About Marcia State Rep. Marcia Hahn is serving her fifth full term in office, having first been elected to serve the residents of the 138th Legislative District in a May, 2010 special election. The 138th District consists of the townships of Bethlehem (Wards 01 and 04, as well as Division 04 of Ward 03), Bushkill, East Allen, Hanover, Lower Nazareth, Moore the Eastern and Pt. Phillips districts) and Plainfield and the boroughs of Bath, Chapman, Pen Argyl and Wind Gap. For the 2019-20 session, Marcia is a member of the following four committees: Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Appropriations, Health, and Tourism and Recreational Development and Transportation. She has also been appointed to serve as a deputy chairman on the House Republican Policy Committee, and named to the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, Pennsylvania’s leading source for technology strategy and funding that leads to proven prosperity, jobs and economic development. Property taxes are a burdensome issue for residents of the 138th Legislative District. To that end, Marcia’s House Bill 2329 in the 2017-18 session would have eliminated school taxes for primary homeowners. Hearings on the bill were held, and while it did not come before a committee, she hopes to re-introduce the legislation in the current session as at least a stepping stone toward much-needed property tax reform. Since taking office, Marcia has authored the following pieces of legislation that have been signed into law: - Act 47 of 2018 (House Bill 17) - Amended the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Act to allow a parent or legal guardian to provide consent over the objection of a minor with respect to furnishing medical care or counseling related to diagnosis or treatment of substance abuse. She sponsored the legislation because of a firm belief that parents and guardians should have the final say in treatment decisions that involve minor children in their care. - House Bill 385 – While the legislation itself did not become law, its companion – Senate Bill 31 – did as Act 26 of 2018. The legislation established the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program and create a research grant funded by a portion of the Tobacco Settlement Fund. The program awards grants to research institutions for new treatments and rehab efforts for the functional improvement of people with spinal cord injuries. - Act 114 of 2013 (House Bill 1439) - Promotes innovation and saves money for farmers by exempting from assessment their use of portable high tunnel buildings. A graduate of Nazareth Area High School, Marcia is proud to call the Borough of Bath home. She is a mother of two children, as well as a devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren. No stranger to the district or public service, Marcia has dedicated herself to the residents of Northampton County since 1984. Marcia formerly served on the board of directors of the Nazareth Chamber of Commerce and Pen Argyl Families First. Understanding how difficult the economic environment is on our families and seniors, Marcia’s goals in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives include cutting excessive spending, lowering taxes, and reducing the size of government.