PUC to hold public hearings on PECO rate increase request; Bill to ban nicotine products in Pa. schools advances

(Jun 04, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the PUC is holding public hearings into the distribution rate increase being sought by PECO. Also, the House Judiciary Committee has advanced a measure that would expand the types of tobacco- and nicotine-based products – including e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco –- banned from Pennsylvania schools. Read more

 

House votes to extend Persian Gulf Veterans' Bonus Program

(Jun 02, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis voted to extend by three years the Aug. 31 deadline for veterans from Pennsylvania to apply to the state’s Persian Gulf Veterans' Bonus Program. Under H.B. 175, Pennsylvanians who served in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations would have until Aug. 31, 2018, to apply for up to a $525 bonus under the program. Read more

 

Electronic complaint form for hospitals/nursing homes available; New resource for identity theft victims

(May 28, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the state Health Department has developed an electronic complaint form that covers concerns or issues anyone may have with facilities -- hospitals, nursing homes or home health providers -- licensed and regulated by the department. Also, the FTC has a new, online resource that makes it easier for identity theft victims to report and recover from identity theft. Read more

 

June 11 webinar to focus on burden of cancer in Pa.

(May 27, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that a one-hour webinar on June 11 will focus on four commonly diagnosed cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal and lung. A panel of cancer experts will share highlights of the data related to each cancer and what the data reveal. Read more

 

Easing the cost of background clearance fees for first responders

(May 26, 2015)

Rep. Davis has introduced legislation that would exempt experienced emergency responders from fees totaling more than $47 for state and federal background clearances. Read more

 

Memorial Day: In remembrance

(May 26, 2015)

Memorial Day reminds us that the price paid for our freedom and way of life comes through the blood of those veterans who fought for our beloved nation. Read more

 

Bill would ease the cost of background clearance fees for firefighters/EMS workers

(May 22, 2015)

LEVITTOWN, May 21 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, today introduced legislation that would exempt experienced emergency responders from fees totaling more than $47 for state and federal background clearances. “I understand and endorse the need for better protections for our children,” Davis said. “However, first responders who have proven their integrity and value to their communities deserve a break from the financial burdens of such background checks.” Flanked by emergency responders at the Newportville Fire Company station, Davis said her House Bill 1081 would spare paid and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service responders from the $10 clearances from the state police and state Department of Human Services and the $27.50 fee for an FBI criminal background clearance. Those fees and clearances are requirements under new laws enacted last year in an effort to better address how Pennsylvania responds to child abuse. “Many if not most of our experienced first responders have previously received clearances as a condition of their employment or service,” Davis said. “My measure would exempt them from burdensome fees as well as the FBI clearance requirements if they have clean records and have been state residents for the last 10 years.” “Our firefighters and EMS providers save lives and property throughout the commonwealth every day, and I believe they deserve to be spared from clearance fees Read more

 

Measure honoring Sgt. George Stuckey signed into law

(May 13, 2015)

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law legislation by Rep. Tina Davis and Sen. Tommy Tomlinson naming a segment of Bath Road in Bristol Township as the Sergeant George Stuckey Memorial Road. The Bucks County lawmakers said Act 3 of 2015 honors the ultimate sacrifice of Stuckey, who was the first police officer in Bucks County to be killed in the line of duty when he was shot to death March 29, 1972, while stopping suspected bank robbers. Read more

 

Reminders about May 19 primary election; Governor's Residence in Harrisburg open for tours

(May 13, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that voters in in the May 19 primary will cast ballots to nominate candidates for county and local offices, as well as seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court. Sample ballots and polling locations are available online. Also, the Bucks County Democrat reports that the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg is open for free public tours every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of June. Read more

 

Davis votes to advance property tax relief

(May 12, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis voted for a proposal to provide property tax relief to long-suffering homeowners so the issue remains in the legislative spotlight during upcoming budget negotiations. The Bucks County Democrat says the proposal isn’t the final bill, but the vote ensures that the issue will not be pushed aside as budget deliberations proceed. Read more

 

Davis, Sims to reintroduce equal-pay bill as part of Pa. Agenda for Women's Health

(May 11, 2015)

State Reps. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, and Brian Sims, D-Phila., are reintroducing equal-pay legislation as part of the bipartisan "Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health" unveiled by the legislature's Women’s Health Caucus. H.B. 1160 would narrow the definition of determining factors for pay to education, training or experience, while also lifting the veil of pay secrecy and creating protections that permit employees to inquire about salaries without fear of termination. Read more

 

Armed Forces Day is Saturday: Take time to thank our military

(May 11, 2015)

As we approach Armed Forces Day on May 16, Rep. Tina Davis notes that Pennsylvania provides special services to those who serve in the military. The state Department of Military Affairs and the Pennsylvania Attorney General are among the agencies with programs to assist current and past members of the military. Read more

 

House salutes state champion Conwell-Egan basketball team; Road, bridge projects heating up with the temperatures

(May 08, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis joined the Bucks County delegation and House Speaker Mike Turzai this week to congratulate the 2015 PIAA Boys Class AA championship basketball team, the Conwell-Egan Eagles! Also, a number of online resources exist to check on highway projects that could snarl travel plans. Read more

 

Women's Health Week: Bipartisan caucus addressing health and financial issues; Tuesday deadline for absentee ballot requests

(May 06, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that as Mother's Day and Women's Health Week approach, the state legislature's bipartisan and bicameral Women’s Health Caucus is focused on improving women’s physical health and their financial well-being, including her efforts to promote equal pay in the workplace. Also, the deadline for absentee ballot requests is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, for the May 19 primary. Read more

 

Essay contest offers six scholarships; Bucks County awarded West Nile Virus grant; Governor brings real Medicaid expansion to Pa.

(May 01, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the National Foundation for Women Legislators is helping to sponsor the 18th annual Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound, female, high school students. Also, DEP has awarded Bucks County a $144,900 grant to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus. Finally, Gov. Wolf is implementing simple Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, instead of the complicated "Healthy PA" mess left by his predecessor. Read more

 

Webcast available April 30 on H.B. 76, the Property Tax Independence Act; and fighting to keep kids healthy with CHIP

(Apr 27, 2015)

As one of 10 prime sponsors helping lead the charge on H. B. 76, Rep. Tina Davis is urging residents to tune in at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, for a LIVE statewide webcast about the legislation, which would eliminate school property taxes. Read more

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled; free shred event is Saturday at Levittown school

(Apr 22, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis reports that the Bucks County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program has scheduled five paint-and-chemical-only collection events this year, including local events May 9 at Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown, and Aug. 22 at Bucks County Technical High School in Bristol Township. Also, Davis' offices are sponsoring a free document shredding event from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Ben Franklin Middle School in Levittown. Read more

 

Measures honoring Det. Sgt. George Stuckey advance; Legislation would name part of Bath Road for slain Bristol Township officer

(Apr 21, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis has helped advance two pieces of legislation that would name a segment of Bath Road in Bristol Township as the Sergeant George Stuckey Memorial Road. Det. Stuckey, a seven-year veteran of the Bristol Township Police Force, was the first police officer in Bucks County to be killed in the line of duty when he was shot to death on March 29, 1972, while trying to stop five suspected bank robbers. Read more

 

Free shred event on tap Saturday, April 25, at Ben Franklin Middle School

(Apr 20, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis is sponsoring a free, community shred event to safely dispose of personal documents from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Ben Franklin Middle School, Levittown. Read more

 

Countywide Rx Take Back Day set for April 25; and state website offers mobile-friendly resources to fight addictions

(Apr 16, 2015)

Rep. Tina Davis is helping to spread the word that residents can turn in – anonymously – unused, unneeded or expired medications on Saturday, April 25, at 46 sites across Bucks County, including the Bristol Township Municipal Building, the Penndel Police Department and the Levittown Library. Meanwhile, a new, mobile-friendly website -- www.ddap.pa.gov/GetHelpNow -- is designed to improve access for those in need of drug and alcohol addiction help. Read more

 

PUC to hold public hearings on PECO rate increase request; Bill to ban nicotine products in Pa. schools advances
Jun 04, 2015

House votes to extend Persian Gulf Veterans' Bonus Program
Jun 02, 2015

Electronic complaint form for hospitals/nursing homes available; New resource for identity theft victims
May 28, 2015

June 11 webinar to focus on burden of cancer in Pa.
May 27, 2015

Easing the cost of background clearance fees for first responders
May 26, 2015

Memorial Day: In remembrance
May 26, 2015

Bill would ease the cost of background clearance fees for firefighters/EMS workers
May 22, 2015

Measure honoring Sgt. George Stuckey signed into law
May 13, 2015

Reminders about May 19 primary election; Governor's Residence in Harrisburg open for tours
May 13, 2015

Davis votes to advance property tax relief
May 12, 2015

Davis, Sims to reintroduce equal-pay bill as part of Pa. Agenda for Women's Health
May 11, 2015

Armed Forces Day is Saturday: Take time to thank our military
May 11, 2015

House salutes state champion Conwell-Egan basketball team; Road, bridge projects heating up with the temperatures
May 08, 2015

Women's Health Week: Bipartisan caucus addressing health and financial issues; Tuesday deadline for absentee ballot requests
May 06, 2015

Essay contest offers six scholarships; Bucks County awarded West Nile Virus grant; Governor brings real Medicaid expansion to Pa.
May 01, 2015

Webcast available April 30 on H.B. 76, the Property Tax Independence Act; and fighting to keep kids healthy with CHIP
Apr 27, 2015

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events scheduled; free shred event is Saturday at Levittown school
Apr 22, 2015

Measures honoring Det. Sgt. George Stuckey advance; Legislation would name part of Bath Road for slain Bristol Township officer
Apr 21, 2015

Free shred event on tap Saturday, April 25, at Ben Franklin Middle School
Apr 20, 2015

Countywide Rx Take Back Day set for April 25; and state website offers mobile-friendly resources to fight addictions
Apr 16, 2015