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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

I will be sending out periodic Enewsletters to keep you informed about legislative action in Harrisburg and local items of interest. I hope that you find this information useful and share it with others.

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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


Tour of Phillips Mushroom Farms

On Thursday, September 1st I was lucky enough to receive a tour of the Phillips Mushroom Farms, and present them with a copy of Senate Resolution 407, a resolution designating the month of September 2016 as “Mushroom Month” in Pennsylvania.

What better way to experience all that “The Mushroom Capital of the World” has to offer than visiting the largest marketer of specialty mushrooms in the United States. General Manager Jim Angelucci showed us all around the state of the art facilities, which produce over 35 million pounds of specialty mushrooms annually. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this tour possible.

 


Senator Killion Fights for Affordable Housing

As your State Senator representing the 9th District and as a member of the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee, I work closely with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, who work to promote common-sense solutions to balance PA's housing market and increase a supply of safe, decent homes for our neediest citizens. There are a number of issues they consider priorities, and I am proud to have been the prime-sponsor of legislation that recently took effect in Pennsylvania:

  • HB 792 (Killion) now Act 58 of 2015, signed by the Governor on 11/4/15, took effect 90 days from that date, provides for the Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund; increasing state support for a program that promotes housing affordability and rehabilitation in communities across the Commonwealth.

Since I took office on 5/11/16 and was appointed a member of the Committee shortly thereafter, the Committee has approved the following legislation:

  • SB 141 (Greenleaf): An Act amending Title 68 (Real and Personal Property) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in seller disclosures, further providing for real estate seller disclosure form.
  • SB 142 (Greenleaf): An Act amending the act of April 6, 1951 (P.L.69, No.20), known as The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, requiring the disclosure of flood history to lessees of residential real property.
  • SB 20 (Fontana): An Act amending Title 68 (Real and Personal Property) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in seller disclosures, further providing for disclosure form.
  • SB 1282 (Wagner): Amending Title 68 (Real and Personal Property) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in creation, alteration and termination of condominiums, further providing for amendment of declaration; in creation, alteration and termination of cooperatives, further providing for amendment of declaration; and in creation, alteration and termination of planned communities, further providing for amendment of declaration.
  • SB 666 (Folmer): An Act amending Title 68 (Real and Personal Property) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in management of planned community, further providing for voting and proxies.
  • HB 1500 (Caltagirone): An Act amending Title 68 (Real and Personal Property) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in land banks, further providing for legislative findings and purpose, for powers and for disposition of property.
  • SB 1307 (Browne): An Act amending the act of October 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, further providing for the title of the act, for findings and declaration of policy and for right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation; providing for right to freedom from discrimination in employment and for right to freedom from discrimination in public accommodation; and further providing for definitions, for unlawful discriminatory practices, for prohibition of certain real estate practices, for powers and duties of the commission, for educational program and for construction and exclusiveness of remedy.

Senator Killion Continues Supports Legislation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

This week, I was added as a co-sponsor of and I support Senate Bill 1398, legislation that would require prescription bottles containing opioids to have a label affixed concerning the addictive nature of the drug. This legislation is part of a comprehensive approach to fighting the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction crisis in Pennsylvania.


Upcoming Events Hosted By Senator Killion

Senator Killion’s Kids Expo
Saturday, 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.

CoStars Workshops for Small Business Owners to Be Held in October

I am joining with Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) to sponsor two COSTARS Workshops on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The first workshop will be at 10 a.m. and will be hosted by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, located at 1600 Paoli Pike in Malvern. A second event at 1:30 p.m. will be held at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, located at 1001 Baltimore Pike, Suite 9 LL (lower level) in Springfield.

To register to attend, please call the Harrisburg Office at 717-787-4712 or toll free at 1-888-984-3478. You may also register online at www.SenatorKillion.com. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Senior Expo
Friday, October 21, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Penn State Brandywine 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063 Please join me at this free event to learn more about state programs and services available to seniors. Free health screenings and refreshments will also be provided. More information to follow. 

Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Ceremony
Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:00 p.m.

This event will be held at the West Chester East High School, 450 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA 19380. In order to attend this event and to be eligible to receive the commemorative pin, the recipient must be a United States Veteran who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 01, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of stationing location. To fully accommodate all who wish to attend, and ensure a sufficient quantity of the commemorative pins, we ask that you register for the event by using the form below. Questions regarding the event may be directed to to Courtney Eubanks in Senator Killion’s district office at 610-358-5183. Please register online at the following link http://www.senatorkillion.com/vietnam-veterans-50th/.


How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

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. – 12 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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