Public hearing on Government Barriers to Manufacturing Growth in Pennsylvania

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Pittsburgh Office (and via Zoom)

650 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, 15205


10:30 am: Opening Remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

10:35 am: Opening Remarks – Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

10:40 am: Remarks – Senator Devlin Robinson (R-37)

10:45 am: Ms. Jennifer Beer – Vice President, Government Affairs, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by panelist Ann Tumolo, Government Affairs, PPG Industries – Testimony   – Additional Testimony 

11:10 am: Mr. David Taylor – President, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (remote), accompanied by panelist Eileen Anderson – Director, Government Relations, PA Manufacturer & Business Association – Testimony 

11:35 am: Mr. Jeff Nobers – Executive Director, Pittsburgh Works Together (remote) – Testimony

12:00 pm: Mr. Drew Simpson – Regional Manager, United Brotherhood of Carpenters – Testimony

12:25 pm: Final Remarks – Committee Members & Panelists

12:30 pm: Closing Remarks – Senator Yudichak, Chair

 

* * * A tour of the neighboring carpentry training facility will follow the hearing. * * *

Meeting to consider SB 243

 

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 9:30 a.m.

Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation


Call to Order

Opening Remarks

Consideration of Legislation.

Senate Bill 243 (Pittman) – Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to permit a licensed eligible organization to raise funds by conducting Games of Chance online during the duration of the disaster emergency proclamation issued by the Governor on March 6, 2020, as well as any renewal.

Amendment No. A00822 – Clarifies the types of Small Games of Chance that may be conducted as part of the legislation, identifies parameters, establishes age and residency requirements, and extends the sunshine date until May 1, 2022, or the conclusion of the Emergency Declaration, whichever is longer.

Adjournment

Public hearing on PA’s economy the reliability of our technology infrastructure

 

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.

vXchnge Data Center
1500 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, PA 19130
Philadelphia


Public hearing on PA’s economy the reliability of our technology infrastructure

1:00 pm: Opening Remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.

1:05 pm: Opening Remarks – Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

1:10 pm: Introductions – Committee Members & Panelists.

1:15 pm: Remarks – Senator Scott Hutchinson (21st District), Senate Bill 463 (remote).

1:20 pm: Remarks – Representative Donna Oberlander (63rd District), House Bill 952 (remote).

1:25-1:45pm: Steve Weaver, vXchnge, Senior Vice President of Sales.

1:45-2:05 pm: Mike Grigalonis – President of Pennsylvania Economic Development Association – Testimony

2:05-2:25 pm: William Lowry – Managing Director, Exelon Utilities Strategy.

2:25-2:45 pm: Steve DelBianco & The Honorable Barbara Comstock – NetChoice – TestimonyAttachment

2:45-3:05 pm: Bob Cresswell – Hatzel & Buehler Union Commercial Electrical Contractor – Testimony

3:05 pm: Final Remarks – Committee Members & Panelists.

3:10 pm: Closing Remarks – Senator Yudichak, Chair

Public hearing on PA’s economy the reliability of our energy infrastructure

 

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.

Veritas Medical Solutions
160 Cassell Road Harleysville, Pa 19438
Montgomery County


Public hearing on PA’s economy the reliability of our energy infrastructure

1:00 pm: Opening Remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.

1:05 pm: Opening Remarks – Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee.

1:10 pm: Remarks – Senator Bob Mensch (24th District), Host Senator.

1:15 pm. Introductions – Committee Members & Panelists.

1:20 pm: Remarks – Tim Ratcliffe, Chief Operating Officer, Veritas Medical Solutions.

1:25-1:45 pm: Hilary Mercer, Vice President, PA Chemicals Project and Shell Polymers (remote). TestimonyAttachment

1:45-2:05 pm: Joseph McGinn – Energy Transfer, Vice President of Public Affairs.

2:05-2:25 pm: Chris Ruggiero, Vice President & General Counsel, Monroe Energy – Testimony

2:25-2:45 pm: Jim Snell – Business Manager, Steamfitters Local Union 420. – Testimony

2:45-3:05 pm: Jim Gaffney – Goshen Mechanical.

3:05 pm: Final Remarks – Committee Members & Panelists.

3:10 pm: Closing Remarks – Senator Yudichak, Chair

Meeting to consider SB 154

 

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Off the Floor

Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation


Senate Bill 154 (Langerholc) – The bill would amend the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act by establishing the Distressed Municipalities Recovery Fund to provide recovery grants for distressed municipalities

Public hearing on SB 1256 (Regulation of Games of Skill)

 

Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Policy Committee

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10 am

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 (and Virtual Participation)


10:00       Opening Remarks—Senator Killion and Senator Williams 

10:05       Panel 1— Games of Skill 

10:28       Panel 2—Casinos 

  • Chris Albrecht, SVP & General Manager, Harrah’s Philadelphia  – Combined Testimony
  • Eric Hausler, CEO, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment (Parx Casino)  – Combined Testimony
  • Adrian R. King, Jr., Partner, Ballard Spahr  – Combined Testimony
  • Joseph Weinberg, CEO, Cordish Gaming Group Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Pittsburgh  – Combined Testimony

10:51   Panel 3— Video Gaming 

  • Paul Jenson, Counsel, PA Video Gaming Association and Partner-in-Charge/Industry Chair, Taft
  • Rob Miller, Founder/Partner, Commonwealth Gaming
  • Donna B. More, Partner, Fox Rothschild

11:14       Panel 4—VFWs/Legions/Clubs 

  • John Getz, State Adjutant/Quartermaster, Pennsylvania State VFW
  • Tom Helsel, Secretary, Pennsylvania Association of Nationally Chartered Organizations (PANCO)
  • Ted Mowatt, Executive Director, PA Federation of Fraternal & Social Organizations

11:37       Panel 5—Bars/Restaurants/Taverns    

  • Chuck Moran, Executive Director, Tavern Association
  • Jim DeLisio, Owner, Racehorse Tavern; President, York County Tavern Association; Board Member, Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association

12:00       Adjournment

Written Testimony

PA Gaming Control Board

PA Lottery Testimony

Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania

Meeting to consider HB 777

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, September 9 at 11:15 am (Senate Chamber)

Meeting to consider HB 777

 

House Bill 777 (Klunk/Farry/Hershey)—Small Games of Chance Funds During an Emergency Disaster 

  • Amendment A05998 (Killion)—Provides Clarification

Meeting to consider HB 2388, HB 2412, HB 2429, and HB 2433

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Committee

Monday, May 11, 2020 | Approx. 2:45 p.m.

Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)

 

Meeting to consider HB 2388, HB 2412, HB 2429, and HB 2433

House Bill 2433 (Marshall)—Providing waiver for Messenger and Agent Services 

House Bill 2429 (Diamond)—Providing waiver for Lawn and Garden Centers 

House Bill 2388 (Mihalek)—Providing waiver for Automobile Dealers 

  • Amendment A05525 (Killion)—Amends the Administrative Code of 1929 (Code) to add a new Article relating to Emergency COVID-19 provisions regarding issuance of a waiver to the Governor’s Business Closure Order various business activities. 

House Bill 2412 (Polinchock)—Providing waiver for Real Estate Services 

  • Amendment A05524 (Killion)– Amends the Administrative Code of 1929 to add a new Article relating to Emergency COVID-19 provisions regarding issuance of a waiver to the Governor’s Business Closure Order for legal services and real estate related activities.

Joint Hearing on Wolf Administration’s Response to COVID-19

JOINT HEARING

Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

AND

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Thursday, April 23 at 10 am
Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation

 

10:00             Opening Remarks 

Panel #1

11:00             Panel #2

  • Rachel Levine, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)
  • Dennis Davin, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)
  • David (Randy) Padfield, Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

 1:00                Adjournment

Additional Testimony:

ABC Pennsylvania | Safety Task Force Report

Delco Chamber

PA Land Title Association Attachment 1

PA Land Title Assocation Attachment 2

Meeting to consider of SB 863

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 

Main Capitol, Room 461


Consideration of SB 863