House Democratic Policy Committee to hold Capitol hearing Monday on utility shutoffs
HARRISBURG, Oct. 22 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on utility shutoffs.
The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building. The media and public are invited to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live.
Requested by Rep. Pete Schweyer, D-Lehigh, the hearing will discuss what more the legislature can do to protect consumers faced with their utilities being shut off, especially during a pandemic. Testifiers will speak remotely, while members will participate in person and remotely.
Testifiers will include:
- Tanya McCloskey, acting Pennsylvania consumer advocate.
- Elizabeth Marx, executive director, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project.
- Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, chairman, Pennsylvania Utility Commission.
- Terry Fitzpatrick, president and CEO, Energy Association of Pennsylvania.
Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.