Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's
happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress
of my legislative priorities. If you haven't done so already, please take a few
moments to visit my website at
www.senatorfolmer.com to learn more about issues that may affect you and
Week of February 2, 2015
DEP Public Hearing on Lebanon County Sunoco Pipeline Pump Station
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be holding a public
hearing on an operating permit for a natural gas liquids pump station (Sunoco
Pipeline LP) in West Cornwall Township, Lebanon County at 7:00 p.m. on February
17 at Quentin Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 20 South Lebanon Street. You can find
more information on the permit application
Bills Pass Senate, Go to House
All bills passed unanimously unless otherwise noted.
Senate Bill 147 – allows royalty interest owners the opportunity to inspect
gas company records to verify proper payment;
Senate Bill 148 – prohibits a gas company from retaliating against a royalty
interest owner by terminating the lease or ceasing development because a
landowner questions the accuracy of royalty payments;
Senate Bill 283 – amends state constitution to eliminate the Philadelphia
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Competitive Grants
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced
availability of up to $750,000 in competitive grants for treatment programs of
Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and disorders such
as substance abuse.
- Eligibility: Eligible organizations include Veterans’ service
organizations and statewide 501(c)(3) charitable organizations serving
Pennsylvania veterans. Documentation (mission statement, charter or bylaws)
of services that benefit Pennsylvania’s veterans must be submitted with
- Funding: DMVA anticipates awarding multiple grants, not to
exceed a total of $750,000. Leveraging grant funding by pledging cash
matches or in-kind assistance is encouraged, but not required.
- Deadline: Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. February
13. Applications may be emailed to
RA-MVDMVAGRANTS@pa.gov or delivered to the Department of Military and
Veterans Affairs, Office of Administration, Bureau of Budget & Finance,
Attn: Division of Grants, Edward Martin Hall, Bldg. 0-47 Fort Indiantown
Gap, Annville 17003-5002.
February Cable Show
My February Cable Show features the 99th
Pennsylvania Farm Show through
the VIP Dairy Showmanship Contest with Heilinger Swiss, the Mike Waugh Celebrity
Draft Horse Team Driving Event and the Campaign for Compassion booth in support
of Medical Cannabis. You can watch the show
here, or via my
website. Comcast on Demand (Lebanon), Harrisburg Broadcast Network (Harrisburg, WHBG-20)
and Blue Ridge Communications (York, Channel 8) should also be airing the show
now through the month of February.
Please feel free to contact me at any time on state-related issues that are
of concern to you. I may be reached through my
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