Hill-Evans to hold free spring shred event Saturday, May 7

(Apr 29, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, will host her free spring shred event on Saturday, May 7. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the York City Hall parking lot, 101 N. George St., York 17401. “I’m very glad to be able to offer to my constituents this free and safe way to dispose of personal documents to help protect them from identity theft,” Hill-Evans said. Common types of unwanted items for shredding include credit card statements or applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information. The York County Food Bank will no longer be attending shredding events for donations to fight Hunger in York County, or diaper needs. Hill-Evans added that her office has display boxes to the right of her district office filled with resources. One of them is used for sharing books between members of the public. “I encourage anyone who wants to share used or new books to fill the free exchange library outside of my office at 53 East North Street any time,” Hill-Evans said. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $14 million in state grants for York County

(Apr 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that 6 projects in York County will receive a total of $14 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants. “This $14 million in RACP funding will help improve quality of life in York County, from preserving and protecting our environment to helping to alleviate food insecurity to constructing a community center,” Hill-Evans said. “We will all benefit from the state’s support of these critical community projects in our beloved York County.” The following is the listing of the organizations’ projects and their grant award amounts: York County Economic Alliance -- $5 million to assist in the current phase of the Codorus Greenway, which will build upon the previous phase to make improvements to the section of the Codorus Creek from the rail bridge north of Philadelphia Street in the city of York to the Army Corps of Engineers access point downstream of North George Street in the city of York. Construction will include repair and reconstruction of flood walls to expand the capacity of the levee system and create riparian buffer areas adjacent to the creek and allow for an ADA compliant access point; remediation of contaminated soil; and in-channel improvements that enhance water quality and mitigate flooding. The York County Industrial Development Authority -- $2 million for its Ballpark Commons Northern Read more

 

Policy Committe Hearing: Charter schools raise property taxes

(Apr 04, 2022)

“Forty-five cents of every dollar of raised property tax went to charter school costs but we have no idea what these funds are being used for,” said Hill-Evans. “This isn’t about putting charters or cyber charters out of business; it's about increasing transparency and not overpaying charters for costs they do not have.” Read more

 

Legislative Update 4-1-2022

(Apr 01, 2022)

To keep you informed, I am highlighting recently introduced bills that I will be following closely. I broke them down into categories so you can find your specific interests. The short descriptions beside each bill are what the bill's sponsor has claimed. If you click on the link for the bill number, you can find out more information about the bill. If you would like to advocate for the bill, follow the link, then click on the link for which committee the bill has been assigned to. This will bring up information about the chairs and other members of that committee, who you can contact and advocate for or against the bill. Business HB2319 would establish a forgivable loan program to strengthen local businesses in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods throughout Pennsylvania. Forgivable loans, available to local businesses in an eligible commercial corridor, will range from $25,000 to $50,000 and may be used to make systems and building improvements essential to growing and maintaining the business. Local Government HB2321 would allow counties, municipalities, and councils of governments to apply for grants to develop and maintain community buildings that are powered by and store green energy. Grants of up to $250,000 would be issued to create emergency systems and centers, sustainably and reliably backed up by renewable energy, that would be there for our communities in their time of need. HB2329 Read more

 

Mammography

(Mar 24, 2022)

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Free Community Shredding Event

(Mar 22, 2022)

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Legislative Update

(Feb 14, 2022)

Legislative Update To keep you informed, I am highlighting recently introduced bills that I will be following closely. I broke them down into categories so you can find your specific interests. The short descriptions beside each bill are what the bill's sponsor has claimed. If you click on the link for the bill number, you can find out more information about the bill. If you would like to advocate for the bill, follow the link, then click on the link for which committee the bill has been assigned to. This will bring up information about the chairs and other members of that committee, who you can contact and advocate for or against the bill. Consumer Protection HB2257 would ensure Pennsylvanians have the right to request that a company confirm that it is processing a consumer’s personal data and allow the consumer to access the data, correct inaccuracies, delete personal data, and receive a copy of that personal data. require companies to establish, implement, and maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical storage data security practices to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of personal data. provide an accessible, clear and meaningful privacy notice that not only discloses what, if any, categories of personal data is shared with third parties, but also a consumer’s the right to opt out. require any company that discloses Read more

 

Measure recognizes February as Black History Month in Pa.

(Jan 28, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – State Reps. Donna Bullock, Summer Lee and Carol Hill-Evans have introduced a resolution to recognize February 2022 as Black History Month in Pennsylvania. The 2022 theme is Black Health and Wellness, acknowledging the legacy of Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine but also other ways of knowing, such as midwives, naturopaths and herbalists, throughout the African Diaspora. In Pennsylvania, the theme of health and wellness correlates directly to the work of the PA Legislative Black Caucus on health equity during the pandemic. “Black History Month would not have been possible without the creation of Negro History Week in the United States by famous historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro life and history,” said Bullock, who is also chair of the PA Legislative Black Caucus. “The focus was to teach and encourage the history of Black Americans at a primary level.” Bullock said Woodson’s vision later evolved in 1969, where the idea of Black History Month -- instead of a week -- was promoted by students and educators at Kent State University followed by its first celebration on campus in 1970. U.S. President Gerald Ford praised Black History Month and urged citizens to seize the opportunity to honor the too often neglected and overlooked accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history. Read more

 

PA House of Representatives Scholarship

(Jan 18, 2022)

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Legislative Update

(Jan 14, 2022)

To keep you informed, I am highlighting recently introduced bills that I will be following closely. I broke them down into categories so you can find your specific interests. The short descriptions beside each bill are what the bill's sponsor has claimed. If you click on the link for the bill number, you can find out more information about the bill. If you would like to advocate for the bill, follow the link, then click on the link for which committee the bill has been assigned to. This will bring up information about the chairs and other members of that committee, who you can contact and advocate for or against the bill. First, I want to highlight bills I have co-sponsored which have passed the House recently and are now in the Senate. Passed House HB293 would require the medical assistance program to pay for approved anti-obesity medication. HB2045 would create a statewide early literacy program focused on the science of reading. Introduced Transportation HB2244 would provide that every qualified health care facility may distribute handicap placards upon application to do so, as well as expand the definition of “health care providers” to include licensed occupational and physical therapists. This way, more specialists can certify an individual’s disability so that they may qualify for a placard. This legislation is designed to cut down on bureaucratic delays. Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces $62,500 in grants for York County

(Dec 21, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 21 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced two important sets of grants have been awarded to develop the area’s infrastructure and talent. The grants include a Keystone Communities Program grant of $ 12,500 to plan for the re-establishment of an Enterprise Zone in West York and North York boroughs and Spring Garden and West Manchester townships, and a competitive C areer and Technical Education Equipment Grant program award of $50,000 to the York County School of Technology from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to purchase new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations. Hill-Evans said, “I was proud to support this grant application as this money will help economically develop an Enterprise Zone in West York and North York boroughs and Spring Garden and West Manchester townships. This money will bring economic opportunity and revitalization and strengthen the quality of life in these areas.” The Keystone Communities Program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors to jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities, social and economic diversity, and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor the assistance to meet the needs of their specific revitalization effort. Hill-Evans Read more

 

Hill-Evans announces nearly $337K in grants for children’s advocacy, safe neighborhoods and mental health programs in York County

(Dec 09, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded grants to York County Children’s Advocacy Center and the York County Commissioners for children’s advocacy, safe neighborhood and mental health programs, totaling more than $336,828. $46,999 to the York County Children’s Advocacy Center to support the salary of a forensic interviewer to help meet the increased referrals of clients, including Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children victims, children who witness domestic violence, and drug-endangered children as a result of the opioid crisis. $139,829 to the York County Commissioners, 2022 SAUSA for Research and Community Engagement will be used to support personnel, employee benefits, travel to the PSN Conference, and the York College Research team. The program seeks to reduce violent crime by employing a research-driven and strategic problem-solving approach focusing on enforcement, prosecution, deterrence, BJA community engagement, and intervention and prevention. $150,000 to the York County Commissioners to support the York County for Co-Responder Expansion Partnership’s expansion of its co-responder program by hiring a program specialist to serve as a co-responder, provide strategic leadership for the co-responder program, and engage with county and community stakeholders to Read more

 

Legislative Update

(Nov 18, 2021)

To keep you informed, I am highlighting recently introduced bills that I will be following closely. I broke them down into categories so you can find your specific interests. The short descriptions beside each bill are what the bill's sponsor has claimed. If you click on the link for the bill number, you can find out more information about the bill. If you would like to advocate for the bill, follow the link, then click on the link for which committee the bill has been assigned to. This will bring up information about the chairs and other members of that committee, who you can contact and advocate for or against the bill. Education HB1948 would permit a school nurse to act as a secondary caregiver for a child, which will allow the school nurse to administer medical marijuana to the child. The legislation also waives the $50 caregiver fee for school nurses. Currently a parent, guardian or caregiver is permitted to administer medical marijuana to their child on school grounds and must remove any excess medical marijuana from the school premises after administration. HB726 would provide for disability inclusive curriculum in the public-school code. HB1954 would provide menstrual hygiene products, at no cost, in each bathroom of public schools serving students in grades 6 through 12. HB1982 w ould create grants to help both public and nonpublic schools purchase additional personal protective Read more

 

Hill-Evans encourages grant funding applications to connect veterans with job opportunities

(Nov 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced the availability of $800,000 in grant funding through the Veterans Employment Program administered by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Hill-Evans encourages eligible workforce development entities across the commonwealth to apply for this funding. “Supporting our veterans by connecting them with careers tailored to their skill set will establish a foundation of success upon completion of their selfless service to our nation,” Hill-Evans said. “Encouraging eligible entities to utilize this funding will lead to a more streamlined approach in ensuring our veterans have the support mechanisms they deserve as they transition in their career.” The $800,000 provided by the PA Industry Partnership Heroes Path funds and reemployment funds will allow the Department of Labor and Industry to support four workforce development projects. The successful applicants will use this funding as a tool to address barriers to employment that our veterans often face while they transition back to civilian life. Additional details and the grant applications can be found here . The deadline to apply is Dec. 30, 2021. Eligible applicants include local workforce development boards, nonprofit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, education and post-secondary organizations, labor organizations, business associations and Read more

 

Hill-Evans applauds over half a million in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits

(Nov 09, 2021)

State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced over $500,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits that will directly benefit the 95 th Legislative District. This funding was awarded through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) which supports nonprofits, businesses, and resident projects in distressed areas or low-income neighborhoods. There were 6 organizations in Hill-Evans’s district that received funding through these tax credits. They are listed below: Crispus Attucks York received $242,875 The Y Community Development Corp. of York received $187,500 YMCA of York received $37,500 Spanish American Multicultural Resource Center of York received $22,500 York County Food Bank received $12,100 YWCA of York received $30,000 The NAP program is designed to encourage investment in distressed communities by providing tax credits to businesses that donate capital. The program can be used for projects such as affordable housing, education, charitable food, crime prevention and other long-term community revitalization. More about the tax credits is available here . Read more

 

Legislative Update

(Nov 01, 2021)

Legislative Update To keep you informed, I am highlighting recently introduced bills that I will be following closely. I broke them down into categories so you can find your specific interests. The short descriptions beside each bill are what the bill's sponsor has claimed. If you click on the link for the bill number, you can find out more information about the bill. If you would like to advocate for the bill, follow the link, then click on the link for which committee the bill has been assigned to. This will bring up information about the chairs and other members of that committee, who you can contact and advocate for or against the bill. Justice HB1903 : would provide a mechanism for loved ones, family members, or law enforcement to ask a Judge to hold a hearing to temporarily disarm someone in crisis. HR137 : would urge the Biden and Wolf Administrations to work together in resettlement efforts in Pennsylvania for Afghan refugees. HB1885 : would direct courts to sentence primary caretakers and parents with children under the age of 18 to an individualized community-based sentence in instances where the offense is considered low-level and non-violent. HB1419 , [SJE1] with exceptions, would: Prohibit the shackling of pregnant women; Prohibit solitary confinement of pregnant women; Provide for trauma informed care training of corrections officers interacting with pregnant and Read more

 

Legislative Update

(Oct 27, 2021)

To keep you informed, I am highlighting recently introduced bills that I will be following closely. I broke them down into categories so you can find your specific interests. The short descriptions beside each bill are what the bill's sponsor has claimed. If you click on the link for the bill number, you can find out more information about the bill. If you would like to advocate for the bill, follow the link, then click on the link for which committee the bill has been assigned to. This will bring up information about the chairs and other members of that committee, who you can contact and advocate for or against the bill. Transportation HB1796 would permit motorists to carry either a digital or paper copy of their vehicle registration card, providing drivers the freedom to choose the method that works best for them. Further, it stipulates those individuals who elect to show digital proof of registration on an electronic device are not presumed to be consenting to a search of that device, thereby protecting the privacy of drivers. Elections HB1797 would require the randomization of each precinct’s list of candidates, so that no individual precinct will reflect the same order on the ballot. In Pennsylvania, the position of candidates on ballots is decided through lottery systems. The sponsor believes this means that one or more fortunate candidates in each election cycle will be benefit Read more

 

Shusterman, Hill-Evans to introduce Child and Adult Care Food Program Supplement to help feed care facility participants

(Oct 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 25 – State Reps. Melissa L. Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, and Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, have announced they will introduce a bill to provide additional food funds for care facilities enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, a federal program that compensates care facilities for meals served to participants. “Care facilities across the state deal with incredibly high operating costs,” Shusterman said. “Unfortunately, the federal program meant to help them feed our neediest citizens does not go nearly far enough to alleviate the extraordinary costs they face. It’s time for Pennsylvania to supplement this vital program.” Hill-Evans agreed. “Pennsylvania’s economy is stronger when our most vulnerable residents have access to essential resources,” Hill-Evans said. “By ensuring our care facilities have adequate funding, we would enable more Pennsylvanians to enter the workforce.” According to the PA Department of Education’s website , participating facilities are eligible to be reimbursed for up to two meals and one snack per participant, per day. The new bill introduced by Shusterman and Hill-Evans would expand that. Currently, participating facilities also receive federally donated commodities, nutrition education materials and annual training workshops. The following care facilities are eligible to participate in the CACFP: Licensed, nonprofit, non-residential Read more

 

PLBC condemns book bans at start of national Banned Books Week

(Sep 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – State Rep. and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Donna Bullock, D-Phila., was joined by members of the PLBC, LGBTQ+ Caucus, Latino Caucus and Equity Committee today to denounce the banning of books on diversity from schools in the commonwealth. This action was spurred in part by the overturning of a year-long book freeze in a York County school district and the new push by Republican state lawmakers to ban critical race theory, which is not taught in any district in the state currently. Two students who led the protest on the book freeze in Central York School District, Edha Gupta and Christina Ellis, spoke at the news conference. “Banning books on diversity is the direct result of this Republican manufactured crisis on critical race theory,” Bullock said. “This fearmongering has parents and school districts scrambling to stop something that doesn’t exist. Part of the negative effect of this overreaching response is children are kept from reading books that reflect their diverse school community and world around them. “If we continue to allow groups to pedal this misinformation, this ban will only be the tip of the iceberg. We owe our children more than that and we are calling out districts that minimize or restrict information through book bans or perpetuate this made-up crisis that is merely a political platform.” Pennsylvania is one of a growing list of states trying to enact a CRT ban, Read more

 

Rep. Hill-Evans and colleagues announce 'Diaper Need Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania.

(Sep 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 27 – A group of House Democrat legislators unveiled their plan to raise awareness to a growing epidemic of many families and seniors on fixed incomes who are unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments. State Reps. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna; and Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, were joined by their legislative colleagues to announce their diaper drive campaign. “Affordable and equitable access to clean diapers establishes a healthy foundation for every infant, while incontinence products help our older adults with their needs,” Hill-Evans said. “Throughout the fall legislative session, I will continue to advocate for my bills that are currently in the House Health Committee – bills that address basic needs and help families with financial burdens for the 1 in 3 U.S. families that experience diaper need.” Davis said it’s heartbreaking to think that a child could remain in a soiled diaper just because there are not enough diapers to go around. “Diaper Need Awareness Week should serve as a reminder to all of us that a lack of diapers for infants and toddlers, and incontinence products for adults, is a public health issue that needs to be addressed,” Davis said. “A third of families are struggling to provide this essential need, an alarming statistic considering we are talking about the basic needs of both seniors and children Read more