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Senator Tom killion

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Tom Killion

Keep Children Safe as School Buses Return to the Roads

As school begins, more than 1.5 million children will be transported daily along some 4 million miles of roadways to attend school, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Encountering a school bus on a narrow rural road versus a multi-lane highway requires differing responses by the driving public to ensure each child’s safe return home. The Pennsylvania School Bus Stopping Law outlines the requirements for motorists when encountering a stopped school bus. For example, drivers are required to STOP when:

  • Meeting or overtaking a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and the stop arm extended; and
  • Approaching an intersection where a school bus is stopped with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended.

Motorists must stop at least ten feet from a stopped school bus and remain stopped until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.

Engage your students in preparing for the hours ahead spent on the school bus with PennDOT’s “School Bus Safety Activity Book” to promote safe, respectful school bus behavior.

Senator Killion and Representative Quinn Request Public Hearing Regarding Pipeline Safety

Representative Chris Quinn (R-168) and I have sent a letter of request to Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Representative Stephen Barrar, Chair of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, requesting a joint hearing to compile a thorough record of the current safety requirements in place regarding pipelines and to examine if any other steps are necessary at the state level. We will pass along any additional information as it become available.


Text Message Voter Registration Service Available

The Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) has added another tool to assist citizens in registering to vote, using a new voter registration text messaging system called 2Vote. By texting the word "PA" to 2VOTE (28683) on a smartphone, individuals receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, voter registration status, polling place locator and link to contacts for county offices and the DOS. The text message link also provides users with dates and deadlines significant to the November 8 general election. Further, as a part of its membership in the national record-matching consortium Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), the state is mailing postcards to more than two million Pennsylvanians who are eligible to vote but are not registered, providing them information about registering to vote and the upcoming deadline.

The online registration site can be found directly at Applications for a new registration, or a change of name, address or party affiliation must be submitted online by midnight on Oct. 11, and traditional paper registration applications must also be postmarked no later than that date.

In addition, the DOS is urging voters planning to vote by absentee ballot to mail their request no later than Oct. 21. Although the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Nov. 1, the voted ballots must be received by the county election office no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and the early requests are advised due to the 3-day time frame and cutbacks in service by the U.S. Postal Service.

Tackle Back-to-School Assignments with “POWER”

As the school doors swing open welcoming students to the 2016-17 school year, the POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library, shines a light on its available resources.

Use a local library card or obtain one online through the POWER Library, allowing use of the resources from the comfort of home or through a visit to your local library. PA residents may also CHAT with a librarian to get started in the right direction or for guidance along the way.

Students can rely on the POWER Library to assist in accurately completing homework and conducting research assignments. The types of information available to students include biographies, business facts and figures, special children’s resources, books, general reference materials, literature, and health and science reports, not easily accessible from outside sources.

2016 Kids Expo Featured Great Attendance

Thank you to all the sponsors, exhibitors and constituents who helped to make my first ever Kids Expo such a success. We had hundreds of families attended this event Saturday and we cannot wait to start planning next year’s Kids Expo.

Upcoming Events Hosted By Senator Killion

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 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

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.



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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