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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

I will be sending out periodic Enewsletters to keep you informed about legislative action in Harrisburg and local items of interest. I hope that you find this information useful and share it with others.

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Please do not hesitate to contact me to express your views or to receive assistance with any issue or problem pertaining to state government.

Sincerely,

Tom Killion


Small Business Advantage Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted for the Small Business Advantage Grant Program, which helps small businesses purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or adopt waste reduction processes.

Pennsylvania-based small businesses with less than 100 employees are eligible. Businesses are able to receive a 50 percent reimbursement match on new equipment or processes which save a minimum of $500 and reduce their energy or waste by 25 percent per year. http://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/SmallBusinessOmbudsmanOffice/Pages/Small%20Business%20Advantage%20Grant.aspx


Biking Safely in PA

When riding between sunset and sunrise, a bike must be equipped with a front lamp and rear and side reflectors that are visible from at least 500 feet, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The appropriate lights allow you to illuminate your path while helping motorists see you.

A proper fitting helmet is a must for children under twelve years of age and younger and highly recommended for all other riders. Your rear-view mirror may be helmet-mounted or attached to the bike’s handlebars.

Add a frame-mounted water bottle and a handlebar rack-mounted bag or carrier for a small toolkit, fingerless gloves, extra clothing, and a bike lock. If your bike has not been used recently, PennDOT also recommends that a qualified mechanic assess your cranks, brakes, handlebars, and seat for comfort and safety.

Before biking the trails, see PennDOT’s Bicycle Safety and Laws webpage to refresh your memory on bicycle laws contained in the Commonwealth’s Motor Vehicle Code and detailed in the PA Bicycle Driver’s Manual.


Summer Boating Safety

Pennsylvania witnessed 70 recreational boating accidents, resulting in 11 fatalities last year, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). Seven of the eleven victims were not wearing the life jackets onboard their boats.

From the basics of boating to regulations to water safety, the PFBC offers the details for a quiet canoe ride down a meandering stream or an exciting powerboating excursion across an expansive lake. Accidents and drownings occur more frequently by a boat capsizing or passengers falling overboard rather than collision.

Enjoy great boating in PA streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Pennsylvania’s “Where to Boat” webpage helps you locate specifics including, boat launches, rentals, moorings, marinas, sailing, whitewater, scenic floats, and water trails. 


How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district offices are located at:

4110 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015. The phone number is (610) 447-3163.

780 E. Market St, Ste140, West Chester, PA 19382. The phone number is (610) 436-3320.

Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

4110 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-447-3163
Fax: 610-447-5848

780 E. Market St
Suite140
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-436-3320
Fax: 610-436-6983

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