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

Meeting to consider SB 570, SB 784, and HB 1325

 

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


Senate Bill 570 (Langerholc)—Amends the Municipal Financial Recovery Act to provide for Recovery Grants for Distressed Municipalities. 

Senate Bill 784 (Yaw)—Amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act.

  • Amendment A03553 (Killion)

House Bill 1325 (Ortitay)—Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) to provide for an evaluation for a gambling disorder for those violating the PA Gaming Control Board’s self-exclusion list.

Informational meeting on economic development opportunities of the data center industry

 

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

Majority Caucus Room


10:30        Opening Remarks—Senator Killion and Senator Williams 

10:33        John Brockwell, Vice President, Bala Engineering 

10:38        Steve Wray, Vice President, Econsult Solutions Inc. 

10:43        Brian Chavis, Former Chair, Loudoun County (VA) Department of Economic Development 

10:48        Ben Mitten, P.E., Vice President/General Manager, TierPoint Pennsylvania 

10:53        Michael Grigalonis, Treasurer and Incoming President, Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) Finance Committee 

10:58        Michael Lloyd, General Counsel, IMC Construction 

11:03        Cheryl Begandy, Director of External Relations and Outreach, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 

11:08        George Schools, Business Agent, Steamfitters Local 420 

11:13        Steve DelBianco, President and CEO, and Barbara Comstock, Advisor, NetChoice – Combined Testimony

11:18        Questions and Answers 

12:00        Adjournment

 

Additional Written Testimony

Sam Denisco, Vice President, Government Affairs, PA Chamber of Business and Industry

Phil Eastman, Manager, Economic Development, PECO

Economic and Revenue Impact of Data Centers in PA, submitted on behalf of: First Energy, Green Fig, Iron Mountain, PECO, Penn Power Group, PPL

Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Iron Mountain Data Centers

Meeting to consider HB 826

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


Public hearing on SB 721 (Tourism Promotion Fund)

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

 

Hearing Objective: To gather information on the current tax collection practices of online travel companies, as well as to discuss how Senate Bill 721 would apply to online travel companies and if such changes in law are needed.

 

10:00 a.m.           Opening Remarks and Introduction

Panel One
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Amy Gill, Deputy Secretary for Tax Policy

Panel Two
Visit Philadelphia, Fritz Smith, Vice President of Research and Industry Relations – Additional Testimony
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Chris Barrett, President & CEO
Kalahari Resorts, Don Pleau, General Manager

Panel Three
The Travel Technology Association (TravelTech), Steve Shur, President
Expedia, Inc., Joseph Montano, Government Affairs Manager, Northeast

Panel Four
Marriott International, Thomas J. Maloney, Senior Director, Government Affairs

Final Questions & Answers/Closing Remarks

12 Noon
Hearing Adjournment

Written Testimony 1
Written Testimony 2

Meeting to consider HB 782

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Off the Floor


House Bill 782 (Nesbit), PN. 1680, amends Title 4 (Amusements) to expedite PGCB approval requirements for businesses that provide nongaming goods and services to casinos.
Summary

Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) Programs and Partners

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Hearing Room #1 NOB

 

10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Introduction

 Panel One

 10:15 a.m.          Sheri R. Collins, Deputy Secretary, Office of Technology & Innovation, PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)

 10:20 a.m.         Pamela Shupp, President, Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA)

Panel Two

10:35 a.m.           Chuck Leonard, Executive Director, Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation

10:40 a.m.           John W. Biemiller, Vice President, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County

Panel Three

 10:55 a.m.             Eric Joseph Esoda, President & CEO, Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC)

11:00 a.m.             Jill Foys, Executive Director, Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission

11:15 a.m.               Final Questions & Answers/Closing Remarks

11:30 a.m.              Hearing Adjournment

Written Testimony

Christian Conroy