Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) began leading the House State Government Committee in an interim basis in November 2020 and was named its chairman at the start of the 2021-22 session. To learn more about the committee and its members, and to view legislation before the committee, click here.

Hearings on Pennsylvania’s Election Process

Since assuming the role of chairman, Grove has been leading committee hearings on Pennsylvania’s election process. All hearings have been livestreamed on this site, as well as PAHouseGOP.com. Below is a list of hearing dates and topics. Completed hearings can also be viewed below.
  
  •   Jan. 21: Department of State’s election guidance. (To watch the hearing, click here)
  •   Jan. 28: SURE System, the election management system and other election information technology. (To watch the hearing, click here)
  •   Feb. 11: Review of Election Audits: Office of the Auditor General, 2% Audits, and Risk-Limiting Audits. (To watch the hearing, click here)
  •   March 4: Voter registration. (To watch the hearing, click here)
  •   March 10: Certification and operation of voting machines with demonstrations. (To watch the hearing, click here)
  •   March 18: Mail-in and absentee ballots. (To watch the hearing, click here.)
  •   March 25: County election day operations and satellite offices. (To watch the hearing, click here.)
  •   April 1: Election integrity and accessibility policy. (To watch the hearing, click here.)
  •   April 8: Overview of how other states conduct elections. (To watch the hearing, click here.)
  •   April 15: Stakeholders and member testimony. (To watch the hearing, click here)

Garnering Feedback on the Election Hearings

To review transcripts of the hearings, as well as all State Government Committee hearings and meetings, click here.

To read Chairman Seth Grove’s report on the election hearings, click here

To read the 2020 General Election Report by the Department of State, click here.

To read the audit report on the Risk Limiting Audit on the 2020 election, click here.

For the results of the Risk Limiting Audit of the 2020 election, click here.


Subcommittee on Public Pensions, Benefits, and Risk Management Hearings on Public Pensions

The House State Government Committee held two hearings on Aug. 18 and 19 on public pension system trends and policy considerations. Led by the Subcommittee on Public Pensions, Benefits, and Risk Management, the hearings informed legislators and the public of what is happening in Pennsylvania’s public pension systems, analyze the best practices used in the nation, and discuss options for improving the overall performance of Pennsylvania’s systems.

DAY 1
Panel #1
Anna Petrini, Senior Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures

Panel #2
Keith Brainard, Research Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
Alex Brown, Research Manager, National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Panel #3
Jean-Pierre Aubry, Director of State & Local Research, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
  •   Legacy Pension Liability for SERS

Panel #4
The Honorable Secretary Richard Vague, Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities

DAY 2
Panel #1
Matthew Knittel, Director, Independent Fiscal Office

Panel #2
• Corryn Hall, Officer, State Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Panel #3
Mark J. Warshawsky, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, AEI

Panel #4
Terrill (Terri) J. Sanchez, Executive Director, SERS
  •   SERS Presentation
  •   SERS Investment Performance
  •   SERS Financial Overview
• Sara McSurdy, Chief Financial Officer, SERS
• Jim Nolan, Chief Investment Officer, SERS
• Nicholas Marcucci, Chief Counsel, SERS
• Joe Torta, Deputy Executive Director, Member and Participant Services, SERS
• Chris Houston, Deputy Executive Director, Administration, SERS

Panel #5
Ryan Frost, Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation
Len Gilroy, Vice President, Reason Foundation