The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering a program to provide free breast and cervical cancer screenings to Pennsylvania residents. Early detection is, of course, key in fighting these debilitating diseases, so I strongly encourage anyone who has not had recent testing done to learn more about this opportunity. For those who meet eligibility requirements, HealthyWoman offers clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic examinations and Pap smears, and follow-up diagnostic tests for abnormal results. Eligibility is based on age, Pennsylvania residency, income and insurance status. For a full list of eligibility requirements and details on the program, please click here . Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women, and since the risk increases with age, it’s vitally important to schedule regular checkups with your doctor or use the HealthyWoman program. As always, if you had any questions or concerns about any state government-related issue, please don’t hesitate to contact my office. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Tina Davis speaks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 88, a Resolution recognizing the month of March 2017 as "National Women's History Month" and March 8, 2017, as "International Women's Day" in Pennsylvania. Read more
HARRISBURG, Jan. 24 – As the 2017-18 legislative session gets into full swing, state Rep. Tina Davis, said she is ready to work with and on behalf of Bucks County and the 141 st District. Davis was sworn into office Monday by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd. She was unable to attend the official swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 3 due to a medical issue. "As with the beginning of anything, there is a fresh optimism and another opportunity to adjust Pennsylvania's course for the good of all its residents," Davis said. "I am prepared to do my part." Davis also received her standing committee assignments for the new session. She will serve on the House Consumer Affairs, Gaming Oversight, Insurance, Judiciary and Professional Licensure committees. "I look forward to my continued work on the Consumer Affairs, Gaming Oversight and Insurance committees," said Davis, D-Bucks. "Working on these committees will continue to give me added insight into the many issues facing Pennsylvania, from how anticipated changes to insurance at the federal level will impact the commonwealth, to electric, natural gas and water rates, pipeline safety and how gaming can contribute to economic development and county services. "I also am excited about my involvement with the Judiciary and Professional Licensure committees, which are two new appointments for me. I look forward to helping advance legislation that will protect Buck Read more
LEVITTOWN, Jan. 20 – A new law passed by the General Assembly last session will help municipalities retain dwindling numbers of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders, said state Rep. Tina Davis, who voted for it. Act 172 of 2016 allows municipalities to grant tax credits on Earned Income and property taxes to active volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service volunteers. The tax credit can be up to 20 percent of the volunteer's tax liability. “This is a great opportunity to not only say thank you to those who volunteer and put themselves in harm’s way for others, but to attract and recruit more volunteers,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “Our ranks of volunteer first responders have been steadily decreasing, and we need to be doing more to reverse this trend. “Volunteer fire departments and EMS organizations save Pennsylvania taxpayers nearly $10 billion each year.” Municipalities may base the credit on the number of calls a volunteer responds to; the volunteer's level of participation in training; or time spent on fundraising, equipment maintenance and other functions. Local officials say the hours required for training, responding to incidents and raising funds keep potential volunteers away. The number of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania has dropped from 300,000 in 1977 to about 50,000 today. Read more
Pennsylvania received a limited extension through June 6 to update driver’s licenses to meet requirements under the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, but the General Assembly must still act quickly to comply. Without action, Pennsylvanians could be denied access to federal facilities and eventually even airline travel. Specifically, Pennsylvanians will need federally approved ID for air travel beginning Jan. 22, 2018, and with the limited extension we will need a federally approved ID to access federal buildings, nuclear power plants and military bases beginning June 7, 2017. Rest assured, I am following this issue very closely and am doing everything possible to ensure that we pass comprehensive changes to comply with the federal government. Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/pennsylvania for the most up to date information on the requirements and remember that my office can help you obtain a birth certificate or driver’s license. Read more
Get more info on what you can do now that several Unemployment Compensation Service Centers have closed and longer wait times are being experienced by those looking for help. Read more
All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents. Reasons for dog licensing: It’s the law. All dogs three months or older must have a current license. If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations. Read more
The myCOMPASS PA online app is now available for download on the Apple and Google Play app stores for use on iPhones and Android smartphones. Among other features, myCOMPASS PA will allow individuals to take photos of necessary documents and upload them directly to their case files through a secure, safe environment. Other key features include: Users will be able to view benefits details after logging in to their myCOMPASS account; Individuals can view their processing status of their applications; and Update case-related information such as address, phone number, email address, and voter registration. In the two weeks after it launched in the Apple store, 4,669 users downloaded the app with 13,680 clients viewing the status of their benefits, 1,568 documents were uploaded, and the app received a 5-star rating. myCOMPASS PA is estimated to save an average of $3.2 million per year by reducing mail processing time, manual information entry, call center calls, postage and printing. Read more
State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway applaud state grants totaling almost $2 million to help the St. Mary Medical Center build a primary and urgent care center in Levittown and to extend water and sewer lines to vacant and underutilized industrial properties in the Route 13 Industrial Area. The Bucks County Democrats thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for approving the RACP grants of $900,000 for St. Mary and $1 million for the Route 13 line extensions in Bristol Twp.
Rep. Tina Davis reports that she will sponsor her annual Senior Expo and shredding event in September. Davis’ sixth annual Senior Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol. Her shred event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Ben Franklin Middle School, Levittown.
The new state chapter of Emerge is designed to teach Democratic women how to campaign and get elected. The inaugural class was graduated Thursday in Harrisburg. Reps. Tina Davis, D-Bucks County, and Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery County, wanted to start it for years, and Davis has said numerous times that "government just doesn't work when the majority is all men and all Republicans."
Mae Krier spotted the news on Facebook and immediately started making phone calls. The telephone was the best way to let the women in her life know that Monday was declared “Rosie the Riveter Day” in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Tina Davis reports that first responders in the 141st Legislative District are receiving state grants totaling over $125,000 -- crucial funding for those striving to protect us. Rep. Davis also reports that the House recently voted to extend the grant program through June 2010. Read more
State Rep. Tina Davis is sponsoring a free community shredding event Saturday, April 23, for the safe disposal of unwanted, confidential documents. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 23 at the Ben Franklin Middle School, 6403 Mill Creek Road, Levittown.
Rep. Tina Davis reports that she has introduced legislation that would prohibit public officials and candidates in Pennsylvania from accepting any gift valued at more than $25. “People want reform – I want reform – but the fact is that true reform requires eliminating the gifts special interests lavish on government officials.”
Pennsylvanians at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing call for the government to step in and create oversight of the private houses for individuals who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. "We couldn't wait any more," said state Rep. Tina Davis, D-141, of Bristol Township, who drafted House Bill 1884 to address deficiencies in current regulations. Read more
Rep. Tina Davis reports that a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on her House Bill 1884, which would provide for standards, monitoring and inspection of recovery houses, produced heart-wrenching testimony and a desperate need for oversight.
State Rep. Tina Davis, D-141, of Bristol Township, said that introducing the topic [of sexual assault] to younger kids is vital but parents don’t always want to have that talk with their children, and many don’t want it talked about in the classroom.
Another obstacle to resolving the issue is the differences on how colleges and law enforcement handle reports of sexual assault. Colleges have 60 days to look into an incident, but police can take much longer to bring charges. And colleges often are not equipped to ask the right questions, unlike trained law enforcement, Davis said.
The House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, on Rep. Tina Davis' legislation, H.B. 1884, which would provide needed oversight and safeguards on recovery houses used by patients rehabbing from drug and alcohol addictions. The Bucks County Democrat says the hearing in Room 418 in the state Capitol will be streamed live at www.pahouse.com/live and likely will be broadcast on PCN at a later time. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Tina Davis stood surrounded by her female House colleagues in the House Chamber to celebrate the designation of March 2016 as National Women's History Month in Pennsylvania. Read more
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