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E-news Updates – July 18, 2024
July 18, 2024

E-news Updates – July 18, 2024

In this Update: New Law Aims to Limit Student Smartphone Use in Schools Senate Approves Bill Providing Support to Military Community Butler County Dairy Princess Visits Capitol Easy Ways to Lower Your Energy Costs New PA License Plate Coming in 2025 Recognizing National Hire a Veteran Day New Law Aims to Limit Student Smartphone Use […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – July 12, 2024
July 12, 2024

E-news Updates – July 12, 2024

In this Update: 2024-25 State Budget Passes Program Connecting Veterans with Benefits Receives Senate Approval Online Dashboard Shows Tick Hot Spots Promoting Safe Driving Habits 2024-25 State Budget Passes Although I was pleased the final version of the budget reduced Gov. Josh Shapiro’s original plan by $750 million, I still believe it relies too heavily […]  [Read More]

E-news Updates – July 5, 2024
July 5, 2024

E-news Updates – July 5, 2024

In this Update: Work Continues on the 2024-25 State Budget Bill Limiting Smartphone Use in Schools Passes Senate Senate Advances Bill to Allow Year-round Motorcycle Inspections Bill Expanding First Responder Service Dog Fee Exemptions Receives Senate Approval Senate Passes Bill Discounting Hunting and Fishing Licenses to Volunteer Firefighters Work Continues on the 2024-25 State Budget […]  [Read More]

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Published: July 2, 2024   |  Meeting: Wednesday, July 3

Meeting to consider SB 1280

Senate Finance Committee | Room 8E-A, East Wing  [Read More]

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District Office of Senator Scott Hutchinson

Oil City(814) 677-6345
229 Elm Street • Oil City, PA 16301

Butler(724) 282-1234
110 East Diamond Street • Butler, PA 16001

Warren(814) 728-2100
22045 Route 6 • Warren, PA 16365-7952

Harrisburg(717) 787-9684
337 Main Capitol • Harrisburg, PA 17120

It was great to meet with Lilian and Olivia, along with Jaclyn from the Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission before session this week. Lilian and Olivia were here as Clean Air Champions to express how they feel it is important to have a tobacco free future and the educational services that are available.
This week, I was able to meet with constituents and advocates from the PA Bleeding Disorders Foundation. While they were here we discussed many of the issues that those with bleeding disorders face and some of their priorities.
On Saturday, I joined PA State Rep. Donna Oberlander and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society to honor David Snowberger upon receiving the 2024 Life Saver Award, along with a House and Senate Citation. 

In February, at a women’s basketball game at Seton Hill University, a spectator suffered a heart attack while standing on the track above the gymnasium floor. As Assistant Athletic Trainer for Pennsylvania Western University Clarion, Mr. Snowberger and several others ran to the man and performed CPR and used an AED device to revive him. The man was then transported to Independence Health Westmoreland Hospital. Mr. Snowberger has demonstrated an admirable concern for the safety and welfare of his fellow citizens and a willingness to put his concern into action. Thank you, David, for going above and beyond the call of duty to assure the safety of others!
Yesterday, students from the Butler Youth and Government Program stopped by the state Capitol for a tour.

The Pennsylvania Youth and Government program, which is coordinated by the YMCA, was started in the mid-1940’s to offer a realistic simulation of Pennsylvania government. Participants have opportunities to serve as legislators, judges, attorneys, lobbyists and media members.

While the primary goal of this program is the promotion of responsible citizenship, students come away from the program with much more than a greater knowledge of the inner workings of government. Thank you to all the students for stopping by!
This week, I had the opportunity to meet with Dustin McMullen, a biology and pre-med student attending Seton Hill University from the 21st Senate District. During our discussion, Dustin expressed his passion for his studies, his involvement on campus and student life, as Vice-President of Student Government, a resident advisor, a member of track and field, vice-president of the Seton Hill Honor Society and much, much more. 

What really stood out, was Dustin’s devotion to his studies and what led him to major in biology and pre-med. He talked about growing up surrounded by the medical field and how both of his parents are emergency medical technicians in the district and that his sister is also pursuing a medical career and the impact that it has had on him. Thank you, to the McMullen family for your dedication to our communities and thank you, Dustin for stopping by!
Recently, I joined Rep. Marci Mustello in presenting House and Senate citations to Chuck Crispin for his 50 years of service to East Butler Borough. Grace, his lovely wife of more than 60 years, was able to join us for the occasion.

In 1978, Chuck became East Butler’s first full-time employee and was very active in building Brandon Park in the 1980s. Throughout his career with the borough he has positively touched the lives of everyone in some manner.

Congratulations Chuck on this hard-earned retirement! We wish you all the best!
I recently joined Rep. Marci Mustello in recognizing Butler County Community College Professor David C. Huseman for his longtime service and dedication to BC3’s students and community. Last year BC3 named its Professor David C. Huseman Center for Economic Education on its main campus in recognition of his longtime commitment to promoting financial literacy, entrepreneurship and economic education. Professor Huseman has been director of the center since its beginning in 1983 and is BC3’s longest-serving employee at nearly 57 years.
A crisp morning has arrived, to provide the Great Prognosticator his due, much to our surprise! No shadow! Spring is on its way! Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!
It was great to have members of the Allegheny-Clarion Valley and Union High Schools Competitive Spirit squad - The Falcon Knights - visit the state capitol on Thursday as they were on their way to Hershey to compete in the 2A Small Varsity Division of the PIAA state championship after winning the District IX championship.  Squads from Karns City and Redbank Valley school districts were also competing at the state championship.
I recently redesigned my website - - to improve its speed, make it more user-friendly – particularly on mobile devices – and give it a fresh look so it is easier for you to get the state-related information you need. My goal is always to make your experience dealing with your government as positive as possible, whether you prefer to interact online or in person.

My offices are available to serve you with all sorts of things, including status reports on legislation, applications for Pennsylvania birth and death certificates, state tax forms, PACE/PACENET applications, voter registration forms and more.
I recently presented a Senate Citation to A&B Heating & Sheet Metal Company, Inc., in Warren on behalf of their 70th Anniversary. Founded in 1953 by Carl Papalia, it soon became a family business when his brothers Ralph and Joe joined him for more than four decades. In the early 1990s current owner, David Papalia, took sole ownership and has grown the business to twenty employees, headquartered right here in Warren County. A&B has maintained a tradition of excellence, remaining responsive to the everchanging needs and interests of the community it serves. Here’s to another 70 years! Here I am pictured with John Papalia, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry; Dave Papalia, owner; and Dave Wortman, Mayor of Warren.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Miranda Virone, professor of Occupational Therapy at Slippery Rock University and a Clarion County Native! 

Miranda expressed the importance of the work that OT’s do across the Commonwealth, especially within the mental health field. Thank you, for all of the work you do for the profession!
Last week, I joined several of my colleagues for a visit and tour of Genesis of Pittsburgh to learn more about the services they provide to pregnant women, children and adoptive families in crisis. 

Since the 1983 opening of its residence – the Genesis House – volunteers and staff have served over 1,300 young women by providing shelter, counseling and care. 

The tour was one of a series of similar site visits coordinated by Sen. Judy Ward who chairs the Senate Aging and Youth Committee and co-chairs the House and Senate Maternal and Infant Health Caucus.

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