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Pennsylvania Submits REAL ID Extension Request to Federal Department of Homeland Security
Pennsylvania has submitted a request for a REAL ID enforcement extension from the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Pennsylvaniaís current extension, which applies to residentsí access to federal facilities, will expire on October 10, 2017. There is no enforcement on commercial air travel until January 22, 2018.
Per federal requirements, persons without a state-issued REAL ID-compliant driverís license or photo ID must present an alternative form of DHS-compliant identification unless the state issuing the driverís license or photo ID has an extension granted by DHS. Starting October 1, 2020, all air travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant driverís license, photo identification card or an acceptable alternative identification as approved by the Transportation Security Administration to board domestic commercial aircraft or enter a federal facility that requires identification without a secondary form of DHS-approved identification.
The extension request includes PennDOTís plan to meet the REAL ID requirements for customers choosing to obtain a REAL ID product. The plan is focused on an efficient, straightforward approach emphasizing customer service.
Give Your Opinion on Highway Safety, Traffic Safety Enforcement, and Driving Behaviors
You can provide input on highway safety, traffic safety enforcement, and driving behaviors through an annual online survey by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. According to PennDOT, previous surveys have resulted in new initiatives. The department has increased the amount of federal funds dedicated to local speeding and aggressive driving enforcement operations based on feedback from respondents.
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
September is Hydrocephalus Awareness month in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. More than 1 million Americans live with hydrocephalus, which is excess water in the brain. For every 1,000 babies born in the U.S., one to two will have hydrocephalus, the most common reason for brain surgery in children.
In young and middle aged adults, symptoms most often include dizziness and vision problems. Itís estimated that fewer than 20 percent of Americans with normal pressure hydrocephalus receive an appropriate diagnosis.
Celebrating Centenarians Around the 9th
It is always such an honor to meet centenarians around our district and present them with a Pennsylvania State Senate citation in recognition. If you or someone you know will soon be celebrating a 100+ birthday please contact my office at 610-447-3163
Riddle Village Centenarians
White Horse Village Centenarians
Reminder - Senior Expo Fast Approaching
*The Delaware County Heroin Task Force Mobile Drug-Collection Unit will be on hand to safely collect your unused prescription drugs
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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.
Senate Box 203009
4110 Edgmont Ave
780 E. Market St