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Business and Commerce Committee, 1985-1986

Identifier: ST1985_03

Scope and Contents

The records of the Business and Commerce Committee from the 1985-1986 session, the Democrats in the majority. The chairs were Fred Taylor (majority) and L. Eugene Smith (minority). The subcommittee chairs on Banking and Savings and Loan Associations were Thomas R. Caltagirone (majority) and Lois Sherman Hagarty (minority). The subcommittee chairs on Housing were Steve Seventy (majority) and Frank A. Serafini (minority). The subcommittee chairs on Industrial Development, Recreation, and Tourism were Henry Livengood (majority) and James M. Burd (minority). The Secretary was Rishard O. Olasz (majority).

Some key issues that were covered during this session were audits, banking protocol, loan and grant distributions, and regulations of mortgage bankers and mortgage brokers. There was focus on both the private and public sectors, including large and small businesses. There were multiple meetings on House Bill 1079, which dealt with the regulation of Dog Racing as a business. There are also Subject Files on this issue if one is interested in it.


  • 1985 - 1986


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4.25 Cubic Feet




This collection is arranged into eight series. 1) Meetings, Tours, and Publications. 2) House Bills. 3) House Resolutions. 4) Senate Bills. 5) House Blue Backs. 6) Correspondences. 7) Regulations. 8) Subject Files.

Custodial History

Business and Commerice Committee to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Method of Acquisition

Pursuant to House Rule 45 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (titled “Powers and Duties of Standing Committees and Subcommittees”) governing the management and disposition of historically valuable committee material, the secretary of the committee must record the attendance of Members and any votes taken, the minutes of the meeting and records, bills, and other papers in the possession of committees and subcommittees which must be submitted to the Chief Clerk at the end of every two year legislative session for permanent archival storage.

Business and Commerce Committee, 1985-1986
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Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository