Hearing on the State Workers Insurance Fund and the Impact of the Cancer Presumption Act

Joint Hearing

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Senate Labor & Industry Committee

Hearing on the State Workers Insurance Fund and the Impact of the Cancer Presumption Act

March 29, 2017
Hearing Room 1, North Office Building

 

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome & Introductions 

Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Senator Kim Ward, Chairman
Senate Labor & Industry Committee

Senator Jay Costa, Minority Chairman
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Senator Christine Tartaglione, Minority Chairman
Senate Labor & Industry Committee 

Hearing
9:00 a.m.                    

State Administration Perspective
Michael Vovakes, Deputy Secretary for Compensation and Insurance
PA Department of Labor & Industry

Valerie Susko, Investigator Supervisor
State Workers Insurance Fund

9:30 a.m.

Local Government Perspective
Elam Herr
PA State Association of Township Supervisors

Amy Sturges
PA Municipal League

Ed Troxell
PA State Association of Boroughs

10:00 a.m.

State Fire Perspective
Tim Solobay, PA Fire Commissioner

Don Konkle, Executive Director
PA Fire & Emergency Services Institute

Art Martynuska, President
PA Professional Fire Fighters Association

Steve Hinds, Emergency Management Coordinator
Oil City

10:30 a.m.

Local Fire Perspective

Michael A. Ibberson, Director of Fire Services
Swatara Township (Dauphin County)

Duane Hagelgans, Fire Chief
Blue Rock Fire District (Lancaster County)

Brian McCartney, Treasurer/Chief Engineer
Stroud Township Vol Fire Department (Monroe County)

10:55 a.m.                  

Closing

*The Honorable Frank Farry
PA House of Representatives

Adjournment