Joint public hearing to receive testimony regarding fireworks laws


Senate AND House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

East Wing Room 60


Joint public hearing to receive testimony regarding fireworks laws


Fireworks Incidents Hearing Follow Up – January 2022

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks by Committee Chairmen

9:10 a.m.

Local Government Panel

Joe Gerdes, Director of Government Relations – Testimony
Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS)

Edward C. Troxell, Director of Government Affairs – Testimony
Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs

Amy Sturges, Director of Governmental Affairs – Testimony
Pennsylvania Municipal League
PA State Association of Township Commissioners (PSATC) – Testimony

9:40 a.m.

Law Enforcement Panel

Sergeant Jerry L. Harper, Supervisor, Fire Marshal Unit – Testimony
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Pennsylvania State Police 

Scott L. Bohn, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

10:10 a.m.

Jay Delaney, Fire Chief – Testimony
Bureau of Fire, City of Wilkes-Barre
President, Pennsylvania Career Fire Chiefs Association

10:30 a.m.

Danial Peart, Director of Government Affairs – Testimony
Phantom Fireworks

10:50 a.m.

Closing Remarks by Committee Chairmen and Adjournment

Additional Written Testimony:

Jack Bernard – Testimony

Janet Bradley – Testimony

Megon Burkit – Testimony

Corey Cohen – Testimony

Caiolinn Ertel – Testimony

Firefighters’ Association of the State of Pennsylvania – Donald Konkle, James Carstater – Testimony

Lisa Fraser – Testimony

Shanna Halpern – Testimony

The Humane Society of the United States – Testimony

Julian Kern – Testimony

Bonnie Maclean – Testimony

Kathyn McGrail – Testimony

Hydie Miller – Testimony

Susan Moon – Testimony

Cherelle L. Parker – Councilperson – 9th District – City of Philadelphia – Testimony

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau – Darrin Youker – Testimony

Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner – Tom Cook – Testimony

Pennsylvania State Grange – Wayne Campbell – Testimony

Representative Christina Sappey, House District 158, Chester County, PA – Constituents – Testimony

Ruth Ann Scanzillo – Testimony

Sara Shute – Testimony

Stop Philly Fireworks – Maureen McDevitt Greene – Testimony

TNT Fireworks – Eric Turner – Testimony

Uwchlan Township – Bill Miller – Chairperson – Testimony

Mary Kennedy Withrow – Testimony

Cathy Yarnall – Testimony


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