SunCenter Studios And Film Industry Boost PA’s Economy
I visited SunCenter Studios in Aston to discuss the incredible film and television production work done there. We also spoke about Pennsylvania’s successful Film Tax Credit Program, which has generated $4 billion in economic activity and supported 18,680 jobs.
Landmark Gun Safety Law
Last week, I was invited by Governor Tom Wolf to speak at a ceremonial bill-signing event for landmark gun safety legislation. House Bill 2060 contains legislative language from my Senate Bill 501 to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
This new law requires individuals convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to relinquish their firearms within 24 hours. In addition, individuals who are the subject of a final Protection From Abuse order must relinquish their guns within 24 hours unless otherwise agreed to by the victim.
The law also bans Pennsylvania’s dangerous practice of allowing the family and friends of perpetrators to store their guns, making it impossible for these weapons to be retrieved by abusers for further acts of violence.
I will continue to make gun safety a top priority in the new session of the General Assembly, which begins in January. Below are photos from last week’s event.
Assistance for Veterans Available
My partnership with the Pennsylvania American Legion to assist veterans at my Brookhaven office, located at 4110 Edgmont Avenue, is continuing this month. A representative from this organization will be at my office on Wednesday, November 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
I would like to encourage veterans and their families who have questions about benefits and programs to schedule an appointment for these assistance hours. Appointments can be made by contacting the office at (610) 447 – 3163. This service will be offered the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Please be aware that beginning October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.
Getting a REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents, and they will be available in March 2019 to Pennsylvanians who want them.
Customers may bring their REAL ID documentation into any PennDOT driver license center for pre-verification. Then, when REAL IDs are available in March 2019, customers can apply for their REAL ID online — there is no need to come back to the driver license center.
To learn more about REAL ID, visit PennDot’s informative page HERE.
On behalf of my family and staff, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the incredible honor of serving you in the Pennsylvania Senate.
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