Contact Information 
District Office
1 West Broad Street
Suite 100
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 453-1344
Fax: (570) 459-3946
Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

Capitol Office
B-14 Main Capitol
PO Box 202116
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2116
Phone: (717) 260-6136
Phone (Toll-Free): 855-282-0611

Fax: (717) 782-2921
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Legislation is moving through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that would help state residents realize the dream of home ownership. The toughest part for many prospective homebuyers is taking the first step, and House Bill 1981 would enable them to do just that.
We all know someone who is dealing with a challenge in their lives, be it job loss, illness or injury. Any of these circumstances can happen to anyone at any time, and it is human nature to want to lift people up and get them back on their feet.
Legislation that would create a victims’ bill of rights in Pennsylvania is moving through the General Assembly. I am a co-sponsor of House Bill 1993, which is otherwise known as Marsy’s Law after a tragic case in California.
The House Judiciary Committee, of which I am a member, is currently holding a series of special public safety hearings in Harrisburg on public safety legislation, including proposals relating to Pennsylvania’s gun laws.
Now that warmer spring weather is on the way, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding residents to take the necessary steps to guard against Lyme disease.
I am the prime sponsor of a House resolution that designates April 2018 as “Donate Life Month” in Pennsylvania.
Legislation that would make important changes to Pennsylvania’s child custody law was recently approved by the House Judiciary Committee, of which I am a member. Our vote on Senate Bill 844 was unanimous and sends the proposal to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
A new, stronger law has just been enacted that protects Pennsylvania families from dangerous sex offenders, namely those who are released back into the community without supervision to monitor their transition.
To find out when your favorite fishing spot will be stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, check the 2018 stocking schedules, which are now available online and on the commission’s FishBoatPA mobile app. Hard copies are available at my district office in Hazleton, located at 1 W. Broad St.
Legislation to make spoofing a crime in Pennsylvania is moving through the General Assembly. This week, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 979 and sent it to the Senate for consideration.
More than a half million Pennsylvania veterans have added a veterans designation to their driver’s license or ID card since it was first offered in 2014. The designation – an American flag with the word VETERAN beneath it – is a patriotic way for veterans to show their pride and convey to others that they served in the United States military.
Q: As someone who has adopted several children in recent years, I’m interested in the status of your adoption bill. I haven’t seen anything in the news since it was passed by the House last year.
Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a declaration that designated the heroin and opioid epidemic as a statewide disaster emergency. The move is the first-of-its-kind for a public health emergency in Pennsylvania.
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding ownership of firearms by Pennsylvania residents who are approved for medicinal marijuana. This is certainly an important issue that we have been following closely in the House of Representatives.