Meeting to consider House Bill 1845 and Senate Bill 1111




Thursday, June 12, 2014 Millersville University Steinman Hall at the Ware Center 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


House Bill 1845, PN 3240 (Kauffman)

Senate Bill 1111, PN 1539 (Eichelberger) 

Reform and modernize the Policemen and Firemen Collective Bargaining Act

(Act 111 of 1968)

Transcript of Hearing

Opening Remarks and Introductions: 10:00 a.m.

Representative Kate Harper, Chairman, House Local Government
Senator John Eichelberger, Chairman, Senate Local Government
Senator Rob Teplitz, Minority Chairman, Senate Local Government

10:05 a.m.

Senator John Eichelberger, Prime Sponsor, SB 1111
Representative Rob Kauffman, Prime Sponsor, HB 1845

10:15 a.m.

Jeffery Stonehill, Manager, Borough of Chambersburg
Stephanie Teoli Kuhls, Manager, Middletown Township
Patricia Brogan, Chief of Staff to Mayor Gray City of Lancaster
John McLaughlin, Esq., Partner Ballard Spahr
Tom Baldrige, President and CEO Lancaster Chamber (not testifying but available for questions)

11:05 a.m.

Elam Herr, Assistant Executive Director PA State Association of Township Supervisors
Ralph Hutchison, Manager East Lampeter Township
Dan Zimmerman, Manager | Attachment Warwick Township

11:25 a.m.

Les Neri, President PA Fraternal Order of Police

11:40 a.m.

Art Martynuska, President PA Professional Fire Fighters Association

11:55 a.m.

Gary Lightman PA State Police Association

12:10 p.m.

Ed Troxell, Director of Government Affairs PA State Association of Boroughs
Michael McAuliffe Miller, Esq. Eckert Seamans, LLP

12:30 p.m.

Brian K. Jensen, Ph.D., Executive Director Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh


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