Oct. 07, 2019 / Weekly Roundup

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Roadwork Planned on Area Highways

Tonight (Friday) at 9 p.m., Interstate 83 northbound between Exit 41A and the John Harris Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River will be closed until tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 8 a.m. as part of the project to repair and resurface sections of the roadway. Work will be performed in the two right lanes and shoulder, and on the ramp from Lemoyne/New Cumberland onto I-83 north to Harrisburg.

Additionally, beginning this Sunday at 9 p.m., resurfacing of Interstate 81 from the Kutz Road bridge in Penn Township, Cumberland County, to the Franklin County line will get underway.

The contractor will be working from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays until mid- to late-November. The project will restart in the spring and continue until October, 2022.
‘Do Not Call’ Updates to Better Serve Consumers

Legislation to improve and strengthen Pennsylvania’s Do Not Call list has become law.

Act 73 of 2019 amends the 1996 Telemarketer Registration Act by removing the renewal requirement and providing residents with the ability to register their phone numbers on the Pennsylvania Do Not Call list permanently. Currently, phone numbers must be re-registered every five years.

The bill also aims to reduce the annoyance of telemarketing calls by banning the calls on legal holidays. Computerized auto-dialers (robocalls) would be required to give residents an “opt-out” option at the beginning of the call.

The measure also allows businesses to register their numbers on the state’s Do Not Call list.

For more information or to register your phone number, click here.   
#GoodJobs4PA: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Working to better ensure students’ career success, the House voted unanimously last week on a bill making comprehensive improvements to the state’s career and technical education (CTE) system. The bill is now awaiting the governor’s signature to become law.

House Bill 265 would enhance job training and workforce development, while also providing high school and college students with access to information regarding the transfer policies of other educational institutions, with the goal being to save them time and money.

The legislation would also simplify the process for schools to establish vocational courses; create a Schools-to-Work program to develop employment and training pathways; require guidelines for the application of STEM course credits; require the Department of Education to outline the state’s workforce needs, including training opportunities and future earning potential; and allow representatives from community colleges and CTE schools equal access to meet with students during career and college fairs.
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape!

The Commonwealth is once again joining with the rest of the nation in marking Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Sunday, Oct. 6, through Saturday, Oct. 12.

This year’s theme, set by the National Fire Protection Association, is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” The goal is to recognize the everyday people who motivate their households to develop and practice a home fire escape plan and to encourage others to implement these basic behaviors that can save lives.

With today’s homes being filled with synthetic materials that burn hotter and faster, residents may have as little as two minutes to safely exit a burning structure.

A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place that is a safe distance from the home. Finally, home escape plans should be practiced at least twice a year by all members of the household.

For additional information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Every day 37 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. In 2019, it is estimated there will be more than 12,000 women diagnosed with the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 2,000 will die from it.

The Department of Health is also highlighting the Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which is a free early detection program funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control.

To learn about the program and eligibility, click here.
Committee Updates
Former Lemoyne Middle School Redevelopment Project to Move Forward

Real Estate Collaborative LLC recently announced it will purchase the former Lemoyne Middle School to develop the property into apartments. The apartments will be known as The Lofts at 701 Market Street.

Renovations include adding a new park pavilion and play space, creating public green space and outdoor patios, and developing the apartments in what were the auditorium and gymnasium. The project will have a car ramp to lower-level parking.

A coffee shop also is in the preliminary plans.

Real Estate Collaborative LLC is a subsidiary of Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp.
Marsy’s Law to Be on the Ballot

As we approach the Tuesday, Nov. 5, Election, remember that voters will be deciding whether to make Marsy’s Law part of the state Constitution. Marsy’s Law would create a victims bill of rights.

My legislation, House Bill 276, laid the groundwork for Marsy’s Law to be on ballots. If voters approve Marsy’s Law, victims would be guaranteed the right to receive notification of proceedings in their criminal cases, the right to be present at court hearings, the right to be heard in court, and the right to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity.

Marsy’s Law would not take away the rights of the accused.

The ballot question states: Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to grant certain rights to crime victims, including to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity; considering their safety in bail proceedings; timely notice and opportunity to take part in public proceedings; reasonable protection from the accused; right to refuse discovery requests made by the accused; restitution and return of property; proceedings free from delay; and to be informed of these rights, so they can enforce them?
Upcoming Events in the 88th District
Older and Wiser Seminar

Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Dr., Mechanicsburg
The topic of this seminar is “Protection through Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.”
Please RSVP here.

Legislative Updates
This Thursday, Oct. 10 from 8-9:30 a.m.
The Upper Allen Township Building, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg
This update is for residents of Upper Allen Township, and Mechanicsburg and Shiremanstown Boroughs.
Please RSVP here.

Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Lower Allen Township Building, 2233 Gettysburg Road Camp Hill
This update is for residents of Lower Allen Township and Lemoyne, New Cumberland and Wormleysburg Boroughs.
Please RSVP here.

Rep. Delozier in the Community
Information presented at the third Older & Wiser Seminar on Thursday helped us learn more about wills and living trusts. Thank you to MidPenn Legal Services for presenting this information at Woods at Cedar Run in Camp Hill. You can still join us for the final Older & Wiser Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 17, by RSVPing with the link above.

The 34th annual New Cumberland Olde Towne Association Apple Festival was a great time with music, contests, games and crafts. We even got to enjoy Farm Show milkshakes. The money raised at the Apple Festival, which is organized by the New Cumberland/Highland Women’s Club, supports New Cumberland borough, first responders and community groups.

MidPenn Legal Services celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house Monday. We’re so glad to have them in Carlisle. I’d like to extend special thanks to the volunteer attorneys from MidPenn Legal Services for presenting at my Older & Wiser Seminars.

The Cumberland County Farm Bureau’s fall meeting and dinner provided a great opportunity to learn about agriculture issues and agriculture education. We were able to enjoy samples provided by the Dairy Princess promotion team. Thanks for such a great event in Newville!
The Susquehanna Club hosted military leadership from Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg War College and other installations to meet with elected officials Tuesday. I thank these men and women for their service, and appreciate the conversations we had.

The Mechanicsburg Lions Club celebrated its 70th Charter Night on Tuesday. The Lions do so much work to support vision causes and other charities in the area. Thanks for all you do!

I stopped by Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday to learn about library initiatives, including a new strategic plan. The library has a Harwood Institute Turning Outward program to encourage civic engagement focused on communities.


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