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

 

 

Meeting to consider SB 797 and SB 977

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


AGENDA

Meeting to consider bills

SCHEDULE

Call to Order and Roll Call.

Consideration of Legislation.

  • Senate Bill 797 (Robinson) – Amends the Neighborhood Improvement District Act of December 20, 2000 (P.L. 949, No. 130).
    • Amendment No. A03241 – Technical amendment delineating allocation of gross revenues.
  • Senate Bill 977 (Boscola/Yudichak/Langerholc) – Amends Title 64 (Public Authorities and Quasi-Public Corporations) of the PA Consolidated Statutes, in Commonwealth Financing Authority, providing for Economic Recovery Grant program, imposing a duty to report to the General Assembly, and making an appropriation.
    • Amendment No. A03182 – Clarifies eligibility standards.

Adjournment.

 

Public hearing on the Invent Penn State program

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


AGENDA

Public hearing on the Invent Penn State program

SCHEDULE

10:00 am: Opening Remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee; Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair – Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee

10:10 am: Panel # 1 – Penn State Leadership

  • Eric Barron – President, The Pennsylvania State University
  • James Delattre – Associate Vice President for Research and Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, The Pennsylvania State University

10:35 am: Panel #2 – Statewide Thought and Industry Leaders

  • Rob Wonderling – President & Chief Executive Officer, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Jim Hoehn – Regional President, PNC Bank of Central Pennsylvania

11:00 am: Panel #3 – Local Leaders

  • Jacqueline Edmondson – Chancellor & Chief Executive Officer, Penn State Greater Allegheny
  • Michael Cherepko – Mayor, McKeesport

11:25 am: Panel #4 – Entrepreneurs

  • Nina Jenkins – Founder & CTO, CondidioTech LLC and Research Professor, Penn State University
  • Kenneth Keitt – Founder and CEO, ParaPer4mance
  • Krista Snyder, RLA, LEEDAP: Founder, Shared Roots and Executive Director Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress

12:00 pm: Final Remarks and Adjournment

Meeting to consider SB 881

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 881

Schedule

Call to Order and Roll Call

Consideration of Legislation

Senate Bill 881 (Langerholc) – Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the Safe Exchange Zone Program.

Amendment No. A02770 – Clarifies eligibility, application standards, municipal responsibility, guidelines and procedures, and liability.

Adjournment