Office Locations 
District Office(s)
Big Jim Plaza, LLC
55 Gosai Drive
Suite 112
Bentleyville PA 15314
Local: 724-669-2242, 
          724-669-2290,
          724-669-2293
Toll-free: 855-271-9380
Fax: 724-669-2296

Capitol Office
B-15 Main Capitol
PO Box 202049
Harrisburg PA 17120-2049
(717) 783-8655
FAX: (717) 782-2962 

                              
It’s Time for New Executive Director and New Business Plan for PA Fish and Boat Commission
11/9/2017
Legislative Report 
The latest news from the State Capitol
                          
It’s Time for New Executive Director and New Business Plan for PA Fish and Boat Commission

Last week, as a member of the House Game and Fisheries and Tourism and Recreational Development committees, I sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf calling for the resignation, or removal, of Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway and a new business plan to bring more anglers and boaters into the Commonwealth.

Read the full letter by clicking here.                                    

For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit RepBudCook.com and Facebook.com/RepBudCook.
                
         
Hunters Can Share Their Harvest

For more than 25 years, the Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program has encouraged hunters from across the Commonwealth to share their deer harvest and provide thousands of pounds of venison to Pennsylvania families in need.

The program partners with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Department of Agriculture and many other sportsmen and charitable organizations. Since 1991, HSH has distributed 1.2 million pounds of donated venison.

Hunters can donate all or part of a harvested deer by taking it to a participating processor, which will then distribute the ground venison to food banks and pantries.

In an average hunting season, the HSH program’s goal is to channel about 100,000 pounds of processed venison through the state’s 20 regional food banks, which then redistribute to more than 5,000 local provider charities such as food pantries, missions, homeless shelters and churches, as well as individual families.

To find a list of local processors or for more information, visit www.ShareDeer.org.
                  
         
Upcoming Events

Honoring Our Veterans                                   
Millions of people around the country will honor our nation’s veterans with ceremonies this weekend to commemorate Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11. Activities will also be held on Friday, Nov. 10, in many areas.

Throughout this Veterans Day weekend, please take time to remember and thank the thousands of men and women who have served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 240 years and who continue to make a positive difference in our communities.
                  
         
California Concealed Carry Seminar Scheduled for Nov. 16

My next Concealed Carry Seminar will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6 p.m., at the California Hill Gun Club, 150 California Road, California, PA.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Thomas Broadwater; Washington County Chief Deputy Sheriff James Dalessandro and Kim Stolfer, Firearms Owners Against Crime will present the facts and answer questions about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry process, the Castle Doctrine and other valuable information regarding firearms safety and state gun laws including:
  • How to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
  • Legal enforcement of the laws.
  • Self-defense and your rights.
  • Reciprocity laws.
  • Hunting laws and regulations.

There are a lot of misconceptions about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws, and the purpose of this event is to let you know the facts and have your questions answered.

Whether you are considering applying for a permit or already have one, this seminar offers a unique opportunity for both prospective and experienced firearm owners to expand their knowledge of existing gun laws and get a better understanding about freely and responsibly exercising your right to keep and bear arms.

Due to seating limitations, interested individuals should register for this event as soon as possible by calling my Bentleyville district office at (724) 669-2242.

Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors!
                                                      

         
 
Solving the Opioid Crisis Community Forum

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29, for a very important discussion with district attorneys, sheriffs, other law enforcement and emergency first responders to address how and what laws should be changed to combat the opioid epidemic.

This community forum will be held at the Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department, 320 Railroad Ave., Stockdale, PA 15483, beginning at 6 p.m.

Interested individuals should register for this FREE event as soon as possible by calling my Bentleyville district office at (724) 669-2242.
                                   
                  
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