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Senator Arnold Introduces Senate Bill 1075 – Enhancing Penalties for Child Pornography

I am introducing new legislation to enhance penalties for those convicted of child pornography in cases when the victim is very young or is known by the abuser. Learn more about it here.

3/11/20 - No More Child Pornography

Update on COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues its prevalence across the country and in the media, the best way to protect yourself is by staying up-to-date and informed. The Pennsylvania Department of Health website and the CDC website will be your best sources for factual information in terms of prevention, symptoms, what to do if you are sick, and other common questions. I encourage everyone to check out these sources simply to ensure that you’re informed.


Our district has been under quarantine for the Spotted Lanternfly. This invasive species is now spreading even further.

The Spotted Lanternfly causes environmental damage in terms of killing off trees and plants, as well as, threatening the agricultural industry. Those agricultural crops that stand to experience the most damage are grapes, apples, hops, and hardwoods.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has instituted a “Look Before you Leave” policy to help curb the spread of this species on an individual level. This is one among several ways the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is encouraging individuals to aid in combatting the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly.

To learn more about this topic and what you can do to help please visit the Pa Department of Agriculture’s website.


There will be some additions to my website. We will be adding a section that highlights grants the 48th District has received. They will all be compiled under NEWS > NEWS RELEASES and there you will find a news release on a number of grants.

Thus far, we have received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) as part of the School Safety and Security Grant Program. Additionally, we have received a Boating Facility Grant from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. This grant serves to provide funds to repair and expand a boat launch in Lower Swatara Township. 


In March 2020, we will have session on the 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th. These session days are filmed live and you can watch them by clicking the link below or visiting > Session Info > Watch Session Live. 

I encourage you to tune in!

2020 CENSUS:

On April 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will be counting all residents living in the United States. Everyone counts, regardless of age, gender or citizenship status. The census makes note of demographic changes and reports the statistics. The information is used to determine how many seats each state receives in the U.S. House of Representatives. State officials use the statistics to redraw U.S. congressional and state legislative districts.

Census data are also used to decide how $675 billion in federal public funding is spent every year. Pennsylvania gets $26.8 billion annually through 16 of the largest federally funded programs. That is about $2,000 per Pennsylvanian each year. These numbers may change based on the 2020 Census data. Federal funding supports many programs and services for Pennsylvanians, including healthcare, food security, education, transportation, housing, community development, support for families, and more. Your response matters!

Learn more about the 2020 Census, your role as a resident, and explore ideas and downloadable materials you can use to help spread the word about the upcoming census.

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