02. Special/Select Committees and Task Forces
Found in 83 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Tom Murphy (chairman), Richard Cessar, David Levdansky, James Merry, Christopher McNally, Jess Stairs, and Thomas Michlovic served on the Select Committee on Industrial Development Corporations (IDC). The committee held three public hearings, conducted personal interviews, and contacted all 138 of the state’s registered IDC’s, asking for information such as charters, mission statements, financial audits, and names of their board of directors. Records from the eighty-eight companies that...
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Scope and Contents The Select Committee heard testimony from experts and citizens at over ten hearings held around the state, which alerted them to Pennsylvania’s need for more planning at every level of government, including state, county, regional, and local. The state had no comprehensive policy for dealing with land use and growth management. After extensive study of the issue, the members recommended that a strong state planning board be established with the authority to establish goals, regulate growth...
Scope and Contents In response to the serious concerns regarding the utilization of minority and women-owned businesses and minority and women employees in contracts awarded by Commonwealth Agencies, Boards and Commissions, The House of Representatives on May 22, 1984 and September 18, 1984, by House Resolution 227 and 265 respectively, created a seven person select committee. The Speaker of the House of Representatives appointed the Select Committee to consist of seven members, four from the majority party and...
Scope and Contents Beginning in 2008, the nation is experiencing a deep economic recession that has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs a month nationwide and a high rate of unemployment. Pennsylvanians statewide have not escaped the economic downturn and have suffered job loss, loss of health care benefits and, in some cases, home foreclosures. Congress passed legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, under which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania received significant...
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials from the committee meetings and the public hearings that were held on the subject on October 17 and 18, 1994. The bulk of the collection is made up of materials that were submitted to the committee for review by organizations such as the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Pennsylvania universities, who were seeking to keep their non-preferred status. The Final Report is also held in the collection. Approximately half of the records have been water damaged.
Scope and Contents Chaired by Representative Thomas Quigley, the select committee held public hearings throughout the summer and fall of 2012 and produced its final report on November 30, 2012.
Scope and Contents House Resolution 42 established and directed on February 8, 2001, a Select Committee of the House to examine matters relating to the system for funding public education in the Commonwealth. On June 5, 2001, the House Representatives adopted House Resolution 42 and required a final report to be submitted by September 15, 2001. The Select Committee was composed of fifteen members, eight of whom were appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and seven of whom were appointed by the...
Scope and Contents The Select Committee in its Final Report, made twenty-seven suggestions to the House. Recommendations included, seniority be eliminated as a basis for appointing members to committee chairmanship, an additional Minority party member be added to each standing committee, all committees be composed of an odd number of members, and the adoption of the Legislative Leave Rule for proxy voting on the House Floor.
Scope and Contents A total of four public hearings were held in accordance with the Sunshine Law, which resulted in testimony from over twenty-two witnesses representing various groups including the General Assembly and concerned citizens.Their report was submitted to the House of Representatives on March 10, 1993. As a result of the suggestions of this committee, House Resolution 37 was created and passed by the House on March 17, 1993. The resolution provided for the adoption of the permanent...