Contact Me 
District Office
2929 Gettysburg Road, Suite 6
Camp Hill PA 17011
Tel:  (717) 761-4665
Fax:  (717) 731-7126
Staff contact:  Beverly Kawaller
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Capitol Office
159-B East Wing
PO Box 202088
Harrisburg PA 17120-2088
Tel: 717-783-5282
Fax: 717-772-9994
Staff contact:  Jenn Haines
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email:
sdelozie@pahousegop.com
Continued Health Insurance for Uninsured Children
10/18/2013
Legislative Headlines:
Continued Health Insurance for Uninsured Children…
Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law this week a bill to extend the state’s Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2015. The new law also eliminates the current six-month waiting period before a child can enroll in the program. CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance coverage for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care and much more to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. More than 188,000 children are currently enrolled in CHIP across the Commonwealth. Federal funds pay for approximately two-thirds of the total cost of CHIP. The program, established in 1992, was set to expire Dec. 31 of this year. For more information on CHIP, click here.

Debt Reduction Bill Heads to Governor…
Continuing its commitment to fiscal responsibility, the House sent to the governor a measure to curtail the level of public debt for projects funded by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). RACP provides grants to local communities for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic and historical improvement projects. The funding may be used for the design and construction of facilities that are economic development projects which generate substantial increases in employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity. House Bill 493 will immediately reduce the RACP debt ceiling from the current $4.05 billion to $3.45 billion. The bill does not eliminate the economic development grant program, but redefines it to make it more financially viable. Decreasing the Commonwealth’s debt load and reforming RACP is an important step in bringing integrity and transparency to the way Pennsylvania does business.

Transparency in Schools…
Members of the House Education Committee this week voted unanimously to send to the full House legislation which seeks to expand transparency to Pennsylvania public schools. House Bill 1411 would require traditional, charter and cyber schools to detail their revenues and expenditures in an online database, similar to the recently established PennWATCH website, which details state government expenditures. Specifically, the website would provide taxpayers with thorough information concerning the amount of funding received by school entities from federal, state, local and private sources, payments to outside entities and employee compensation. House Bill 1411 now moves to the full House for consideration.

Identity Protection for 9-1-1 Callers…
The House approved a measure to protect the privacy of individuals who dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. House Bill 1041 gives an exemption from the state’s Right-to-Know law for records containing identifying information to an individual calling a 911 center unless a court rules it would be in the public’s interest to disclose the information. The bill is designed to protect the identity of a caller to prevent cases of retribution against informants and to ensure the public has a sense of safety and privacy when reporting a crime or other emergency. House Bill 1041 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

 

Committee Updates:
Wednesday, Oct. 16

House Labor and Industry Committee:
House Bill 976 Correctional Officers Bill of Rights Act.
House Bill 1502 Child Labor Act/occupations and establishment.

 

Rep. Delozier in the Community:
I was very proud of my daughter, Alli, for organizing a “Walk for Veterans” with the help of her Highland Elementary Girl Scout troop. The goal was to raise funds to help furnish apartments in Harrisburg for veterans who are homeless. She got the idea for this event when she attended a dedication of one of these apartments. She had great community support. I want to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in helping the veterans.
I joined the other Cumberland County legislators, both state and federal, at a quarterly meeting hosted by the Cumberland County Commissioners. The purpose of these meetings is for us to get their input on a variety of state and federal issues that are before the General Assembly and Congress.
What a perfect night for the Mechanicsburg Halloween parade! This event is sponsored by the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, which arranged a car for my daughter and me to ride in. There were a lot of great costumes and it was a fun time for all.
We heard from several people who use the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg about how beneficial the programs are at the annual municipal, school and elected official’s breakfast hosted by the library. Libraries play a major role in meeting the needs of the community and are always looking at ways to connect with more people. Best wishes to the library on its newest marketing campaign, Geek the Library. Check it out!
The topic of the third Older and Wiser seminar hosted by myself and Sen. Pat Vance was “Dealing Effectively with a Healthcare Facility.” The presenters on behalf of MidPenn Legal Services were Ted Seeber, an attorney with James, Smith, Dietterick and Connelly; and Sandi Gurreri, an Ombudsman with the Cumberland County Area Agency on Aging. Thank you for taking your time to give very valuable information and answer the many questions that came up. To sign up for the last Older & Wiser seminar about last wills and living trusts, click here.
Vantage Foods is a new meat packing facility located in Lower Allen Township. It will be creating 200 new jobs immediately and eventually 800 more jobs. I toured the plant with the Lower Allen Township officials and was very impressed with the operation. Welcome!!
I participated in a town hall meeting, hosted by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), at Harrisburg Area Community College to discuss Rep. Mauree Gingrich’s House Bill 1631, which would develop nurse staffing standards. The PSNA is the professional association representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, and this is legislation is very important to them. More information about House Bill 1631 can be found on the website, www.legis.state.pa.us
Fourteen years ago, the boroughs of Lemoyne and Wormleysburg consolidated their individual fire departments and created the West Shore Bureau of Fire. Recently, they held their annual banquet to recognize the firefighters who give so much to the community. Congratulations to all those who received awards and thank you to everyone for your service.
Congratulations on the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Charlie “T” Jones Conference Center, which is the newest addition of Tremendous Life Books in the Borough of Mechanicsburg.
I was pleased to participate as a presenter in one of the six breakout sessions for the 20th anniversary conference of the Leadership Development Institute Alumnae Association held at Central Penn College. The purpose of the Leadership Development Institute is to provide development for employees who demonstrate leadership potential and the ability to succeed in positions of greater responsibility within Pennsylvania government. For more information, visit www.ldiaa.org.

                                                                                              

Share |