Sappey to host Transportation Town Hall June 12

(May 21, 2024)

DOWNINGTOWN, May 21 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158 th Legislative District to join her for a Transportation Town Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Bradford Heights Elementary School located at 1330 Romig Road, Downingtown. The 158th Legislative District includes residents living in East Fallowfield, East Marlborough, Kennett, New Garden, Newlin, Pocopson, West Bradford, West Marlborough townships and the boroughs of Avondale and Kennett Square. Sappey will be joined by PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll for a discussion about PennDOT’s operations, policies, programs, and upcoming initiatives affecting state roadways, driver services, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports, and waterways. Residents are encouraged to submit questions and share feedback. “Transportation related concerns are the top issues residents contact me about,” Sappey said. “I am grateful that Secretary Carroll will join me for this event to answer residents’ questions and engage in what will be a wide-ranging discussion. This is your opportunity to hear from the very top and to share your thoughts and questions.” Carroll previously served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for eight terms beginning in 2006 and was the Democratic chairman of the House Transportation Committee from 2018 to 2022. He became Pennsylvania Secretary of Read more

 

Humane Action Pittsburgh Webinar on Animal Protection from Abuse in Domestic Violence Situations (Rep. Sappey's HB1210))

(May 13, 2024)

Humane Action Pittsburgh Webinar on Rep. Sappey's H.B. 1210, a bill that passed the House in July 2023 and is currently under review in the Senate. The bill would specifically address animal abuse in domestic violence situations. Read more

 

Sappey to host free Drive-Thru Shred Event June 1

(May 10, 2024)

KENNETT SQUARE, May 10 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, announced she will hold a free Drive-Thru Shred Event -- rain or shine -- from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road in Kennett Square. The Shred Event is an opportunity for residents of the 158 th Legislative District to safely dispose of documents containing personal information and protect themselves from potential identity theft. "I am happy to provide a safe and secure way to dispose of sensitive documents and personal information while also promoting sustainability by recycling paper materials,” Sappey said. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and help keep our community safe and green." During the event, drivers are kindly asked to remain in their vehicles and open their trunks. Staff members will then assist in unloading the items from the cars and return boxes or bags to participants, who are required to take them back. Each participant may bring a maximum of four (4) boxes or bags for shredding. The event will continue until 11 a.m. or until the shredding trucks reach full capacity. Materials will be shredded on-site. In addition, Kennett Area Community Service will be on-hand to collect non-perishable food donations. While donations are encouraged, they are not mandatory for participation in the Shred Event. Residents can RSVP by calling Read more

 

House clears Sappey bill to ensure Pennsylvanians’ access to telemedicine

(Apr 10, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 10 – State House lawmakers today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Christina Sappey, D Chester, that would require insurers to cover telemedicine. “The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light just how critical telemedicine is in providing access to a variety of healthcare services, particularly in rural areas. Special needs families were able to receive therapies with consistency and many of us found mental health services available through telemedicine,” Sappey said. "Studies show that four out of five Americans have used telemedicine at some point in their life. Data also indicates that more than half of telemedicine visits are for mental health conditions—proving how vital telemedicine is in promoting mental health. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that do not require health insurers to cover telemedicine. This leaves Pennsylvanians at serious risk of not receiving care at all, and that’s unacceptable.” Under Sappey’s bill ( H.B. 1512 ) , a health insurer may not refuse to pay or reimburse a participating health care provider or a covered person for a medically necessary and appropriate covered healthcare service provided through telemedicine. Telemedicine does not include care provided solely through voicemail, email or instant messaging. “I am grateful to my House colleagues for voting to Read more

 

New Garden Air Quality Study

(Apr 03, 2024)

The PA Departments of Health, Environmental Protection and Agriculture recently held a public meeting in New Garden Township to present the findings of an air quality study conducted in the township. Residents attended in person and virtually to learn about the results of the study, which measured hydrogen sulfide in the air. This study was done in response to a request from my office after residents complained of significant metal corrosion on their properties and health concerns possibly originating from mushroom farming and composting sites in the area. The study found that the highest hourly levels of hydrogen sulfide may have led to short-term respiratory effects in sensitive individuals, those with asthma for example, in Landenberg and West Grove. The PA DOH reported that longer exposure to hydrogen sulfide is unlikely to lead to long-term health effects. The highest hydrogen sulfide levels at monitoring sites were reported to occur on Tuesdays and Fridays, and were highest during the midnight to early-morning hours during the fall season. According to the Department, hydrogen sulfide does not cause the corrosion residents reported. At the meeting, the PA Department of Health stated they would consider data currently being collected in a separate study being done by West Chester University and New Garden Township at the conclusion of that study. The PA Department of Agriculture pledged to work with residents, townships, elected officials Read more

 

Sappey invites residents to Senior Citizen Fair April 13

(Mar 26, 2024)

KENNETT SQUARE, March 26 – State Rep. Christina Sappey is hosting a Senior Citizen Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13 at the Unionville High School gymnasium, 750 Unionville Road. Numerous vendors will be at the fair to provide senior residents information on state programs and services, health care, legal assistance and more. Health screenings, including blood pressure readings and hearing tests, will be offered. COVID and RSV vaccinations also will be available for individuals who can provide an ID and insurance card. People 65 or older with a photo ID also will be able to apply for or renew a SEPTA Senior Key Card at the event. The event also will feature music and light refreshments. Kennett Area Community Service will be on hand to accept non-perishable food donations. Donations are not required to attend. Registration is required. Interested residents should call Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264 or email RepSappey@pahouse.net to RSVP. Read more

 

Sappey, Kane announce state funding for road improvements on East Baltimore Pike

(Mar 26, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 26 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and State Sen. John Kane, D-Chester/Delaware, today announced the approval of a $750,000 state grant that will be used to make improvements to East Baltimore Pike and Schoolhouse Road in East Marlborough Township, Chester County. The grant comes from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which is used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. “This funding is integral to the ongoing project to widen the road and improve traffic conditions along East Baltimore Pike,” Sappey said. “Transportation-related concerns are the issues residents contact me about the most. I am delighted to partner with Senator Kane and local officials to ensure state grant funding is being targeted to projects that will help move Chester County’s transportation infrastructure forward.” Sappey said $250,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Fund was awarded for upgrades to the same stretch of road last March. "This award is a major leap toward our common goal of boosting transportation, safety and connectivity for folks in our community," Kane said. "I can't wait to see the beautiful transformations this Read more

 

Sappey, Kane announce funding for Stream Restoration

(Jan 19, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 19 – State Rep. Christina Sappey and State Sen. John Kane, both D-Chester, today announced that more than $200,000 in state grants have been awarded to the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to help fund stream restoration efforts in Chester County. A $117,775 Commonwealth Financing Authority grant was awarded to Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to aid stream restoration at the East Branch Red Clay Creek headwaters. The goal of this project is to improve water quality in the headwaters of the East Branch of Red Clay Creek with a holistic approach implementing a stream restoration on 1,850 feet of stream, flood plain connection and expanded riparian buffer. This project is a continuation of agricultural best management practices implemented just upstream with the equine operation and crop farming to reduce the flow of nutrients and sediments to this headwater stream. Additionally, $91,700 was awarded from state Growing Greener funds to help in Pocopson Township’s Pocopson Creek Watershed Restoration Plan. This watershed assessment and planning effort will identify known impairments in the Pocopson Creek Watershed study area, assess water quality, riparian buffer habitat and land use data and make site visits for the entire stream sections to prioritize areas for restoration. The plan will also provide a road map for future restoration by identifying and prioritizing sections for riparian buffer habitat Read more

 

Chester County Lawmakers Secure Over $900,000 in Grants for Vital Water Infrastructure Upgrades

(Jan 05, 2024)

Senator John I. Kane and Representative Christina D. Sappey recently announced they have secured over $900,000 in grants dedicated to improving wastewater handling and water treatment facilities in the 158th House District. Their effort underscores an ongoing commitment to the health and safety of southern Chester County residents and the preservation of the environment. Read more

 

East Penn Railroad awarded $626,000

(Dec 18, 2023)

“This project is the epitome of how business, government, and nonpro?ts can form partnerships to improve the lives of our local communities,” Rep. Christina Sappey said. “I am happy to lend my support to it, and I applaud ESPN, KTA and Kennett Township for their ingenuity. Let it serve as an example of how we solve problems in our community in the future.” Read more

 

Matzie: House Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities Committee hears testimony on bills to protect water and wastewater ratepayers

(Dec 15, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 14 – The PA House Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities Committee heard testimony Wednesday about legislation that would impose more stringent requirements for the acquisition of municipal water and wastewater systems and bring more transparency to that process, Majority Chairman Rob Matzie announced. Matzie, D-Beaver, and several colleagues introduced the bill package to reform Act 12 – which was enacted in 2016 to change the way water and wastewater systems are valued for acquisition – to bring greater scrutiny and openness to these transactions. “Act 12 was originally created to give public utilities incentives to acquire failing or stressed municipal systems that could no longer provide safe, reliable service to customers, Matzie said. “Unfortunately, that’s not how the act is being used. Instead, municipalities and municipal authorities are exercising the provisions to sell healthy, well-operated systems at amounts much higher than their present value. Consumers end up footing the bill for those purchases through hugely inflated rates – without any improvement to services. “Even worse, the sales often happen with little notice to taxpayers or ratepayers, so the public is left in the dark about a pending sale until it’s too late. Our bill package would add needed guiderails to the act so that it Read more

 

House committee will consider legislative package to amend Act 12 requirements for sale of water & wastewater systems

(Dec 07, 2023)

Members of the House Democratic Caucus will hear testimony about their bill package to reform Act 12 of 2016 at a public hearing of the House Consumer Protection, Technology & Utilities Committee at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12 in the state Capitol building. Read more

 

Kendal~Crosslands Communities celebrates 50th anniversary

(Nov 06, 2023)

Before a gathering of residents, staff, community members and elected officials, Kendal~Crosslands Communities celebrated its 50th anniversary on Oct. 26 at Kendal’s Longwood campus. Read more

 

Boletín legislativo de otoño de 2023

(Oct 25, 2023)

Boletín legislativo de otoño de 2023 Read more

 

2023 Fall Newsletter

(Oct 25, 2023)

My Fall Newsletter should have hit your mailboxes! If it didn't you can read all about what I have been up to in Harrisburg and here in the District. Read more

 

House Agriculture Committee discusses veterinary services in Pa.

(Oct 11, 2023)

Today, the Pennsylvania House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee held an informational meeting at PennVet’s New Bolton Center to learn about the challenges facing veterinary medicine in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Marking the fight against breast cancer from the Capitol

(Oct 09, 2023)

The fountain outside the East Wing of the State Capitol runs pink throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. House and Senate members gathered this past Tuesday at the fountain to kick off this important month. If you have a chance to visit the capital this month, make sure to visit this beautiful architectural feature on Commonwealth Avenue! Read more

 

Senator John I. Kane and Representative Christina Sappey Announce over $450,000 in DCNR Funding for 158th Legislative District

(Oct 06, 2023)

Senator John I. Kane and Representative Christina Sappey are pleased to announce the allocation of grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for conservation projects in Chester County. Read more

 

TVN’s Coffee &the Capitol: Looking into Local Issues with Rep. Christina Sappey

(Sep 14, 2023)

In this month’s Coffee and the Capitol, Rep. Christina Sappey of the 158th Legislative District joins PSATS Director of Government Relations Joe Gerdes for an essential chat about focusing more on local government issues. Read more

 

State Rep. Sappey Visits PathStone, Pledges Support for Workforce Development and Affordable Housing

(Sep 06, 2023)

I took a visit to Pathstone, a Non-Profit in our District. Read more

 

Sappey to host Transportation Town Hall June 12
May 21, 2024

Humane Action Pittsburgh Webinar on Animal Protection from Abuse in Domestic Violence Situations (Rep. Sappey's HB1210))
May 13, 2024

Sappey to host free Drive-Thru Shred Event June 1
May 10, 2024

House clears Sappey bill to ensure Pennsylvanians’ access to telemedicine
Apr 10, 2024

New Garden Air Quality Study
Apr 03, 2024

Sappey invites residents to Senior Citizen Fair April 13
Mar 26, 2024

Sappey, Kane announce state funding for road improvements on East Baltimore Pike
Mar 26, 2024

Sappey, Kane announce funding for Stream Restoration
Jan 19, 2024

Chester County Lawmakers Secure Over $900,000 in Grants for Vital Water Infrastructure Upgrades
Jan 05, 2024

East Penn Railroad awarded $626,000
Dec 18, 2023

Matzie: House Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities Committee hears testimony on bills to protect water and wastewater ratepayers
Dec 15, 2023

House committee will consider legislative package to amend Act 12 requirements for sale of water & wastewater systems
Dec 07, 2023

Kendal~Crosslands Communities celebrates 50th anniversary
Nov 06, 2023

Boletín legislativo de otoño de 2023
Oct 25, 2023

2023 Fall Newsletter
Oct 25, 2023

House Agriculture Committee discusses veterinary services in Pa.
Oct 11, 2023

Marking the fight against breast cancer from the Capitol
Oct 09, 2023

Senator John I. Kane and Representative Christina Sappey Announce over $450,000 in DCNR Funding for 158th Legislative District
Oct 06, 2023

TVN’s Coffee &the Capitol: Looking into Local Issues with Rep. Christina Sappey
Sep 14, 2023

State Rep. Sappey Visits PathStone, Pledges Support for Workforce Development and Affordable Housing
Sep 06, 2023