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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

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Please do not hesitate to contact me to express your views or to receive assistance with any issue or problem pertaining to state government.

Sincerely,

Tom Killion


Liquor Laws in PA

On Monday August 8, 2016 Pennsylvania’s new liquor law otherwise known as Act 39 went into effect. This new legislation will help to modernize Pennsylvania’s outdated liquor code, which hasn’t been amended since April 1951. Act 39 will now help us to provide more convenient services to the citizens of Pennsylvania and allow our local businesses to better compete with businesses just over the state border.

Some of the new changes that will come about in Pennsylvania include the sale of wine in grocery stores, direct shipment of wine, six pack sales in convenience stores, expanded hours of operations at LCB-operated stores on Sundays and holidays—all of which previously did not exist.


Pennsylvania Adopts Rear-Facing Child Car Seat Requirement

In mid-August, Pennsylvania will begin requiring children under 2 years of age to be transported in rear-facing child seats to increase the protection of an infant’s head, neck and spine, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Act 43 of 2016, signed into law June 13, 2016, (SB 1152 of 2015) establishes a primary offense, permitting an officer to stop an offending driver. The violator will pay a fine up to $100 plus court costs, $30 for the CAT Fund, $10 for the Emergency Medical Services Fund and a $10 fee for administrative costs. Violators will receive only a verbal warning during the introductory one-year grace period. The fines will be dismissed at the hearing for those presenting evidence of acquisition of an appropriate child seat.

Current law requires an approved car seat for children under 4 years of age. Pennsylvania joins California, New Jersey and Oklahoma in requiring rear-facing child seats, in line with recommendations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Last week I sat down with District Attorney Jack Whelan, Delaware County Executive Director Marianne Grace and newly elected Representative-elect Chris Quinn to talk about the opioid epidemic facing our area.


Unclaimed Property Awaits Rightful Owners

More than $136 million in unclaimed tangible property and money was returned to its rightful owners during 2015, according to the Pennsylvania Treasury.

The Treasury reports it began 2016 seeking the legal owners of $2.5 billion in unclaimed property. Claimants are encouraged to file a claim form, free of charge, with the Bureau of Unclaimed Property rather than pay the 15% maximum finder’s fee.

One in 10 residents have unclaimed property. The increased popularity of gift certificates and gift cards can also bring an increase in unclaimed property, as Pennsylvania requires those with an expiration date and/or any fees to be reported as unclaimed property. Search the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property data base which you can find at this link, or call the toll-free number, 800-222-2046, for information and assistance.


Announcing Senator Killion’s Kids Expo
September 17, 2016 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This free event will feature a wide variety of exhibitors offering information on state and county programs of interest to children and parents. Entertainment and free refreshments will also be offered.


Satellite Offices

Satellite offices have been set up to provide close-to-home services to area residents. The locations and hours are listed here:

Nether Providence Township Building
214 Sykes Lane
Wallingford, PA 19086
1st Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Edgmont Township Building
1000 Gradyville Road
Gradyville, PA 19039
2nd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Borough of Marcus Hook
10th and Green Streets
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
3rd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kennett Township Building
801 Burrows Run Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
4th Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Chester Township Municipal Building
1150 Engle Street
Chester, PA 19013
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-5183
Fax: 610-358-5184

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