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REAL ID Pop-Up Verification Event in Milton
Residents of the 108th District who are interested in pre-verifying their documents for REAL ID are invited to attend a REAL ID Pop-Up Verification Event. See information below.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Baugher Elementary School
60 Brenda Rovenolt Circle, Milton

Customers must bring the required REAL ID documentation to the event and PennDOT staff will scan the documents to the customer’s driver record and mark it as “REAL ID Eligible.” Then, when REAL IDs are available in March 2019, these customers can apply for their REAL ID online, pay the applicable fees, and it will be mailed to them directly within 10 business days.

What Documents Should I bring?
Residents should bring original versions or certified copies of the following documents:

Proof of identity: Birth certificate with a raised/embossed seal issued by the department of vital records or valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card.
Social Security card: The name on your card must match the name on your proof of identity document.
Two proofs of current, physical PA address: Common examples include current, unexpired PA license or ID, vehicle registration, or utility bill.
Proof of all legal name changes: Common examples include certified marriage certificate(s) or divorce decrees(s) issued by the county in which you were married, or court order(s) issued by your county’s family court. Please note: you must show a complete name change history that links your birth certificate name to your current name. If you have a valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card with your legal name, you may use that as your name change document.

Use this document checklist to make sure you have all the documents you’ll need to get a REAL ID.

Small Business Outreach Day
A representative from the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available by appointment at our Sunburry district office located at 106 Arch St., between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during a special Small Business Outreach Day on Friday, Feb. 15.

Current or aspiring small business owners are invited to schedule a time to meet with a SBDC Business Consultant for advice and guidance on starting and/or growing a small business.

SBDCs offer entrepreneurs educational resources they need to start and grow successful businesses. Anyone interested in scheduling a one-hour meeting should call (570) 577-1249 or email by the close of business on Feb. 13 to schedule a time. Learn more about the SBDC, and request confidential consulting assistance - at NO FEE - anytime at:

Annual Farmer’s Breakfast Feb. 22
Are you interested in how hemp is transforming Pennsylvania agriculture? Learn more about this innovative industry from Senior Lab Technician Tara Caton from the Rodale Institute, and enjoy breakfast served by members of the Christ Community United Methodist Church.

This year’s breakfast will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. at the church located at 3939 Park Road in Selinsgrove. Those involved in the agriculture industry throughout the 108th District are invited to attend, and we look forward to seeing you!

This event is being sponsored by Susquehanna Community Bank.

Please call my office at (570) 286-5885 or 1-(800) 924-9060 to RSVP before Feb. 15.
State Government News

State Courts Could Cause Health Care Crisis
Pennsylvania residents may soon face a crisis in health care, if the state courts repeal a rule that helped stave off a similar situation more than a decade ago, when many physicians left their practices, moved to other states or retired early due to skyrocketing insurance premiums.

The rule currently requires medical malpractice cases to be brought in the county where the alleged malpractice occurred.

Repealing that rule could lead to patients having to say goodbye to their physicians or patients having to drive farther for care. Additionally, recruiting physicians and specialists would be difficult, and medical innovations may be halted. Overall, patient care would suffer and everyone would face higher health care costs.

This week, the House Majority Policy Committee held a press conference and hosted a forum to examine the issue and hear from numerous stakeholders about the negative impact this rule repeal could cause.

The House Majority Policy committee also will hold a public hearing on Feb. 12 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.

The General Assembly is expected to submit its comments to the courts, but you can also let the courts know how this would impact you. Click here to submit your comments by Feb. 22.


Families Need Better Access to Childcare
Statewide, we are looking at a waiting list of over 4,300 children for a childcare subsidy. This is an especially prevalent issue in Northumberland and Snyder counties.

We need to make sure there is available funding for high quality childcare programs so childcare is affordable for families in need and for middle-income families. These programs also need to be efficient and effective.

I am proud to stand with Start Strong PA and I will fight for the funding necessary to make childcare affordable for families across Pennsylvania.


Governor’s Budget Address Set for Tuesday
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the governor will unveil his budget proposal for fiscal year 2019-20.

We are looking forward to hearing the governor’s proposal and reviewing the details in the coming weeks as the Appropriations Committee will begin its series of hearings on the proposal on Feb. 11.

You can watch the address on my website at 11:30 a.m. and keep your eyes on my social media for updates and reactions.

Ensuring Victims’ Rights
Legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to add a victims’ bill of rights was reintroduced this week in a step toward putting the question before voters.

Last session, Marsy’s Law passed in the House and Senate unanimously. An identical bill must be passed this session before the question is placed on the ballot.

The amendment would require notice of hearings and other proceedings, physical and emotional protection from the accused, notice in cases of release or escape, proceedings free from unnecessary delay, the ability to confer with the prosecutor in the case, full and timely restitution from the offender, and notification of all of these rights.
Programs, Services and Opportunities

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Available
Applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available on the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue website, and at my district offices.

Residents do not need to pay a private entity for assistance in filing the forms. Copies of the forms, as well as assistance with filing them, are available at my office at no cost.

Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by June 30.

Free Youth Heart Screening Clinic
The Alyssa Dressler Foundation has announced that a free youth heart screening clinic will be open to all PA students ages 12-19 not presently under the care of a cardiologist. All students will receive a free vitals check and electrocardiogram (EKG). If results indicate further evaluation an echocardiogram will be done on site, free of charge.

When: Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Selinsgrove Area High School
500 Broad Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Appointments are required (limit of 150) so head to their website to register. For more information, email or call (570) 850-9413.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to Recruit New Class of Waterways Conservation Officer Trainees
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is recruiting the 22nd class of Waterways Conservation Officer (WCO) Trainees at its H.R. Stackhouse School of Fishery Conservation and Watercraft Safety.

The State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) began accepting applications Jan. 30 and they will be open until Feb. 19.

For more information on the position, visit the recruitment page on Applications will only be accepted online. To view the announcement and apply, visit the SCSC website.
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