Meeting to consider House Bill 2477 and State Athletic Commission Reappointments

Senate State Government Committee

Wednesday June 20, 2018
OFF THE FLOOR


Consideration of the Following Nominees:

State Athletic Commission (Reappointments):  Rudy Battle, Philadelphia and Joel L. Frank, West Chester


House Bill 2477 (Watson):  Amends the chapter in the Medical Marijuana Act regarding research to clarify the General Assembly’s intent.

Amendment A07837 (NOW AMENDMENTA07979) In an effort to further clarify the legislative intent of Chapter 20, this amendment seeks to clarify various provisions of the temporary regulations on Chapter 20. Under the new Amendment number, various technical revisions have been made.

Meeting to consider HB 110 and HB 153

Senate State Government Committee

Wednesday June 13, 2018
OFF THE FLOOR


House Bill 110 (Warner):  Amends the Constitution of the Commonwealth of PA to establish limitations on the spending of Commonwealth funds.

House Bill 153 (Knowles):  Amends the Constitution of the Commonwealth of PA to reduce the size of the General Assembly.

  • Amendment A07567 – reduce the size of the House of Representatives only as passed in the prior legislative session.

Meeting to Consider Senate Bills 22 and 1037

Senate State Government Committee

May 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Room 8E-A, East Wing

 

Senate Bill 22 (Boscola and Scavello):

A constitutional amendment to establish an independent citizens’ commission for legislative and congressional redistricting.

Amendment A07149:  Replaces current printer’s version and makes extensive changes.

Senate Bill 1037 (Folmer and Vulakovich)

Amends Title 71 (State Government) to transfer duties between the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (Commission) and the Pennsylvania Office of Administration (Office of Administration).

Amendment A07118: Makes various revisions, additions and clarifications, including those relating to: compliance with and enforcement of veterans programs and veterans preference; ensuring prohibition against discrimination of all protected classes in hiring and examination; counties that have been approved for a county-developed and administered merit-based system may continue to use the approved system; ensuring that audits are required by both the Commission and the Office of Administration.

Public Hearing on Redistricting Legislation

Senate State Government Committee

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

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Opening Remarks (10:00 a.m.-10:05 a.m.)
Senator Folmer and Senator Williams

Wendy Underhill, (10:05a.m.-10:50a.m.)
Director-Elections and Redistricting, National Conference of State Legislatures
Additional Testimony
Additional Testimony

Commissioner Vincent P. Barabba
Additional Testimony (10:50 a.m.-11:20 a.m.)*
California Citizens Redistricting Commission
Biography

David Thornburgh (11:20a.m.-12:05p.m.)
President and CEO, Committee of Seventy

Amanda Holt (12:05p.m.-12:50p.m.)

Closing Remarks (12:50-1:00p.m)
Senator Folmer and Senator Williams

 

*Participating via telephone and videoconference.

Additional Written Testimony:
Common Cause
Common Cause Additional
Alan Meert and Anne Hanna
Brian T Cagle
Carol Kuniholm, Fair Districts PA
Appendix A PA Congressional Maps from 1943 to 2011
Brian A Gordon Concerned Citizens for Democracy
Conference of Consumer Organizations

Meeting to consider SB 299, SB 595 and SB 1038

Senate State Government Committee

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
East Wing Room 8E-A

 

Senate Bill 299 (Alloway): Changes the process an incumbent magisterial district judge follows to get on the primary ballot for reelection.

Senate Bill 595 (Folmer): Authorizes electronic notarization of documents.

Senate Bill 1038 (Costa): Amends the Pennsylvania Election Code to allow residual funds remaining in a campaign account to be donated to a nonprofit organization.

Public hearing on Senate Bill 1037

Senate State Government Committee

Monday, April 16, 2018

10:45 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

 

10:45-10:50
Opening Remarks from Senator Folmer and Senator Williams

10:50-10:55
Opening Remarks from Senator Folmer and Senator Vulakovich as the Prime Sponsors of Senate Bill 1037

10:55-11:35
Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission

Chairman Bryan R. Lentz – Combined Testimony
Commissioner Odelfa Smith Preston – Combined Testimony
Commissioner Gregory M. Lane – Combined Testimony

11:35-12:15
Pennsylvania Office of Administration

Secretary Sharon P. Minnich
General Eric Weller, Deputy Adjutant General, Veterans Affairs (Department of Military and Veterans Affairs)
David J. DeNotaris, Executive Director, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (Department of Labor and Industry)

12:15-12:30
Pennsylvania War Veterans Council, Inc.
Keith Beebe, LTC USA (Ret), Vice President and Chairman, Legislative Committee
Rich Hudzinski, MAJ USA (Ret), Member, Legislative Committee

12:30-12:55
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Tiffany L. Bloyer, MS, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, Franklin County Human Resources
Adelaide Grace, Administrator, Monroe County Children & Youth Services
Additional Testimony

12:55-1:00pm
Closing Remarks from Senator Williams and Senator Folmer
Additional Written Testimony:
Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program
Heidi Tuszynski
Passle Helminski

 

Meeting to Consider SB 1078 and HB 1793

Senate State Government Committee

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Off the Floor


The Committee will consider the following:

Senate Bill 1078 (Tomlinson and Regan) – Amends Title 65 (Public Officers) to allow security and safety measures to be discussed in Executive Session.

House Bill 1793 (Charlton and Solomon) – Creates the Pennsylvania Commission to plan and coordinate the commemoration of the United States Semiquincentennial (the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026).

Hearing on Redistricting Legislation, including SB 22, SB 243, SB 464 and SB 767

Senate State Government Committee

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. in North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Hearing on Redistricting Legislation, including SB 22, SB 243, SB 464 and SB 767

 

Opening Remarks (9:00 a.m.-9:05 a.m.)

Senator Folmer and Senator Williams

Prime Sponsors (9:05-10:00a.m.)

Senate Bill 22, Senator Boscola* – Written Remarks

Senate Bill 243, Senator Leach

Senate Bill 464, Senator Blake

Senate Bill 767, Senator Costa* – Written Remarks

The RooneyNovak Group, LLC (10:00-11:15a.m.)

Alan Novak

T.J. Rooney

Fair Districts PA (11:15a.m.-12:30p.m.)

Carol Kuniholm, Chair

Patrick Beaty, Legislative Director

Closing Remarks (12:30p.m.-12:35p.m)

Senator Folmer and Senator Williams

Additional Written Testimony

Amanda Holt

Brian Gordon, Concerned Citizens for Democracy

Committee of 70

Conference of Consumer Organizations

Western PA conference of the United Methodist Church

To consider SB 748, SR 253, and SR 258

Senate State Government Committee

Monday, January 29, 2018

Off the Floor


To consider:

Senate Bill 748 (Argall, Baker, Brooks, Fontana and Yudichak):

Enacts the Public Safety Facilities Act.

Senate Bill 1034 (Scarnati and Corman)

Amends the Congressional Redistricting Act of 2011.

Senate Resolution 253 (Folmer):

A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to amend the Gun Control Act of 1968 to protect the constitutional rights of medical cannabis users.

Senate Resolution 258 (Williams):

A Resolution urging Congress to remove marijuana from Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act.

Voting Technology in Pennsylvania

Senate State Government Committee

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. in North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Voting Technology in Pennsylvania

 

 


10:00-10:15

Opening Remarks from Senator Folmer and Senator Williams 

10:15-10:20

Opening Remarks from Senator Vogel
Prime Sponsor of SR 394

10:20-10:30

Opening Remarks from Panelists

Glenn Pasewicz, Executive Director, Joint State Government Commission
Michael Dirckx, Staff Attorney, Joint State Government Commission
Report Summary

10:30-11:50

Questions to Panelists from Committee Members (Beginning with Committee Chairs)

11:50-noon

Closing Remarks from Senator Folmer and Senator Williams