Apr. 18, 2019

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Giving Musicians More Access to Performance Spaces
TJ Rutz performs at First Night Carlisle.
My bill to allow minors to perform in establishments with liquor licenses (while under parental supervision) passed the House on Tuesday. I was glad to work with a local constituent on this bill.

House Bill 561 would amend the Liquor Code to allow minors to perform music in a licensed establishment. Existing law requiring that the minor is not compensated for the performance and remains supervised by a parent or guardian remains the same.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says this also allows minors to perform at community days and fairs with one-day special-occasion permits.

This just expands the opportunity to all musicians who want experience to perfect their craft.

House Bill 561 now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

Eastern Hellbender Named State Amphibian         
Next week,
(Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Foundation)
the governor will sign into law a measure to make the Eastern Hellbender our state amphibian.

Native to certain areas where water quality is pristine, the Eastern Hellbender serves as an indicator species due to its sensitivity to poor water quality and pollution.

I was so impressed by the Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School students who first approached me with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in their quest to obtain this distinction for the Eastern Hellbender.

I proudly introduced House Bill 416 to make the hellbender our amphibian. We were able to pass the Senate version of this legislation. I commend Sen. Gene Yaw on getting this through both chambers quickly and look forward to the governor signing this bill.

Helping to Put More Domestic Abusers Behind Bars
Continuing the commitment to protecting crime victims, the House this week approved a bill to ensure victims of strangulation get the justice they deserve.

Prior to a 2016 law, strangulation could only be charged as a misdemeanor assault in Pennsylvania. Act 111 made it a criminal offense, and according to law enforcement officials across the state, the law has helped put more domestic abusers behind bars.

House Bill 854 builds on that progress by fully incorporating strangulation into our laws, ensuring any prior strangulation conviction will be recognized and considered in subsequent cases.

Passing this bill continues the push by House Republicans to protect the victims of crime. You can learn more about House Republicans protecting victims here.

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Pension Forfeiture for Sex Offenses
Working to ensure public officials and employees are held fully accountable for their actions, the House approved legislation this week that would force them to forfeit their taxpayer-funded pensions if they are convicted of committing a sexual offense.

The bill builds on Act 1 of 2019, which requires any public official who is convicted of a felony to forfeit his or her pension.

Under House Bill 991, public employees and officials – including elected officials – would lose their pension if convicted of offenses such as indecent assault, indecent exposure or unlawful dissemination of an intimate image (commonly referred to as revenge porn).

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

April is ‘Donate Life Month’
April 2019 is “Donate Life Month” in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, about 8,000 people are on the organ donation waiting list and, on average, every 18 hours one of them will die waiting for the call that never comes.

The encouraging news is that more people are making the decision to “donate life.” About 4.7 million Pennsylvanians have said yes to organ and tissue donation by adding the donor designation on their driver’s license. More than 138 million Americans are registered donors.

In addition, Pennsylvania driver’s license and ID card holders can support organ donation programs with a voluntary donation of $3 at the time of application or renewal. To date, nearly $14 million has been generously donated to the fund.

More information is available at donatelifepa.org.

Happy Passover and Happy Easter
I want to wish everyone observing the Passover Seder at sundown this Friday the blessings of health and peace.

I want to also wish everyone celebrating Easter this weekend peace, love and to have a blessed and holy Easter.
Committee Updates
Monday, April 15
Consumer Affairs Committee
The committee received testimony regarding House Bill 11 (Rep. Tom Mehaffie), updating the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
Judiciary Committee
House Bill 1171 (Rep. Tarah Toohil) – Title 42/specifying that civil confidentiality agreements do not cover communications with law enforcement
Tuesday, April 16
Judiciary Committee
The committee heard information about the needs of magisterial district judges.
Upcoming Events in the 88th District
Tribute to Veterans Breakfast
On Thursday, May 2, I will be holding my annual Tribute to Veterans Breakfast for veterans and active-duty military personnel residing in the 88th Legislative District. The breakfast will be at the First Church of God Community Center, 201 E. Green St., Mechanicsburg. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the program starts at 8 a.m. This year’s theme is “Our Military Bases and Our Communities.” Please register by visiting RepDelozier.com or calling my district office at 717-761-4665.

Rep. Delozier in the Community
• I marked National Library Week at Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg by reading to pre-schoolers. We learned a lot about lions and frogs! Reading is key to establishing a good foundation in early childhood education.

• Upper Allen Mechanicsburg Softball’s opening night Friday may have been rainy, but I still saw smiles on those girls’ faces. They were joined by the Harrisburg Senators and Hershey Bears mascots as well as the Upper Allen Fire Department.

• I spoke Saturday morning at the annual Lenten breakfast for the Laymen’s Movement of the Central Baptist Association. Rep. Patty Kim, who is pictured with me and Tara Phoenix from the Philadelphia Bar Association, served as emcee for the panel in which we talked about criminal justice reform and the Clean Slate Law.

• The Healthy Neighbors Fest at West Shore Plaza was a lot of fun Saturday. Its vendors had good information about healthy living.

• Guest pages Micah Collins and Johann Riebe from Mechanicsburg Area High School joined me on the House floor on Tuesday. These juniors were able to witness state government with a close-up view.
• Our Rotary Club meeting this week featured discussion about the impacts on families with children when a service member deploys.
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