November 26, 2013

Senate Committee To Consider Nominations Of Ferretti, Abruzzo Dec. 4

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet on December 4 to consider the nominations of Ellen Ferretti as Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources and Chris Abruzzo as Secretary of Environmental Protection.
Gov. Corbett’s nominees for DEP and DCNR were announced September 20, but the 25 legislative days the Senate has to consider nominations officially began on October 20 with both nominations because that’s when the paperwork got to the Senate.
Both nominations are now on day 16.
The Senate is scheduled to return to voting session December 3 and will be in session a total of five days in December.
If the nominations are not acted on in December, the Governor will have to re-submit the nomination paperwork in January, including new financial disclosure statements, and the Senate will have 10 additional legislative days to consider the nominations.
The meeting will be held in Hearing Room 1 North Office Building starting at 10:00 a.m.