Informational meeting on Tourism Improvement Districts

 

Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee 

Monday, October 17 | 10:30 a.m. 

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


Agenda

10:30 a.m.: Opening remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair
                      Recognition of Members in Attendance

10:35 a.m.: Joe Massaro, President & CEO – Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association – Testimony

10:45 a.m.: John Oliver, President & CEO – Visit Erie – Testimony

11:00 a.m.: Final Remarks and Adjournment

* * * Schedule is subject to change. * * *

Joint hearing on regional workforce development initiatives

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee and
Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Tuesday, October 11 | 1:30 p.m.

Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke


Agenda

Joint public hearing on regional workforce development initiatives

1:30 pm: Opening Remarks

Senator John Yudichak, Chair
Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

Senator Camera Bartolotta, Chair
Labor & Industry Committee

Senator Christine Tartaglione, Minority Chair
Labor & Industry Committee

Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair
Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

Recognition of Members in Attendance

1:45 pm Statewide Perspective
Dan Kuba, Acting Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

2:00 pm Panel 1 – Education, Labor, and Business

Susan Spry, Vice President of Workforce and Community Development – Testimony
Luzerne County Community College

John Naldony, Training Director
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 163

Tim Evans, Owner
Colours, Inc. [invited]

2:30 pm Panel 2 – Chambers of Commerce
Lindsay Griffin, President & CEO
Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Mikitish, Executive Vice President
Greater Pittston Area Chamber of Commerce

Gina Suydam, President – Testimony
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Jocelyn Sterenchock, Director of Economic Development
CAN DO Greater Hazleton

Mary Malone, President – Testimony
Greater Hazleton Area Chamber of Commerce

3:15 pm Final Remarks and Adjournment

Public hearing on environmental and economic impacts of the anthracite industry in northeastern PA and PA’s coal refuse energy and reclamation tax credit

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

September 27, 2022 | 1:30 p.m.

Hazleton City Hall
40 North Church Street
Hazleton, PA 18201


Agenda

Public hearing on environmental and economic impacts of the anthracite industry in northeastern PA and PA’s coal refuse energy and reclamation tax credit

Schedule

1:30 p.m.: Opening remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair
                   Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair
                   Recognition of Members in Attendance

1:40 p.m.: Panel #1
                   ~Brian Bradley, Director, Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Pennsylvania DEP- Testimony
                   ~Terry Ostrowski, President/CEO, Earth Conservancy – Testimony

2:10 p.m. Panel #2
                   ~Mary Malone, President, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce
                   ~Alan Stoudt, Executive Director, Luzerne County Convention & Visitors
                     Bureau

2:30 p.m. Panel 3
                   ~Duane Feagley, President, Pennsylvania Anthracite Council
                   ~Jason Kelso, General Counsel, Reading Anthracite Company – Testimony
                   ~Jaret Gibbons, Executive Director, Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Association – Testimony
                   ~J. Gregory Driscoll, Chairman, Blaschak Coal Corporation

3:30 Final Remarks and Adjournment

 

Meeting to consider HB 1952, HB 2265 and HR 203

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Monday, June 20th, 2022 | 12 p.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8 E-B


Agenda

Meeting to consider HB 1952, HB 2265 and HR 203

Schedule

Meeting to consider HB 1694

Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 12 p.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461

Agenda

Meeting to consider HB 1694

 

Meeting to consider SB 643 and SB 1159

Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee

May 25, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

AGENDA

Meeting to consider SB 643 and SB 1159

Meeting to consider SB 1163

Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 12 p.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1163

Public hearing on the economic impacts of RGGI

JOINT HEARING
Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

AND Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Agenda

Public hearing on the economic impacts of RGGI

Schedule

Opening Remarks (10:00 am)

Sen. Gene Yaw, Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
Sen. John Yudichak, Chair, Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee
Sen. Carolyn Comitta, Minority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair, Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

Independent Fiscal Office Matthew Knittel, Director (10:15am-10:45am) Testimony

Economic Development (10:45 am-11:30 am)

Kevin Sunday, Director, Government Affairs, PA Chamber of Business & Industry – Testimony
Melissa Morgan, Assistant State Director, National Federation of Independent Business – Testimony
Carl Marrara – Vice President, Government Affairs, PA Manufacturers Association – Testimony
Brett Vassey – President & CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association – Testimony

Labor (11:30 am-12:15 pm)

Kris Anderson, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Third District – Testimony
Martin Williams, National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Testimony
Shawn Steffee, Business Agent, Boilermakers Local 154 – Testimony

Education (12:15 pm-12:45 pm)

Professor Daniel Mallinson – Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State-Harrisburg (Zoom)
Dr. William M. Shobe, Director, Center for Economic & Policy Studies, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service; Adjunct Professor of Economics; University of Virginia – Testimony

Closing Remarks & Adjournment.

Sen. Gene Yaw, Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy Committee.
Sen. John Yudichak, Chair, Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.
Sen. Carolyn Comitta, Minority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy Committee.
Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair, Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.

Additional Written Testimony

Department of Environmental Protection – Testimony

Herr’s – Testimony

Ohio River Valley Institute – Testimony

The Pennsylvania State University-Dr. Seth Blumsack Testimony

Public hearing on small business assistance and economic recovery

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 9:30 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room 1

Agenda

Public hearing on small business assistance and economic recovery

Schedule

9:30 am: Opening Remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee; Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair.

Remarks – Senator Aument: Small Business Assistance & Recovery Package.

Panel #1: Tom Tyler, Board President of PA Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association; owner of McStew’s Irish Sports Pub, Bucks County. (participating remotely) – Testimony

Panel #2: Melissa Morgan – PA Assistant State Director, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), accompanied by Warren Hudak, President of Hudak and Company, and Chair of NFIB Leadership Council.

Panel #3: Zak Pyzik – Director of Government Affairs, PA Restaurant & Lodging Association, accompanied by Jennifer Fertenbaugh, Partner and Business Director at Café Fresco.

Closing Remarks and Adjournment.

 

Voting meeting on SB 962

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.

Room 461, Main Capitol

Agenda

Voting meeting on SB 962

Schedule

  • Call to Order and Roll Call.
  • Consideration of Legislation.
    • Senate Bill 962 (Langerholc) – Establishes the Rural Coworking & Innovation Center Grant Program, providing for requirements and imposing duties on the Department of Community & Economic Development.
      • Amendment No. A03427 – Technical amendment clarifying components of grant program, updating definitions, revising application guidelines and prioritization, updating local match requirement and adding operational guidelines.
      • Amendment No. A03557 – Adds definition of rural municipality; expands program eligibility.
  • Adjournment