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The latest news from the State Capitol
Removing Barriers to Employment

Building on our long-term efforts to promote economic opportunity and remove barriers to work, the General Assembly has passed a new law improving the portability of professional licenses.

Act 41 of 2019 requires the licensing boards and commissions under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) to provide licensure by endorsement for applicants who hold similar licenses in other states. It also offers a provisional endorsement license to quickly move these professionals into the work force.

Under prior law, professionals moving into the state – including members of the military and their families – faced a number of barriers and delays in obtaining the appropriate licenses to reenter the work force, creating a financial burden for them and their families. In some cases, the delays could lead to missed job opportunities or even a decision to avoid moving to the Commonwealth.

The law is a win-win for both employees and employers.
Discussing York County Transportation Issues

The York County Transportation Coalition meets every three months to discuss current transportation issues and events that affect York County.

The meeting at Riverside Park in Wrightsville included presentations from Dan Walston of the Federal Highway Administration on size and weight enforcement on our roads, and Heather Bitner of the York County Planning Commission on the county’s Bridge Plan, which guides the county bridge engineer in selecting priority bridges for yearly maintenance and bridge replacements.

You can view that plan by clicking here.

Help Track PA’s Thriving Bald Eagle Population

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is asking for the public’s help to track the state’s growing bald eagle population.

After reaching a low of just three nesting bald eagle pairs in the Commonwealth in the early 1980s, officials now estimate there are more than 300 nesting pairs here.

While bald eagles are no longer listed as a threatened species in Pennsylvania, they are still protected by the U.S. Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which prohibits taking of the birds, nests or eggs.

If you spot a bald eagle nest, please use proper etiquette to avoid disturbing the birds. To review bald eagle nest guidelines, or to report your nest sighting to the game commission, click here.
Weekly Roadwork Updates

PennDOT crews are performing maintenance work on our roads throughout York and Cumberland counties. Did you know you can easily find out which roads are being worked on?

Simply go to my website, RepKeefer.com, and click on the “Construction Updates.” I also post the updates on my Facebook page, which can be found by clicking here.
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