Public hearing on SB 74 (Pediatric Cancer Research Tax Credit)


Joint Hearing
Senate Finance Committee AND Senate Majority Policy Committee

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 9:45 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

Consideration of Legislation

  • HB 1085 (Bernstine) – Repeals the act of June 22, 1935 (P.L.414, No.182), known as the State Personal Property Tax Act.

Consideration of Testimony on Senate Bill 74 (Sen. Martin)

Recess to call of Chair

Additional Testimony

Emma Watson,
Pennsylvania Government Relations Director
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Jennifer Kratzer

Public Roundtable on School Safety – Hermitage, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety 

August 7, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. 

Artman Elementary School
Community Room
411 N. Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA 16148


11:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks  

  • Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
  • Senator Michele Brooks
  • Senator Scott Hutchinson
  • Senator Mike Regan 

11:15 a.m.       Roundtable Discussion

  • Dawn Blaus, Elementary Teacher, Case Avenue Elementary School
  • Don Bovard, Operations and Training Officer, Crawford County EMA
  • Brandon Deppen, Chief of Police, Warren
  • William Gathers, Superintendent, Mercer Area School District
  • Matt Harris, Ex-PSP Officer; Founder, CHARACTER, BE ABOUT IT
  • Hendley Hoge, Superintendent, Lakeview School District
  • T.J. Hudock, Sr. Director, Behavioral Health, Sharon Regional Medical Center
  • Frank Jannetti, Director, Mercer County Emergency Management Agency
  • Eric Jewell, Chief of Police, Hermitage
  • Karen Jez, Superintendent, Titusville School District
  • John Lechner, Diversified Security Solutions
  • Tony Miller, Director, Mercer County Career Center
  • Raymond Omer, Superintendent, West Middlesex School District
  • Christopher Osborne, School Director, Reynolds School District
  • David Piuri, Beaver Valley F.O.P.
  • Tracy Reiser, Superintendent, Jamestown School Distirct
  • Steven Riggall, Medical Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health, Sharon Regional
  • John Sibeto, Superintendent, Reynold School District
  • Jarrin Sperry, Superintendent, Conneaut School District
  • Kevin Sprong, Director, Crawford County Career and Technical Center
  • Lou Squatrito, President, Hermitage F.O.P.
  • Amy Stewart, Superintendent, Warren School District
  • Brian Tokar, Superintendent, Greenville Area School District
  • John Vannoy, Superintendent, Sharpsville Area School District                    
  • Representative Parke Wentling
  • Michelle Young, Commodore Perry School District              

1:00 p.m.        Adjourn

Roundtable on Blight/Revitalization Issues

Senate Majority Policy Committee


Blight/Revitalization Issues 

September 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Hamot Campus
118 East 2nd Street | Erie, PA 16507


10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Dan Laughlin

10:10 a.m. Roundtable Discussion

Sonya Arrington, Erie City Council
Jeremy Bloeser, Executive Director, Bayfront Eastside Task Force (BEST)
David Brennan, Erie City Council
John Buchna, Executive Director, Erie Downtown Partnership/Main Street Program
Heather Caspar, Executive Director, Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network
Dave Deter, Executive Director, Erie Redevelopment Authority
Edward DiMattio, Erie County Council District 6
Mark Dombrowski, VP, Government Relations, Erie Insurance
Sean Fedorko, Radius Co-Work
Anna Frantz, Executive Director, Our West Bayfront
Charles “Boo” Hagerty, Chief Development Officer, Hamot Health Foundation
Dr. Walter Iwanenko, VP of Academic Affairs, Gannon University
Vicki Leap, Chief of Staff, Representative Parke Wentling
Christina Marsh, Senior Vice President, Erie Insurance
Raymond Moluski, UPMC
Tim Necastro, President & CEO, Erie Insurance
Rick Novotny, Executive Director, Erie County Redevelopment Authority
Benjamin Pratt, Vice President, Growth Partnership, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Erika Ramalho, Government Relations, Gannon University
Jake Rouch, Vice President, Economic Development, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Amy Schmidt, Chief of Staff, Representative Ryan Bizzarro
Sheila Sterrett, Senator Pat Toomey’s office
Dr. Keith Taylor, President, Gannon University
Katrina Vincent, Director of Real Estate, Corry Redevelopment Authority
Chip Wachter, Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design
Tim Wachter, Knox Law Firm
Brett Wiler, Director of Research, Grants, and Business Outreach, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Kathy Wyrosdick, Director of Planning, Erie County
Beth Zewe, Edinboro University

11:50 a.m. Public Comment/Questions

12:00 p.m. Adjourn