Rep. Tina Davis sworn in for 5th term as state representative

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Tina Davis was sworn in today for her fifth term representing the 141st Legislative District. “I am deeply honored to serve the people of the 141 st District,” Davis said. “I thank them for their confidence in my ability to best serve their interests in Harrisburg. In the coming term, I will be working with my colleagues and across the aisle to achieve the House Democrats’ #Plan4PA. The plan is focused on building a Pennsylvania that works for working families through good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a fair economy, all of which will make Bucks County an even better place to live and work.” Davis is one of 91 House Democrats starting the 2019-20 legislative session. The remaining two seats will be decided by special election this spring. She is joined by 24 first-term House Democrats. In this term, there are more female representatives (51) in the House than ever before in the history of Pennsylvania. “I am glad to be joined by so many women of exceptional talent in the legislature this term,” Davis said. “Together, we will fight for a Pennsylvania where everyone can thrive.” The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony is mandated by the state constitution to convene at noon on the first Tuesday in January. This is the 203 rd legislative session. Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Bucks County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Davis to hold annual Veterans Dinner Oct. 29

(Oct 22, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 22 – State Rep. Tina Davis will hold her annual free “Salute to Veterans” dinner for veterans living in the 141 st District at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol. “Local men and women have made great sacrifices to protect our nation’s freedom by serving in our Armed Forces,” Davis said. “This annual dinner is my way of saying thank you to our veterans for all that they have done to preserve the American way of life.” The event’s special guest speakers include Erica L. Webster, an advocate for homeless female veterans, who will serve as the keynote speaker, and Dan Fraley, director of Bucks County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. There will be live music and an award presentation. Local businesses will be sponsoring the event. Veterans are invited to bring immediate family and special guests to the event. Davis requests that veterans who would like to attend contact her Levittown office by phone at 267-580-2660 or by email at RepDavis@pahouse.net by Oct. 24. Read more

 

Davis: Call The Senate Back!

(Oct 18, 2018)

The Senate Republican leadership failed to do what’s right: give child sex abuse victims a window to justice. We stayed all night while they decided it best to go home. This fight is far from over and we’re not giving up. Read more

 

Bristol Township awarded $884,581 from state for transportation upgrades

(Oct 02, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 2 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, today announced that Bristol Township was awarded a $884,581 grant from the state to install pedestrian safety and mobility facilities along U.S. Route 13 from Croydon Station to Janet Avenue. The grant comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. “This money will be used to make needed improvements in Bristol Township by incorporating traffic calming measures and adding a barrier between the railroad tracks and the roadway,” Davis said. “These improvements will reduce congestion to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians. These proposed improvements are necessary for allowing easier access to the Croydon train station and make accessing it much safer. The changes also will make this historic location a more attractive destination for shoppers and visitors and much more functional for residents.” U.S. Route 13 also travels through Galloway’s district. “Safety is a necessity on our highly traveled roads – for anyone driving or walking. I’m glad to see this grant awarded to improve a route used by many of our community members on a daily basis,” Galloway said. Davis was a critical supporter of Bristol Township’s application for these improvements. Act 89 of 2013 created the Multimodal Fund to provide funding for ports and rail freight, Read more

 

Davis to host free shred event Sept. 29

(Sep 28, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, is holding a free Identity Theft Shredding Event Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Davis’ district office at 4530 New Falls Road, Levittown. The public is invited to come out tomorrow to safely dispose of personal, unneeded documents. This includes: Documents containing Social Security, credit card and bank account numbers; Credit card applications; Canceled or unused checks; Insurance and income tax records; Bank and credit card statements; and Pension information. There is a limit of five bags or boxes per person . “I am holding this event to give my constituents a safe way to dispose of personal documents to prevent the possibility of their identities being stolen,” Davis said. “This event is one way I am helping to protect my community.” Non-perishable items will also be collected to benefit local food pantries. For more information, contact her office at 267-580-2660. Read more

 

Davis applauds vote on bill to end cash gifts

(Sep 26, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 26 – State Rep. Tina Davis said legislation she is championing to reform government is moving through the House of Representatives. The legislation, H.B. 2519, is similar to bills she has authored over the past several legislative sessions. The bill would end cash gifts for public officials and public employees and lower the threshold for reporting gifts, transportation, lodging or hospitality. “Gifts should be banned for all members of the General Assembly so as not to create any conflicts of interest,” Davis said. “It is the duty of all members of the General Assembly to put the best interests of their constituents first.” Davis has fought for legislation that would ban gifts since 2011, but the Republican committee chairman has blocked Democratic legislation from receiving a vote in his committee. The bill was voted out of the State Government Committee on Tuesday and moves to the full House for consideration. Read more

 

9/17/18 – Child Custody Issues – Langhorne

(Sep 20, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Tina Davis. Read more

 

Davis announces $213,155 grant for local sewer upgrades

(Sep 18, 2018)

State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, announced that Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded a $213,155 grant to the Borough of Penndel for sewer upgrades. Read more

 

Davis, Policy Committee examine child custody issues

(Sep 17, 2018)

LANGHORNE, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on child custody issues at the Middletown Township Municipal Building in Langhorne. Davis was joined by Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state legislators from across the commonwealth. Two bills for custody cases involving domestic violence and child abuse allegations were discussed: Davis’ H.B. 956 (updates court procedures) and H.B. 2058 (improves custody and visitation adjudications) that she is co-sponsoring. “Today’s hearing was an important discussion about the child custody crisis and what we legislators can do to improve how the courts handle cases of child and domestic abuse,” Davis said. “As a lawmaker, I am deeply concerned by how the courts fail to read the signs of domestic abuse and, as a result, award the custody of a child to their abuser. We must strengthen child custody laws to prevent this from happening again.” Sturla added: “Our most vulnerable citizens and children need to have strong protection by the courts. I commend Representative Davis for requesting this hearing, so we could explore her important legislation.” The committee heard testimony from Kathryn Sherlock, mother of Kayden Mancuso; Danielle Zarenkiewicz, mother; Danielle Pollack, ambassador, CHILD USA; Amy Tielemans, president, Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; Diane Read more

 

Davis to host Policy Committee hearing on child custody issues Monday in Langhorne

(Sep 13, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 12 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on child custody issues at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at Middletown Township Municipal Building, 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne. Davis requested the hearing to examine how child custody issues are being addressed in Pennsylvania. Two bills for custody cases involving domestic violence and child abuse allegations will also be discussed: Davis’ H.B. 956 (updates court procedures) and H.B. 2058 (improves custody and visitation adjudications) that she is co-sponsoring. Davis will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancster. The current agenda is: 2 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 2:10 p.m. Panel One: Kathryn Sherlock, mother of Kayden Mancuso Danielle Zarenkiewicz , mother Danielle Pollack , ambassador, CHILD USA Amy Tielemans , president, Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 2:40 p.m. Panel Two: Richard Ducote , attorney Lauren Bucksner , managing attorney and director of legal services, A Woman’s Place Frank Cervone, executive director, Support Center for Child Advocates 3:20 p.m. Closing Remarks The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which focuses on people first and working together to build a stronger Pennsylvania through good jobs, affordable health Read more

 

Davis thanks Gov. Wolf for state funding for gun violence reduction initiatives

(Sep 11, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 11 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for allocating $1.5 million in funding to be distributed across the commonwealth for the 2018 Gun Violence Reduction Initiative. The funding was competitively awarded as part of a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency program to provide municipalities with the funds to implement strategies aimed at reducing gun violence in communities. “I want to thank Governor Wolf for working with local governments to address this crisis,” said Davis, a member of the PA Safe Caucus. “This funding is a step in the right direction in empowering our communities to reduce gun violence and create healthier, safer communities.” Davis said the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ PA SAFE Caucus is committed to promoting legislation that would reduce all types of violence in society through adequate funding for mental health services, best use of new and existing law-enforcement tools, resources to curb effects of addiction and illegal drugs, and solutions that reduce gun violence and promote public safety. “Gun violence is an everyday reality for too many Pennsylvanians,” Davis said. “It is going to take all of us in state and local government working together to put an end to gun violence in Pennsylvania. This is good government putting people first.” Read more

 

Davis to host eighth annual Senior Expo this Thursday, Sept. 6

(Sep 04, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 4 – State Rep. Tina Davis will host her eighth annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Lower Bucks Hospital, 501 Bath Road, Bristol. “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. The Senior Expo is a partnership with Lower Bucks Hospital. 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

 

Listen to my Telephone Town Hall held Thursday, Aug. 16

(Aug 17, 2018)

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Davis to host Tele-Town Hall Aug. 16

(Aug 07, 2018)

State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, invites residents of the 141st District to participate in a Tele-Town Hall at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Read more

 

Davis announces bill to provide property tax relief through sports betting revenue

(Jul 17, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, July 17 – State Rep. Tina Davis today announced legislation she is proposing to direct the proceeds of sports betting to property tax relief in Pennsylvania. “Far too many homeowners across Pennsylvania are feeling the burden of rising property taxes,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “Senior citizens on fixed incomes are often faced with struggling to pay for their food and medication without losing their homes.” Davis will soon introduce a bill that would have the 34 percent tax on daily gross sports betting revenue directed to the Property Tax Relief Fund. Davis announced the legislation at a news conference at the Levittown home of Gemma Livolsi, a senior citizen on a fixed income. Estimates from the Department of Revenue indicate the sports betting program could bring in as much as $50 million per year once the program is fully phased in. Davis’ proposal would not affect the 2 percent local share assessment that sports betting hosts pay – which is distributed through the Commonwealth Financing Authority as grants for projects of public interest. “When gambling was introduced in Pennsylvania, we were assured property tax relief. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen as much relief as we were promised,” Davis said. “I am committed to making sure that the proceeds from any further expansion of gambling will go toward property tax relief. This is not a silver bullet, but it is one way we can help make Read more

 

Davis announces $497 thousand to improve traffic safety in Bristol Township

(Jul 12, 2018)

HARRISBURG, July 12 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today announced $497,621 awarded to improve traffic safety at multiple intersections in Bristol Township. According to Davis, the state’s Green Light-Go program will provide the funds to modernize two traffic signals at the intersections of: New Falls, Woodbourne, Edgely and Emilie Roads Edgely and Mill Creek Roads “Safety is a top priority and this funding is critical in protecting both drivers and pedestrians in my community,” Davis said. “I will keep advocating to bring modern technology to Bucks County with the ability of making upgrades that can potentially prevent tragedy and save lives.” Green Light-Go funding may be used for a range of improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. ### Read more

 

PA CareerLink Hot Jobs Mid-June Bucks County

(Jun 15, 2018)

State Rep. Tina Davis provides the latest PA CareerLink Hot Jobs for Bucks County. Read more

 

Davis joins Wolf to combat pay inequities within commonwealth

(Jun 08, 2018)

State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, stood alongside Gov. Tom Wolf as he signed an executive order Wednesday in the Capitol to address gender pay inequities within the commonwealth. Read more