Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for county

(Jun 10, 2020)

LEVITTOWN/DOYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN, June 10 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today that two Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants totaling $120,000 are being awarded in Bucks County. According to the lawmakers, $100,000 is being awarded to Network of Victim Assistance and $20,000 will go to Bucks County Commissioners Public Defender Capital Case Indigent Defense. PCCD granted $100,000 for a two-year term to NOVA so it could train and support male forensic interviewers so child victims would have a choice of the gender of their interviewer. “Child victims of abuse are among the most vulnerable groups in our society,” Davis said. “I’m glad that NOVA’s vital work with child victims of abuse will be supported and enhanced by this grant funding.” “Children can be hesitant about speaking with a person of another gender,” Ullman said. “Being able to have an interviewer of the gender of their choice will make it easier for child victims to speak about their abuse to a stranger and so ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.” The grant money will also be used for counselors who will offer evidence-based therapeutic mental health services for children who do not initially disclose at the forensic interview and their non-offending caregivers. Read more

 

Bucks County House Democrats: ‘We worked with Gov. Wolf to reopen Bucks County’: Bucks County to move to yellow phase by June 5

(May 22, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN/LEVITTOWN, May 22 – State Reps. Wendy Ullman, Tina Davis, John Galloway, and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s collaborative working relationship with the PA House Democratic Caucus , which has resulted in Bucks County moving to the yellow phase byJune 5. “Since Day One, my colleagues and I have worked with Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Department of Health toward a measured, data-driven, SAFE and EFFECTIVE reopening of the economy,” Warren said. “Today, thanks to the efforts and collective sacrifice our community has made, Governor Wolf has announced our county is moving into the yellow phase by June 5.” “Governor Wolf listened to my reasoning why it was time to reopen Bucks County,” Ullman said. “I pointed out that the data and health reports showed that Bucks County residents’ efforts during the red phase had been successful, and we were now at a point where we could safely move to the yellow phase.” “I’ve shared with Governor Wolf the stories of my hardest-hit constituents. A business owner myself, I told him how far the bottom line has dropped from under us,” Davis said. “I’m proud of my fellow Bucks County residents for their efforts during this challenging period and am ready to help them get working again.” Galloway said, “I explained to the governor that the people of Bucks County’s Read more

 

PHEAA Virtual Financial Aid Sessions

(May 20, 2020)

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Warren helps add safety assurances to real estate reopening plan

(May 19, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 19 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, issued the following statement after working with Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to improve Pennsylvania’s real estate reopening plan. “Real estate services are open statewide,” he said. “Throughout this unfolding process, I have been working toward a safe and effective reopening of the real estate services industry with Governor Wolf's administration, the state departments of Health and Community and Economic Development and my colleagues in the General Assembly. “Governor Wolf just announced that this plan is open today statewide, including for counties in the red phase. Because of our combined efforts, this plan is a safer, more comprehensive and faster alternative to vetoed House Bill 2412 and will help ensure safety and promote confidence for real estate professionals, homeowners and consumers. We achieve solutions when we work together.” Read more

 

Warren liquor reform bill sent to governor

(May 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 13 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced his liquor reform bill, H.B. 327, passed the Senate today with overwhelming bipartisan support and is now on its way to the governor’s desk. The bill would amend the Liquor Code to clarify the process for a referendum on whether to allow for the sale of liquor in their municipality in a primary, municipal or general election. “The passage of this bill, coupled with Act 48 enacted last year, streamlines the process for residents’ right to decide whether to permit alcohol sales in a municipality,” Warren added. House Bill 327 also has a COVID-19 emergency provision which would allow licensed restaurants and hotels that have lost more than 25% of their average monthly sales during the disaster to sell prepared beverages or mixed drinks for off-premise consumption in quantities of 4 oz. to 64 oz. during the disaster emergency and mitigation period. “The passage of this bill is great news for Pennsylvania’s restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Warren said. “It enables our local restaurants selling food, beer and wine to add another product for curbside pickup and takeout during this crisis. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both the House and the Senate for supporting this legislation.” Lower Makefield Township has scheduled a liquor referendum for the June 2 primary election. Read more

 

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. now law

(May 08, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced that his legislation, which prohibits marriage before the age of 18, was signed into law as Act 18 today by Gov. Tom Wolf. “With Governor Wolf’s signature, Pennsylvania becomes the third state to protect its children by ending child marriage, and sets an example for other states, including Minnesota, whose legislature this week also unanimously voted to end child marriage and where the bill awaits its governor’s signature,” Warren said. “I am honored to be a part of Pennsylvania’s leadership in protecting our children.” The bipartisan bill, H.B. 360, which was jointly sponsored by Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin, sets the minimum age at which a marriage license may be issued to 18. Previously under Pennsylvania law, a marriage license could be issued to an applicant younger than 16 with court approval. A marriage license also could have been issued where an applicant is older than 16 but younger than 18 with the consent of a parent or guardian. Warren said it was the overwhelming support from colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both chambers that helped this bill become law. He said Topper and Sen. John Sabatina worked hard to raise awareness of this child protection issue in the legislature and throughout the state. “Thank you to Representative Topper and on the Senate side to Senator Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Call on Governor Wolf to Increase Funding for Morrisville School District

(May 05, 2020)

MORRISVILLE, May 1—State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and John Galloway (D-140) held a virtual press conference today to discuss the critical need for funding to support Morrisville School District. They were joined by representatives of Morrisville School District and Morrisville Borough. The legislators called on Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to review demographic data that has been used to calculate the state funding Morrisville School District receives. The shortfall in funding stems from an unintended consequence in the way that both the existing and new funding formulas are calculated for Morrisville (a conclusion supported by the fact that even under the new, so-called fair funding formula, Morrisville actually receives less support from the state than under the older allocation). For the 2020-21 fiscal year, the formulas are based in part on a projected 5-year median household income in Morrisville of nearly $75,000, well above some of the most challenged districts in the state. But that number is not accurate. It is not limited to the income of people living within the municipal – and, therefore, school district – boundaries of Morrisville Borough. Instead, it includes large numbers of residents in nearby Lower Makefield Township and Yardley Borough, who share the 19067 zip code with their neighbors in Morrisville. When looking only at Read more

 

Warren liquor reform bill passes House

(Apr 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced his liquor reform bill, H.B. 327, passed the House today with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill would amend the Liquor Code to clarify the process for a referendum on whether to allow for the sale of liquor in their municipality in a primary, municipal or general election. “The passage of this bill, coupled with Act 48 enacted last year, streamlines the process for residents’ right to decide whether to permit alcohol sales in a municipality,” Warren said. “This bill is about modernizing the state liquor system to better suit the needs of Pennsylvanians.” House Bill 327 also has a COVID-19 emergency provision which would allow licensed restaurants and hotels that have lost more than 25% of their average monthly sales during the disaster to sell prepared beverages or mixed drinks for off-premise consumption in quantities of 4 oz. to 64 oz. during the disaster emergency and mitigation period. “This amendment will support our local restaurants selling food, beer and wine for curbside pickup and takeout during this time of crisis by allowing them to expand the products they can provide to consumers. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting this legislation.” Lower Makefield Township has scheduled a liquor referendum for the June 2, 2020 primary election. The bill now goes to the Senate for vote on the Read more

 

Bipartisan bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor

(Apr 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 29 – State Reps. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin, and Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced that their legislation, which would prohibit marriage before the age of 18, unanimously passed the House today and is now on its way to the governor’s desk. “Simply put, House Bill 360 is a child protection measure. Child marriage typically involves a teenage girl, whose life hasn’t even begun, being forced or coerced into marrying an older man,” Topper said. “Some of the many stories I’ve heard from survivors of child marriage involve these girls becoming victims a second time. In these instances, they are modern day slaves in the human trafficking trade.” “With the abolition of child marriage, Pennsylvania is safeguarding its children,” Warren said. “This bill will help ensure the long-term health of children and improve their health and educational and job opportunities.” Warren added, “I am deeply gratified that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both chambers came together to protect Pennsylvania’s children, and special thanks to Representative Topper and Senator John Sabatina who worked so hard to raise awareness of this child protection issue in the legislature and throughout state.” Topper said studies have shown that a child who marries before 18 is often not in control of the decision, and a child under Read more

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Bucks County

(Mar 31, 2020)

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Warren introduces anti-hoarding legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic

(Mar 30, 2020)

YARDLEY, March 30 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, has introduced legislation that would discourage hoarding by limiting the return of grocery items during the current state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “People have come together in a profound spirit of generosity and community during this time of crisis. Still, shortages of certain products have been reported, and this bill would discourage those who might try to make money off of a vulnerable population’s need for basic necessities by hoarding and selling them at exorbitant prices—products ranging from toilet paper and cleaning items to baby formula and diapers.” According to Warren, hoarders could buy up products while “hedging their investment” by returning unsold items to the store for a refund or credit if the shortage abates or when the crisis ends. Warren’s bill seeks to protect residents from shortages of basic necessities, and prevent the return and possible resale of items that could carry the COVID-19 virus on their surfaces. “The resale of returned items that could carry COVID-19 puts both grocery store workers and consumers at risk of being exposed to the virus,” Warren said. Warren noted that similar legislation has passed in the New Jersey General Assembly. The legislation would give grocery stores the sole discretion of accepting returned items that may have been unsafe or otherwise Read more

 

COVID-19 Updates

(Mar 24, 2020)

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Bipartisan Bucks County House Delegation working together to address coronavirus

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG- March 13 . State representatives from Bucks County have come together to release the following joint statement regarding the coronavirus: “As our neighboring county, Montgomery County, moves to the mitigation phase to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we as your state representatives know our constituents are concerned. It is very important for all of us to take the coronavirus seriously and to implement commonsense measures to prevent illness. However, we need to stay calm while exercising caution in our daily lives. “We have had daily conference calls to keep us up to date. Additionally, Secretary of Health Dr. Levine has conducted daily public press conferences. We, both state representatives and senators, will head to Harrisburg on Monday to work with Governor Tom Wolf and our respective legislative leaders on the items they have identified as necessary to assist Pennsylvania in this time of need. “We will work together with our county offices and local school districts to assure that the most up-to-date information is being shared and all appropriate protocols are being met. Most importantly, we are working together as we focus on the health and wellbeing of our community. In the meantime, if you have medical questions, the PA Department of Health has set up a hotline for calls. Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). Online updates are here: Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce $233,035 in state funding for summer internships

(Mar 05, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, March 5 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that the Bucks County Workforce Development Board has received $233,035 in funding to provide summer internships across Pennsylvania through the State/Local Internship Program. SLIP is part of the Wolf administration’s strategic investments in workforce development to help prepare students and young adults for successful careers. “This funding will strengthen the network between employers, our youth and the Bucks County Workforce Development Board,” Davis said. “This network will ensure Bucks County has a highly trained and productive workforce that will attract high-paying jobs to the region for years to come.” “Studies have shown that on-the-job training is as important to a worker’s productivity as the classroom,” Galloway said. “These summer internships will give our youth invaluable experience that will make them highly desirable candidates on the job market.” “This grant money meets an urgent need to improve and expand workforce training in Bucks County,” Ullman said. “The more trained the workforce, the greater the workplace’s efficiency and productivity. A trained workforce is the basis for a prosperous Bucks County.” Warren said, “Development of 21st century occupational skills benefits our youth, our employers and our economy -- Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for Bucks County school districts

(Feb 26, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, today announced that Bucks County school districts were awarded state grant funding to address school safety and security. The grant money will help the school districts accomplish the following: performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education. The grant money is a part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee approval of $53.7 million in school safety and security grants to 524 school entities throughout the commonwealth. Davis said, “As a mother and legislator, I’m glad that our school districts have received this grant money that will help increase our children’s safety at school so they can learn and thrive in the Bristol and Neshaminny school districts and throughout Pennsylvania.” “School safety continues to be a major concern for our children and their schools,” Galloway said. “I am very pleased with these grants to the Bristol Township and Borough, Morrisville and Pennsbury school districts and others.” “The children of Central Read more

 

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder

(Feb 18, 2020)

State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway announced the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will award a $306,254 grant for the implementation of new criminal justice diversion programs and the expansion of existing programs in Bucks County for individuals with opioid use disorder. Read more

 

Warren honors Council Rock North state champion Amelia Honer

(Feb 03, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, honored Council Rock North High School junior Amelia Honer in the state Capitol and House chamber Monday. Read more

 

Warren to host outreach event detailing REAL ID, census jobs on Tuesday, Feb. 11

(Jan 28, 2020)

State Rep. Perry Warren announced he will host an outreach event to explain what residents need to know about REAL ID, and he and his staff will provide information on U.S. Census Bureau jobs. Warren’s outreach event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Lower Makefield Community Center, 1550 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley. Read more

 

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County

(Jan 17, 2020)

State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced PAsmart targeted grants have been approved for Pennsbury and Bristol Borough school districts Friday to expand computer science classes and teacher training in Bucks County. The grants are one component of the PAsmart initiative to improve computer science and STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education. Read more

 

Reps. Dawkins, Hohenstein and Warren announce $28K grant to combat sexual assault at Holy Family University

(Jan 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – State Reps. Jason Dawkins, D-Phila., Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., and Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced Friday that Holy Family University has been awarded a $28,952 grant to help combat campus sexual assault through the state’s It’s On Us campaign. “When we send our children to college to get an education, neither we nor they should be in fear for their safety,” Dawkins said. “But the reality is that about 11% of all students experience rape or sexual assault. That is unacceptable, and we all have a responsibility to our children to change that statistic. This It’s On Us grant funding will help us to make a difference.” The grant awarded to Holy Family University, which is located in Philadelphia with a satellite campus in Newtown, Bucks County, was one of 36 It’s On Us grants totaling more than $996,000 awarded across the state. “This grant – and the other grants announced around the state – will better prepare university students, faculty and staff on how to report sexual violence and what programs exist to help victims,” Warren said. “Sexual violence is a life-changing event, so it’s of the utmost importance for our colleges and universities to help students, faculty and staff understand how to deal with these crimes and protect our students.” The Philadelphia campus of the University is split between Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for county
Jun 10, 2020

Bucks County House Democrats: ‘We worked with Gov. Wolf to reopen Bucks County’: Bucks County to move to yellow phase by June 5
May 22, 2020

PHEAA Virtual Financial Aid Sessions
May 20, 2020

Warren helps add safety assurances to real estate reopening plan
May 19, 2020

Warren liquor reform bill sent to governor
May 13, 2020

Warren bill to end child marriage in Pa. now law
May 08, 2020

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Call on Governor Wolf to Increase Funding for Morrisville School District
May 05, 2020

Warren liquor reform bill passes House
Apr 29, 2020

Bipartisan bill to end child marriage in Pa. sent to governor
Apr 29, 2020

COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Bucks County
Mar 31, 2020

Warren introduces anti-hoarding legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates
Mar 24, 2020

Bipartisan Bucks County House Delegation working together to address coronavirus
Mar 13, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce $233,035 in state funding for summer internships
Mar 05, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for Bucks County school districts
Feb 26, 2020

Bucks County lawmakers announce $306,254 grant for criminal justice diversion programs for opioid use disorder
Feb 18, 2020

Warren honors Council Rock North state champion Amelia Honer
Feb 03, 2020

Warren to host outreach event detailing REAL ID, census jobs on Tuesday, Feb. 11
Jan 28, 2020

Galloway, Warren announce grants for STEM education in Bucks County
Jan 17, 2020

Reps. Dawkins, Hohenstein and Warren announce $28K grant to combat sexual assault at Holy Family University
Jan 17, 2020