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Staff contact: Ryan Stevens
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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PO Box 202088
Harrisburg PA 17120-2088
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October Recognized as ‘Domestic Awareness Month’
10/5/2018
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October Recognized as ‘Domestic Awareness Month’
 
My resolution designating the month of October 2018 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania” unanimously passed the House last week.

Last year, 117 people were killed in Pennsylvania by someone who was supposed to love them.

On Monday, I participated in a press conference at the Capitol marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As part of the event, I helped read aloud the names of those killed in 2017.

We need to raise public awareness about this awful crime and remind victims they are not alone. I’m hopeful my resolution sends a strong message that Pennsylvanians will not tolerate domestic violence. More information about domestic violence is available at dvscp.org/.

Feds Extend REAL ID Grace Period
 
Pennsylvania has been granted an extended grace period to comply with REAL ID requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grace period was set to expire Oct. 10, 2018, but has now been extended until Aug. 1, 2019. A final federal deadline for all states to comply is Oct. 1, 2020.
This grace period extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding commercial aircraft through at least Aug. 1, 2019.

REAL ID is voluntary for Pennsylvania residents, but encouraged for those who may need to access certain federal facilities, such as military bases, or fly commercial flights within the United States. Residents also have the option to use other, non-REAL ID forms of enhanced identification. Click here for that list

Residents wishing to obtain REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards can obtain them, beginning in March 2019. In the meantime, customers are encouraged to pre-verify for REAL ID the required documentation as soon as possible, giving them ample time to prepare.

One of the required documents is a certified copy of a birth certificate, which can take up to several months to process, depending on one’s circumstances. My office can help residents with birth certificate applications. Call or stop by for more information.

More information about REAL ID, including frequently asked questions, can be found at dmv.pa.gov.

Ensuring Upkeep of Veterans’ Graves
This week, the House unanimously approved legislation to help ensure proper upkeep of the graves of Pennsylvania veterans.

Under current law, counties are required to place a marker and a U.S. flag on the graves of all honorably discharged veterans. These U.S. flags are to remain up from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July.

However, House Bill 1471 would enhance current law to ensure cemeteries remove torn and weathered flags after the Fourth of July annually, and allow a veteran’s family member to keep them if they choose.

The legislation would also clarify current law to ensure greater communication between cemeteries, local veterans organizations and county commissioners, who are currently required to provide the flags.

The bill now moves to the state Senate for review.

Helping Parents with Day Care Decisions
 
Bipartisan legislation designed to help parents with day care decisions was passed by the House this week and sent to the Senate.

House Bill 1742 would require all state licensed child care centers to post their Keystone STARS rating in a prominent location and on their websites.

The Keystone STARS program, operated by the state Office of Child Development and Early Learning, sets quality requirements for early childhood educators based on a four-star rating system. All licensed child care centers that meet the state’s health and safety requirements are required to be part of the Keystone STARS system.

The Keystone STARS performance standards are grouped into four levels. The standards address staff qualifications and professional development, early learning programs, partnerships with family and the community, and leadership and management.

The goal of the proposal is to help educate parents about day care choices and to encourage low-rated child care centers to improve their programs.

Fall in Love with PA’s Autumn Colors
 
Fall leaves are just about to turn across several areas in Pennsylvania, helping to boost tourism activities in many regions.

According to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, Pennsylvania has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation.

Both in-state and out-of-state visitors can find the best places to view fall foliage and track the locations of the peak colors throughout the state, beginning in late September. The weekly fall foliage report is available here

Click here to read more about Pennsylvania’s fall tourism activities.

PennDOT Closures for Columbus Day Weekend
All PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 6, through Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver-training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, dmv.pa.gov.

 
To honor those who have fought breast cancer or are fighting it now, the fountain at the Pennsylvania State Capitol’s East Wing was dyed pink on Tuesday for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink fountain is also a reminder to all women of the importance of mammograms and early detection. This week, the House also passed House Resolution 1048 recognizing October 2018 as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and Oct. 19, 2018, as “National Mammography Day” in Pennsylvania. The American Cancer Society estimates that 268,670 women and men in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and that’s why it is important to continue to educate the public about breast cancer and stress the importance of routine self-breast exams, regularly scheduled doctor visits and yearly mammograms as recommended.
 
Rep. Delozier in the Community
 
• Upper Allen Township dedicated its new all-inclusive playground for children, which is part of Winding Hills East Park. The playground meets the Americans with Disabilities requirements so that all children can play together despite any challenges they may face. It is a great example of intergovernmental cooperation between the Commonwealth and Upper Allen Township.
• The New Cumberland Olde Towne Association and the Women’s Club of New Cumberland/Highland sponsored the 33rd annual Apple Festival in New Cumberland Borough Park last Saturday. It was a beautiful day to take in the family fun activities and enjoy the large selection of apple treats.

 
• West Shore Bureau of Fire held its annual Smoke in the Park Pennsylvania State Championship Barbecue at Memorial Park in Lemoyne. There was great food, games, crafts and vintage cars.

 
• On Saturday, my office hosted a legislative booth at Music in the Park in Mechanicsburg. Congratulations to the West Shore and Mechanicsburg Area marching bands on great performances. A lot of hard work was evident on the field.

 
• The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, located in Mechanicsburg Borough, held its annual municipal, school and elected officials breakfast. All who attended were updated on recent library programs and services. We also heard success stories from library users. It was very informative, and I encourage everyone to use our public libraries!

 
• I was proud to participate in Spring Gate Vineyard’s groundbreaking for its Spring Gate Winery and Beer Garden at Arcona Crossings. The facility is scheduled to open in the spring, but until then the Tasty Pop-up will be open Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. Many can’t wait for this place to be ready!

 
• On Saturday, I attended a Food Truck and Fire Truck Festival at Daybreak Church in Upper Allen Township. The township’s new Engine 23 was among the highlights. The event helped kickoff Fire Prevention Week.
   
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