Update from Harrisburg
Announcement of State Climate Action Plan
|Senator Santarsiero joined Governor Wolf, cabinet officials, fellow legislators, and environmental advocates in announcing Pennsylvania becoming a member of the U.S. Climate Alliance and the rollout of SB 600.
At a press conference in Harrisburg on April 29th, I joined Governor Wolf, Senator Haywood (D-4), Representatives McCarter (D-154) and Comitta (D-156), and other officials to express our support for SB 600, HB 1195, and to announce that Pennsylvania has become a member of the United States Climate Alliance.
The U.S. Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Led by state governments, the alliance seeks to accelerate the deployment of climate solutions to help each state achieve its climate goals. Passing SB 600 and HB 1195 is critical if we are to reach the climate goals of the U.S. Climate Alliance and protect our environment here in Pennsylvania.
As we continue to work together, I know we can address climate change, create thousands of family-sustaining jobs, and make Pennsylvania a top producer of clean, renewable energy.
Holocaust Remembrance Resolution
|Senator Santarsiero’s floor remarks on designating April 28 through May 5, 2019 as “Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust.”
I’m proud to have introduced a resolution designating April 28 through May 5, 2019 as “Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” in Pennsylvania. At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise across the nation, we must stand united against all forms of bigotry and hate.
Honoring Jack Pfunder
|Senator Santarsiero with Jack Pfunder and his guests in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg
I was honored to present Jack Pfunder of Perkasie with a Senate Citation recognizing his many accomplishments as an entrepreneurial leader in manufacturing for 50 years. Enjoy your retirement, Jack, and thank you for your contributions to our state’s economy!
Epilepsy Advocates Meeting
|Senator Santarsiero with members of the Epilepsy PA Epilepsy Foundation
A special thank you to Brenda Quinn and the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA - EFEPA and Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA for visiting me at my office in Harrisburg. In the United States, one in 26 people will develop epilepsy, but there are resources available to help those living with this chronic condition. If you want to learn more and support those with epilepsy, visit the Epilepsy Foundation website, www.epilepsy.com.
Update from Senate District 10
$1.5 Million State Grant Awarded to Doylestown Borough
|Senator Santarsiero with Representative Ullman and local officials at a press conference announcing the state grant award.
I want to thank Representative Wendy Ullman (D-143), Doylestown Mayor Ron Strouse, Chalfont Mayor Brian Wallace, Doylestown Borough Council President Jack O’Brien, Central Bucks Regional Police Chief Karl Knott, Heritage Conservancy COO Linda Cacossa, acting PennDOT Maintenance Manager for Bucks County Kevin Herdin, and other local officials for joining me to announce the award of a $1.5 million grant for the new Doylestown municipal complex through the commonwealth's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). From the onset of the project, Rep. Ullman and I worked together to secure the RACP grant.
I know that for decades this project was just a dream, but come December ground will finally be broken. Once completed, the complex will include a new Doylestown Borough Hall, Central Bucks Regional Police Department headquarters (serving Doylestown, Chalfont, and New Britain), and a new municipal park.
I look forward to working closely with Doylestown Borough and the entire Central Bucks community in developing the next steps of this project.
Visiting Exact Solar
|Senator Santarsiero with Exact Solar owner Mark Bortman and Senator Art Haywood
Senator Art Haywood (D-4) and I toured the Exact Solar facility in Newtown with owners Mark and Dana Bortman to highlight the need for a diverse energy industry in Pennsylvania. SB 600, a bill Senator Haywood and I have written along with Senator Tom Killion (R-9), will increase renewable energy standards in Pennsylvania to 30% by 2030, with a goal to create 75,000 family-sustaining jobs, and contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment for generations to come.
District Office Open House- Doylestown
Wednesday, May 22nd
3 – 6 PM
2003 Lower State Road, Building 100, Suite 121, Doylestown, 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/doylestown-open-house.
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, old/expired drugs collection, and a special guest appearance by Elvis. 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 email@example.com, by phone at (215) 489-5000, or at our website, senatorstevesantarsiero.com/events.
What is REAL ID?
Beginning October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.
I recently held a Telephone Town Hall that featured Sarah Baker, REAL ID Program Manager at PennDOT. Residents were able to ask Sarah and me questions as well as listen to a discussion about important issues in the district and around the state. Throughout the year, I plan on having more of these Town Halls (over the phone and in-person) to discuss REAL ID and other issues.
To learn more about REAL ID, visit senatorstevesantarsiero.com/realid.
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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