Senator Culver E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Join Me at Upcoming Events
  • PA Farm Bureau and Future Farmers of America Visit Capitol
  • Sunbury Has New Civil Air Patrol Squadron
  • Senate Votes for Athletic Trainers to Provide Important Care
  • Supporting Firefighters, Community Safety
  • Voter Registration Deadline is April 8
  • Free Tax Resource for Pennsylvanians
  • Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8
  • Happy Easter to You and Your Family

Join Me at Upcoming Events

There’s still time to R.S.V.P. to join me at my upcoming license plate replacement event on April 4 and our Coffee and Conversation event on April 11 in Salem Township.

I am co-hosting with Rep. Mike Cabell a license plate replacement event. Stop by this event to check if your license plate is damaged and eligible for a free replacement. Damaged license plates include those that have lost some or all their reflectivity; are peeling, blistering or discolored; and are unreadable from 50 feet away.

Damaged License Plate Replacement Event

Thursday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Salem Township Police Department

38 Bombay Lane, Berwick

R.S.V.P. by emailing Marla Conklin or calling 570-387-4267.

The police will determine if the license plate is damaged and needs to be replaced. There is no fee for this service and those who need a new license plate can receive help filling out the necessary paperwork. Once the forms are submitted to PennDOT, the new replacement license plate will arrive by mail to the applicant’s home address.

I also have a Coffee and Conversation events scheduled on April 11 in Salem Township. These events are an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ideas about state government in a casual setting with light refreshments.

Salem Township Coffee and Conversation

Thursday, April 11, 9-10 a.m.

Salem Township Building

38 Bombay Lane, Berwick

R.S.V.P. by April 8 by emailing Terri Campbell or calling 570-743-1918.

Look in future editions of this email newsletter and follow me on Facebook to learn about more upcoming events as we schedule them.

PA Farm Bureau and Future Farmers of America Visit Capitol

Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Future Farmers of America (FFA) from across Pennsylvania visited the state Capitol this week. I enjoyed meeting with FFA members from the 27th Senatorial District and local Farm Bureau representatives to discuss issues affecting the agricultural sector of our region. After the meeting, I escorted some of the FFA students into the state Senate.

Sunbury Has New Civil Air Patrol Squadron

I was honored to speak this week with members of Sunbury’s new Civil Air Patrol squadron. The Civil Air Patrol was formed during World War II to mobilize the nation’s civil aviation resources and now is a premier public service organization that carries out emergency service missions. They are an asset to our community and we are fortunate to have this group of citizens ready to lend a hand.

Senate Votes for Athletic Trainers to Provide Important Care

Two bills modernizing the capabilities of athletic trainers in Pennsylvania were passed by the Senate and moved to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Senate Bill 559 and Senate Bill 560 would allow athletic trainers to deliver a wider scope of health care services to more individuals.

The bills would permit athletic trainers to practice specific invasive procedures under a written protocol with a licensed physician. Some of the procedures include medication injections, blister and nail care, administration of Naloxone and any other procedures authorized by the State Board of Medicine.

Supporting Firefighters, Community Safety

Applications for the federal Fire Prevention and Safety Grant and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs will be accepted until Friday, April 12. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering webinars to assist in the process.

The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations.

SAFER Grants were created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, front-line firefighters available in their communities. SAFER’s goal is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards.

Voter Registration Deadline is April 8

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s April 23 primary election is Monday, April 8. Your county election board must receive your application for a mail-in or absentee ballot by Tuesday, April 16, at 5 p.m.

To legally register, individuals must be a citizen of the United States, reside in their local voting precincts at least 30 days prior to the election and be at least age 18 on Election Day, Tuesday, April 23. Once registered to vote, you are not required to register again unless you change your residence, name or political party affiliation.

Voter registration forms, mail-in ballot applications and absentee ballot applications are available here or from your local county’s Board of Elections. You can also use the site to check your registration status.

Free Tax Resource for Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue myPATH site is a free resource all Pennsylvanians can use.

Using the website, residents can file their PA personal income taxes, make a payment and check the status of their refund. There is also an option to verify your tax refund to expedite processing.

Anyone who needs some extra help using myPATH can access video tutorials explaining how to create a profile, file a personal income tax return and use a smart device to access myPATH.

Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

On Monday, April 8, the continental United States will experience its last total solar eclipse until 2044. As it travels from the southwest to the northeast, the eclipse will cross through a portion of northwest Pennsylvania, including Erie, Crawford, Warren and Mercer counties. For nearly four minutes around 2:30 p.m., the afternoon sky will go dark. The sun will slowly reemerge, and by 4:30 p.m., it will be as if nothing happened.

You must be in the path to see the sun totally eclipsed by the moon. Most of Pennsylvania lies within the 90% coverage range, so there will be excellent viewing across the state, weather permitting, even outside the path of totality. Before the total solar eclipse, many state parks have free eclipse educational programs.

To safely view the eclipse, do not look directly at the sun with the naked eye, through an unfiltered camera lens or with any kind of standard sunglasses. Find more information about safety and what to expect here.

Happy Easter to You and Your Family

Warmest wishes for you and your family as we prepare to celebrate the holy holiday of Easter. While we reflect on the hope and love the day symbolizes, may you enjoy time surrounded by loved ones. Happy Easter!


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