Hill-Evans: It's On Us PA

(Sep 06, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans discusses the importance of putting an end to sexual violence and how crucial the It’s on Us PA campaign is to protecting all students - kindergartners to college students. Read more


Supporting the "It's on Us" Campaign to Combat Campus Sexual Assault

(Sep 06, 2017)

Students from York College and I joined Governor Tom Wolf, fellow legislators, advocates, and other students today in the Capitol to announce the upcoming introduction of a package of six bills as part of his “It’s On Us PA” campaign to combat sexual violence in K-12 schools and on college and university campuses. I’m a proud co-sponsor of the bills, and the prime sponsor of my own bill aimed at better protecting students from sexual violence on Campus. House Bill 1633 would create the Task Force on Campus Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault within the state Education Department to hold hearings on college campuses and report back on how we can reduce the occurrence of sexual assaults on campuses and better support victims. The six bills a part of the governor’s plan are: • Expand the scope, authority, and capacity of the Office for Safe Schools within the Department of Education to support both K-12 and post-secondary institutions, as well as monitor compliance with existing federal and state requirements related to sexual violence prevention and response. (HB1752 sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback and SB870 sponsored by Sen. Vincent Hughes) • Publish an annual report card on sexual violence and harassment in K-12 and post-secondary institutions using existing data reported to the Department and/or other publicly reported data. Read more


Kinsey, Hill-Evans push for emergency preparedness month in Pa.

(Sep 06, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 6 – In an effort to ensure Pennsylvanians are ready when crisis strikes, state Reps. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., and Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, are pushing to make September 2017 Emergency Preparedness Month across the commonwealth. “It’s heartbreaking to watch the devastation unfold down south from Hurricane Harvey,” Kinsey said. “We want to make sure Pennsylvanians know about the tools at their disposal to properly prepare if a situation of that magnitude were to happen here.” House Resolution 448 encourages the public to take advantage of online resources offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ) and Pennsylvania’s Emergency Management Agency ( PEMA ) to: Learn how to create an emergency plan. Acquire information on how to handle various disasters. “The resolution would act as a critical reminder to know how to protect yourself and your family before and during a time of emergency,” Hill-Evans explained. “Having a strategy in place ahead of time gives us a better chance of saving lives instead of losing them.” This would coincide with National Emergency Preparedness month, which emphasizes the importance of strengthening the security and resiliency of the United States through comprehensive planning for a wide range of hazards, including national disasters, cyber-attacks and terrorism. H.R. 448 is awaiting consideration in the House. Read more


Hill-Evans honors local produce vendor for Pennsylvania Produce Month

(Aug 29, 2017)

YORK, Aug. 29 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today honored Central Market produce vendor Dennis Fitz with a House resolution honoring Produce Month in Pennsylvania. A copy of Hill-Evans’ H.R. 425, designating August 2017 as Pennsylvania Produce Month, was presented to him at Central Market. “The work Mr. Fitz does is essential to ensuring that Central Market is bringing fresh produce into the city, where people might otherwise not be able to get it,” Hill-Evans said. “His work – and the work of all Pennsylvania farmers, food vendors and related specialists – contributes greatly to our health and well-being in the commonwealth. “The state and our community are very appreciative of his commitment.” Pennsylvania has a long history of farming produce among its many agricultural products. With over 4,300 farm families managing approximately 55,000 acres of farmland producing more than 330,000 tons of vegetables each year, Pennsylvania owes a large debt of thanks and recognition to our farmers, Hill-Evans said. “These farms are responsible for providing healthy food options for Pennsylvanians, generating economic activity in their communities and promoting the diverse crops grown in the commonwealth,” she said. Pennsylvania is a leader in producing a variety of produce. The state is No. 1 in mushroom production as well as fourth in apple, strawberry, and pumpkin production. These Read more


Hill-Evans: Hate-fueled assemblies have no place in modern communities

(Aug 17, 2017)

YORK, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, issued the following statement following her appearance with York Mayor Kim Bracey today condemning the acts of violence and hatred in Charlottesville over the weekend and President Donald Trump’s response to them. “Following the appalling events in Charlottesville on Friday and Saturday, I must speak out against certain victim-blaming responses and normalizing of radical behaviors involved with the race-based violence that is threatening minorities across America,” she said. “Enough is enough. Because our president is so unwilling to denounce the hate fueling this crisis in America, I am proud to stand with a growing number of public officials across all good political backgrounds in loudly condemning any actions or groups in this country that seek to claim a superior race, advocate for a country exclusive to one race or revise the proud history or contributions of any entire race of people. “There is no room for hate, bigotry, racism, xenophobia or sexism in our communities, and I’m proud of anyone who stands against them. “Our fight against these evil forces might be our defining moment as we creep deeper into an obviously failed presidency and moral bankruptcy in the White House.” Read more


Fall 2017 Internship Application

(Aug 11, 2017)

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Hill-Evans Hails Stronger Animal Protection Law

(Jun 28, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans joined Governor Tom Wolf, lawmakers, animal activists and officials for the enactment of Act 10 of 2017, the landmark overhaul of Pennsylvania’s animal protection laws. Read more


Hill-Evans proposes bills to create sexual assault task force, protect domestic violence victims

(Jun 28, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 28 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans this week introduced two bills, one of which would establish a task force on campus “intimate partner” sexual assault and violence, and the other would allow a domestic-abuse victim to cancel a shared phone plan with his or her attacker. Both bills were designed with intimate and domestic partners in mind, Hill-Evans said, because most victims of violence or sexual assault are attacked by a partner or someone they know. “The circumstances behind intimate-partner and domestic abuse are often similar across cases, and I believe that a fresh look into the issues could help modernize the programs and laws designed to prevent this cruel form of violence and criminally charge those who choose to partake in it,” she said. The first bill, H.B. 1633, would create the Task Force on Campus Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault within the Department of Education comprising various individuals who serve academic communities. This would include presidents of colleges and universities, police chiefs, judges, a psychiatrist or licensed clinical social worker, students who demonstrate a commitment to the prevention of intimate partner violence or sexual assault, a representative of an organization representing the interests of LGBT students, and members of the House and Senate Education committees. According to federal government data, Penn State University ranked first in the nation for the Read more


DEP Grants Available for Alternative Fuel Transportation

(Jun 21, 2017)

HARRISBURG, June 20 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the Commonwealth. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Grant applications will be accepted throughout 2017 with submission period deadlines in July and December, 2017. DEP will hold an informational webinar on the program to detail the types of projects eligible for grants at 11:00 AM on June 22, 2017. Registration is required; to register, please click here https://copa.webex.com/copa/onstage/g.php?MTID=eedfde5fedc312bbf14e327e98f974412 “Now more than ever it is important to look at ways that we can cut down greenhouse gas pollution from all sectors,” said Patrick McDonnell, DEP Secretary. “Transportation grants such as these provide support for schools and other entities to cut down on their carbon footprints and improve the air we breathe, all while saving money.” The AFIG Program can assist school districts, municipal authorities, nonprofits, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships registered to do business in Pennsylvania in offsetting the costs of implementing alternative fuel using transportation projects. The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program is funded by annual Read more


Hill-Evans Honors Special Olympics Champion

(Jun 13, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans honors York resident Regine Theodore-Wise, who competed in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, where she won a gold medal in the alpine advanced giant slalom and a bronze medal in the alpine advanced super G. Read more


June 15 Construction Hiring Fair

(Jun 05, 2017)

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Hill-Evans announces $19K state grant for York County Heritage Trust

(May 30, 2017)

YORK, May 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced today a $19,336 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission grant for the York County Heritage Trust. The York County History Center, operated by the trust, uses collections, historic sites and museums to showcase the history of York County and its contributions to the country. “Congratulations to the trust and the center,” Hill-Evans said. “The center’s dedicated historians and staff are outstanding at telling the story of us, and the trust has been doing a wonderful job of marketing the center and its work across the county. “I’m proud that the state realized a sound investment in this operation, helping York County maintain its excellent reputation as a cultural and historical destination. We have a rich history, and I’m proud of all the work put into telling it.” The PHMC awarded almost $2 million in grants to 141 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 57 Pennsylvania counties that met the following criteria: Museums located in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person. Official County Historical Societies designated as the official historical society for the county. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read more


Hill-Evans: Early childhood education: An investment worth making (column)

(May 19, 2017)

Decades of research have shown the significant ways a child’s brain develops in the early years – long before kindergarten. A child’s brain capacity is said to be 90 percent developed before the child turns 5. Read more


Hill-Evans announces $890,875 in funding for York projects

(Apr 28, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 28 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced an investment of more than $890,000 in state funding to three projects in York County. “I’m extremely pleased to announce that $735,875 will be invested in our York County rail system and more than $150,000 in our York County neighborhoods,” Hill-Evans said. “The $735,875 investment to the York Rail Main Line Reconstruction projection in York County is a testament to the importance of maintaining the commonwealth’s position as a leader in this vital industry,” Hill-Evans said. “Approximately 14 miles of track will be rehabilitated and three bridges repaired with the aid of this funding, an investment that we will reap the benefits from for generations to come.” The total project has a $1.05 million cost, with funding provided from the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program. More than $40 million in funding was awarded across the commonwealth. In addition to the RTAP funding, Hill-Evans also announced $155,000 in funding for two projects in York County made available via the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program, also known as the State Housing Trust Fund, administered by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. “Both the YWCA York and York Habitat for Humanity 2017 Building Project have been awarded funds that will benefit those York County residents most in need,” she said. “For example, Read more


Hill-Evans: Celebrate Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and strengthening animal abuse laws

(Apr 28, 2017)

Animals provide us joy, companionship and perform important jobs every day for the people of Pennsylvania. Whether it’s providing comfort to a victim of crime, assisting our first responders or simply welcoming us home from a long day at work – we owe our thanks to our furry and feathered friends. One important way we can show our gratitude is by being their voices and advocates. While your dog or cat may be able to tell you when they are hungry or want attention, they and other animals aren’t able to propose laws or speak out against cruelty. That’s why I was proud to sponsor the unanimously adopted House Resolution 246, designating April “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month” in Pennsylvania. During this month we recognize and celebrate the victories the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – the ASPCA – and other animal advocates have made assisting and promoting the humane care and treatment of animals. In addition to observing the month, we can and should take action to raise awareness about the abuse and neglect of animals. That includes promoting signs of abuse and steps we can all take to report suspected cases. Signs of abuse include: • Tick or flea infestations. • Wounds on the body. • Patches of missing hair. • Extremely thin, starving animals. • Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners. Read more


Hill-Evans Fights To Protect Animals

(Apr 24, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans speaks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 246, a Resolution designating the month of April 2017 as "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month" in Pennsylvania. Read more


Hill-Evans charter school bill would protect students, taxpayers

(Apr 21, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans has introduced legislation that would offer additional protections for students and taxpayers in the event of a charter school’s closure. Under House Bill 1249 , a charter school that has been notified that its charter will not be renewed or will be terminated may not continue to enroll new students unless the charter school has filed an appeal. If the school’s appeal is denied by the state Charter School Appeal Board, the charter school would have to immediately stop enrolling new students. “In York, we know how difficult the closure of a charter school can be. We shouldn’t allow charter schools to continue enrolling students if they know they are going to close,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s unfair to those children and unnecessarily disruptive to their education.” Making this change would also alleviate concerns about charter schools that are anticipating closure enrolling more students in order to artificially inflate any payments based on enrollment when a school closes its doors. The bill only applies if a charter school hasn’t appealed a non-renewal or termination decision or if that appeal has been denied, Hill-Evans said. H.B. 1249 has been referred to the House Education Committee. Hill-Evans initially offered the bill as an amendment to the Republican-backed House Bill 97 – legislation she said that falls short of providing much-needed reform Read more


Hill-Evans shares York City School District audit statement

(Apr 21, 2017)

State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, joined Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Thursday to hear the results of his recent audit of the York City School District. "I am happy to hear that the district is making good financial progress but it is clear there is more work to be done," Hill-Evans said. "I look forward to working with the community to give our children the quality education they deserve." Click here to read more about the steps the York City School District has already taken to address issues raised in the audit. Read more


Pa. Tax Amnesty Program runs from April 21 to June 19, 2017

(Apr 13, 2017)

A tax amnesty period for Pennsylvanians will run from April 21, 2017 through June 19, 2017. During this limited 60-day period, the state Department of Revenue will waive all penalties and half of the interest on eligible tax delinquencies for anyone who participates in the 2017 Tax Amnesty Program. For more information, please click here . Read more


Hill-Evans to host shred event, collect books for students

(Apr 13, 2017)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York County, will host “Shredding for Literacy,” an event to help constituents safely dispose of personal documents and put books in the hands of local children, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22. The free community shredding event will be held at Lafayette Plaza, North Pershing Avenue and West Philadelphia Street, York. Community members can bring personal financial documents that are no longer needed and any other papers that contain confidential information for shredding. Examples include documents that contain Social security, credit card or bank account numbers, credit card applications, canceled or unused checks and bank statements. Those attending can bring as many documents as they can fit in their vehicles. Hill-Evans asks that for every box of shredding material, attendees donate a lightly used book to be given to local students. “This event is not only a great way to help protect yourself from identity theft, but a chance to help children in our community as well,” Hill-Evans said. Documents will be shredded on site, and all of the shredded paper will be recycled. Read more