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
Written Responses to Hearing Questions
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
Written Responses to Questions Asked
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
Written Responses to Questions
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
Written Responses to Questions Asked / Document 1/ Document 2
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 Ted Johnson (Probation & Parole), Deputy Secretary Christopher Oppman (Corrections); Executive Director Derin Myers (PCCD); Chaiperson Kim Berkeley Clark (JCJC); Executive Director Richard Steele (JCJC)

Written Submitted Testimony - Corrections
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; Secretary Jennifer Smith, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Ronnie Burkhart, Fiscal Management Director for Health; Ellen DiDomencio, Deputy Secretary for DDAP
Health Written Submitted TestimonyDrug & 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 
Written Responses to Questions Asked
Hearing Transcript
Video of Office of Administration

Budget Hearing for Department of Transportation
Testifiers: Secretary Leslie Richards
Written Submitted Testimony
Written Responses to Questions Asked
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
Written Responses to Questions Asked
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

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: Glen Grell, Executive Director (PSERS); Melva Vogler, Chair of the Board (PSERS); James Grossman, Chief Investment Officer (PSERS); Terrill Sanchez, Executive Director (SERS); Bryan Lewis, Chief Investment Officer (SERS)
Written Submitted Testimony- PSERS
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