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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8/11/20 – COVID-19 Testing Challenges – Harrisburg

(10 hours ago)

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

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HDPC Hearing on COVID-19 Testing Challenges

(10 hours ago)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on August 11, 2020. Read more

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HDPC Hearing on COVID-19 Eviction Mitigation Legislation

(10 hours ago)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on August 10, 2020. Read more

8/10/20 – COVID-19 Eviction Mitigation Legislation – Harrisburg

(1 day ago)

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

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HDPC Hearing on House Bill 2105

(1 day ago)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on August 6, 2020. Read more

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HDPC-PLBC Hearing on Police Reform

(1 day ago)

Full public hearing held in the Capitol on August 5, 2020, with the PA Legislative Black Caucus. Read more

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on Police Approach to Mental Health Calls Thursday in Capitol

(1 day ago)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 10 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on how police approach mental health calls. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Requested by state Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, the hearing will feature testimony from Delaware County officials and mental health experts. Testifiers and members will participate in person and remotely. Testifiers will include: Jack Stollsteimer , Delaware County district attorney. Tim Boyce , director, Delaware County Department of Emergency Services. Tim Comly, lead mobile crisis specialist, Delaware County Crisis Connects Team. Cori Seilhamer, mental health program specialist and certified CIT coordinator, Franklin/Fulton County Office of Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention. Christine Michaels , CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness Keystone PA. Elizabeth Sinclair Hancq, director of research, Treatment Advocacy Center. Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . ### Read more

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on COVID-19 testing challenges Tuesday in Capitol

(Aug 07, 2020)

State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on COVID-19 testing challenges on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Read more

8/6/20 – House Bill 2105 – Harrisburg

(Aug 06, 2020)

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

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on COVID-19 eviction mitigation legislation Monday in Capitol

(Aug 06, 2020)

State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on COVID-19 eviction mitigation legislation introduced by state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in the Capitol Complex. The media and public are invited to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Requested by Madden, the hearing will collect input on her bills that would require landlords to create a payment plan option for tenants, prohibit landlords from charging late fees on rent payment, and create a landlord-tenant mediation and counseling program. Testifiers and members will participate in person and remotely. Testifiers will include: Marc Stier , director, PA Budget and Policy Center. Michael Tukeva , president and CEO, Pocono Mountains United Way. Gale Schwartz , associate director for policy and strategic initiatives, Housing Alliance of PA. Andrea Custis , president and CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia. Sue Wasserkrug , program administrator, Good Shepard Mediation Program. Rasheedah Phillips , managing attorney of housing policy, Community Legal Services Inc. Vikram Patel , staff attorney, Community Legal Services Inc. Bob Damewood , staff attorney, Regional Housing Legal Services. Erin DeRosa , landlord. Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at Read more