Rear-Facing Child Safety Seats Now Required –
Children in Pennsylvania under the age of 2 must now be securely
fastened in a rear-facing child safety seat while riding in a vehicle.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration recommends infants should be in a rear-facing car seat
until they weigh at least 20 pounds and are at least age 1.
New rules taking effect today
require children under age 2 in Pennsylvania to use the rear-facing seat
until they outgrow the maximum weight and limits designated by the
manufacturer. Previously, state law did not specify how the car seat
should be facing.
According to existing state law,
children under age 4 must be buckled into a child safety seat. Children
ages 4-7 must be buckled into a properly secured child booster seat,
while children ages 8 and over must be buckled in a seat belt.
It’s Fair Week – The Elk County Fair continues through this Saturday, Aug. 13, in Kersey. For more information, please click here to visit the fair’s Facebook page.
Learn about Agriculture Innovations–
This coming week, I will be attending Ag Progress Days, a showcase of
the latest trends, research and technology in agriculture –
Pennsylvania’s No. 1 industry – that takes place Aug. 16-18, near State
Sponsored by Penn State University’s
College of Agricultural Sciences, the event attracts more than 45,000
attendees and nearly 500 exhibitors from 34 states and Canada. In
addition to the exhibits, attendees can participate in research tours,
watch machinery demonstrations, enjoy interactive family fun and receive
free health screenings.
While there, the House and Senate
Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold an informational
briefing on general dairy industry issues.
No admission fee is charged, and parking is free. For more information, please click here
Back-to-School Vaccinations Clinics Now Available -
To prepare children for the upcoming school year, the Pennsylvania
Department of Health is holding immunization clinics across the
Commonwealth now through Sept. 2 to provide vaccines at little or no
cost for children through 18 years of age who are Medicaid eligible,
uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska Native.
The cost is $5 per child (payable by
check or money order) for families above income guidelines. No child
will be turned away because of an inability to pay.
I recently had the pleasure of
providing a Pennsylvania state flag to the Dubois Oklahoma Athletic
Association for display in their field house. I am pictured with the
association President Denny Lisi.
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