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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE RESOLUTION

No. 248 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY CALTAGIRONE, DALEY, BAKER, BEYER, BIANCUCCI,
           BLACKWELL, BRENNAN, BUXTON, CAPPELLI, COHEN, COSTA, CRUZ,
           DENLINGER, DePASQUALE, DeWEESE, DiGIROLAMO, DONATUCCI, FLECK,
           FRANKEL, FREEMAN, GEORGE, GIBBONS, GODSHALL, GRUCELA, HARHAI,
           JAMES, KENNEY, KILLION, KORTZ, LENTZ, LEVDANSKY, LONGIETTI,
           MAHER, MAHONEY, MAJOR, MANTZ, MARKOSEK, McCALL, MELIO,
           MILLARD, PALLONE, PAYNE, PICKETT, QUIGLEY, READSHAW, REED,
           SAINATO, SCAVELLO, SIPTROTH, SOLOBAY, TANGRETTI, R. TAYLOR,
           THOMAS, TRUE, VEREB, WATSON, YOUNGBLOOD, LEACH, STEIL,
           CREIGHTON, PHILLIPS, RAMALEY, WALKO, McILHATTAN, WOJNAROSKI,
           D. O'BRIEN, FAIRCHILD, GRELL, R. MILLER, MANDERINO,
           HICKERNELL, HESS, STABACK, J. WHITE, MOYER, RAPP, MURT,
           SURRA, GINGRICH, MARSICO, ROHRER, PETRONE, KULA, M. O'BRIEN,
           BELFANTI, CONKLIN, MANN, SEIP, HERSHEY, SANTONI, KIRKLAND AND
           HARRIS, APRIL 24, 2007

        INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
           APRIL 24, 2007

                                  A RESOLUTION

     1  Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the birth of the Honorable
     2     James J. Manderino, former Speaker of the House of
     3     Representatives, on May 6, 2007.

     4     WHEREAS, The Hon. James J. Manderino was born on May 6, 1932,
     5  in Monessen, Westmoreland County, and, along with his five
     6  brothers and sisters, was raised in this small city along the
     7  Monongahela River; and
     8     WHEREAS, Following law school graduation in 1956,
     9  Representative Manderino and his wife, Constance, whom he
    10  married in 1955, returned to Monessen to raise their family,
    11  which grew to include five children, as he practiced law; and

     1     WHEREAS, Rep. Manderino was first elected to the House of
     2  Representatives in 1966 as the representative of the 58th
     3  Legislative District; and
     4     WHEREAS, Rep. Manderino was elected as the Majority Whip in
     5  1975 and as the Majority Leader in 1977 and again in 1982, 1984
     6  and 1986; and
     7     WHEREAS, On January 3, 1989, Rep. Manderino was elected
     8  Speaker of the House of Representatives, a post he held until
     9  his death on December 25, 1989; and
    10     WHEREAS, Rep. Manderino was an eloquent and fearsome orator
    11  and floor leader and was widely recognized as the driving force
    12  behind job development legislation and programs that won
    13  nationwide acclaim; and
    14     WHEREAS, Under Rep. Manderino's leadership, the State enacted
    15  the $190 million Pennsylvania Economic Recovery Fund, in which
    16  eight separate programs address job development and training
    17  concerns, including employee business ownership, business
    18  infrastructure loans, youth training and incubators for small
    19  business, and he played a key role in the creation of the Sunny
    20  Day Fund to attract new industry to Pennsylvania and in the
    21  passage of new business tax laws to make Pennsylvania
    22  competitive with other states; and
    23     WHEREAS, Rep. Manderino also led the way during 1985 in the
    24  passage of a new formula for customized job training that
    25  targets high unemployment areas, an emergency medical services
    26  law that set standards for the training and licensing of
    27  ambulances and emergency personnel, a $5.5 million "bridge
    28  housing" program for the homeless in Pennsylvania, and a major
    29  compromise hammered out with Governor Thornburg that led to a $4
    30  billion expansion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike; and
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     1     WHEREAS, In 1983, Rep. Manderino was principal architect of
     2  an economic development package known as PennPRIDE, the
     3  Pennsylvania Program for Recovery, Investment, Development and
     4  Education, which was hailed nationally as one of the most
     5  ambitious state economic development programs ever proposed by a
     6  state legislature, and he oversaw passage of legislation to
     7  provide for a senior citizen Co-Pay Prescription Compensation
     8  Fund, a package to improve efficiency of the Crime Victims
     9  Compensation Program, a bill to do away with automatic cost
    10  increases by gas utilities, a $100 million low-interest mortgage
    11  program for Vietnam-era veterans and a program for in-home
    12  services as an alternative to hospitals and nursing homes for
    13  senior citizens; and
    14     WHEREAS, Rep. Manderino was the chief architect of numerous
    15  landmark laws which directly affect Pennsylvania workers,
    16  including the enactment of the 1984 "Right-to-Know" law
    17  protecting workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace, a
    18  far-reaching health care cost containment law enacted in 1986
    19  and legislation enacted during the 1987-1988 session aimed at
    20  seriously easing the Commonwealth's acute solid waste crisis and
    21  eliminating numerous toxic waste sites in the State through the
    22  establishment of a State "superfund"; and
    23     WHEREAS, May 6, 2007, marks the 75th anniversary of the birth
    24  of this outstanding former member, whose premature death robbed
    25  this Commonwealth of a great favorite son; therefore be it
    26     RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives commemorate the
    27  75th anniversary of the birth of the Hon. James J. Manderino,
    28  former Speaker of the House of Representatives, on May 6, 2007,
    29  and remember his many contributions to our welfare.

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