Committee to Consider Nominations to Tax Equalization Board

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 25, to consider the nominations of Peter Barsz and Daniel Guydish to the State Tax Equalization Board (STEB), according to Committee Chairman Scott Hutchinson. 

The hearing is set for 10 a.m. in Room 8E-B in the East Wing of the State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

Barsz and Guydish are current members of STEB and have been nominated by Governor Wolf to continue serving on the Board.

Barsz is a partner in a certified public accounting firm serving clients in the Greater Delaware Valley. He has served on several municipal boards in Delaware County.

Guydish worked as an educator for the Hazleton Area School District until his retirement in 1997. He previously served as a West Hazleton Borough Council member and later was elected its Mayor for two terms.

STEB was established by the General Assembly in Act 447 PL 1046, 1947, to compensate for the lack of assessment uniformity statewide in distributing school subsidies. The STEB board consists of a chairman, two members, and a staff of nine. The primary function of the Board is to determine annually the aggregate market value of taxable real estate property in each political subdivision and school district throughout the Pennsylvania. The board is charged with establishing a common level ratio of assessed value to market value for each county for the prior calendar year.

Contact:          Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684           jleventry@pasen.gov