Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's happening in the 48th Senatorial District and the State Capitol. If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to visit my website at www.senatorfolmer.com to learn more about my legislative priorities issues that may affect you and your family.
Week of October 29, 2018
Bills Signed into Law by the Governor
Act 80 – Senate Bill 1090 – Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law;
Act 81 – House Bill 783 – clarifies out-of-state manufactured home titles;
Act 82 – House Bill 1386 – changes to teacher certifications;
Act 83 – House Bill 1414 – allows towing lights for certain emergencies;
Act 84 – House Bill 1499 – clarifies laws related to planned communities, condominiums and cooperatives;
Act 87 – House Bill 270 – increases the maximum income limit for PACENET;
Act 88 – House Bill 1539 – helps grandparents assume guardianship of grandchildren;
Act 90 – Senate Bill 180 – updates organ and tissue donation law (Donate Life PA Act).
Kristin Varner, of Harrisburg, to Serve on PA Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Congratulations to Kristin Varner, of Harrisburg and the 48th Senatorial District, who has been appointed by the Governor to serve a three year term on the PA Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The Council is composed of the Secretary of the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and eight other members appointed by the Governor, including: four members with substantial training or experience in the fields of drug or alcohol prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, treatment or enforcement; one member with a prior history of drug and alcohol dependency; one member with no connection with or experience in drug or alcohol prevention, intervention, rehabilitation, treatment or enforcement, and; two members from the public at large.
Jordan Sanderson, of Mount Wolf, Studying in Belgium
Susquehanna University student, Jordan Sanderson, of Mount Wolf, York County and the 48th Senatorial District, is studying at CIEE Business and International Relations Program in Brussels, Belgium. Jordan is a sociology and public policy major, set to graduate in 2020. He is a 2016 graduate of Northeastern Senior High School. Best wishes, Jordan!
Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Management Projects Funded by Landmark Penalty Against Sunoco
The PA Department of Environmental Protection has selected projects to receive grants from the $12.6 million penalty assessed against Sunoco for violations related to the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. Grants were awarded to County Conservation Districts, municipalities, school districts and non-profit organizations for stormwater management, invasive species removal, forest restoration, farm runoff reduction, streambank restoration and other projects that ultimately improve water quality. The following grants were awarded in the 48th Senatorial District:
York County Area Agency on Aging Free Medicare Enrollment Counseling Services
The York County Area Agency on Aging’s APPRISE Program is offering free personalized counseling during Medicare’s annual enrollment period, which began October 15th and ends December 7th. The annual enrollment period is when Medicare beneficiaries can review their coverage and determine if health and prescription plans continue to meet their needs. Pre-scheduled appointments are necessary and can be made by calling (717) 771-9042.
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