HARRISBURG – Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) today unveiled new legislation to increase criminal penalties for people convicted of aiding or encouraging another person to commit suicide.
WHAT: Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) will discuss her bill called Shawn’s Law in honor of Shawn Shatto, who killed herself after she received a step-by-step guide on how to commit suicide from an online chat forum. Keefer’s bill would increase criminal penalties on those who encourage another person to commit suicide.
I was horrified to read news articles about people who assist and encourage others to commit suicide. There is no way I can even begin to understand what goes through someone’s mind when he or she encourages or aids another person to commit suicide.
DILLSBURG –Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) today announced the speaker for her free annual Farmer’s Breakfast. The speaker will be Jennifer Reed-Harry, an assistant vice president at PennAg Industries Association. She will speak about water issues the agricultural industry is facing.
DILLSBURG – Veterans and their families who live in the 92nd Legislative District are encouraged to attend Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) free ice cream social at the American Legion Post No. 26, 301 Route 15 South, in Dillsburg on Monday, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m.
For years, if not decades, people have urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to come up with a viable solution for relief from school property taxes that are forcing senior citizens out of their homes. But their appeals appeared to fall on deaf ears. Believe me, I know the frustration as I was one of those people asking my elected officials to fix this problem.
DILLSBURG – Residents interested in attending Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) free annual Farmer’s Breakfast should mark Thursday, Oct. 10, on their calendars. That’s the date Keefer will hold the breakfast from 8-10 a.m. at the Wellsville Fire Company, 95 Community St. Wellsville.
DILLSBURG – Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement in response to the elimination of a layer of government and Gov. Tom Wolf violating the state Constitution by circumventing the legislative process to borrow $90 million.
HARRISBURG – York County Republican legislators are accusing Gov. Tom Wolf of heeding party wishes over the needs of Pennsylvania’s cash-strapped counties by vetoing much-needed election reform legislation today. Wolf’s decision to reject Senate Bill 48 kills efforts to help local governments with the cost of the 2020 election - after he unilaterally decertified all of the state’s voting machines - and do away with the antiquated straight-party voting option at polling places.
HARRISBURG – York County is about to be the beneficiary of a record windfall of more than $485,000 from the collection of an impact fee on natural gas drilling activities in other regions of Pennsylvania, according to members of the county’s House Republican delegation. Distribution of revenue will take place in early July.
I was one of the few House Republicans to vote against the 2019-20 budget. Behind every vote is a story, and I want to share mine.
For decades youth have been preached the need for a college education. While I agree pursuing a quality education is a benefit not only to students, but for all society, I question the need to push our students into attending college when it may not be for them.
DILLSBURG – To assist current and potential business owners, Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) will host the Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for a Small Business Outreach Day event at her office, 12 N. Baltimore St., on Tuesday, April 9, from 1-3 p.m. Appointments are not necessary, but you may reserve a time to talk with staff.
Close to 100 percent of children diagnosed with Down syndrome are terminated before birth in Iceland. This has led to the near eradication of those with Down syndrome.
DILLSBURG – As part of efforts to better inform gunowners of their rights and responsibilities, Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) will hold a Firearm Owner Rights and Responsibilities Seminar at the Franklintown Fire Company, 107 Baltimore Road, Franklintown, on Wednesday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m. A second seminar will be held in Fairview Township in May.
HARRISBURG – With REAL IDs about to be made available in Pennsylvania, Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) will host an event to assist residents with pre-verifying documents required to obtain a REAL ID. The event will be held in the cafeteria Northern High School, 653 S. Baltimore St., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5-8 p.m.
As I sat in my seat on the House floor and listened to Gov. Tom Wolf deliver his budget address, I was shocked to hear him not only acknowledge but also learn he plans to transfer funds from “shadow budget” accounts to fund his proposed spending as part of the 2019-20 state budget.
HARRISBURG – Members of the Adams-York House Republican delegation - Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg) – issued this statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal, which calls for $1.4 billion in increased spending:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) was appointed to serve on four House committees during the 2019-20 legislative session. She will serve on the House Aging and Older Adult Services, Health, Labor and Industry, and State Government committees.
DILLSBURG – Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) reminds residents that her office, located at 12 N. Baltimore St. in Dillsburg, hosts a program to connect veterans to benefits and programs.