Rep. Mike Sturla
Chairman

The House Democratic Policy Committee (HDPC) holds public hearings and meetings across the state and serves as the catalyst to   enacting major policy initiatives put forth by members of the House Democratic Caucus. State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, has been   chosen by the caucus to lead this committee since 2009.  

The Policy Committee typically holds hearings outside of Harrisburg to investigate the local impact of certain issues and collect valuable expert input. Check back here regularly for the Committee's hearing schedule and collected testimony.

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HDPC-PLBC Hearing on Police Reform

(14 hours ago)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on September 25, 2020, with the PA Legislative Black Caucus. Read more

9/25/20 – Police Reform – Harrisburg

(14 hours ago)

Materials from a public hearing held jointly with the PA Legislative Black Caucus in the Capitol. Read more

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HDPC Hearing on Voting Issues

(1 day ago)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on September 24, 2020. Read more

9/24/20 – Voting Issues – Harrisburg

(1 day ago)

Materials from a public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. David Delloso. Read more

Burgos, House Democratic Policy Committee hold hearing on driver’s licenses for ITIN holders

(Sep 23, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., on Tuesday chaired a public hearing on legislation he introduced, H.B. 2835 , that would extend the privilege to obtain a driver’s license to undocumented Pennsylvanians. The hearing featured testimony from advocates, policy experts and undocumented residents about the importance of his legislation to Pennsylvania’s economy and workforce. “Throughout this pandemic, countless undocumented Pennsylvanians have sacrificed their lives, and the lives of their families, filling the role of essential workers to ensure communities across the commonwealth aren’t without critical supplies,” Burgos said. “ We express our gratitude for their labor during this time, but it falls flat when we fail to make them feel like esteemed members of our community. My legislation would provide them—our neighbors—with the safety and the dignity they deserve. “From an economic perspective, the revenue generated from application costs to PennDOT and purchases on car insurance policies would greatly benefit Pennsylvania’s economy -- a much needed relief as our economy struggles to gain stability during this crisis,” he said. Burgos’ legislation would allow people without a Social Security number to apply for a driver's license or learner's permit using secure alternatives such as a federal taxpayer identification Read more

Today’s House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing Postponed to October 9

(Sep 23, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced that the House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on legal aid for tenants facing evictions that was scheduled for 9 a.m. today has been moved to Friday, Oct. 9 due to the House being called into session on short notice. Requested by state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila, Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., and Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, the hearing will still be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg on Oct. 9. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Read more

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HDPC Hearing on House Bill 2835

(Sep 22, 2020)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on September 22, 2020. Read more

9/22/20 – House Bill 2835 – Harrisburg

(Sep 22, 2020)

Materials from a public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Danilo Burgos. Read more

House Democratic Policy Committee-PA Legislative Black Caucus to hold sixth hearing on Police Reform Friday in Capitol

(Sep 22, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 22 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will hold its sixth hearing on police reform and community solutions. Read more

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HDPC Hearing on COVID-19’s Impact on PA’s Innovative Economy

(Sep 21, 2020)

Materials from a public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Mary Jo Daley. Read more