HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today joined with supporters of the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to announce her legislation has been signed into law to create a dedicated funding stream for state grants to support the centers.
WHAT: Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will announce after 10 years of advocacy, her legislation to create a reliable funding stream for the state’s child advocacy centers (CACs) has finally been signed into law. CACs are multidisciplinary treatment programs for abused children, which brings together doctors, nurses, prosecutors, social workers and law enforcement. This approach gives abused children the best chance to recover and also provides the most effective way to gather evidence to bring perpetrators to justice. There are currently 21 CACs in Pennsylvania, including one in Lehigh County.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) congratulates Bechtel’s Pharmacy upon having the distinction as the only pharmacy in Pennsylvania to receive two national Bowl of Hygeia Awards.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to provide important information to area veterans and honor those who have faithfully served our country, state Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is hosting a Veterans Information Expo on Thursday, May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Diamond Fire Company Bingo Hall, 110 Main St., Walnutport.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to secure a reliable funding stream for the state’s Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) has been approved by both the state House and Senate and now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law, announced Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton), author of the measure.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will offer her monthly veterans outreach hours in her Slatington district office on Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is located in the Slatington Borough Hall, 125 S. Walnut St.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced a total of $190,000 in state funding awarded to three communities in the 183rd Legislative District in Northampton County.
My offices have been fielding numerous phone calls from customers of competitive electric generation suppliers who have variable rate plans and have recently seen record spikes in their electric bills. Such large spikes in a customer’s electric rates can be shocking; however, it is one of the possibilities when entering into a variable rate contract. Competitive electric generation suppliers are not public utilities and, although they are required to be licensed by the Public Utility Commission (PUC), their rates are not subject to PUC regulation. These suppliers operate in a competitive, free market environment.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is proud to announce that after facilitating meetings among area local municipalities, the Northern Lehigh Community Center and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), a $10,000 Peer-to-Peer Study Grant has been awarded.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is hosting her monthly veterans outreach hours at her Northampton district office on Thursday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is located at 2030 Center St. in Northampton.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) once again has authored a resolution encouraging individuals to wear red on Friday, February 7, in recognition of National Wear Red Day in Pennsylvania.
Bitter weather and frequent snowstorms continue to plague the region this winter. The below normal temperatures coupled with the snow have especially made winter travel more treacherous than usual. With that in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to share some safety tips for motorists.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) wants to inform those organizations that conduct small games of chance that the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has extended the Feb. 1 reporting deadline until next year.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to help area students and their parents learn about available financial aid options for higher education, state Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is once again hosting a financial aid seminar on Tuesday, January 21, at Catasauqua High School in Northampton.
We accomplished a good deal in the Legislature this year. In particular, I am proud of the child protection measures we were able to pass and have signed into law. Following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, we formed a Task Force on Child Protection and took a hard look at how best to improve Pennsylvania’s laws regarding the protection of our children. Before we completed the 2013 session, we had nine bills signed into law. They include proposals to update the definition of a perpetrator, clarify mandates for reporting child abuse and accountability, and establish due process protections in the case of false reports. For more information on these and other child protection measures currently before the House, visit my website at www.JulieHarhart.com. Several other child protection measures are expected to be voted upon in the Senate and sent on to the governor in 2014, including my legislation to establish a funding source for the state’s child advocacy centers.