Crisci Associates

Accomplishments

Crisci Associates prides itself on assisting clients with strategies and tools they need to achieve key victories at the local and state levels, including state agencies and departments. 

Utilizing relationships established by a daily presence at the state capitol, Crisci Associates has built a strong reputation among legislators and staff for its knowledge of the issues and presence ‘at the table’ on important issues for its clients. 

Whether it’s a co-sponsorship memo/bill introduction, an amendment filed, an announced committee meeting and more, Crisci Associates stays on top of the action to keep clients updated in real-time on issues of importance to them.

Below is a small sample of recent Crisci Associates successes – 

Budgetary Successes

 –Community Colleges (2019) : worked with the Governor’s administration, key leaders and staff in the House and Senate to increase the operating budget line item from $239.074 million in FY 2018-19 to $243.855 million in FY 2019-20, a 2.0% increase.

Buffalo Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. (2018): secured $2.1 million through the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) to rehabilitate about 20 miles of track between Brookville and Falls creek, facilitating continued freight rail service to Brookville Equipment Corp.

Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (2017): converted the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) into a trust fund, now known as the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund (RHDTF).

Legislative Successes (Bills Signed into Law)

Medication Synchronization: Act 46 of 2019  (Nelson – R – Westmoreland) allows pharmacists to synchronize monthly medication fill dates for a patient to all their prescriptions are filled on the same day of the month. (House fiscal note

PACE Modernization: Act 87 of 2018 (Farry – R – Bucks) expands the income eligibility of PACENET program, makes adjustments to the pharmaceutical assistance review board (PARB) and provides for medication synchronization in the PACE/PACENET program. (Senate fiscal note)

Broker Price Opinions (BPOs): Act 75 of 2018 (Rothman – R – Cumberland)  amends real estate licensing and registration act to increase educational requirements for the salesperson license and authorizes brokers and salespersons to prepare BPOs. (House fiscal note)

Expansion of gaming: Act 42 of 2017 (Ortitay – R – Allegheny) expands gaming in Pennsylvania to create up to 10 category 4 casinos, allow some truck stops to operate video gaming terminals (VGTs), lets airport passengers gamble on tablets, legalizes fantasy sports, online gambling, internet lottery sales, sports betting, and more. (House fiscal note)

Liquor Reform: Act 39 of 2016  (Turzai-R – Allegheny) authorizes the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to allow many more outlets to sell beer and wine, allows direct wine shipment, eliminates PLCB store closings on holidays and limited openings on Sunday, among other changes (House fiscal note)

Pennsylvania Breeding Fund: Act 114 of 2016 (Causer — R — McKean) provides for Pennsylvania breeding fund awards, a restricted account in the State Racing Fund, and outlines the disbursement of awards to PA breeders and owners of certain winning race horses which is consistent with how it operated prior to February 23, 2016. (House fiscal note) 

— Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Transparency & PACE Reimbursement: Act 169 of 2016 (Baker – R – Tioga) provides for the registration of PBMs, pharmacy audit integrity, multiple source generic list transparency and PACE reimbursement (House fiscal note)

Crisci Associates
204 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 717-234-1716
Fax: 717-234-1824