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McGarrigle Kids Expo is June 11
Entertainment this year includes Face Painting, Moon Bounce and Slide, Philadelphia Zoo Show, Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show, Interboro High School Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble, and more.
Hope to See You at Our July 14 Open House
Identity Theft Prevention Fair September 10
State Representative Jamie Santora and I are hosting one of our popular Identity Theft Fairs September 10 in Drexel Hill.
There will be information about Identity Theft Prevention and an Industrial Shredder on site. The industrial shredder is there to allow you to obliterate any documents that contain personal information, including birth dates, Social Security numbers, bank account information and credit card numbers. Your documents get shredded safely and securely.
New DUI Ignition Interlock Requirement Becomes Law
Legislation I supported has been signed into law requiring most first-time offenders of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to install ignition interlocks on their vehicle for at least one year.
In 2014, there were approximately 10,500 alcohol-related crashes in Pennsylvania that resulted in 333 deaths.
Act 33 of 2016 would require convicted first-time offenders with Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.10 percent or higher to use ignition interlocks for at least 12 months. Under current law, the requirement applies only to second and subsequent offenders.
The installation of ignition interlocks will allow drivers to use their vehicles for work, school and other purposes in a controlled driving environment.
Forty-eight other states that have laws requiring ignition interlocks for some level of first-time offenders, and such laws significantly reduce drunk-driving fatalities. Advocacy groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and PA Parents Against Impaired Driving worked tirelessly to gain passage of the measure.
Senator McGarrigle had the opportunity to present CADES. with a Senate Citation for their 60th Anniversary and to their longtime Executive Director, Bill Benson, on his retirement after 40 years.
Senator McGarrigle stopped by the Delaware County 4H Program at the Garret Williamson Farm in Newtown Square for their Open House.
Senator McGarrigle was the emcee for the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Clara Barton Dinner to honor Sunoco as the recipient of the Corporate Humanitarian Award, and longtime friend Chair of Delaware County Council Mario J. Civera, Jr. as the Humanitarian Award recipient.
Secane Station Renovation
One June 1, Senator McGarrigle checked on the progress of the pedestrian underpass at the Secane Station with Representative Jamie Santora
Save the Date: Senator McGarrigle’s Senior Expo: October 20
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