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Davis to host double event on Affordable Care Act and Real ID Dec. 5

Silver Lake Nature Center

(Dec 04, 2019)

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Davis to host double event on Affordable Care Act and Real ID Dec. 5

(Dec 04, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Tina Davis will host a double event on the federal Affordable Care Act and Real ID from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Bristol Township Senior Center. The ACA enrollment session will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The PA Health Access Network will answer questions and help attendees enroll in Affordable Care Act plans. The deadline to enroll for a plan beginning in January 2020 is Dec. 15. The Real ID session will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. State Transportation Department representatives will hold a presentation on Real ID and answer questions. Real IDs will not be processed at the event. Both events will be held at the Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol. “I wanted to make it convenient for people to attend these two important events, so I’m hosting them on the same evening in one location,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “I hope to see many of my constituents at these informative sessions.” Davis’ staff will be on hand to process free Senior Septa Key cards for anyone 65 and over. Call Davis’ office at 267-580-2660 for more information. Read more

 

State representatives applaud approval of almost $2M in Bucks County from Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program

(Nov 15, 2019)

Four Bucks County state representatives applauded the approval of almost $2 million as part of the Department of Community and Economic Development projects for the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program. Read more

 

Davis: $41K in state grants awarded for community recreation and conservation planning in Bristol Township

(Nov 14, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Tina Davis announced today that Bristol Township has been awarded $41,000 in state grants to prepare a comprehensive recreation, park, open space and greenway plan. “I strongly support these investments at the planning stage so that Bristol Township will build recreational and park facilities that will benefit generations to come,” Davis, D-Bucks, said. “This investment of state funds in our communities benefits everyone’s quality of life.” The plan will be included in a written, bound report. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here . Read more

 

Davis: Increase to first-responder loan program passes House

(Oct 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Tina Davis today applauded her House colleagues for unanimously passing H.B. 1816 , her plan to increase the amount of money that emergency response units can borrow for critical equipment through the Volunteer Loan Assistance program. The VLAP provides low-interest loans to volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services so that they may purchase up-to-date equipment and vehicles and maintain and upgrade their facilities. The 10% increase in loan limits set forth by the bill address the rate of inflation. The maximum limit on loans was last raised in 2013. “Current loan limits have restrained vital fire companies and emergency medical services,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “As a result, these organizations are spending too much time fundraising because VLAP’s loan rates haven’t increased with the rate of inflation. “This bill would provide these vital organizations with the ability to buy or upgrade essential equipment and maintain facilities across the state.” In addition, the bill would annually increase all loan limits by the inflation rate from the previous year to ensure that fire companies and emergency medical services have lasting access to financial assistance. “Having to go to the legislature every couple of years to raise loan rates is inefficient, as we know the rate of inflation is going to increase,” Davis said. “This bill Read more

 

Davis welcomes Levittown United to Capitol, House chamber

(Oct 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, welcomed the girls Levittown United Senior League Softball Team to the state Capitol and House chamber Wednesday awarding them a citation in recognition of reaching the Senior Little League World Series this fall. “This is an impressive group of young women,” Davis said. “In their young lives, they’ve reached the heights of their sport, making it to the World Series. They’ve been able to do this because of the skills they’ve mastered – consistency, perseverance, teamwork and focus . I applaud them for their success and for bringing recognition to their hometown.” Levittown United piled up victory after victory this season. They played a 12-game regular season against local teams and went undefeated before claiming the Section 8 championship. At the state tournament, the team defeated Caln Little League, Towanda Little League and the Keystone Little League to win their second state championship in as many years. After this distinct honor, Levittown progressed to the Eastern Regional Tournament to compete with teams from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In the face of fierce competition, Levittown United won the 2019 Eastern Regional Championship by defeating all seven regional opponents, winning each game by 10 runs. The team then advanced to the Senior Little League World Series Read more

 

Davis announces $87,735 grant for Levittown Library

(Oct 18, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today announced that the Levittown Library will receive $87,735 in state funding to replace deteriorated windows with energy efficient models. “The grant money will ensure that this important community hub is warm in winter and cool in summer,” Davis said. “I’m sure that even more people will want to use this valuable resource thanks to this grant money.” The funds are from the highly competitive Keystone Grant Program. Keystone Grants are provided through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. Grants of up to $750,000 may be used for planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries, and must be matched dollar-for-dollar. Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to, disability access improvements, new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to heating and ventilation systems, facility expansion and new construction. In 12 counties across the commonwealth, 19 public libraries were awarded a total of $3.25 million in Keystone Grants. Read more

 

Reps. Davis and Warren, Sen. Santarsiero promote child custody bill

(Oct 04, 2019)

State Reps. Tina Davis and Perry Warren, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero and family members of the late Kayden Mancuso, held a press call to discuss legislation that would provide children in the family court system with greater legal protections. Read more

 

Davis to host ninth annual Senior Expo this Thursday, Sept. 5

(Aug 29, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 29 – State Rep. Tina Davis will host her ninth annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at Bristol Township Senior Center. Due to construction, Davis is asking attendees to park at St. Mary Church, 2026 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007, where a shuttle will take them to the Expo. “This free and fun event provides older adults with the opportunity to easily get information about the array of services and programs available for them,” said Davis, D-Bucks. Davis and her staff will join representatives from state and local agencies offering information geared toward older adults. The Bristol Township Police will also be on site to collect unused prescription drugs for proper disposal. Call Davis’ office at 267-580-2660 for more information. Read more

 

Davis applauds Wolf executive order to reduce gun violence

(Aug 16, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to address the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania, saying it was necessary to pass reforms to increase community safety and reduce the threat of gun injuries and deaths. “We need to take drastic action now to preserve people’s lives and the governor’s executive order is a necessary first step,” Davis said. The executive order makes widespread changes to executive branch agencies and programs to reduce the number of suicides, homicides and mass shootings in Pennsylvania. The order names Charles Ramsey, chair of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), to lead a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the agency, and the office will contain a Special Council on Gun Violence tasked with meeting within 60 days to begin developing a plan to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania. The executive order also creates the Division of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health. Together, the two offices will address gun violence from gun safety and public health perspectives. They will establish new oversight and data sharing, and work to reduce community gun violence, combat mass shootings, and stop domestic violence related and self-inflicted shootings. Davis specifically mentioned that the legislature needs to take a leadership role by enacting “red flag” laws to get guns out of the hands of Read more

 

Bristol Career Link Calendar

(May 31, 2019)

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Bucks County receives $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

(May 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 29 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded four Automated Red Light Enforcement grants totaling more than $1.3 million to communities in Bucks County. Bristol Township – $308,200 to improve safety at the intersection of Hood Boulevard and Queen Anne Drive by installing mast arms, conduit, signal cables, uninterruptable power supply, LED vehicular signal heads, LED countdown pedestrian signal heads, pedestrian push buttons, video detectors, radar detection system and emergency preemption system. Doylestown Township – $380,817 to improve safety at the intersection of Swamp Road and Easton Road by retiming the traffic signal and installing mast arms, emergency preemption, dilemma zone detection, video detection, uninterruptable power supply, pedestrian push buttons and dedicated hand/man pedestrian signals with countdown timers. Morrisville Borough – $20,000 to update and replace existing regulatory signage at various locations throughout the borough and install breakaway sign posts. Plumstead Township – $646,128 to improve pedestrian safety at the center of Plumsteadville by installing ADA ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian push buttons Hand/Person pedestrian signals with countdown timers, and signalization upgrades. In a joint statement, Davis and Galloway said, “This grant money will help make a busy intersection in Read more

 

Davis congratulates Bristol Township School District on receiving second school safety grant in weeks

(May 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 20 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D- Bucks, today congratulated Bristol Township School District for earning a $24,788 school safety equipment grant funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools’ Targeted Grant. This grant comes weeks after the school district received a $144,000 school safety grant from the School Safety and Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. “Schools are supposed to be a safe haven for learning, but in light of recent national events in which schools have been targeted, the reality is that school safety, particularly the safety of students, has been compromised,” Davis said. “The Bristol Township School worked diligently to secure this grant, and the previous one, in an effort to ensure that all students feel physically and emotionally safe in their classrooms.” The Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment program assists schools by providing security planning, purchasing of security-related technology which may include metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, deadbolts, and theft control devices, and training in the use of security-related technology. A full list of approved school districts and more information about the Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Read more

 

Understanding the Permitting Process

(May 15, 2019)

Understanding the Permitting Process Read more

 

Free paper shredding event is Saturday, April 6

(Apr 02, 2019)

State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, will hold a paper shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday across the street from her district office, which is located at 4530 New Falls Road. Non-perishable food items also will be collected for charity during the event. District residents can bring personal financial documents and any other papers that are no longer needed to be securely disposed. There is a limit of five bags or boxes per person. Documents will be shredded on-site from 10 a.m. to noon or until the trucks are full. Read more

 

Shred Event: April 6

(Apr 02, 2019)

State Rep. Tina Davis will host a free shred event on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon across from her district office, located at 4530 New Falls Road in Levittown. Read more

 

Davis seeks to build on new ethics law with gift ban for public officials, public employees

(Mar 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 29 - On the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf signing legislation that requires public officials and employees convicted of job-related and other serious crimes to forfeit their pensions, state Rep. Tina Davis said she is renewing a push for her legislation to prevent bribery attempts at the state level. Davis’ bipartisan legislation would prohibit Pennsylvania’s public officials and employees from accepting any gifts that would have potential to influence public policy. The bill would prohibit gifts in the form of hospitality, such as transportation or lodging, expensive dinners or tickets to sporting events, which she cited as common forms of what she calls bribery in the past. “The new law will rightfully confiscate the pensions of public officials and employees who are convicted of serious felonies,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “My legislation seeks to stop people from getting into such situations in the first place by creating an additional level of security to ensure that bribery has no place in our Capitol.” Her bill also would apply to applicants for state contracts. Additionally, to further increase transparency, financial reporting requirements would become more stringent. “It’s sickening that in our state it is legal for special interest groups to bribe elected officials,” Davis said, “The lax limitations on the type and amount of gifts special interests can lavish on those who are Read more

 

Davis hails legislation to honor POW/MIA veterans

(Mar 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 28 -- A bill that would ensure that the POW/MIA flag is flown alongside the American flag on state grounds and buildings is moving in the House, announced Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, who first suggested the action more than eight years ago. “As a state representative, I’ve had the honor of meeting with many veterans and hearing their inspirational stories of bravery and selflessness. It’s what prompted me to suggest this bill several years ago,” Davis said. “As a commonwealth, we can always do more to show support for our troops, especially those who were prisoners of war and those are missing and have yet to make it home.” Currently, it is optional for the POW/MIA flag to be on display outside state buildings and on state grounds. This bill, H.B. 86, would make the display of the POW/MIA flag mandatory anywhere the American flag is flown, so long as the POW/MIA flag can be reasonably accommodated at the location. “I’ve been fighting for this bill since 2011, so I’m glad to see it moving through the House,” Davis said, “The honorable men and women who heroically served our country deserve this recognition. It is even more fitting that the legislation is moving right now as we observe National Vietnam War Veterans Day this weekend.” Davis is participating in the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans’ annual welcome home ceremony on Friday, March 29. “Too many of our brave Read more

 

Davis to hold Second Chance Expo on Thursday in Bristol

(Mar 12, 2019)

LEVITTOWN, March 12 – State Rep. Tina Davis will host a Second Chance Expo at 6 p.m. Thursday at Norton Avenue First Baptist Church, 1150 Norton Ave. in Bristol. Experts will be on hand to explain Pennsylvania’s criminal-record expungement and driver’s license restoration process during this unique opportunity. The event also will feature information on credit repair as well as a CareerLink adviser for employment resources. Those interested in learning more can call Davis’ office at 267-580-2660 with any questions. Read more

 

Reverse Mortgage Educational Session

(Feb 05, 2019)

State Rep. Tina Davis and the PA Department of Banking are partnering to host an educational program on reverse mortgages. Read more