Budget Hearing Schedule
2019-20 Budget Hearings
House Appropriations Committee 
Room 140 Main Capitol Building


Budget Hearing Schedule- Printable Version 

Budget Hearings - February 11, 2019

Budget Hearing for Independent Fiscal Office
Testifiers: Director Matthew Knittel; 
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Independent Fiscal Office Hearing

Budget Hearing for Department of Revenue
Testifiers: Secretary Dan Hassell; Amy Gill, Deputy Secretary for Tax Policy; Christin Heidingsfelder, Deputy Secretary for Administration; Drew Svitko, Executive Director of the PA Lottery
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Revenue Hearing

Budget Hearing for Department of Aging
Testifiers: Acting Secretary Robert Torres; Tom Snedden, Director Bureau of Pharmaceutical Assistance
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Aging Hearing


Budget Hearings - February 12, 2019

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 
Testifier: Chancellor Daniel Greenstein
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript

Video of PASSHE


Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Testifiers: James Steeley
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of PHEAA


Budget Hearings - February 13, 2019

Budget Hearing for State Treasurer 
Testifier: Treasurer Joe Torsella
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Treasury

Budget Hearing for Auditor General 
Testifier: Auditor General Eugene Depasquele
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Auditor General

Budget Hearing for Attorney General
Testifier: Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Attorney General



Budget Hearing - February 14, 2019

Budget Hearing for Environmental Protection
Testifier: Secretary Patrick McDonnell
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Environmental Protection Hearing

Budget Hearing for Conservation and Natural Resources
Testifier: Secretary Cindy Dunn
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of DCNR

Budget Hearing for Labor and Industry
Testifier: Secretary Jerry Oleksiak
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Labor and Industry


Budget Hearing - February 25, 2019

Budget Hearing for Pennsylvania State Police/ Office of Homeland Security
Testifiers: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick, Acting Commissioner
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Pennsylvania State Police/Office of Homeland Security Hearing

Criminal Justice: Corrections, Board of Probation & Parole, Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Juvenile Court Judges' Commission

Testifier: Secretary John Wetzel (Corrections); Chairman Leo Dunn (Probation & Parole)

Written Submitted Testimony - Corrections
Written Submitted Testimony- Probation and Parole
Response to Questions Asked
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole

Department of Health/ Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
Testifier: Secretary Rachel Levine, Department of Health; Acting Secretary Ellen DiDomenico, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Health Written Submitted Testimony/ Drug & Alcohol Programs Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Health/ DDAP


Budget Hearing - February 26, 2019

Budget Hearing for Office of Administration- Office for Informational Technology
Testifiers: Secretary Sharon Minnich
Written Submitted Testimony 
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of Administration

Budget Hearing for Department of Transportation
Testifiers: Secretary Leslie Richards
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Transportation Hearing


Budget Hearing for General Services

Testifiers: Secretary Curtis Topper
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of General Services Hearing

Budget Hearing - February 27, 2019

Budget Hearing for Gaming Control Board
Testifiers: Chairman David Barasch
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Gaming Control Board

Budget Hearing for Department of Economic Development and Community Development
Testifiers: Secretary Dennis Davin
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of DCED

Budget Hearing for Liquor Control Board 
Testifier: Chairman Tim Holden
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Liquor Control Board


Budget Hearing - February 28, 2019

Budget Hearing for Department of Human Services
Testifier: Acting Secretary Teresa Miller
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Human Services Part 1
Video of Human Services Part 2
Written Response to Questions Asked


Budget Hearing - March 4, 2019

Budget Hearing for Department of Education
Testifier: Secretary Pedro Rivera
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Education Part 1
Video of Department of Education Part 2 


Budget Hearing - March 5, 2019

Budget Hearing for Department of Agriculture
Testifiers: Secretary Russell Redding
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Agriculture Hearing

Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System (PSERS)/ State Employees Retirement System (SERS) 
Testifier: 
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript

Video of PSERS and SERS

Budget Hearing - March 6, 2019

Budget Hearing for Office of the Budget
Testifiers: Secretary Jen Swails
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of the Budget

Budget Hearing for Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Testifier: Adjunct General Anthony Carrelli
Written Submitted Testimony
Hearing Transcript
Video of Department of Military and Veterans Affairs