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On June 9th, Sen. John Sabatina resigned as representative for the 174th House District and was sworn in to represent the 5th Senatorial District following winning a special election in May. There will be an upcoming special election to select a new representative for the 174th Legislative District for the 2015-16 session at a yet to be determined date. To contact Senator Sabatina, please visit http://www.senatorsabatina.com/contact/.
Rep. John Sabatina joined several colleagues from the House and Senate as well as the Lt. Governor for a rally at the State Capitol to raise awareness for Autism and renew his effort to provide access to support and services to parents and caregivers. Read more
Catch up on the latest news from Harrisburg and around the 174th Legislative District. Read more
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3 – State Rep. John Sabatina, D-Phila., announced a $7,445 state grant to the Rhawnhurst Bustleton Ambulance Association, from the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program funded by gaming revenue. “This funding will go toward a valuable and worthwhile cause, and I’m very proud the state deemed the Rhawnhurst Bustleton Ambulance Association a worthy recipient,” Sabatina said. “These men and women make a tremendous sacrifice, and I applaud their efforts to serve our community.” The maximum fire department grant is $15,000, with a maximum $10,000 grant to volunteer ambulance services. Grants can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money also can be applied toward purchase of new equipment, training and certification of staff; it may also go to repay debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance. Read more
HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Rep. John Sabatina, D-Phila., was sworn in today for his fifth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more
Pennsylvania's children have a new protection thanks to Hannah's Law, named after Hannah Ginion of Bristol Township, who suffered from the rare genetic disorder called Krabbe disease. Hannah passed away on Dec. 28, 2014. Read more
Sabatina warns constituents of IRS phone scams
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 5 – State Rep. John Sabatina, D-Phila., is warning residents of Northeast Philadelphia to beware of a telephone scam currently operating in which taxpayers receive unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and demanding payment.
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Recently, my office received information about phone calls received statewide in which an individual claimed to be from the IRS and demanded payment on taxes owed.
Please be aware – this phone call is a scam, and the IRS will NOT initiate first contact with you on the phone about taxes owed.
Always be wary of unsolicited phone calls in which an individual claims to represent a business or government entity and aggressively demands payment. The IRS does not operate this way and will always send official correspondence through the mail to make its first contact with you.
Pennsylvania has a Children's Health Insurance Program that provides free and low-cost health insurance to children. CHIP is not welfare – it covers children of working parents whose employers don't offer coverage and who can't afford private insurance. If you can't afford health insurance for your children, chances are they are eligible for CHIP. Read more
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Read more
Landmark legislation passed during the 2013-14 Legislative Session now allows first responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS or other organizations the ability to administer a medication known as naloxone, a life-saving opioid-overdose antidote.
The law also allows individuals such as friends or family members who might be in a position to help a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose to obtain a prescription for naloxone. Additionally, Act 139 provides immunity from prosecution for those responding to and reporting overdoses.
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