Public hearing to receive input from the law enforcement community and stakeholders on increased crime and public safety

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Monday, May 2, 2022 | 10 a.m.

East Hempfield Township Building, Landisville, Lancaster County


Agenda

Public hearing to receive input from the law enforcement community and stakeholders on increased crime and public safety

Schedule

Introduction

Panel 1:

Chief David Steffen, Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department

President of the PA Chiefs of Police Association

Chief Jack Brommer, Columbia Borough Police Department

President of the Lancaster County Chiefs of Police Association

Chief Lisa A. Layden, West Hempfield Township Police Department

Tpr. Kelly MacIntyre, Pennsylvania State Police, Community Affairs Officer 

Q and A 

Panel 2:

Heather Adams, Lancaster County District Attorney

Detective Christopher Jones, East Lampeter Township Police Department

Lancaster County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Task Force

Christopher Dreisbach, CEO, Blueprints for Addiction and Recovery, and

Co-Founder of SecondChance PA

Benjamin McCoy, Executive Vice President at Blueprints, and Co-Founder of SecondChance PA

Janelle Esbenshade, NorthStar Initiative, Interim Exec. Dir. 

Q and A 

Closing Remarks

Public hearing to receive input from the law enforcement community and stakeholders on increased crime and public safety

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Monday, April 25, 2022 | 1:30 p.m.

Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg


Agenda

Public hearing to receive input from the law enforcement community and stakeholders on increased crime and public safety

Schedule

Introduction
Panel 1:
Chief Michael Burgan, Richland Township Chief of Police – Testimony
Chief Richard Pritchard, City of Johnstown Chief of Police
Q and A
Panel 2:
The Honorable Norman A. Krumenacker III, Cambria County President Judge
The Honorable Kevin Price, Magisterial District Judge 47-1-03
Gregory J. Neugebauer, Cambria County District Attorney – Testimony
Maribeth Schaffer, Chief Public Defender Cambria County
Q and A
Closing Remarks

Public hearing on vaccine mandates and impacts on/in the workplace

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Monday, November 8, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


AGENDA

Public Hearing on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and their Effects on the Workplace, Employees, and the Business Community

Schedule

10:00 a.m.—10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks

Senator Mario M. Scavello, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

Panel One

  • Congressman Scott Perry, Federal Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
  • PA Homecare Association, Teri Henning, Esq., CEO – Testimony
  • PA Healthcare Association, Zach Shamberg, President & CEO
  • Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Rebecca Aungst, President & CEO  – Testimony
  • Solar Innovations, Stacy Header, CFO  – Testimony
  • Informed Consent PA, Stephanie Coxon, MBA, PhD, CNHP, BCTN  – Testimony

Questions and Answers

Panel Two

  • Pennsylvania State Chamber, Alex Halper, Director of Government Affairs

Questions and Answers

Panel Three

  • Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, D.C. at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association Functional Nutrition Working Group, and Founder, and President of the Shield of Truth Network – Testimony
  • John David Stoltzfus, Community Services Group  – Testimony
  • Jamie Lamb, Small Business Owner, Certified Doula  – Testimony
  • Nicole Donley, RN  –  Testimony
  • Paula Provenzano, Bank Employee  – Testimony
  • John Cronin, Captain and Member, Airline Employees for Health Freedom  – Testimony
  • Alison Fujito, Violinist, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  – Testimony

Questions and Answers

11:50 a.m. -11:55 a.m.   Adjournment

Written Testimony

Jennifer L. Berrier, Secretary, PA Department of Labor & Industry  – Testimony

PCIC Testimony-Other  – Testimony

PA Chamber of Business and Industry, Gene Barr  – Testimony

Informational meeting on SB 562 (Airport Land Development Zone (ALDZ) Program)

Senate Majority Policy Committee AND Senate Aviation Caucus

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


AGENDA

Informational meeting on SB 562 (Airport Land Development Zone (ALDZ) Program)

SCHEDULE

10:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Committee Member Introductions

10:05 a.m. Pennsylvania Aviation Council

David Heath, Consultant for the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania – Testimony   –  Attachment
Principal, BBP Solutions

Gabe Monzo, President Board of Directors, Aviation Council of Pennsylvania
Executive Director Westmoreland County Airport Authority/ Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

Joseph M. Uliana,  J.M. Uliana & Associates,
Speaking on the ALDZ Tax Credit

Question from Committee Members

10:55 a.m. Closing Remarks

Public hearing on the federal prohibition of whole milk in schools

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Public hearing on the Federal Prohibition of Whole Milk in Schools

9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. – Opening Remarks

Senator Mario M. Scavello, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. – Panel One

Rick Ebert, President, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau – Testimony

Rob Barley, Chairman, PA Milk Marketing Board – Testimony

Mike Eby, Farmer and PA Farmers Union board member – Testimony
President of National Dairy Producers Organization and Executive Director of Organization for Competitive Markets

Jayne Sebright, Executive Director, Center for Dairy Excellence – Testimony

9:25 a.m.—9:40 a.m. – Questions and Answers                                               

9:40 a.m.—9:55 a.m. – Panel Two

Bernie Morrissey, Chairman, Grassroots PA Dairy Advisory Committee – Testimony

Nelson Troutman, Berks County Dairy Farmer, Started the “97 Milk” Movement – Testimony

Jackie Behr, Volunteer Marketing Manager with “97 Milk” Whole Milk Educational Efforts, also works with dairy farmers in her job at R&J Dairy Consulting – Testimony | Attachment

Sherry Bunting, Ag Journalist, former member of the ELANCO School Board, Originated the 30,000-plus petition seeking to legalize whole milk in schools – Testimony

9:55 a.m.—10:10 a.m. – Questions and Answers

10:10 a.m.—10:20 a.m. – Panel Three

Krista Byler, Food Service Director/District Chef, Union City Area School District – Testimony  | Slides

Christine Ebersole RN, BSN, CSN, School Nurse, Martinsburg –  Testimony |  Attachment 

Tricia Adams, Hoffman Family Farms, School-Involved Parent leads school tours at the farm – Testimony

10:20 a.m.—10:35 a.m. – Questions and Answers

10:35 a.m.  –  Adjournment

Written Testimony

Mike Sensenig – Testimony
Sensenig’s Feed Mill

Public hearing on the economic impact of COVID-19 business closures on the Tourism and Hospitality industries

 

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

NOB, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation


Public hearing on the economic impact of COVID-19 business closures on the Tourism and Hospitality industries

Agenda

10:00 a.m.—10:05 a.m.         Opening Remarks

Senator Mario M. Scavello, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

10:05 a.m.—11:00 a.m.         Panel One

Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), Matthew Knittel, Director – Testimony

Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Baldrige, President & CEO – TestimonySupporting Materials

Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, Robert Carl, President & CEO – Testimony

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Gina Martens, Senior Vice President, Member Relations & Sales – Testimony                                    

11:00 a.m.—11:40 a.m.         Panel Two

Visit Pittsburgh, Jerad Bachar, President & CEO – Testimony

Visit Philly, Jeff Guaracino, President & CEO – Testimony

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, President & CEO – Testimony

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Chris Barrett, President & CEO – Testimony

11:40 a.m.—12:20 a.m.         Panel Three

PA Amusement Parks & Attractions, Michael Fehnel, VP and General Manager of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – Testimony

Kalahari Resorts, Daryl Morris, General Manager – Testimony

Altoona Curve, Derek Martin, General Manager – Testimony

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Priscilla Luce, Interim President – Testimony

12:20 p.m.—1:00 p.m.           Panel Four

PA Restaurant & Lodging Association, John Longstreet, President and CEO – Testimony

Private Event Professionals of Pennsylvania, Domenick Savino, Managing Partner, The Drexelbrook – Testimony

Barley Creek Brewing, Trip Ruvane, Owner – Testimony

Hoss’s, Cynthia Smith, Corporate Counsel – Testimony

The Wheel Restaurant, Savas G. Logothetides, Owner – Testimony

1:00 p.m.                                Adjournment

 

Additional Written Testimony

Stroudsmoor Country Inn – Testimony

Public Hearing on Election Issues

 

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.

Wyndham Hotel

95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325


12:30 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Strengthening Hate Crime Laws in PA

 

Senate Majority Policy Committees

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.

East Goshen Township Building,

1580 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380-6199 | Chester County


1:00 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Tom Killion

1:10 p.m.        Panel One

Deb Ryan
Chester County District Attorney

Jack Stollsteimer
Delaware County District Attorney

1:25 p.m.        Panel Two

Sherri Landis
Executive Director, the Arc of Pennsylvania

Matt Holliday
Board President, Arc of Chester County

Jeanne Meikrantz
Executive Director, Arc of Chester County

Karen Hayes
Director of Development, Arc of Chester County

Eileen MacDonald
Executive Director, Delaware County Advocacy & Research Organization

1:40 p.m.        Panel Three

Brett Burman
Citizen Advocate on LGBTQ Issues

Jason Landau Goodman
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Youth Congress  

Kendall Stephens
Trans Community Advocate

Shira Goodman
Regional Director of ADL Philadelphia
Anti-Defamation League                       

1:55 p.m.        Panel Four

Representative Tom Murt
Senator Camera Bartolotta

2:10 p.m.        Workshop Discussion 

3:00 p.m.        Adjourn

The Future of Telemedicine in PA

Senate Majority Policy Committees

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.

Beaver County Community College

1 Campus Dr, Monaca, PA 15061 | Beaver County

 

The Future of Telemedicine in PA

10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Elder Vogel

10:10 a.m.
Panel One

Stephanie Watkins
The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania

Jack Protetch
Sr. Program Manager – Telehealth, Allegheny Health Network

Kelly J. Shields, Ph.D.
Senior Research Data Scientist
Data Science R&D
Enterprise Analytics | Highmark Health               

10:25 a.m.
Panel Two

Mara Svoboda, BSN, MS
Systems Analyst-Telemedicine, UPMC

Kathleen Morouse, DNP, RN-BC, CCRN-K
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist, UPMC Passavant

Jeanine Wigton, DNP
Advanced Certified Telemedicine Telehealth Professional

10:40 a.m.
Panel Three

Ellen Mazo
Director of Government Affairs, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Mariel Garcia, MBA
Sr. Director, Telemedicine, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

10:55 a.m.
Workshop Discussion 

12:00 a.m.
Adjourn

Act 66 of 2020 which established the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit

Senate AND House Majority Policy Committees

Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 10:30 a.m.

Friedman Jewish Community Center, 613 S J Strauss Ln

Kingston, PA 18704, Luzerne County (and Virtual Participation)

 

10:30 a.m.          Welcome and Opening Remarks – Representative Causer & Senator Argall

10:40 a.m.          KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis, State College, PA

                             Perry Babb, CEO

11:00 a.m.          TopLine Analytics, Devon, PA

                             Tom Gellrich, President

11:20 a.m.          Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council

                             Abby Foster, President

11:40 a.m.          Northeastern Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council

                             Warren Faust, President

12:00 p.m.          International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

                             Martin Williams, National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs

12:20 p.m.          Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association

                             Carl Marrara, Vice President, Government Affairs

12:40 p.m.          Concluding Remarks & Adjourn