FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Mike Sturla
State Rep. Dan Frankel
House Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing on the
Clean Indoor Air Act Thursday in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, July 23 – House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced that the committee will hold a public hearing examining the impacts of the Clean Indoor Air Act from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center Dining Room, 4024 O’Hara St., Pittsburgh.
State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, requested the hearing and will serve as co-chair. Frankel plans to introduce legislation to amend the Clean Indoor Air Act to eliminate the language that prohibits local governments from enacting and enforcing their own stronger smoking bans.
The current hearing agenda is:
· 10 a.m. – Welcome and opening remarks
· 10:10 a.m. – Cindy Thomas, executive director, Tobacco Free Allegheny
· 10:30 a.m. – Panel on health equity
Ø Deborah Moss, MD, MPH, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Ø Robert Sayre, chef and former employee of Exempt Business
Ø Diane Phillips, senior director of state and federal government relations, American Cancer Society.
· 11:10 a.m. – Panel on business impacts
Ø Kevin Joyce, owner, The Carlton Restaurant
Ø Deb Brown, CEO, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic
· 11:40 a.m. – Closing remarks
The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.