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988 East Main Street
Suite A
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Phone: 570-385-8235
Toll-free: 855-271-9384
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm

Williamstown District Office
Borough Building
200 S. West St., Williamstown
Phone: 717-647-7208
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 am to 4 pm

Capitol Office
4B East Wing
PO Box 202125
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2125
Phone: 717-260-6148

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Harrisburg Update

A quick look at what’s happening in Harrisburg
and the 125th Legislative District...

PennDOT Offices Closed for Presidents Day
In observance of Presidents Day, all PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 19. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Detailed Look into Governor’s Budget to Begin Next Week
Members of the House Appropriations Committee will begin their detailed look into the governor’s $33 billion budget proposal as hearings begin on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The opening day of hearings will include testimony from the Independent Fiscal Office and the Department of Revenue, while Wednesday will focus on the themes of job creation and ensuring stability of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The remainder of the week will include a look into the proposed budgets of the departments of Transportation and Conservation and Natural Resources. The full hearing schedule is available here, which will also include video of the archived hearings once available. More information about the governor’s proposal is available here.

Click here to review my priorities as we begin the state budget process.

Protecting the Public from Dangerous Sex Offenders
Legislation is on its way to the governor that would strengthen existing laws to protect Pennsylvanians from dangerous sex offenders, namely those who are released back into the community without supervision to monitor their transition.

House Bill 631 would require the court to impose a mandatory three-year probation period consecutive to any term of total confinement for a person convicted of a Tier III sex offense under Pennsylvania’s Adam Walsh Act, commonly known as Megan’s Law.

Under existing law, the court has the flexibility to order supervision by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, or county probation. If a person is paroled and adequately adjusts to freedom under parole supervision, current law permits the court to modify or even terminate probation supervision.

Additionally, this bill would ensure sexual offenders remain registered under Megan’s Law. Its language addresses the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Commonwealth v. Muniz, when the court ruled that Megan’s Law provisions could not be applied to defendants who committed their crimes before the enactment of the Adam Walsh Act in 2012. Without the enactment of this legislation, up to 17,000 sexual offenders could be removed from the state sexual offender registry.

PennDOT Wants Your Feedback
PennDOT has begun the process of updating the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and is inviting the public to weigh in through an online survey. The plan was last updated in 2007, and will outline a vision and framework for improving conditions for walking and bicycling across the state.

Harrisburg Falcons Begin 18th Courtship Season

On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced the “Harrisburg Falcons’” 18th courtship season began, with a couple of newcomers and the elder resident pair vying for affections and eyeing the nest site on the 15th-floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. The nest is the most productive peregrine nest in the state.

For interested students, teachers, citizen scientists and other Harrisburg falcon fans, DEP is providing many learning resources, including a falcon educators workshop on March 29, lesson plans, a timeline of falcon history in PA, a chart showing the stages of falcon life, news updates and the popular FalconCam, which live streams the nesting site, with infrared night viewing and new microphones for improved audio. Click here to learn more.

Monthly Satellite Offices
Valley View
Tri-Valley Public Library, 633 East Main Street, Hegins, PA 17938,
First and third Thursday of every month, from 9 a.m. to noon..
Call 570-385-8235 or 717-547-7208 to confirm date and time.

Pine Grove
American Legion, 42 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove
By appointment only.
Call 570-385-8235 to schedule.

Tower City
Municipal Building (Mayor’s office), 219 E. Colliery Ave., Tower City
By appointment only.
Call 570-385-8235 to schedule.

Northern Dauphin Human Services Building
295 State Drive, Elizabethville
Fourth Wednesday of the month, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Call 570-385-8235 or 717-647-7208 to confirm date and time.

Gratz Community Center
125 N. Center St., Gratz
By appointment only. Call 570-385-8235 or 717-647-7208 to schedule.
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988 Route 61 South, East Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 | Phone (toll free) (855) 271-9384
Borough Building, 200 S. West St., Williamstown, PA  Phone (717) 647-7208
4B East Wing, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2147 
TTY: 855-282-0614 
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