Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on the Sanction of Ivory Importation to Pennsylvania
WHAT: Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on legislation that would sanction the ivory and rhinoceros horn importation to Pennsylvania in addition to selling, purchasing, bartering and possession with the intent to sell.

WHO: Marsico; Rep. Joseph A. Petrarca (D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/ Indiana), minority chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery), prime sponsor of House Bill 248; members of the committee; Ann Lewis, vice president and board member, Elephants D.C.; Iris Ho, program manager, Humane Society of the United States; Vikram H. Dewan, president and CEO, Philadelphia Zoo; Sen. Raymond Lesniak, New Jersey Senate District 20; Andrew Dodson, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Princeton University; Doug Ritter, chairman and executive, Knife Rights; Robert Mitchell, founding member, Elephant Protection Association; John Hohenwarter, National Rifle Association; Elle Shushan, consultant, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Private Art Dealer; Bruce Schindler, Schindler Carvings (submitted testimony); Edward Dunk, owner, Fosilart (submitted testimony); and Kurt Tripp, owner, Ivory Jacks (submitted testimony).

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Shusterman Hall, Temple University Campus, 1801 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, 19122.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Will be available at RonMarsico.com, and PAHouseGOP.com.

Media contact: Autumn Southard, 717.652.3721, asouthar@pahousegop.com.
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