Public Hearing on SB 548, SB 880, SB 896, SB 916, and HB 1617


Senate Law and Justice Committee

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

Public hearing regarding testimony on legislation to increase the retail outlets that sell spirits – Senate Bills No. 548880 and 916; as well as legislation pertaining to license availability – Senate Bill No. 896 and House Bill No. 1617; and to hear testimony on consumer convenience reforms to Act 39 of 2016)


10:00 AM                   Opening Remarks by Committee Chairman Pat Stefano, and Sen Jim Brewster

10:10 AM                   Panel 1

Senator Pat Stefano SB 880 Expanded Sales of Spirits & SB 916 Spirits  Expanded Permits
Senator Gene Yaw SB 548 Franchise Stores
Senator Mike Regan SB 896 Dead Liquor License Auctions
Representative Craig Staats HB 1617 Conversion of Hotel Liquor Licenses in Restaurant Licenses

10:45 AM                   Panel 2

Wendell Young, President, UFCW Local 1776
Chris Naylor, UFCW Local 1776
Neil Cashman, Director of Government Affairs, ISSU

11:15 AM                   Panel 3

David Wojnar, Vice President of State Government Relations, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) – Supplemental

11:45 AM                   Panel 4

Mick Owens, Mick’s All American Pub & Chairman of Alcohol Policy Committee Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.
Ted Mowatt, Executive Director Pennsylvania Federation of Fraternal & Social Organizations

12:15 PM                   Panel 5

Colleen Church, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility,

12:30 PM                   Concluding Remarks

Written Testimony

Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

UFCW Wine and Spirits Council Supplemental

Independent State Store Union Supplemental

Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania

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