Warren announces grants for local fire and EMS companies

(Feb 22, 2024)

YARDLEY, Feb. 22 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced grants totaling over $78,000 to support the fire and EMS companies in the 31 st Legislative District. The following funding was awarded from the state’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program : Newtown EMS Inc., $15,000. Newtown Fire Association, $16,368.42. Yardley Makefield Emergency Unit, $15,000. Yardley Makefield Fire Company, $16,951.99. Upper Makefield Fire Company, $15,000. “This basic funding helps keep the lights on to allow our fire and EMS workers and volunteers to perform their life preserving services,” Warren said. “In his annual budget address Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed significant new funding for fire and EMS services, and I support the increased funding.” Act 91 of 2020 authorized the Fire Company and Medical Services Grant Program until June 30. Recently, Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed increasing the program’s funding to $60 million. Warren represents the 31st Legislative District, which is comprised of Lower Makefield Township, Newtown, Newtown Township, Upper Makefield Township and Yardley in Bucks County. ###rjb/2024/bfg l:\print\releases\ CONTACT: Ryan Bevitz House Democratic Communications Office Phone: Read more

 

Warren announces funding for Newtown Township infrastructure projects

(Feb 09, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced that Newtown Township will receive a $326,931 state grant for pedestrian upgrades through PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement funding. The funding will be used for the following intersections: Newtown-Yardley Road and Tara Boulevard Sycamore Street and Silo Drive The upgrades for the intersections will include two unsignalized intersections to include overhead and post-mounted Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, federally compliant signage, pedestrian push buttons and high-visibility crosswalks. Warren worked with PennDOT, Newtown Township and Newtown Walk residents to improve the Newtown-Yardley-Tara crosswalk. “I drive across the Newtown Walk intersection every day. There is an incline on Newtown-Yardley Road coming out of Newtown Borough which makes it difficult for motorists to see the crosswalk in advance,” Warren said. “I met with Newtown Walk residents at the crosswalk and worked with PennDOT and Newtown Township, which lowered the speed limit and implemented temporary safety measures. This grant will fund the measures necessary to enhance pedestrian safety and allow residents of Newtown Walk, and others to, well, walk in Newtown.” Likewise, Warren said he has also worked toward improvements at the Sycamore-Silo intersection. Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Warren Announce $45,000 to Improve Access to Five Mile Woods

(Jan 17, 2024)

BUCKS COUNTY − January 16, 2024 − Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Perry Warren (D-31) today announced that Lower Makefield Township will receive $45,000 in Act 13 Greenway, Trails and Recreation Program funds to improve access to Five Mile Woods. “Five Mile Woods was a favorite hiking spot for my children growing up and continues to be a place we frequently visit, so I recognized firsthand the value of supporting state funds to improve access to this vital nature preserve in Lower Makefield Township,” said Senator Santarsiero. “I look forward to more residents enjoying the 285-acres of dense forest and trails offered in this wonderful community resource. “Historic places and recreational opportunities abound in our communities,” said Representative Warren. “Five Mile Woods Preserve is both geologically unique and an example of the evolution of the use of land by early settlers to later generations in Bucks County. This grant will help Lower Makefield improve access to this natural treasure.” Grant funds can be awarded for projects which involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails, and river conservation. Additional information about the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program can be found on the DCED website . Read more

 

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®): What You Need to Know:  

(Jan 02, 2024)

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ): What You Need to Know: There are major changes to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ) form. The new FAFSA form is now available. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. The 2024–25 FAFSA form will expand eligibility for federal student aid. What You Can Do Now : Watch the “2024–25 FAFSA FAQs” playlist to better for a look at what has changed on the new form. Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to get an estimate of what your aid could be once the FAFSA is completed. If you did not submit a 2023–24 FAFSA form, make sure to create your StudentAid.gov account —and remember your username and password so you can access and submit the 2024–25 FAFSA form when it’s available. Find out if your parent(s) or spouse will need to be contributors (contribute their info on your FAFSA form). If your parent(s) or spouse will need to contribute to your form, make sure each contributor creates their own StudentAid.gov account . Watch our “Preparing for the FAFSA Form” to better understand what information and documents you’ll need to complete the FAFSA form. 2024–25 FAFSA ® Deadlines : Read more

 

Warren Legislation Combating the Rising Cost of Flood Insurance Signed into Law

(Dec 05, 2023)

BUCKS COUNTY − December 4, 2023 − Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Perry Warren (D-31) joined Governor Josh Shapiro today in Yardley Borough for the bill signing of House Bill 735, establishing a task force to address rising flood insurance premiums. “After a devastating storm this summer dropped a month’s worth of rain in a span of just two hours and flash flooding swept cars off of roads, and flooded homes, schools, and businesses in Bucks County, my Administration was on the ground immediately, providing assistance to rescue and recovery efforts, set up detours, and keep people safe,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “Chaired by Insurance Commissioner Mike Humphreys, the task force established by HB 735 will bring together leaders from my Administration and the Legislature to closely review the needs of our communities who are at an increased risk of flooding. They’ll identify the kinds of programs that would make sure flood insurance is accessible and affordable for the Pennsylvanians who need it – and recommend the best courses of action our Commonwealth can take to help increase the number of Pennsylvanians protected by flood insurance.” “Eight years ago, I introduced what was then HB 1299 which was the precursor for HB 735, to help Pennsylvanians living in flood zones with flood insurance premiums,” said Senator Santarsiero. “Then, as now, residents in neighborhoods along the Read more

 

Warren bill to update and modernize PA’s business laws passes PA House

(Nov 14, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Perry Warren D-Bucks County www.pahouse.com/ Warren Warren bill to update and modernize PA’s business laws passes PA House HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – A bill that would strengthen and modernize Pennsylvania’s business laws passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a unanimous vote on Monday. House Bill 1716 , sponsored by state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, would make various technical changes to the state statute that governs and regulates Pennsylvania’s businesses to better align Pennsylvania corporate laws with those of other states, supporting interstate commerce. The measure also would allow lawsuits filed by shareholder plaintiffs against a company to proceed if a special litigation committee isn’t formed within 60 days to address the alleged wrongful activity. “As a former small business owner, I understand the need to modernize Pennsylvania’s business laws to allow Pennsylvania’s businesses to be competitive throughout the country and the rest of the world,” Warren said. “This bill helps make us a better state to do business.” Warren is a former owner of an ice cream truck business as well as a former law firm partner. Read more

 

Warren: State House passes gun background-check bill, red-flag legislation

(May 23, 2023)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday passed historic legislation that would expand background checks for firearm purchases and provide emergency protection for gun owners who are at risk of harming themselves or others, said state Rep. Perry Warren, who sponsored the background-check bill. The bills, which are now with the Senate for consideration, are: H.B. 714 to enact universal background checks, passed 109-92. H.B. 1018 to create extreme risk protection orders, passed 102-99. “It has been a long time coming, but with a new direction in Harrisburg, we took two really big steps this week toward better protecting the public in the face of a growing gun violence epidemic,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “I’m proud to have sponsored the universal background check bill and happy to see it received bipartisan support in the House. We have a responsibility as representatives to do everything we can to make gun sales the safest and most comprehensive they can be in Pennsylvania." Federal and current state laws require checks for most sales by licensed gun dealers, but they do not cover all types of guns or those sold by unlicensed sellers, including online, at shows and to strangers. Warren’s bill would require checks on all avenues of sales and for long-barrel firearms, as well. “I hope that the Senate has the foresight to move this popular and much-needed Read more

 

Warren details 2 of his bills, another with his input, on the move in Harrisburg

(Apr 26, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – Three important pieces of legislation sponsored by state Rep. Perry Warren were on the move today in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The bills are at various points of passage in the Capitol, where Democrats hold a majority in the House. The House Judiciary Committee advanced Warren’s universal gun background check bill, H.B. 714 . This is the first time a gun safety bill advanced past committee in Pennsylvania in decades. It would require background checks for all firearms, regardless of barrel length. “This simple but effective change would ensure that the sale or transfer of any firearm is kept safe and legal, regardless of whether the firearm was purchased through a licensed retail seller, private transaction or at a gun show,” Warren said. House Bill 735 had second consideration today, which positions it for a final vote when the House returns to session next week. Warren authored the bill to establish the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force, which would explore how to combat high flood insurance premiums. “This is the third time my Flood Insurance Premium Task Force bill was reported out of the House Insurance Committee,” Warren said. “This time, I hope that once it reaches the Senate, they will vote on the bill and stand up for property owners and renters near Pennsylvania’s waterways. “Establishing a task force that will Read more

 

Warren details 2 of his bills, another with his input, on the move in Harrisburg

(Apr 26, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – Three important pieces of legislation sponsored by state Rep. Perry Warren were on the move today in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The bills are at various points of passage in the Capitol, where Democrats hold a majority in the House. The House Judiciary Committee advanced Warren’s universal gun background check bill, H.B. 714 . This is the first time a gun safety bill advanced past committee in Pennsylvania in decades. It would require background checks for all firearms, regardless of barrel length. “This simple but effective change would ensure that the sale or transfer of any firearm is kept safe and legal, regardless of whether the firearm was purchased through a licensed retail seller, private transaction or at a gun show,” Warren said. House Bill 735 had second consideration today, which positions it for a final vote when the House returns to session next week. Warren authored the bill to establish the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force, which would explore how to combat high flood insurance premiums. “This is the third time my Flood Insurance Premium Task Force bill was reported out of the House Insurance Committee,” Warren said. “This time, I hope that once it reaches the Senate, they will vote on the bill and stand up for property owners and renters near Pennsylvania’s waterways. “Establishing a task force that will Read more

 

PA House Insurance Committee votes three bills out of committee

(Apr 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 24 – Today, the Pennsylvania House Insurance Committee approved three bills that would give insurance consumers more rights and information, including a bill to expand coverage of breast cancer screening. House Bill 739 was introduced by Insurance Committee Chairman Kevin Boyle, D-Phila. This bill would require insurance companies and agents to develop cybersecurity policies and report cybersecurity events to the Insurance commissioner. Boyle said this bill ultimately aims to put policies in place that would make it very difficult for insurance consumers’ information to be breached or stolen, and make it easier to protect them if a breach occurs. “It’s important we make sure that insurance consumers are protected from scams and from having their electronic personal information stolen,” Boyle said. “Having cybersecurity policies in place and preventing breaches before they occur is a step in the right direction to ensure this for consumers. I am very pleased to see this bill voted out of committee and hope to see it signed into law to protect Pennsylvania insurance consumers.” House Bill 735 was introduced by state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks. This legislation would establish the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force, which would explore how to combat high flood insurance premiums. “This is the third time my Flood Insurance Read more

 

Hearing House testimony, Warren introduces 3 commonsense gun safety bills

(Mar 30, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 30 – Following the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun safety last week, state Rep. Perry Warren reintroduced three bills directly addressing the gun safety concerns heard during testimony. The committee hearing, called by the new Democratic majority, included testimony relating to the pressing needs for safe-storage, lost-and-stolen, and background-check legislation. After the hearing, Warren promptly reintroduced bills he had introduced in the prior legislative session, each of which would address an aspect of the recommendations of the testifiers at the hearing. House Bills 712, 713 and 714 would address these widely supported measures, said Warren, D-Bucks. “Majority Chairman Tim Briggs organized this hearing as the first hearing of the House Judiciary Committee this session. Pennsylvanians support policies that will reduce violence and unnecessary loss of life involving guns,” he said. “Guns are involved in suicide, domestic violence, accidents, gang violence and mass shootings – and all signs point to these three basic policies as proven life savers.” Victims, second victims and advocates took turns Thursday outlining support for laws in Pennsylvania to ensure that stolen or missing guns are reported to law enforcement, guns in homes are safely stored and that long-gun sales at shows, stores or private sales are included in standard background checks. “The experts and advocates who Read more

 

Warren takes oath of office for state House, 207th legislative session

(Jan 05, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, took the oath of office Tuesday in the Capitol to begin his fourth two-year term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Court of Common Pleas Judge John McNally administered the oath of office. This year marks Pennsylvania’s 207 th legislative session. “I am excited for all the opportunities in this new session,” Warren said. “I look forward to advancing legislation that will improve the quality of life in our communities, including our schools, our economy and our environment.” Warren added that his district office can help with a variety of state-related services, including birth and death certificates, SEPTA senior passes, disability plates and placards, unemployment compensation issues and Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance, in addition to being a guide on navigating state government issues. Residents are welcome to call, email or visit his district office at 509 Floral Vale Blvd. in Lower Makefield. The office is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will have an Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 5. In addition to Lower Makefield Township, Warren represents Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Upper Makefield Township and Yardley Borough. Residents can call his office at (215) 493-5420 or email RepWarren@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Warren invites 31st Legislative District residents to Open House Jan. 5

(Dec 28, 2022)

YARDLEY, Dec. 28 – State Rep. Perry Warren will hold an Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at his new district office, located at 509 Floral Vale Blvd. Residents of the new 31 st Legislative District are invited to meet him and staff, as well as take care of any state government related business they might have. “With the 2022 legislative redistricting, we welcome the residents of Upper Makefield Township to the 31st District,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Upper Makefield joins Lower Makefield Township, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough to make up one of the most active, creative and vibrant districts in Pennsylvania.” The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Warren’s office can help with: SEPTA Senior Key Card applications (for those 65+). PennDOT problems or questions — including disability license plates and placards. Obtaining birth or death certificates. Voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications. Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms (for qualified seniors). PACE (pharmaceutical assistance for qualified senior citizens). Information regarding PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency). Information on PA’s 529 College Savings Plans. CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). Requests for state informational materials. Questions or problems with any state agency. Tours of the Read more

 

Fall 2022 Newsletter

(Nov 22, 2022)

As Fall rolls into Winter there will be a flurry of outdoor activities, with our annual holiday parades, tree lightings, Delaware River crossings and other holiday observances. The Fall has been full of events, including Veterans Day parades and ceremonies, street fairs and Halloween and harvest celebrations. As your state representative, it is a pleasure to attend and participate in these wonderful events, to meet friends and neighbors and to share in the life of our communities. Read more

 

2022 Summer Newsletter

(Sep 12, 2022)

Check out my 2022 Summer Newsletter for all of the latest news on what's happening at home and at the state Capitol! Read more

 

Warren: Upwards of $300K awarded to Lower Makefield Township for traffic signal upgrades

(Jul 18, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 18 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, recently announced that Lower Makefield Township has been awarded more than $300,000 in state funding to help improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Warren said the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program will fund a total of $305,320 for upgrades to the traffic signal at Pine Grove Road and Big Oak Road. “It was less than two years ago that we came together and pushed to get Big Oak Road paved due to poor conditions,” Warren said. “Now, we have a large investment from the state Department of Transportation that will enhance safety features for our motorists on the very same route. As a member of the House Transportation Committee, I will continue to advocate for beautification and safety projects of this nature in our community, especially when it means safer transportation routes for residents.” Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement?s to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to?, LED technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. Read more

 

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks

(Jun 22, 2022)

“This is a gun safety policy with tremendous support in Pennsylvania that has for years been stalled in the House Judiciary Committee,” Warren said. “This simple safety measure -- a background check on all firearm purchases -- respects the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions while protecting the lives of Pennsylvanians from gun violence.” Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Warren Announces $873,000 for Newtown Township to Improve Sidewalks in Business Commons

(Apr 21, 2022)

"This project will improve pedestrian safety and expand connectivity in and between our communities. It will close existing trail and sidewalk gaps and will help residents and visitors experience all Newtown has to offer," said Rep. Warren. Read more

 

Reps. Davis, Warren urge passage of Kayden’s Law

(Mar 16, 2022)

“By its action, the U.S. Congress both recognized the critical need to reform child custody law and provided funding to support reform,” said Warren. “Kayden’s Law would protect children and ensure that the best interest of the child is the top priority in custody proceedings. This funding would help Pennsylvania courts implement Kayden’s Law and protect Pennsylvania children.” Read more

 

2022 Fishing Summary and Boating Handbook

(Feb 02, 2022)

Find the online version of the 2022 Fishing Summary/Boating Handbook by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission here. Read more

 

Warren announces grants for local fire and EMS companies
Feb 22, 2024

Warren announces funding for Newtown Township infrastructure projects
Feb 09, 2024

Senator Santarsiero and Representative Warren Announce $45,000 to Improve Access to Five Mile Woods
Jan 17, 2024

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®): What You Need to Know:  
Jan 02, 2024

Warren Legislation Combating the Rising Cost of Flood Insurance Signed into Law
Dec 05, 2023

Warren bill to update and modernize PA’s business laws passes PA House
Nov 14, 2023

Warren: State House passes gun background-check bill, red-flag legislation
May 23, 2023

Warren details 2 of his bills, another with his input, on the move in Harrisburg
Apr 26, 2023

Warren details 2 of his bills, another with his input, on the move in Harrisburg
Apr 26, 2023

PA House Insurance Committee votes three bills out of committee
Apr 24, 2023

Hearing House testimony, Warren introduces 3 commonsense gun safety bills
Mar 30, 2023

Warren takes oath of office for state House, 207th legislative session
Jan 05, 2023

Warren invites 31st Legislative District residents to Open House Jan. 5
Dec 28, 2022

Fall 2022 Newsletter
Nov 22, 2022

2022 Summer Newsletter
Sep 12, 2022

Warren: Upwards of $300K awarded to Lower Makefield Township for traffic signal upgrades
Jul 18, 2022

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks
Jun 22, 2022

Senator Santarsiero, Representative Warren Announces $873,000 for Newtown Township to Improve Sidewalks in Business Commons
Apr 21, 2022

Reps. Davis, Warren urge passage of Kayden’s Law
Mar 16, 2022

2022 Fishing Summary and Boating Handbook
Feb 02, 2022