Senator Dave Arnold E-Newsletter

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Dear Constituents,

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An Honor to Serve the 48th Senate District

1/29/20 - Ready to Get Started

It was an honor and privilege to be sworn into office on January 29 at a ceremony at the State Capitol.

The 48th District includes all of Lebanon County, as well as northern York County and southern Dauphin County.

My top legislative priorities in Harrisburg will include eliminating the property tax burden, making communities safer and reducing and limiting government spending. 

It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to serve the people of the 48th district.  The people of the 48th district put their trust in me during my campaign, and I want to work hard on their behalf to be an open, accessible, and effective advocate for them.

New Committee Assignments

As part of my new duties, I have been named to five Senate committees by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).

I will serve on the Education, Finance, State Government, Game and Fisheries, and Intergovernmental Operations Committees.

I’m eager to hit the ground running and I’m particularly interested in finding ways to lower property taxes, improve the state’s education system and rein in government spending.

I am delighted to serve on these committees because they will work to advance pieces of legislation that impact the lives of my constituents. This will enable me to play a vital role in helping to address issues that are important to families, sportsmen and taxpayers throughout the 48th Senatorial District.

Pennsylvania “Do Not Call” List Now Permanent

Legislation providing for a permanent “Do Not Call” List has been signed into law as Act 73 of 2019.  Additional provisions require a telemarketer using robocalls to provide an opt-out process for the called party within the first few seconds of each call and to include a toll-free call back number that directly connects a person to the opt-out process if a message is left.  Telemarketing calls are also now prohibited on legal holidays.  The “Do Not Call” List is administered and maintained by the Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

According to the Office of the Attorney General, all consumers previously registered are permanently enrolled and not required to re-register.  Click here to enroll on the “Do Not Call” List and here to verify your number is registered and/or submit a complaint.

Apprenticeship Grant Awarded for Lebanon Training Center

I’m  pleased that the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes (KML) Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund has received a grant of $297,000 to assist in apprenticeship training in three of its Pennsylvania training centers, including one in Lebanon County. 

The grant will support KML’s efforts to increase worked-based opportunities for younger Pennsylvanians, offering four-year, paid, on-the-job training and classroom instruction at no cost to the apprentices. They will receive training on the latest technology in the carpentry field.

KML offers training in commercial carpentry, floor covering, pile driving/dock building, heavy highway construction, millwrighting, cabinetmaking, and millworking.

Apprenticeship programs provide critical access to career pathways and enable apprentices to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to compete in today’s economy. Classroom training is a required component of registered apprenticeship programs across Pennsylvania and complements traditional on-the-job training. The technical material taught in a classroom environment enables apprentices to learn fundamental concepts, terminology, procedures, safety requirements, and basic tools and instruments.

2020 Trout Stocking Schedule Available Now

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently announced its 2020 trout stocking schedule for all Pennsylvania waterways. This year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission plans to stock approximately 3.2 million trout in 707 streams and 130 lakes open to public angling.

You can search the 2020 trout stocking schedule by county and date here.

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