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District Office
1032 N. Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902-1055
Plumstead Township
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F *
Phone: (215) 489-2126
Fax: (215) 489-2129
*District office is handicapped accessible

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Hon. Marguerite Quinn 
141 East Wing
PO Box 202143
Harrisburg PA 17120-2143
Phone: (717) 772-1413
Fax: (717) 783-3793
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10/13/2017
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Lane Restrictions on Route 263
Starting Monday, Route 263 between County Line Road and Tennyson Drive in Warminster Township will undergo a repaving project slated to wrap up on Oct. 31. As such, there will be lane restrictions nightly between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
Polling Location Changes
With the Tuesday, Nov. 7, election upon us, I want to make you aware of two changes of polling locations in the 143rd District.

Doylestown Township 1 and Doylestown Township 8 will be moved from the Doylestown Township Building to the Bucks County Health Department, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown. The township activity building is undergoing renovations for the years 2017 and 2018. This will be a temporary relocation.

Anyone can find their polling place, clicking here.
Efforts to Protect Consumers Move Forward

I joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a press conference in Harrisburg to discuss two bills designed to protect Pennsylvania residents who are the victims of data breaches.

The first bill, introduced by Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) would amend the Credit Reporting Agency Act by requiring that the affected consumers be notified of a breach by the entity where the breach occurred. The notification would include the date of the breach, type of information subject to the breach, a toll-free number and the address of credit reporting agencies. This notice would need to be made within 30 days of the breach. Additionally, an entity with a breach would have to notify the state attorney general’s office. The entities must also develop policies to safeguard and discard personal consumer information.

The second bill by Rep. Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia) would waive the current credit freeze fee, which typically charges up to $10 per account for a freeze. The bill stipulates that in the situation of a data breach, consumers would be provided with three months of free credit monitoring and up to three free credit reports for one calendar year after the date the breach is reported. None of these would apply to a credit reporting agency that has not experienced a breach.

The bills were introduced following the Equifax data breach, which was the largest data breach in history – exposing the personal information at least 143 million Americans, including 5.4 million Pennsylvanians, or about 75 percent of the population.

September Revenue Numbers Now Available


So far this fiscal year, Pennsylvania collected $6.9 billion in General Fund revenue, of which $2.9 billion was collected in September.

The General Fund revenue collections for the month include $839.8 million in sales tax receipts, Personal Income Tax (PIT) of $1.1 billion, corporation tax of $496.4 million, inheritance tax of $67.4 million and realty transfer tax of $39.9 million. Year-to-date revenue includes $2.8 billion in PIT, $617.4 million in corporation tax, $233.7 million in inheritance tax and $130.1 million in realty transfer tax.

The state Department of Revenue, which released the information, traditionally compares actual collections to anticipated collections. However, with no revenue plan in place, the department was unable to do the comparison for September collections.

We continue to work toward a solution on the revenue plan, and I hope one will be place sooner rather than later.

Pennsylvania Granted Another REAL ID Extension

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted Pennsylvania another extension, which runs through Jan. 22, 2018, for REAL ID enforcements. This allows Pennsylvanians to use their current driver’s licenses or identification cards to enter federal facilities.

Earlier the summer, the governor signed into law Senate Bill 133, now called Act 3 of 2017, which gives residents a choice of purchasing a REAL ID or continuing to use their current form of a state driver’s license or state photo ID as a standard form of identification.

PennDOT estimates REAL ID-compliant driver licenses and identification cards will be available to customers in 2019. Starting in October 2020, every air traveler will need a REAL ID-compliant license, or another acceptable form of identification, for domestic air travel.

For additional information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov.

House Returns to Session Next Week

The House of Representatives returns to session on Monday, Oct. 16. As you know, we have been working to create a viable revenue package to fully fund the budget. Given the regional diversity of the state, , getting a majority of the House to agree to a single plan is difficult. In fact, there were parts of the plans put forth already that I liked and parts I didn’t. This is the nature of compromise and members of the General Assembly must reach a compromise order to pass a revenue that will be approved the Senate and Gov. Tom Wolf.

To stay up to date on information coming out of the session, be sure to check out my Facebook page, and my website, RepQuinn.net. You can also watch House session live online at PaHouseGOP.com.

Capitol Fountain Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

 
In an annual tradition to raise awareness of breast cancer, the fountain outside the state Capitol was turned pink this month as a reminder that early detection saves lives. The fountain will remain pink throughout the month.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 255,000 women and men in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, even though the public has become more informed about preventative care and the benefits of early detection.

Many women spend so much time taking care of others that sometimes they do not take a few moments to look after themselves. Please make sure that you schedule routine women’s health examinations – procedures like mammograms and pap smears.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers free women’s health screenings for those who cannot afford them. More information can be obtained by clicking here.

And don’t forget: Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Pennsylvania women. Be sure to visit your doctor to have your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure monitored on a regular basis.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Have you had a mammogram in the past 12 months? I did, thanks to Doylestown Health. No appointment is necessary at the Wellness Center.

Thank You to All Who Participated in My Senior Expo

 
I’m pictured above with the Bucks County Country Gentlemen Chorus.

I recently held my Senior Expo and I want to thank everyone who attended, help put on the expo and the Central Bucks Senior Center for hosting this important event. About 500 seniors attended and, I hope, left with information about services that could be helpful to them.

Dozens of vendors and agencies were on hand to provide attendees with this information. If you missed this year’s expo, and have questions, call my district office at (215) 489-2126.
 

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1032 N. Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18902-1055 | Phone: (215) 489-2126
141 East Wing, PO Box 202143, Harrisburg PA 17120-2143 | Phone: (717) 772-1413
Email: mquinn@pahousegop.com
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