Contact Information 
District Office
Carriage House Square
2785 Route 115, Suite 103
Effort, PA 18330
Phone: (570) 620-4341
Fax: (570) 620-4349

Tobyhanna Township Building
105 Government Center Way
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
Phone: (570) 643-7683

Capitol Office

Room 423, Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202176
Harrisburg PA 17120-2176
Phone: (717) 787-7732
You’re Invited to Our Shredding/Spring Clean Up Day!
4/12/2019
You’re Invited to Our Shredding/Spring Clean Up Day!

 
 
 
Local Eagle Scout Recognized


 

I presented a House citation to Roger Perkowski III, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Roger stopped by our district office and shared with me he hopes to attend the Naval Academy after he graduates in June.
 
 
Cheerios Honors Local Pair Who Fight Hunger


 

ShopRite associates Beth Everett and Bob Hunt this week were featured on a special-edition Cheerios box unveiled in recognition of their efforts to combat hunger. Beth and Bob led the ShopRite Partners in Caring efforts to fight hunger during #HungerActionMonth in September. The store raised more than $30,000. The Kinsley family, which owns the lcoal ShopRite store, supports this and other initiatives in our communities.
 
 
Strengthening Protections for Victims of Crime

 
With this week being National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the House began working through a package of bills designed to help protect victims of crime.

A cornerstone of this package is Marsy’s Law, a bill that seeks to amend the state Constitution by adding a victim’s bill of rights.

Other bills in the package passed this week include measures to shield rape victims from being re-victimized by irrelevant cross examination; allow victims and witnesses with intellectual disabilities or autism to submit out-of-court statements rather than face their perpetrators in court; expand the types of crimes for which an out-of-court statement can be accepted; and allow crime victims to attend any proceeding relating to their cases, unless attending would materially alter the victims’ testimony.

The bills now head to the Senate for consideration.                                     

Learn more about efforts to protect crime victims in Pennsylvania here.
 
 
Give PennDOT Feedback


 
PennDOT is looking for Pennsylvanians to give feedback on its winter services and communications.

You can provide your input by taking PennDOT’s 10-question survey that asks about how often you travel in poor weather, how you rate PennDOT’s winter service, and how you rank its snow-removal priorities.

The survey also asks how you receive PennDOT’s roadway information, and if you use Pennsylvania’s 511PA system for traffic and incident information, and winter roadway conditions.                                                                             

You can take the survey by clicking here.
            
 
Trout Season Open Statewide


 
This Saturday, April 13, marks the statewide opening day of trout season. Fishing begins at 8 a.m.

To participate, anglers ages 16 and older must have a valid Pennsylvania Fishing License and a Trout/Salmon Permit, both available at gonefishingpa.com or at more than 700 issuing agents. Multi-year licenses are also available in 3-year, 5-year and 10-year increments. Prices for licenses and permits remain the same as last year. Youth anglers ages 15 and under do not require licenses or permits.

To locate stocked trout fishing waters near you, select the 2019 Trout Stocking Schedule at fishandboat.com. Waterways on this list are searchable by county, organized in alphabetical order and provide the date, time and meeting place for each stocking event.

The FREE Fish Boat PA Mobile App is the most useful tool in an angler’s tackle box. Download the app from the Apple App or Google Play stores to locate stocked waterways or wild trout streams, use the fish identification tool, and view fishing and boating regulations.
                                                                          
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