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02. Special/Select Committees and Task Forces

 Record Group
Identifier: 02

Found in 83 Collections and/or Records:

Select Committee on Safe Drinking Water (HR 87), 1983-1984

Identifier: 02-SS1983_02
Scope and Contents The records of the Select Committee on Safe Drinking Water, 1983-1984. The Chairman of the committee was Russell Kowalyshyn (D). Members of the committee included Democrats (in the majority) Kenneth Cole, William Wachob, William Lloyd, Jr., and David Sweet and Republicans Roger Madigan, Robert Reber, Jr., James Burd, and Joseph Lashinger, Jr. The committee studied groundwater contamination in the Commonwealth and around the United States in an effort to improve Pennsylvania's drinking water.

Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers (HR 138), 1983-1984

Identifier: 02-SS1983_03
Scope and Contents The 1983-1984 Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers, Pursuant to House Resolution 138, for the majority, was chaired by James A. Gallagher. Members, for the majority, included Mark B. Cohen, Kenneth Cole, Jeffrey Coy, and Samuel W. Morris; for the minority, members included Howard L. Fargo, Edwin G. Johnson, Marvin Miller, Jr., and Joseph Pitts. The committee's agenda was to make a complete and thorough review and investigation of the Commonwealth's compliance under the Act of June 23,...

Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom (HR 177)

Identifier: 02-SS2005_03
Scope and Contents The records of the Select Committee include information related to a series of public hearings. The Final Report is also included.

Select Committee on the Flu Vaccine (HR 562)

Identifier: 02-SS2005_06
Scope and Contents The collection includes oral and written testimony for the informational and public hearings and the final report.

Select Committee on the Johnstown Flood (HR 136), 1977-1978

Identifier: 02-SS1977_02
Scope and Contents The Members presented their Final Report to the House of Representatives on December 14, 1977. The Report contained a handful of recommendations that would be developed into legislation known as the "Flood Package," which was introduced to the General Assembly for approval in the spring of 1978. The Committee found that one of the major problems in the wake of the flood had been a serious lack of communication at the federal, state and local levels. The Members continued to monitor flood...

Select Committee on the Operations of the House (HR 122), 1977-1978

Identifier: 02-SS1977_01
Scope and Contents The Committee consulted studies that had previously been done on the subject, including the report of the Commission for Legislative Modernization titled "Toward Tomorrow's Legislature." Members also drafted a lengthy questionnaire that was given to current House Members in order to gauge their opinion of matters being considered by the Select Committee. The final recommendations of the Committee included the creation of the Bipartisan Management Committee, making the job of the Chief Clerk a...

Select Committee on Violence (HR 192)

Identifier: 02-SS1993_02
Scope and Contents The scope of this investigation included the study of causes of violence in schools and communities and evaluation of programs which sought to prevent violent behavior.

Select Committee to conduct study of Soldiers' Grove, 2011 (HR 331)

Identifier: SS2011_01
Scope and Contents A Resolution establishing a select committee to conduct a study for the future of Soldiers' Grove and the continued use of the Medal of Honor Memorial Garden, known as the "Tides of War," located within Soldiers' Grove, and to provide for the necessary enhancements to this hallowed ground. Committee Members were Rep. Stephen Barrar (Chair); Rep. Chris Sainato (Vice Chair); Rep. Mark Gillen; John Brenner, Chairman PA State Veterans Commission; Major General Wesley Craig, Department of Military...

Select Committee to Investigate Alleged Illegal Rebating Practices Relating to Sale of Cigarettes

Identifier: 02-SS2005_05
Scope and Contents Correspondence related to Bunt's appointment to Chair and notes on a public hearing held in Harrisburg constitute the collection. The Final Report is not included.

Select Committee to Investigate Land Fills (HR 246)

Identifier: 02-SS1983_11
Scope and Contents The scope of this investigation included the study of the amount of waste generated each day in Pennsylvania and landfill capacities within the Commonwealth.