Update from Harrisburg
As a member of the Appropriations Committee, it’s been a very busy time in Harrisburg as budget hearings continue. You can tune in every Friday as I provide updates over Facebook Live on budget discussions and news from around the district.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
I am proud to co-sponsor Senate Resolution 26 designating February 24th through March 1st as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Eating disorders exist across the broad spectrum of age, race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and are marred by misunderstandings and misconceptions. This is an issue that affects more than 30 million Americans and has escaped our attention for far too long. It is my hope that this resolution brings that much needed attention to the devastating reality and prevalence of eating disorders.
Similarly, I proposed Senate Bill 324, which would require schools to annually provide educational information to parents with children in grades 5 through 12 to make them more aware of the signs of eating disorders and resources for help. Additionally, guidelines would be created for local school boards that would outline the optional development of an eating disorder screening program and appropriate exemption procedures.
As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week continues, I’d like to thank the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for promoting eating disorders awareness all year round and providing information on support and treatment options.
Update from Senate District 10
Sen. Santarsiero with residents in front of Rockhill Quarry.
I was joined by U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1), Katie Zackon of Rockhill Environmental Preservation Alliance, Pennridge School Board Director Megan Banis-Clemens, and Scott Bergey, School Administrator of Upper Bucks Christian School, at Rockhill Quarry on Friday, February 21st to call for the permanent cessation of all operations at Rockhill Quarry in East Rockhill Township.
Although the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection called for a temporary halt of mining-related activities in December of 2018 following positive asbestos test results, a February 2020 letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirming the potentially detrimental effects of naturally occurring asbestos on the health and wellbeing of the residents of East Rockhill proved to be justification for all operations at the cite to be halted permanently.
To view the full press conference at Rockhill Quarry, click here.
Open Houses at District Offices
Sen. Santarsiero with Mrs. Michele Holt, art teacher at Edgewood Elementary School, and students with their artwork.
Sen. Santarsiero with students of New Hope-Solebury School District and their family
with their artwork.
Thank you to everyone who attended the open houses in my Newtown and Doylestown district offices. I enjoyed meeting the creative young artists of Edgewood Elementary and New Hope-Solebury School District and having their work brighten up the offices.
“A PA ABLE account gives individuals with qualified disabilities (Eligible Individuals), and their families and friends, a tax-free way to save for disability-related expenses, while maintaining government benefits. Federal and state law authorized the creation of PA ABLE accounts.”
To learn more, visit https://www.paable.gov/.
To R.S.V.P. or learn more information about these events, contact Nancy Adam at email@example.com, by phone at (215) 489-5000, or visit my website, www.SenatorSteveSantarsiero.com/Events.
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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.
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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.
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Building 100, Suite 121
Doylestown, PA 18901
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Newtown, PA 18940
184 Main Capitol Building
Senate Box 203010
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3010
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