This month's local TV report by Sen. David G. Argall (R-29) features a recent visit to the state Capitol by fourth-grade students from Tilden Elementary School in the Hamburg Area School District.
Argall explained his usual routine while working in Harrisburg to the students, as well as new laws the legislature passed that the students may understand, including mandatory bicycle helmets for children under the age of 12.
"I like asking the students about laws that impact their lives," Argall said. "They can usually list a handful of state laws impacting their lives, demonstrating how informed they are on current events. They offer some great suggestions on how to make Pennsylvania a safer place for future generations."
Argall discusses some of the recently debated bills that came before the legislature, including motorcycle helmets and texting while driving, among others.
He said that the opportunity would not have been possible without the teachers and administrators who put the visit together.
"The opportunity to visit the state Capitol is a great learning experience for our children where it brings their social study textbooks to life," he said.
The program will air on:
Ÿ Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
Ÿ Comcast On-Demand on Channel 1 – Get Local – Government – State Senate.
Ÿ Reading (Channel 21) and Hamburg (Channel 19) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Ÿ Service Electric (Channel 19) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Ÿ The program is also available on Shen-Heights TV, Hazleton's WLYN TV 35 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10. Please check local listings for air times.
Argall's report is also available online at www.SenatorArgall.com/ArgallReport.