Oct. 02, 2023

Capitol Report
The latest news from the State Capitol
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LAST CALL: Concealed Carry Event with DA Sam Sanguedolce

Join me this coming Thursday, Oct. 5 for our Concealed Carry and Gun Law Seminar. I have lined up a stellar roster of speakers, including Luzerne County DA Sam Sanguedolce, Sheriff Brian Szumski and Pennsylvania State Trooper Anthony Petroski. During this event, you will:

  •   Learn about the castle doctrine and stand your ground law.
  •   Hear how you can get your concealed carry permit.
  •   Learn what you can and cannot do with a concealed carry permit.
  •   Hear about upcoming changes in firearm laws.
  •   Ask questions.

If you have not already registered, please do so by going to my website, RepRyncavage.com, or call my District Office at 570-902-4082.
Scam Alert!

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is warning Pennsylvanians of a potential scam in which individuals receive a phone call from the “Department of Public Welfare” – the former name of DHS – asking for information about individuals’ utility assistance. The scammer then states that the individual overpaid for utilities and asks for bank card information to provide a refund.

DHS will never ask for information about any public assistance programs or personal financial information via unsolicited or random phone calls or texts. Please report any texts or calls about DHS benefits that seem suspicious by calling the DHS fraud tip line at 1-844-DHS-TIPS (1-844-347-8477).

DHS does send informational text messages and phone calls to people who receive SNAP, Medicaid, and other benefits from the number 1-833-648-1964. However, DHS’ text messages will not include: details about a person’s benefits, such as the amount of SNAP they are authorized to receive; a request for specific personal information; and/or links to unofficial websites. Most DHS texts will direct people to dhs.pa.gov, COMPASS, or a site that ends in .gov or .org.

For more information, click here.
Key Dates for Upcoming Election

The 2023 Municipal Election is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Voters will have the opportunity to elect a new state Supreme Court justice, judges to serve on the Superior and Commonwealth courts, and an array of county, municipal and school district officials.

If you are not already registered to vote, the deadline to do so is Monday, Oct. 23. You may register in person at your county elections office, by mail or by visiting the state’s online voter registration website.

The last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 31, by 5 p.m. Completed ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

For more information about voting in the Commonwealth, including how to check your registration and voting location, visit www.vote.pa.gov.

Upcoming District Events

Be sure to mark your calendars for my other upcoming district event: 

Thursday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jewish Community Center in Kingston
613 S. J Strauss Lane, Kingston, PA 18704