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Kim introduces bill to form County Jail Oversight Board in Second- and Third-Class Counties

(Jul 31, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 31 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, is inviting all to attend a news conference Monday where she plans to formally announce her County Jail Oversight Board Reform in Second- and Third-Class Counties legislation. “County jail oversight boards are an important part of ensuring that our prison population is taken care of and moving towards rehabilitation and away from unnecessary punishment,” Kim said. “Our current laws lack the transparency and accountability needed to have a truly successful oversight board. We need more civil servant driven, citizen board members to be given a chance rather than county officials, or individuals that hold public office. Let’s put the community back in the hands of the people who live there.” The news conference takes place at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 in front of Kim’s district office located at 46 Kline Village, 25th and Market St., Harrisburg. Speakers include: Brandon Flood, president of Bro2Go, Inc. John Hargreaves, volunteer director of PA Prison Society. ACLU representative. Kim continued, “the objective here is simple, transparent and independent oversight of our county jails in both second- and third-class counties.” More information is available by contacting Kim’s district office at 717-772-3570. ### Read more

 

Local Food Pantry Information

(Apr 01, 2020)

ALLISON HILL COMMUNITY MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY Address: The Rock Church, 1501 Market St., Harrisburg Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. BETHANY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE FOOD PANTRY Phone: 717-545-1633 Address: 1605 Parkway West, Harrisburg Serves residents in the 17112-zip code First and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. THE CROSSPOINT FOOD PANTRY Phone: 717-580-1048 Address: 6570 Mifflin Ave., Harrisburg Website: www.xpointumc.org Serves residents in the 17103, 17109 and 17111-zip codes. Open on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 11:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. THE CUPBOARD AT CALVARY Phone: 717-545-0021 Address: Calvary United Methodist Church, 4700 Locust Lane, Harrisburg Website: www.calvaryuniteddmethodist.org Serves residents in the 17109, 17111 and 17112-zip codes. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays of the month. ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY Phone: 717-233-6889 Address: Messiah Lutheran Church, Sixth and Forster Streets, Harrisburg Website: www.ecumenicalfoodpantry.wordpress.com 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Wednesday when the morning shift closes at 11:30 a.m. GREATER ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Phone: 717-541-0388 Address: 212 N. Progress Read more

 

Kim reminds Pennsylvanians that hate and discrimination will not be tolerated during the COVID-19 public health crisis

(Mar 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, MARCH 26 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today said she is joining with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to push back on hate crimes and advocate for tolerance during the coronavirus, COVID-19 global pandemic. “I want to thank the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and its executive director, Chad Lassiter, for standing behind our Asian-American community," Kim said. "We want to remind Pennsylvanians that it is unacceptable to tolerate racial slurs, xenophobic attacks and harassment, especially during this global pandemic. It’s wrong to shift blame or accuse Asian-Americans for this crisis. Pathogens do not discriminate. I stand ready to help and protect anyone who is being discriminated against during the COVID-19 crisis. Moving forward, do not hesitate to contact my office for direct assistance and to report these instances of abuse and harassment. We stand united together in our fight against hate.” “In response to the many calls received by both the PHRC and the office of Representative Kim, we want you to know that we are taking those communications and responding as quickly as possible,” said Lassiter. “We are setting up a rapid response system that will allow us to address acts of discrimination in this emergency that are initiated based on the COVID-19 pandemic. PHRC is pleased to be working with Representative Kim and other partners to address unacceptable Read more

 

Loans Available to Small Businesses and Non-profits Facing Economic Losses Related to COVID-19

(Mar 19, 2020)

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits across Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Businesses may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov . Loan applications also can be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster . Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela . Completed applications should be returned to the local DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration Processing and Disbursement Center 14925 Kingsport Road Fort Worth, TX 76155 The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Dec. 21, 2020. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The Read more

 

Kim announces $303K in PCCD grants

(Mar 11, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 11 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced that $303,156 in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants has been approved for Dauphin County in the form of five separate grants: four Nonprofit Security Grants and one Byrne Justice Assistance Grant. “These grants were highly competitive and I’m beyond excited that this money will be coming to our district as a means to help protect some of our most vulnerable religious communities,” Kim said. “We have seen the tragedies in Pittsburgh and elsewhere across our nation. Hate crimes are still a persistent threat in our society. If we want to make sure patrons of these places of worship and religious schools feel safe, we must provide them with the means to pay for upgraded security. No one should feel threatened while they pray.” The Nonprofit Security Grant amounts for Dauphin County include: Kesher Israel Congregation receiving $150,000; Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy of Harrisburg receiving $25,000; Temple Ohev Sholom receiving $24,929; Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg receiving $24,500. Applicants were eligible for security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of the facilities, including the following: Safety and security planning. Purchase of safety and security equipment. Purchase of security-related technology, which may include, Read more

 

COVID-19 Coronoavirus Information

(Mar 06, 2020)

The latest news from the PA Health Department on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Read more

 

January 2020

(Feb 11, 2020)

Rent - $4983.59 Renovations - $99.00 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $572.00 Postage - $618.64 Office Supplies - $27.76 Water Cooler - $7.41 Parking - $3.35 Utilities - $660.27 Moving Expenses - $200.00 Read more

 

November 2019

(Dec 16, 2019)

District Office Leases - $2621 Steelton Office - $1040 Kline Village Office - $1581 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $261 Mail - $100 Food - $140.95 Office Supplies - $37.39 Water Cooler - $55.55 Parking - $11.85 Utilities - $378.86 Read more

 

October 2019

(Dec 16, 2019)

District Office Leases - $2621 Steelton Office - $1040 Kline Village Office - $1581 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $332 Mail - $100 Food - $140.95 Office Supplies - $37.39 Water Cooler - $10.58 Parking - $14.05 Utilities - $203.45 Read more

 

September 2019

(Dec 16, 2019)

District Office Leases - $2621 Steelton Office - $1040 Kline Village Office - $1581 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $332 Mail - $100 Food - $140.95 Office Supplies - $37.39 Water Cooler - $10.58 Parking - $14.05 Utilities - $203.45 Read more

 

December 2019

(Dec 10, 2019)

Rent - $4983.59 Renovations - $99.00 Janitorial/Cleaning Services - $572.00 Postage - $618.64 Office Supplies - $27.76 Water Cooler - $7.41 Parking - $3.35 Utilities - $660.27 Moving Expenses - $200.00 Read more

 

Kim announces $250K for Reservoir Park in Harrisburg

(Nov 18, 2019)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Patty Kim D-Dauphin www.pahouse.com/Kim Kim announces $250K for Reservoir Park in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today announced that a $250,000 grant will be awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to rehabilitate and further develop Reservoir Park in the city of Harrisburg. “I’m so happy we get the chance to make real change with this new grant,” Kim said. “This money will be used for ADA access to promote inclusion and integration of public spaces that we can all enjoy. In addition, I look forward to the installation of nature play equipment and safety surfacing. This will ensure that our children get to play and grow up in a safe playground environment.” Rehabilitation and development of Reservoir Park will include construction of pedestrian walkways, installation of nature play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the Read more

 

10/28/19 – Automated Shuttle Vehicles – Harrisburg

(Oct 28, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Patty Kim. Read more

 

Kim and Rothman to co-chair Policy Committee hearing on automated shuttle vehicles Monday in Harrisburg

(Oct 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will have a public hearing on automated shuttle vehicles. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol Building. Media and the public are invited to attend. Kim requested the hearing to examine legislation that would enable the state Transportation Department to authorize the operation of an automated shuttle on an approved route. Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, will sit with the Policy Committee as he has been working on this issue with Kim. Fellow state legislators, including Policy Chair Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and Rep. Jim Marshall, R-Beaver, will also be in attendance. Marshall has introduced H.B. 1078 to give PennDOT this authority. After the hearing is over, legislators and the media can take a supervised ride on an automated shuttle. The current agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks 10:10 a.m. Panelists: Leslie Richards , secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Steve D’Ettorre , deputy secretary of technology and innovation, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development John Lawn , CEO, Hershey Entertainment Eric Rensel , vice president of advanced mobility for Gannett Fleming and representing the Automated Vehicle Coalition 11 a.m. Read more

 

August 2019

(Sep 25, 2019)

August 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 Steelton District Office: $1,040 New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 Postage: $1104.80 District Office Cleaning: $286 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $21.16 District Office Supplies: $169.56 District Office Utilities: $386.17 Parking/Tolls: $18.60 Rep. Kim does NOT accept per diems Read more

 

July 2019 Expense Report

(Jul 15, 2019)

July 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $21.16 District Office Cleaning: $332 District Office Utilities: $1055.87 District Office Supplies: $91.91 Postage: $208.20 Read more

 

June 2019 Expense Report

(Jun 15, 2019)

June 2019 Expenses District Office Leases: $2621 (Steelton District Office: $1,040 (New Kline Village District Office: $1,581 District Office Cooler/Water Services: $0 District Office Cleaning Services: $120 District Office Utilities: $0 District Office Supplies: $414.59 Postage: $87.15 Read more

 

Statement on Harrisburg School District receivership petition

(Jun 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 3 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today gave a statement on the state petitioning the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas to place Harrisburg School District into receivership. “I will work hard to ensure that the newly elected school board members and community will continue to have a say in their school district’s operations. We need the receiver and school board to have a strong working relationship to ensure the plan is executed successfully,” Kim said. “Dr. Janet Samuels has already established ties within the local school district, ensuring that no one has to wait for another look at how important the recovery plan is and allowing us to move forward quickly, with minimal classroom interruptions. Dr. Samuels has my full endorsement. Changes were needed in the Harrisburg School District, and I know that by working hard together, we can take the Harrisburg School District to a unified and stronger future for our children and generations to come.” Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today petitioned the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas to place the Harrisburg School District into receivership. In it, he recommended that the court appoint Dr. Janet Samuels, the current chief recovery officer, as receiver. When a receiver is appointed, the individual takes operational control of the district, assuming all the powers and duties of the CRO and the board of school directors, except the power to Read more

 

Kim to hold Correctional Town Hall on May 1

(Apr 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 23 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, will host a Correctional Town Hall on Pennsylvania’s state prisons at 6 p.m., May 1 at the Camp Curtain YMCA on 2135 N. Sixth St., 17110. The town hall will provide a forum for constituents to get answers concerning vending machines, virtual video visits, grievances, inmate abuse, PA state prison and parole, Dauphin County prison and probation, who can get (inmate) medical information, and new initiatives. “It’s so hard for people who have loved ones in prison,” Kim said. “I wanted to hold this town hall so members of the community could be more informed about the state prison system and how they could be better advocates for their loved ones.” There will be employers present for interested job seekers, as well as representatives from state agencies to provide information on state programs and services. Kim and her staff also will be there to answer constituent questions. Read more

 

Kim to hold Correctional Town Hall on May 1

(Apr 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 23 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, will host a Correctional Town Hall on Pennsylvania’s state prisons at 6 p.m., May 1 at the Camp Curtain YMCA on 2135 N. Sixth St., 17110. The town hall will provide a forum for constituents to get answers concerning vending machines, virtual video visits, grievances, inmate abuse, PA state prison and parole, Dauphin County prison and probation, who can get (inmate) medical information, and new initiatives. “It’s so hard for people who have loved ones in prison,” Kim said. “I wanted to hold this town hall so members of the community could be more informed about the state prison system and how they could be better advocates for their loved ones.” There will be employers present for interested job seekers, as well as representatives from state agencies to provide information on state programs and services. Kim and her staff also will be there to answer constituent questions. Read more