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Capitol Office 
41-B East Wing
P.O. Box 202117
Harrisburg PA 17120-2117
Phone: (717) 787-1117
Fax: (717) 705-1889
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Offices
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-6000
Fax: (570) 255-0133
(800) 278-3930
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

133 West Tioga St., Suite 4
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4777
Fax: (570) 836-4772
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


My Child Protection Bill about to Become Law


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This email includes:
  • My Child Protection Bill about to Become Law
  • Calling All Veterans
  • Bringing State Government to You
  • Attention Wyoming County Residents
  • What’s Your Opinion on the Route 188 Roundabout?
  • Improving CPR Education to Save Lives
  • Celebrating Our Small Businesses
  • Government Done Right Requires Efficiency, Transparency, Fiscal
  • Thank You For Your Service!
My Child Protection Bill About to Become Law

On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously passed my legislation that would provide civil immunity for damages resulting from forcibly entering a motor vehicle to rescue an individual. House Bill 279 awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature into law.

Such immunity would be granted based on several criteria, including a belief that the individual is in imminent danger of suffering harm and is unable to exit the motor vehicle without assistance. A reasonable attempt to locate the driver and contact law enforcement or an emergency responder must also be made prior to entry.

Similar legislation for rescuing pets became law last session following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate. When you consider nearly 40 children on average die each year in the overheated interior of a vehicle, I think we’re overdue in enacting a similar law for our children, and I appreciate my colleagues in the General Assembly for moving the bill to the governor’s desk without a single vote of opposition.                                    
Calling All Veterans

This Monday, May 13, the Mobile Vet Center will be in the parking lot of the Ace Hardware-Brady and Cavany Store, 809 Hunter Highway, Eaton Township from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Some of the services available for veterans and their dependents include individual, group, family and bereavement counseling; medical referrals; assistance in applying for veterans affairs benefits; employment counseling; guidance and referrals; and alcohol and drug assessments.
Bringing State Government to You

This Tuesday, May 14, a member of my district office staff will be available to answer your state government questions from 9-11 a.m. at the Hunlock Township Building, 33 Village Drive, Hunlock Creek.

We’re here to serve you!
Attention Wyoming County Residents

If you have electronic items that need to be recycled, please click here for information on an event happening this Saturday, May 11.
What’s Your Opinion on the Route 188 Roundabout?

This Wednesday, May 15
, PennDOT officials will hold a public hearing from 6-8 p.m. to gather input on the roundabout planned for Route 118/Mill Street intersection in Lehman Township.

The meeting will take place at the township municipal building, 1183 Old Route 115.  
Improving CPR Education to Save Lives

This week the House passed Senate Bill 115 aimed at teaching students cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to help them save lives.

The bill would require the Pennsylvania Department of Education to work with the Department of Health and other stakeholders to develop curriculum that could be used by schools across the state. The aim is to help reduce the more than 350,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital each year by preparing students to save lives through CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

The bill now heads to the state Senate.
Celebrating Our Small Businesses

This week marks Small Business Week in Pennsylvania.

Small businesses are the backbone of the Commonwealth’s economy, employing over 2.5 million people. In fact, 99.6% of employers in the state are small businesses.

House Republicans have been working hard to help Pennsylvania’s small businesses thrive and grow by cutting the red tape that creates barriers to growth and cleaning up our outdated laws.
Government Done Right Requires Efficiency, Transparency, Fiscal Responsibility

As part of our “Government Done Right” initiative, the House passed additional bills this week to increase transparency, save taxpayers money and improve the efficiency of government.

House Bill 880 would extend and accelerate the reduction of the debt ceiling for the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program by $500 million over five years. Lowering our debt reduces the financial burden of current and future taxpayers.

To ensure businesses get effective and efficient treatment when navigating the Commonwealth’s legal system, the House voted to create Commerce Courts. Under House Bill 332, these courts would have judges dedicated to hearing and deciding complex business-related cases, including acquisitions, mergers, dissolutions and liquidations, among other items.

The bills now go to the Senate for its consideration.
Thank You For Your Service!

Carol Sweeney, my Tunkhannock District Office manager, recently presented a certificate on my behalf to Maryan Daily of Dallas for her 15 years of service on the Alzheimer’s Support group.
Welcome to Harrisburg!

I recently had the pleasure of spending part of my day with these students from Lackawanna Trail Elementary School and Lake-Lehman High School as part of their state Capitol tour.
Discussing the Future of Education

Wilkes University School of Education’s Assistant Professor of Education Leadership Dr. Lori Cooper and Dr. Rhonda Rabbitt, the school’s dean, visited me this week at my Dallas district office to discuss early childhood education, workforce development, and ways to support the greater NEPA community and beyond.

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133 West Tioga Street, Suite 4, Tunkhannock, PA 18657| Phone: (570) 836-4777
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