Business Assistance/Creating Jobs

Local Taverns and Social Organization Assistance – Authored legislation that would make several changes to the Small Games of Chance Act to end the prohibition on these entities from hosting a small number of video gaming terminals, to increase the types of small games of chance they may offer and to decrease costly licensing fees to conduct business.

Business in Our Sites Program – Authored legislation that was enacted which recapitalized the state’s Business in Our Sites Program. This program empowers communities to attract growing and expanding businesses by helping them to make a project site shovel-ready.

Small Brewery Sales at Food Festivals and Farmers Markets – Authored legislation that was enacted to update the state Liquor Code to allow local breweries to participate in wine and food festivals and permits breweries to sell malt and brewed beverages at farmers markets.

Research and Development Tax Credit – Authored legislation that was enacted that reauthorized that state Research and Development Tax Credit for businesses.

Manufacturing Reinvestment – Co-prime sponsor of legislation that would provide an incentive to Pennsylvania manufacturers that make large scale investments to increase or establish manufacturing capacity within the Commonwealth.

Office of Small Business Advocate – Supported increased funding to the Office of the Small Business Advocate

Start-up Assistance for Veteran-Owned Businesses – Supported measure that created a business start-up fee exemption for veteran-owned or reservist-owned small businesses.

Angel Investment Tax Credits – Introduced legislation to provide a tax credit program for individuals who review new businesses and proposed businesses and make investments.

Sales Tax Filing Reform – Introduced legislation that would reinstate the former semi-monthly filing schedule for the Sales and Use Tax for certain businesses that have volatile sales.