Meeting to consider Senate Bill 1306

Senate Labor & Industry Committee

August 30, 3016
1 pm
North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Senate Bill 1306 (Employment Discrimination)

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1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator Lisa Baker, Chair
Senator Tina Tartaglione, Democratic Chair
Senator Pat Browne, Bill Sponsor

1:10 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Panel I
Shawn Warner, National Political Director
Gill Action
Professor Katherine Franke, Faculty Director
Columbia University Public Rights/Private Conscience Project
Mara Keisling, Executive Director
National Center for Transgender Equality
Stephen Glassman, Former Chairman
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

1:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Panel II
Rev. Dr. David M. Krueger, Lead Organizer
Reconciling United Methodists of Eastern Pennsylvania
James E. Taylor, Ph.D., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
UPMC
Tony Brooks, Councilman
Wilkes-Barre City, District B
Matt Yarnell, President
Service Employees International Union

2:10 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Panel III
Alex Halper, Director of Government Affairs
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry      
Amy Groff, Esquire
K&L Gates

2:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Panel IV
Tim Schultz, President
1st Amendment Partnership
Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr., Executive Director
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference
Phil Murren, Esquire
Ball, Murren & Connell

3:05 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Panel V
Kellie Fiedorek, Legal Counsel
Alliance Defending Freedom
Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel
Pennsylvania Family Council
Jonathan Alexandre, Director of Public Policy
Liberty Counsel Action

3:35 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Panel VI
JoAnne Edwards, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Pamela Gwaltney, Deputy Director for Compliance
Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
Carlos Torres, MPA, Executive Director
Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations
4:05 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Senator Lisa Baker, Chair

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