House Committee to Hold Hearing on Involuntary Commitment Bill for Addiction
 News Advisory
Office of State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a hearing on House Bill 1692, which would allow for the involuntary commitment of individuals with drug and alcohol addiction.

WHO: Members of the Human Services Committee and bill sponsor, Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny). Those expected to offer testimony will include Deb Beck, president, Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania; Mayor Dennis Troy of Brentwood; and Cumberland County District Attorney Dave Freed. Written testimony will be provided by Secretary Gary Tennis, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Michele Denk, executive director, Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators.

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 9 a.m.

WHERE: 60 East Wing, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,