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 November 7, 2016
Both of my offices will be closed on
Tuesday, November 8 for the General Election, and Friday, November 11 for
48th Senate District Represented on All-MAC Commonwealth Field Hockey
Donmoyer , Northern
Lebanon graduate, and freshman at
Albright College, has earned
All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth Field Hockey Rookie of the
Year title! Kaley also received Honorable Mention to the
Commonwealth Field Hockey Team. Congratulations
Krall, Annville-Cleona graduate,
and senior at Alvernia University, and
Ashley Meyer, Northeastern
(York) graduate, and sophomore at Stevenson
University, on their Second Team selection to the
Commonwealth Field Hockey Team! Great job and best of luck!
Congrats, as well, to
Marissa Hoffman, Lower Dauphin
graduate, and sophomore at Stevenson
University, who received Honorable Mention to the
and to those representing Lebanon Valley College:
Fox (Green Lane),
Arnst (East Stroudsburg) and
Dennis (New Castle, DE).
All-MAC Commonwealth Field Hockey Team is nominated and voted on by the eight
conference field hockey coaches.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Now Open
The PA Department of Human Services Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
is now open through March 31, 2017. Eligibility is set at 150% of the federal
poverty income guidelines. Individuals can apply by paper application at their
local county assistance office, or through the COMPASS website:
www.compass.state.pa.us. For more
information, contact the
hotline at 1-866-857-7095.
FirstEnergy Power System Institute Program at RACC
The FirstEnergy Power System Institute (PSI)
is a two-year college program to prepare students for a career in the electric
utility industry. Reading Area Community College (RACC)
offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology for
those interested in a career as a line worker or substation electrician.
FirstEnergy pays tuition, and required books and lab fees for qualified students who
are accepted into the
PSI program. An information session will be held at
RACC (Schmidt Training & Technology Center,
10 S. 2nd St.) on
Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested candidates can visit
Bills Signed into Law by the Governor
Senate Bill 1311 – Act 115 – brings PA into compliance with the federal
Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act;
House Bill 447 – Act 116 – protects tenants and their families from “death
House Bill 683 – Act 117 – eliminates veterans’ disability payments in
calculating eligibility under the
Property Tax Rent Rebate Program;
House Bill 1734 – Act 118 – one year extension of the continuing
professional education compliance deadlines for public schools, teachers and
House Bill 1841 – Act 119 and
House Bill 1842 – Act 120 – changes to perfusionist permits under the Medical
Practice Act of 1985 and the
Osteopathic Medical Practice Act.
House Bill 2303 – Act 114 – clarifies the Pennsylvania Breeding Fund.
48th Senate District Represented on Camp Hill Challenger
Congratulations to Parker States (Harrisburg) and
Michael Monismith (Etters)
of the Camp Hill
Challenger baseball team, one of only two teams that was selected nationwide
to participate in the 2016
Little League World
Series Challenger Division Exhibition Game! Congratulations to Assistant
Coach Daryl Kent (Harrisburg) as well!
Dylan Bower, Middletown, Volunteers at Presidential Debate at Hofstra
Dylan Bower, of Middletown, Dauphin County, served as a University Relations
Office Communications volunteer during the first 2016 presidential debate at
Hofstra University. Along
with a series of panel discussions, lectures and election issue performances,
the opportunity encouraged students to engage in the democratic process and be
responsible citizens and voters, according to a press release from
Senior Community Center Grant Now Open
The PA Department of
Aging announced a new grant opportunity for PA Senior Community Centers. The
grants will be awarded for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year and are intended for
enhancements to increase program participation, encourage sustainable and
innovative programs, attract a new generation of older adults, and enable
centers to provide a safe and healthy environment for participants. The grant
applications are due no later than December 12 at 5:00 p.m. For more
here or e-mail SCCgrants@pa.gov.
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