to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to request the naloxone cases. The application requires a letter of support from the single county authority or the board of commissioners and proof of a prescription or standing order for naloxone. The number of cases available per county is based on factors including population, number of overdose deaths, and information from the state's prescription drug monitoring program.
The application can be found at www.pccd.pa.gov, and must be submitted by Nov. 6, 2017. As a 2017 priority, counties support efforts to prevent substance abuse and drug overdose, and seek strong federal, state and local partnerships to effectively address the opioid epidemic.
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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
4110 Edgmont Ave
780 E. Market St