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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, February 5, 5-8pm
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.

“Do I Have to Get REAL ID?”
No. REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents. You will be able to get either a REAL ID driver's license or identification card, or a standard driver's license or identification card. If you have a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card, military ID, or another federally approved identification, you may use this as your form of identification to pass a TSA checkpoint at airports nationwide and visit a secure federal building or military installations at any time.

PennDOT’s REAL ID online wizard may help you decide if and when to get a REAL ID. If you know you will not be boarding a commercial flight or visiting a secure federal facility or military base after Oct. 1, 2020, or if you have a valid passport, you do not need a REAL ID.

You do not need a REAL ID driver's license or identification card to do any of the following:
• Drive
• Vote
• Apply for or receive federal benefits for which you are entitled (Veterans' Affairs, Social Security Administration, etc.)
• Enter a federal facility that does not require an ID (i.e. a post office)
• Access a hospital or receive life-saving services
• Participate in law enforcement proceedings or investigations (serve on a federal jury, testify in federal court, etc.)

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 Sunbury district office located at 106 Arch St., between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm 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 sbdc@bucknell.edu 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: Bucknell.edu/SBDC

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.

My New Roles for the Upcoming Session
I have been assigned to serve on five committees during the 2019-20 legislative session: Appropriations, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Professional Licensure and Rules.

Additionally, I am pleased to announce that House Majority Whip Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has appointed me to be a deputy whip for the 2019-20 session.

I’m incredibly thankful to continue to give my constituents a voice in state matters for the coming session, especially on issues of importance in the district such as transportation and veterans. My new position as a deputy whip and as a member of the Appropriations and Rules committees further enhance my leadership role in the House. I will put these tools to use for the benefit of the people I represent.

Radon – Is Your Home Safe?
An estimated 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards, due to the state’s geology. Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings.

High levels of radon tend to be found in basements, but the gas can be found anywhere in the home. Winter is a good time to test for radon, because doors and windows are generally closed, providing more accurate results. Simple radon test kits are inexpensive and available at home improvement and hardware stores.

January is national Radon Action Month. For more information on radon in the home, click here.

Driving PA Forward Grant Availability to Reduce Emissions
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin accepting grant applications to replace, repower, or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses, and other vehicles and equipment through the Driving PA Forward program. More than $2.6 million will be available due to the 2018 settlement with Volkswagen, relating to emissions cheating.

Grants are available for both public and private entities, including school districts, local governments, and non-profit organizations. Applications have been open since Jan. 18, 2019.

The application package, including guidance and application instructions, is available electronically on DEP's Driving PA Forward webpage at dep.pa.gov/drivingpaforward or by contacting the Bureau of Air Quality by e-mail at ra-epvwmitigation@pa.gov or by telephone at (717) 787-9495.

DEP will accept online applications until 4:00 PM on Feb. 28, 2019. A webinar on the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program will be held on Feb. 4, 2019.

For more details on the Driving PA Forward program, please visit:  dep.pa.gov/drivingpaforward
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