Free Speech on College Campuses

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC HEARING

Free Speech on College Campuses

January 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.

Hearing Room No. 1 | North Office Building

State Capitol

Harrisburg, PA 17120

 

 

10:00 a.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

10:05 a.m.      Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Joe Cohn, Legislative & Policy Director

Tyler Coward, Legislative Counsel

10:30 a.m.       Widener University Delaware Law School

Rodney A. Smolla, Dean & Professor of Law

10:45 a.m.       Temple University

Dr. Valerie Harrison, Senior Advisor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

11:00 a.m.       Adjourn

Laurel Pipeline

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Laurel Pipeline 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. 

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

 

 

9:30 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

9:35 a.m.         Panel #1

Christopher A. Ruggiero, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Monroe Energy, LLC

Mike Lorenz, Executive Vice President Petroleum Supply, Sheetz

10:00 a.m.       Panel #2

David Arnold, Vice President, Domestic Pipelines for Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Dave MacGregor, Principal, Post and Schell – Attachment 1 – Forbes

10:30 a.m.       Adjourn

Written testimony submitted:

Commonwealth Foundation
Allegheny Institute
Steamfitters

Reforming Pennsylvania’s School Property Tax System

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC FORUM 

Reforming Pennsylvania’s School Property Tax System 

September 20, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. 

Bethlehem Township Municipal Building
4225 Easton Avenue | Bethlehem Township, PA 18020

 

6:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks                
Senator Lisa Boscola, 18th Senatorial District, and Chair, Senate Democratic Policy Committee
Senator David G. Argall, 29th Senatorial District, and Chair, Senate Majority Policy Committee              

6:10 p.m.

Summary of School Tax Reform Legislation in General Assembly

6:15 p.m.

Senate Bill 76 Overview
Ron Boltz, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Jim Rodkey, Lebanon County

6:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion

All attending Senators
Jack Gross, Member, Greater Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors
Cass Chies, Member, Greater Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors
Darrin Youker, Director of State Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Ron Boltz, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Jim Rodkey, Lebanon County Property Rights Committee
Jeff Garis, Outreach and Engagement Director, PA Budget and Policy Center

7:15 p.m.

Public Comment/Questions

7:55 p.m.

Adjournment and Closing Remarks
Senator Lisa Boscola

Roundtable on Blight/Revitalization Issues

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Roundtable

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

                           

Blight/Revitalization Issues

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC HEARING 

Blight/Revitalization Issues 

September 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library
1 Furnace Road | Hollidaysburg, PA  16648

 

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr.                              

10:10 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion

State Representatives:
Representative Rich Irvin (R-81)
Representative John McGinnis (R-79)
Representative Judy Ward (R-80)-Amanda Walker

Center for Rural Pennsylvania:
Barry Denk, Director
Jonathan Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst

Penn State University:
Dr. Chris Fowler, Assistant Professor, Geography

Blair County:
David McFarland, Director, Blair County Planning Commission
Trina Illig, Grants Coordinator for Community Development

Franklin County:
Bonnie Zehler, Franklin County Housing Authority
Mike Ross, Franklin County Area Development Corporation

Huntingdon County:
Mark Colussy, Director, Huntingdon County Planning & Development
Dwight Rittenhouse, Mount Union Lumber & Supply, Inc.

City of Altoona (Blair County):
Matthew Pacifico, Mayor
Marla Marcinko, Manager
Rebecca Brown, Manager, Codes & Inspections
Daniel Stants, Esq., GHSCOS Attorneys At Law
Williamsburg Borough (Blair County):Theodore Hyle, MayorWells Township (Fulton County):Carl D. Souders, Supervisor

11:20 a.m.

Public Comment/Questions

11:30 a.m.

Adjourn

Blight/Revitalization Issues

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC HEARING 

Blight/Revitalization Issues 

September 5, 2017 | 10:30 AM 

Penn State Fayette – The Eberly Campus
Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center
2201 University Drive, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

 

10:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Pat Stefano

10:40 a.m.

Municipalities

Jack Lawver, Brownsville Council President and Past President of PA Boroughs Assoc.
George Mattis, German Township Supervisor
Tom Karpiak, Connellsville City Council Member

11:40 a.m.

Municipal Codes Enforcement
Jack Purcell, Solicitor, Fayette County and Fayette County Assoc. of Supervisors
Tom Curry, Code Enforcement Officer, City of Connellsville
Myron Nypaver, Code/Zoning Administrator, Menallen Township

12:05 p.m.

Redevelopment Authorities
Andrew French, Executive Director, Fayette County Redevelopment Authority
Steven Spochart, Executive Director, Somerset County Redevelopment Authority

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn

Alternative Solutions to our Existing School Property Tax System

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC FORUM 

Alternative Solutions to our Existing School Property Tax System 

August 30, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. 

Pequea Valley High School Auditorium
4033 E. Newport Road | Kinzers, PA 17535

 

7:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Scott Martin
Senator Ryan P. Aument

                                     

7:10 p.m.

Summary of School Tax Reform Proposals in the General Assembly
Jon Hopcraft, Executive Director, Senate Majority Policy Committee

7:15 p.m.

Presentation on Senate Bill 76
David Baldinger, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Ron Boltz, PA Liberty Alliance

7:55 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion on Alternative Solutions to School Property Tax System

All attending Senators and Representatives
David Baldinger, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Ron Boltz, PA Liberty Alliance
Rita Dallago, Executive Director, PA Residential Owners Association
Daniel L. Forry, Chief Operating Officer, Hempfield School District
Alex Halper, Director, Government Affairs, PA Chamber of Business & Industry
Mark Mohn, Legislative Committee Chair, PA Association of Realtors
Jim Rodkey, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Lisa Schaefer, Director of Government Relations, County Commissioners Association of PA
Joel Sears, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Tim Shrom, Business Manager, Solanco School District
Darrin Youker, State Legislative Affairs Director, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

8:30 p.m.

Public Comment/Questions

9:00 p.m.

Adjourn

Alternative Solutions to our Existing School Property Tax System

Senate Majority Policy Committee

PUBLIC FORUM 

Alternative Solutions to our Existing School Property Tax System 

August 15, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. 

Upper Darby Township Municipal Building
100 Garrett Road | Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

7:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator David G. Argall, Chair, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Lisa Boscola, Chair, Senate Democratic Policy Committee
Senator Tom McGarrigle                                 

7:10 p.m.
Summary of School Tax Reform Proposals in General Assembly
Jon Hopcraft, Executive Director, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Julie Carraghan, Executive Director, Senate Democratic Policy Committee

7:15 p.m.
Presentation on Senate Bill 76
David Baldinger, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Ron Boltz, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations

7:55 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion on Alternative Solutions to School Property Tax System

All attending Senators and Representatives
David Baldinger, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Ron Boltz, PA Liberty Alliance
Rita Dallago, Executive Director, PA Residential Owners Association
Larry Feinberg, Chairman of the Delaware County School Board Legislative Council
Guy Matteo, Past President of the PA Association of Realtors
Frank Nestore, President, Diversified Investor Group
Lisa Schaefer, Director of Government Relations, County Commissioners Association of PA
Joel Sears, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Connor Woodward, Director of Operations, Woodward Properties
Christine Young Gertz, Director of Government Affairs, PA Apartment Association

8:45 p.m.
Public Comment/Questions

9:00 p.m.
Adjourn

Blight/Revitalization Issues Roundtable

Senate Majority Policy Committee

ROUNDTABLE 

Blight/Revitalization Issues 

August 14, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. 

Lancaster City Council Chambers
City Hall Annex
120 N. Duke Street | Lancaster, PA 17602

 

10:00 a.m.      

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Scott Martin

10:10 a.m.

Presentations and Discussion with

City of Lancaster
Randy Patterson
Director of Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
David Hunter, Policy Director

R Street Institute
Jonathan Coppage, Visiting Senior Fellow

Lancaster Alliance Board
Marshall Snively, President

12:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Alternative Solutions to our Existing School Property Tax System

Senate Majority Policy

PUBLIC FORUM 

Alternative Solutions to our Existing School Property Tax System 

June 22, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. 

Pocono Mountain East High School Auditorium
231 Pocono Mountain School Road
Swiftwater, PA 18370

 

 

6:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Mario Scavello
Senator Mike Folmer                        

6:35 p.m.

Summary of School Tax Reform Proposals in General Assembly

Jon Hopcraft, Executive Director, Senate Majority Policy Committee

6:40 p.m.

Presentation on Senate Bill 76

Ron Boltz, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations 

7:25 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion on Alternative Solutions to School Property Tax System

All attending Senators and Representatives
David Baldinger, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Ron Boltz, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Rita Dallago, Executive Director, PA Residential Owners Association
Alex Halper, Director, Government Affairs, PA Chamber of Business & Industry
Jack Muehlhan, Broker, Jack Muehlhan Real Estate

Member & Past President of Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors
Jim Rodkey, PA Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Darrin Youker, State Legislative Affairs Director, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

8:15 p.m.

Public Comment/Questions

9:00 p.m.

Adjourn