New Legislation Announced During Senators' Campus Visit

Published 03.26.2013

Workforce Development

State Sen.Dominic Pileggi, who toured Pennsylvania College of Technology in May 2010, is welcomed back by President Davie Jane Gilmour.State Sens. Pileggi and Gene Yaw (at podium) announce legislation to boost gas distribution beyond levels indicated on the accompanying map.The majority leader (second from left) tours ETEC with, from left, David C. Pistner, director of energy initiatives for Workforce Development & Continuing Education; Tracy L. Brundage, assistant vice president for workforce and economic development; John D. Yingling, Lycoming County’s director of public safety; and state Sen. Gene Yaw.The group watches a simulated fire at the training site.State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Chester) joined Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Loyalsock) on campus Tuesday in unveiling legislation designed to make natural gas service available to more Pennsylvanians. At a morning press conference in Penn College's Thompson Professional Development Center, the legislators announced the introduction of two bills to foster expansion of gas distribution to unserved and underserved residential, commercial and industrial sites. The announcement was followed by a tour of the college’s Energy Technology and Education Center near Allenwood, a collaboration with the Lycoming County Department of Public Safety to provide hands-on training for workers in the natural gas industry and emergency-response personnel.