Update from Harrisburg
Protecting our Constitutional Right to Clean Air and Water
|Senator Santarsiero with Senator Collett (D-12) during a committee hearing
Senator Maria Collett (D-12) and I are introducing legislation that will provide the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office with a greater ability to prosecute those who commit crimes against the environment.
As the former Chief Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania, I have firsthand experience with this issue. Right now, the Attorney General’s office needs to obtain a referral from a DA or other agency before it can prosecute these cases. Our legislation would eliminate that step.
Rebuilding our Schools with PlanCon
|When a school district undertakes a major school construction project and seeks reimbursement from the Commonwealth, PlanCon is initiated. Pennwood Middle School is an example of a local school that received PlanCon funding.
I am excited to be a co-sponsor Senator Browne’s SB 700, which would establish a grant program for ongoing school maintenance projects.
Prior to joining the Senate, I introduced legislation as a state representative to address the serious lack of funding for school infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth. I wholeheartedly support SB 700 because I know our schools will benefit from these vitally important building improvements.
Update from Senate District 10
Memorial Day, a Time to Honor the Fallen
|Senator Santarsiero at the Tullytown Memorial Day Service
Throughout Memorial Day weekend, I traveled the district to honor the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Let us remember them, our veterans and those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
|Senator Santarsiero marching in the Falls Memorial Day Parade with Falls Supervisor Robert Harvie
Doylestown Open House
|Senator Santarsiero with Doylestown Township Supervisor Jennifer Herring and her daughter Millie
Thank you to all who came out to the open house in our Doylestown office. The open house for our Newtown office will take place on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Please join us!
Visiting Students at Eleanor Roosevelt
|Senator Santarsiero with Eleanor Roosevelt students as they discuss passing a new bill
I had a fantastic time visiting the teachers and 4th grade students at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School as part of their Spirit Week celebration. We had a lot of fun learning about the Pennsylvania House and Senate, and even “passed” a new bill!
New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade
|Senator Santarsiero marching in downtown New Hope during the Pride Parade
Ronni and I – and our golden retriever, Theo – had a great time at the New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade! It is important to make it clear that we value the contributions and rights of all Americans.
Shredding Event and Community Drive
Saturday, June 8th
10 AM – 1 PM
Groveland Elementary School, 1100 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA
Community groups will also be collecting non-paper items for disposal or reuse. For a list of acceptable items, visit senatorstevesantarsiero.com/event/shredding-event-june-2019.
Thursday, June 13th
11 AM – 2 PM
Levittown Fire Co. #1, 701 Fallsington-Tullytown Road, Levittown, PA
Over 40 venders will be in attendance at the senior expo. Exhibits and services offered will include, but are not limited to, a Tai Chi Demo, Zumba Gold Demo, Chair Yoga Demo, SEPTA Fare Card IDs, chair massages, presentations on fraud prevention, and old/expired drugs collection. For more information on the expo, visit senatorstevesantarsiero.com/event/senior-fair-june-2019.
District Office Open House- Newtown
Friday, June 14th
3 – 6 PM
3 Terry Drive, Suite 201, Newtown, PA
During the open house, Bucks County Opportunity Council will be accepting non-perishable food donations. For a list of acceptable donations, visit senatorstevesantarsiero.com/event/newtown-open-house.
To RSVP or learn more information about these events, contact Nancy Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (215) 489-5000, or at our website, senatorstevesantarsiero.com/events.
Unclaimed Property Announcement
The Pennsylvania State Treasurer’s office is required to advertise the names and addresses of unclaimed property owners each year. These ads must appear in a general circulation newspaper in the owner’s last known county of residence. This week, advertisements will appear in the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer.
Please keep in mind that the treasurer’s office is only required to advertise property that is valued in excess of $250. The names appear in the paper only once, so we also encourage everyone to search the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property database at www.patreasury.gov, or call the Unclaimed Property call center at 1-800-222-2046.
May has been a busy month, so please visit the district newsroom to view additional stories, videos, and photos from across the district and the commonwealth.
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My Office is Here to Serve You. How Can We Help?
Legislation: If you are interested in the status of a certain piece of legislation or obtaining copies of bills, my office will be able to provide that information to you.
Forms and Applications: You can reach out to my office for assistance with any number of forms, including birth and death certificates, grant applications, consumer complaint forms, hunting or fishing licenses, notary public applications, and voter registration.
State Agencies: My office can assist in any dealings with state agencies, including the Department of Corrections, Military and Veterans Affairs, PennDOT, Department of Human Services, and State Police.
Licenses and Motor Vehicles: Help is available through my office or the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Driver and Vehicle Services website if you need assistance processing motor vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, or other Department of Transportation forms.
Visiting the Capitol: You can visit the Pennsylvania Capitol website or contact my office about setting up school or other group trips to the Capitol.
Offices of State Senator Steve Santarsiero
2003 Lower State Road
Building 100, Suite 121
Doylestown, PA 18901
3 Terry Drive
Newtown, PA 18940
184 Main Capitol Building
Senate Box 203010
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3010