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

E-news Updates – April 12, 2024

Brown’s Landmark Distracted Driving Legislation Passed by House This week, my legislation prohibiting the use of cellular and other hand-held devices while driving passed in the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 37 enhances driver responsibility by prohibiting the handheld use of cell phones or other communication devices while operating a motor vehicle on Pennsylvania roadways. Drivers may […]  [Read More]

Brown’s Landmark Distracted Driving Legislation Passed by House
April 9, 2024

Brown’s Landmark Distracted Driving Legislation Passed by House

Legislation prohibiting the use of cellular and other hand-held devices while driving passed today in the House of Representatives, according to the bill’s prime-sponsor, Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40).  [Read More]

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Published: April 8, 2024   |  Meeting: Tuesday, April 9

Meeting to consider SB 1132, SB 1133, SB 1134 and HB 1477

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

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

E-news Updates – April 5, 2024

Brown Announces More than $2.5 Million in Local Infrastructure Improvements I am pleased to have assisted in securing the necessary funding for important projects and upgrades within our region. Investing in our infrastructure is essential for the safety, growth, and prosperity of our communities. These grants are a significant step toward our ongoing efforts to […]  [Read More]

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Senator Rosemary Brown and staff.

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (787) 787-6123

Monroe Office
2398 Route 611, Suite 201
Scotrun, PA 18355
Phone: (570) 620-4326

Northern Office
487 Cortez Road
Jefferson Township, PA 18436
Phone: (570) 213-5705

‼️ Reminder ‼️

I am hosting a FREE License Plate replacement event at my Northern District Office, 487 Cortez Road, Jefferson Township, PA 18436, for those who have a damaged plate on April 25th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Damaged plates have loss of reflectivity, peeling, blistering, or discoloration, and are unreadable from 50 feet away. Stop by this event to have your license plate checked.
The Jefferson Township Police Department will determine if the plate needs replacement and help with appropriate paperwork. There is no fee for this service. Once submitted to PennDOT, the new replacement plate will arrive by mail to your home address.

‼️ Reminder ‼️

I am hosting a FREE License Plate replacement event at my Northern District Office, 487 Cortez Road, Jefferson Township, PA 18436, for those who have a damaged plate on April 25th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Damaged plates have loss of reflectivity, peeling, blistering, or discoloration, and are unreadable from 50 feet away. Stop by this event to have your license plate checked.
The Jefferson Township Police Department will determine if the plate needs replacement and help with appropriate paperwork. There is no fee for this service. Once submitted to PennDOT, the new replacement plate will arrive by mail to your home address.
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Happy National Pet Day Charlie! We love you! ❤🐶❤

Happy National Pet Day Charlie! We love you! ❤🐶❤ ...

Passed the House !!! 🎉🇺🇸 Today, Paul Miller’s Law (SB37), passed the PA House with bipartisan support - this is a milestone in the several years I have worked on this bill. Pictured is Eileen Miller - Paul’s mother and champion for this legislation. Also pictured is Rep. Ed Neilson, another champion and the House Transportation Chairman. Thank you both for your invaluable work. 

SB37 would limit the use of handheld cell phone use while operating a vehicle - drivers can still use their phone, as long as they utilize “hands-free” technology (Bluetooth, speaker, etc.)

The bill must go back to the Senate for a concurrence vote before it heads to the Governor’s desk.

Passed the House !!! 🎉🇺🇸 Today, Paul Miller’s Law (SB37), passed the PA House with bipartisan support - this is a milestone in the several years I have worked on this bill. Pictured is Eileen Miller - Paul’s mother and champion for this legislation. Also pictured is Rep. Ed Neilson, another champion and the House Transportation Chairman. Thank you both for your invaluable work.

SB37 would limit the use of handheld cell phone use while operating a vehicle - drivers can still use their phone, as long as they utilize “hands-free” technology (Bluetooth, speaker, etc.)

The bill must go back to the Senate for a concurrence vote before it heads to the Governor’s desk.
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Paul Miller Jr. is pinned over my heart today as the Pennsylvania House considers Senate Bill 37 on final passage. ❤️ Paul was killed by a distracted semi-truck driver on RT33 in Stroudsburg on July 5th 2010. At the time of the crash, the driver was reaching for their cell phone.

My legislation (Paul’s Law) would prohibit the use of handheld cell phone use while operating a vehicle. Drivers can still utilize their cellphone, but it must be through Bluetooth or speaker technology. Twenty-seven states, including ALL of Pennsylvania’s border states, already have “hands-free” laws enacted. I look forward to Pennsylvania being added to this list. 🙏

Paul’s mother, Eileen, has been a fierce champion on this legislation and she is a guest on the House floor as members vote today.

Paul Miller Jr. is pinned over my heart today as the Pennsylvania House considers Senate Bill 37 on final passage. ❤️ Paul was killed by a distracted semi-truck driver on RT33 in Stroudsburg on July 5th 2010. At the time of the crash, the driver was reaching for their cell phone.

My legislation (Paul’s Law) would prohibit the use of handheld cell phone use while operating a vehicle. Drivers can still utilize their cellphone, but it must be through Bluetooth or speaker technology. Twenty-seven states, including ALL of Pennsylvania’s border states, already have “hands-free” laws enacted. I look forward to Pennsylvania being added to this list. 🙏

Paul’s mother, Eileen, has been a fierce champion on this legislation and she is a guest on the House floor as members vote today.
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A special shout out to @mystlukes Monroe and team Dr. Robert Malcolm for providing exceptional care for my colonoscopy this morning. ❤️ Thank you! What an amazing team! (only a few pictured here with Dr. Malcolm).

Colorectal screening is the best way to detect colon cancer early and a colonoscopy is the gold standard. It is recommended that you get a screening at 45 for normal risk and if you have had an immediate family member with colon cancer that you screen at 40 or 10 years younger than when that family member was diagnosed. 

Take the time to schedule your preventative care! ❤️

A special shout out to @mystlukes Monroe and team Dr. Robert Malcolm for providing exceptional care for my colonoscopy this morning. ❤️ Thank you! What an amazing team! (only a few pictured here with Dr. Malcolm).

Colorectal screening is the best way to detect colon cancer early and a colonoscopy is the gold standard. It is recommended that you get a screening at 45 for normal risk and if you have had an immediate family member with colon cancer that you screen at 40 or 10 years younger than when that family member was diagnosed.

Take the time to schedule your preventative care! ❤️
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🐣 Today, we rejoice in the spirit of renewal, hope, and the promise of new beginnings. As we gather, whether near or far, let's cherish the moments of togetherness, savor the sweetness of spring, and reflect on the true meaning of this special day. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed and joyful Easter! 🌸 🐰

🐣 Today, we rejoice in the spirit of renewal, hope, and the promise of new beginnings. As we gather, whether near or far, let`s cherish the moments of togetherness, savor the sweetness of spring, and reflect on the true meaning of this special day. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed and joyful Easter! 🌸 🐰 ...

Reflecting on Good Friday ✨

On this solemn day, we pause to remember the profound sacrifice and enduring love that Good Friday represents. Wishing you a meaningful Good Friday, filled with quiet reflection and an appreciation for the hope and renewal that Easter promises. ❤️

Reflecting on Good Friday ✨

On this solemn day, we pause to remember the profound sacrifice and enduring love that Good Friday represents. Wishing you a meaningful Good Friday, filled with quiet reflection and an appreciation for the hope and renewal that Easter promises. ❤️
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📣 Today, I announced more than $2.5 million in grants is being awarded for local transportation improvement projects across Monroe, Wayne and Lackawanna counties. The grants, awarded through Commonwealth Finance Agency’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, are to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth ‼️ 

Grants were awarded to the following municipalities:

 Westfield North, LLC (Smithfield Township PA)
Jermyn Borough
Honesdale Borough
Covington Township
Archbald Borough Administration & DPW
Pocono Township
Roaring Brook Township
South Canaan Township

See my full press release here: 👉 https://senatorbrown40.com/2024/03/26/brown-announces-more-than-2-5-million-in-grants-for-local-infrastructure-improvements/

📣 Today, I announced more than $2.5 million in grants is being awarded for local transportation improvement projects across Monroe, Wayne and Lackawanna counties. The grants, awarded through Commonwealth Finance Agency’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, are to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth ‼️

Grants were awarded to the following municipalities:

Westfield North, LLC (Smithfield Township PA)
Jermyn Borough
Honesdale Borough
Covington Township
Archbald Borough Administration & DPW
Pocono Township
Roaring Brook Township
South Canaan Township

See my full press release here: 👉 https://senatorbrown40.com/2024/03/26/brown-announces-more-than-2-5-million-in-grants-for-local-infrastructure-improvements/
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Meet Rosemary Brown

Northeast Pennsylvania has been my home since I was five; my husband, Joe and I, have raised our three children here and are grateful to live in the beautiful Pocono Mountains to enjoy the unique opportunities this portion of our state has to offer.

The foundation of my life has always been centered around God, my family, and doing my best each day. While I never promise perfection, I do promise hard work and care for our community with an extremely grateful spirit. This is how I truly try to live my life, but it also makes me a better public servant for you.
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