May. 26, 2017

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Hope for Cancer Patients … To give hope to patients with
Stage IV metastatic cancer, the House passed a bill this week to ensure they have access to the medication and treatments prescribed by their doctors without delay, no matter what their insurance typically covers. Insurance companies currently have the ability to set average guidelines that govern how and when treatments are approved. Current standard practice requires Stage IV patients to first try an insurance-mandated series of medications that fail to improve the condition before being granted access to the oncology medication and treatments prescribed by their doctor. House Bill 1280 now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Helping Kids with Allergies … Legislation was signed into
law recently that helps ensure the health and safety of students who suffer from severe allergic reactions. Act 2 of 2017 provides civil immunity to school bus drivers and crossing guards who administer an epinephrine auto-injector, or epi-pen, to a student who experiences an allergic reaction. Under the new law, a bus driver or crossing guard must first complete a training program developed by the state Department of Health and comply with school district policy to be qualified to use the epi-pen. It does not mandate that school districts or school bus companies enact an epi-pen policy, only that such a policy would allow for civil immunity if the guidelines are met. The new law will take effect before the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.

Traveling Over Memorial Day? Check Traffic Conditions on … Travelers can log
onto to check current traffic impacts from construction, traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. The service is free and available 24 hours a day. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. Travelers are always reminded to buckle up, put their phones away and stay sober when behind the wheel. In other PennDOT news, driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, for the holiday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,
Committee Updates
Tuesday, May 22
Judiciary Family Law Subcommittee:
Hearing on HB 983 (Lawrence) and HB 1250 (Delozier) chaired by myself.

Labor and Industry Committee:
HB 25 (Mackenzie) CareerBound Workforce Development Program.
HB 176 (Pickett) PA Construction Code Act/exempt roadside stands from UCC.
HB 447 (Lawrence) Administrative Code/fair share fees for religious objectors.
Rep. Delozier in the Community
• Fourth-grade students from Broad Street Elementary School recently visited the Capitol as part of their grade-level curriculum. Prior to their tour, the group posed for a photo on the Rotunda steps.
• Recently, I spoke to the fellows in the Leadership Cumberland Program on service in the public sector. My remarks focused on public sector leadership and volunteerism. The program develops individuals to become effective leaders in the workplace and community. I was glad to be there with Rep. Steve Bloom (R-Cumberland) and Nate Silcox, a Hampden Township commissioner.

• This week, I sponsored a House resolution designating May 25, 2017, as “Red Nose Day” in Pennsylvania. This worldwide event raises money to provide essential services to children in impoverished communities. Anyone can support the campaign by purchasing red noses, pin badges, wristbands and pens exclusively at Walgreens through June 3.

• Red Land High School student Lucas Cunningham visited the Capitol as part of the guest page program. Guest pages serve on the House floor during session days and witness government up close. If you are interested in the program, please call my district office at 761-4665.

• This week I spoke at the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation press conference to unveil its annual report. The foundation helps people help themselves by using a minimal amount of state funding to educate and leverage low-interest loans to allow individuals to purchase needed equipment. Assistive technology can help someone go to work, live in their own home, hear their friends or allow children to play with their peers.
• Two residents of the 88th Legislative District were among 178 recipients of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program during a ceremony at the State Museum. The program provides $1,000 scholarships to exceptional high school seniors. Congratulations to Autumn Bishard of Mechanicsburg Area High School and Joshua Lehigh of West Shore Christian Academy.

Upcoming Event in the 88th District
Car Seat Safety Check
My annual car seat safety check is set for Thursday, June 1, from 4-7 p.m., at L.B. Smith Ford Lincoln, 1100 Market St., Lemoyne. Local law enforcement will be on hand to ensure that child safety seats are properly secured in vehicles. Parents and caregivers also will be instructed on the correct installation procedures. If you have any questions, please call my district office at 717-761-4665.
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2929 Gettysburg Road, Suite 6, Camp Hill PA 17011 | Phone: (717) 761-4665
141 East Wing, PO Box 202088, Harrisburg PA 17120-2088 | Phone: 717-783-5282
TTY: 855-282-0614