Update from Harrisburg
Increasing Pennsylvania’s Renewable Energy Standards
|Senator Santarsiero stands with fellow legislators, business owners, and renewable energy advocates on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda in support of upgrading the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
On April 10th, I held a rally with Sen. Haywood (D-4), and Reps. McCarter (D-154) and Comitta (D-156), business owners, and renewable energy advocates in support of a proposal to increase renewable energy in Pennsylvania. I am proud to be a primary sponsor for this legislation, which aims to boost the use of clean, renewable energy, and create thousands of family-sustaining jobs. The bill, SB 600, would set Pennsylvania’s renewable energy standard at 30% by 2030. SB 600 would also direct the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to study the benefits of a renewable energy storage program and provide for several protections that control costs for electricity customers.
Eliminating the Statute of Limitations for Child Abuse
|Senator Santarsiero, along with fellow freshmen Senators Muth, Collett, Williams, and Kearny, has hit the ground running with the introduction of legislation like Senate Bill 540, which abolishes the Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Misconduct.
Too often, survivors of childhood trauma are unable to receive their due justice in a court of law. That is why, during my time in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I worked with Rep. Rozzi to try to eliminate the statute of limitations in cases of child sex abuse. Support for this issue has grown dramatically since then. Now, in introducing SB 540, legislation that eliminates the statute of limitations for all sexual offenses and opens a window for civil liability, my hope is for victims of sexual violence, children and adults, to receive the justice that they deserve.
Update from Senate District 10
Visiting Doylestown Health
|Senator Santarsiero with administrators and doctors of Doylestown Health.
I had the chance to tour Doylestown Hospital with the President and CEO of Doylestown Health, James Brexler. Doylestown Hospital was founded in 1923 by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, an organization comprised of local women committed to public health. Now, almost a century later, Doylestown Health continues grow and serve our community with a model of care that is both innovative and patient-focused. I look forward to working with Doylestown Health in improving medical services for the residents of central Bucks County.
Meeting with Central Bucks PSEA
|Senator Santarsiero with members of the Central Bucks PSEA at the district office in Doylestown.
It was my pleasure to meet with Central Bucks- Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) members to discuss the need for a stronger focus on education-based funding in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania is currently ranked 47th in the nation for state funding for K-12 education. We have some of the most dedicated teachers here in Bucks County, and I am grateful for their work to support the success of all students. As a former teacher, I understand the challenges facing our schools and will be a strong advocate for our schools in the Senate.
Tour of Central Bucks EMS
|Senator Santarsiero with Central Bucks EMS Chief Chuck Pressler.
On March 29th, I toured the Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services facility in Doylestown and discussed the day-to-day operations and needs of the staff with Chief Chuck Pressler. The primary focus of our discussion was on staffing shortages, rising healthcare costs, and the problems our EMS units face in getting reimbursed for their services. The demanding work of our EMS first responders is often overlooked, but they keep our community safe every day. I look forward to working together to make sure their operational needs are met so they can continue their dedicated service.
A-Day at Delaware Valley University
|Senator Santarsiero with the 2019 A-Day King and Queen, Tyler and Amanda.
It was a great privilege to join Dr. Gallo, Dean Sandelin, and other community leaders at the annual Activities Day at Delaware Valley University, a three day fair run by students to benefit the university’s agricultural program. A-Day highlights the exceptional education students are provided and the desire by students to give back to the community.
Honoring our Eagle Scouts
|Senator Santarsiero with Eagle Scouts Nicholas Correra and Cole Stanley of Troop 6.
Recently, I was honored to attend the Eagle Scouts Court of Honor for Troops 6, 169, and 71. The rank of Eagle Scout means that others will look to these young people as leaders in their communities, and I find their dedication to helping others inspiring. I wish all our new Eagle Scouts the best of luck in future endeavors.
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 vendors will be at the Senior Expo. Exhibits and services offered 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.
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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
Phone: (717) 787-7305
Fax: (717) 783-5962