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McIlhinney Resolution Recognizes Efforts of Amputees 

The Senate passed a resolution today that recognizes the efforts of Pennsylvanians who have been affected by limb loss, according to the resolution’s sponsor, Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10). 

The resolution designates April 2017 as Limb Loss Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. The designation is part of a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the struggles faced by people affected by limb loss. 

“Even the most advanced prosthetic devices require numerous adjustments and frequent replacements, and the…

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McIlhinney’s District Office to Participate in Local Charitable Food Effort 

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney’s (R-10) district office in Doylestown will serve as a collection point for donations as part of a charitable food program sponsored by the United Way of Bucks County and the Bucks County Opportunity Council. 

Local residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, granola bars, pasta, rice and cereal, as well as any produce that does not require refrigeration, such as apples, citrus fruits, potatoes and onions. 

Donations will be accepted now…

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Senate Sends McIlhinney’s Copayment Protection Measure to the Governor 

A bill that would protect consumers against paying multiple copayments for physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy services was approved by the Senate today and sent to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
Senate Bill 487, sponsored by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), prohibits health insurance policies from charging a consumer more than one copayment amount per visit. The bill would also prevent policies from depleting more than one visit for services provided on a given date.
“The…Read more

McIlhinney Comments on Veto of Liquor Privatization Bill 

Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Wolf’s veto of legislation to privatize the sale of liquor and wine in Pennsylvania:
“Governor Wolf’s veto of House Bill 466 is a serious blow to the ongoing efforts to privatize the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania. Although many lawmakers and state residents support the idea of getting the state out of the liquor business, the governor’s strong opposition to this concept…Read more

Senate Approves Measure Allowing Direct Wine Shipments to Consumers 

Consumers could order a wider variety of wines for direct shipment to their home as part of legislation approved by the Senate today, according to Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-10).
House Bill 189 would allow all wineries to apply for a license to deliver wine directly to customers. Shippers would be required to verify the customer’s age and mark packaging to indicate its contents.
Under current law, out-of-state wineries may obtain a direct shipper's permit through the…Read more

Senate Passes McIlhinney’s Copayment Protection Measure 

Consumers would be protected against paying multiple copayments for physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy services under a bill approved by the Senate today. 

Senate Bill 487, sponsored by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), would prevent health insurance policies from charging a consumer more than one copayment amount per visit. The bill would also prohibit policies from depleting more than one visit for services provided on a given date.
“The use of multiple copayments shifts the financial…Read more

High School Seniors, College Students Can File FAFSA Now 

A Message from Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10)
"Many local residents who call or stop by my office are interested in learning more about financial assistance for college. Given the rising cost of tuition and other college expenses, a solid financial aid plan is an essential component of earning a degree. Students who plan to attend college in the fall can file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now to get a head start on financial planning for the 2015-16 school year. 

The FAFSA form is…Read more

Heating Assistance Program Applications Being Accepted 

Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) grant program has begun accepting applications, according to Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks and Montgomery). 

LIHEAP provides grants to help low-income families pay heating bills during the winter months. LIHEAP also offers crisis grants for families that experience heating emergencies, such as a broken furnace, fuel shortage or utility termination.
The program is targeted to individuals and families earning less than 150 percent of the federal…Read more

Senator McIlhinney Receives Humanitarian Award 

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) was named a recipient of the Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation 2014 Humanitarian Award.

The Humanitarian Award honors individuals who live and work in the Greater Philadelphia area who have made a significant humanitarian contribution to their local communities. The Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation is a non-profit group created to help young families who face the death of a spouse.

"The Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation provides an incredible service to our communities by…Read more

McIlhinney, Watson to Host Senior Expo in Doylestown 

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) and Rep. Kathy Watson (R-144) will host a Senior Expo on Friday at the Delaware Valley College campus in Doylestown from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public. Exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies will be available to provide information on programs available to benefit area seniors. Door prizes and free health screenings will also be offered.

Rite Aid will also offer free flu shots for seniors during the event. Seniors will need to present a…Read more

Senator McIlhinney to Participate in Capitol All-Stars Charity Game 

Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) will join more than 60 state legislators in swinging for the fences during the Capitol All-Stars softball game in an effort to strike out hunger. 

The event, scheduled for September 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Harrisburg’s Metro Bank Park, will benefit Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger Free PA. Proceeds from last year’s game raised more than $62,000 for anti-hunger programs statewide and helped to provide more than 378,000 meals to individuals and families in need.

“Eliminating the…Read more

Sen. McIlhinney Invites Students to Apply for PA Military College Legislative Scholarship 

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) is inviting local students to apply for a special legislative scholarship to attend Valley Forge Military Academy and College.

As part of the Pennsylvania Legislative Appointing Initiative, each state legislator may select one student from his or her district to be designated a Commonwealth Scholar, which includes guaranteed admission and a partial scholarship of at least $12,000 at Valley Forge Military Academy and College.

“Valley Forge Military College has a long history of…

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Constituents and Environmental Community Host Hike to Thank Senator McIlhinney for Taking a Stand against Fracking in State Parks 

Local residents joined the Sierra Club PA Chapter and PennEnvironment in Tyler State Park to thank Senator Chuck McIlhinney for his vote against balancing the state budget by leasing new tracts of state park and forest land for fracking. Senator McIlhinney was the only Senate Republican to vote against the budget and fiscal code bills earlier this summer, both of which provided for more natural gas development in state forests and unconventional gas development for the first time in state parks.

“Creating a…Read more

McIlhinney: Prompt Action is Necessary 

"Prompt Action is Necessary on Medical Cannabis Proposal", says Senator McIlhinney (R-10).

"The Senate Law and Justice Committee recently took the historic step of approving a proposal that would legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. It is important that every citizen understand that this bill has nothing to do with people smoking cannabis; in fact, the bill would prohibit smoking the substance altogether, instead prescribing the use of cannabis-based oils, pills and other safe delivery methods…Read more

McIlhinney Comments on 2014-15 Budget Proposal 

Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) issued the following statement today in relation to his vote against the 2014-15 state budget proposal:

“While a number of extremely important services and priorities are funded in the state budget, I have serious objections to balancing the budget through the use of revenue from additional fracking on state forest lands. Balancing the books at the expense of our natural resources is the wrong approach and sets a dangerous precedent going forward.

A number of environmental…

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Senate Law and Justice Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Proposal 

The Senate Law and Justice Committee approved legislation today that would legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10). 

Senate Bill 1182 would allow individuals who suffer from certain medical conditions to apply for a medical cannabis access card from the Department of Health. A licensed health care practitioner would be required to provide written certification in order for an application to the Department of Health to be considered.
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Finding Common Ground to End the Cycle of Poverty 

by Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10). Although Pennsylvania has made incremental progress toward economic recovery, a large number of working families still remain trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of poverty. Too many workers are still living hand-to-mouth and paycheck-to-paycheck. Worse yet, even minor increases in income could cause them to lose eligibility for programs like child care assistance that make it possible for working parents to have a job in the first place. In these cases, workers who… Read more

Senate Panel Approves Copayment Protection Measure 

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee approved legislation yesterday  that would protect consumers from paying multiple copayments for physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational therapy services.

Senate Bill 1432, sponsored by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), would prohibit a health insurance policy from charging a consumer more than one copayment amount per visit or from depleting more than one visit for services provided on a given date.
“Eliminating multiple copayments is one way we can help…Read more

​McIlhinney, Galloway Advocate Tax Deduction for Living Organ Donors 

Two Bucks County legislators are advocating the creation of a new state tax credit designed to offset costs incurred by living organ donors.
Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) introduced Senate Bill SB 1448 today which is legislation that would offer a Personal Income Tax deduction of up to $10,000 for living donors to defray costs for travel, lodging medical and lost wages resulting from organ donation.
A state law enacted in 2006 reimburses businesses that allow a paid leave of absence for their employees…Read more

Senator McIlhinney - In the News 

Senate Passes McIlhinney Resolution to Improve Programs for Working Families.
Following Senate passage of a resolution sponsored by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10), State lawmakers could develop a better strategy to help low-income working families. 
Senate Resolution 62 directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to study state programs targeted to help working families achieve self-sufficiency and develop a strategic plan to reduce the number of families living in poverty.
Under current law,…Read more