Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee meetings showing bills of interest as well as a list of new environmental bills introduced--
Here is the Senate and House schedule--
February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 28
March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 (Budget Hearings Weeks of 14th, 21th & 28th)
April 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 26, 27
May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30
February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 28
March 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, (Budget Hearings Weeks of 14th, 21th & 28th)
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, (25 NV), 26, and 27
May 2, 3, 4, 9. 10, 11, 23, 24, and 25
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, and 30
House (February 7): <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.
Senate (February 7): <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.
House: the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee holds an informational meeting on the Forest Products industry; the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meets to consider House Bill 143 (Major-R-Susquehanna) adding provisions in Act 319 farmland preferential assessment allowing the split off of land for wireless services and mineral rights development; the Consumer Affairs Committee holds an informational meeting on electric industry; the Game and Fisheries Committee holds an informational meeting to receive Game Commission annual report. <> Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.
Senate: <> Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.
The following bills of interest were introduced this week--
Farmland Assessment Wireless, Mineral Extraction: House Bill 143 (Major-R-Susquehanna) correcting provisions in Act 319 farmland preferential assessment allowing the split off of land for wireless services and mineral rights development.
Household Hazardous Waste: House Bill 326 (Harper-R-Montgomery) providing $150,000 for local household hazardous waste collection events.
Pipeline Safety: House Bill 344 (M.Baker-R-Tioga) further providing for the Public Utility Commission regulation of pipeline safety.
Dormant Gas Rights: House Bill 375 (Godshall-R-Montgomery) providing for the preservation of interests in the case of abandoned oil and gas rights.
Gas Distribution Line Charges: House Bill 376 (Godshall-R-Montgomery) further providing for a sliding scale of rates and adjustments for distribution line maintenance.
Municipal Aggregation: House Bill 411 (Preston-D-Allegheny) providing for municipal aggregation of electric generation supply.
Solar Clothes-Drying: House Bill 417 (Benninghoff-R-Mifflin) prohibiting governing bodies from restricting solar clothes-drying devices.
Green Roof Credit: House Bill 490 (M.Smith-D-Allegheny) providing a tax credit for installation of green roofs.
Green Building Credit: House Bill 491 (M.Smith-D-Allegheny) providing a tax credit for high-performance green buildings.
Home Energy Payments: Senate Bill 333 (Tomlinson-R-Bucks) establishing the Home Energy Efficiency Act to provide assistance to ratepayers delinquent in energy payments.
Farmland Assessment Noncoal Mines: Senate Bill 301 (Yaw-R-Bradford) amending Act 319 farmland preferential assessment law to allow for splitting off of land for purposes of developing a noncoal mine.
Waste Facilities/Schools: Senate Bill 347 (Browne-R-Lehigh) prohibiting waste facilities within 1,000 feet of a school.
Natural Gas Severance Tax: Senate Bill 352 (Dinniman-D-Chester) enacting a natural gas production severance tax and using the revenue to establish the Natural Gas Conservation and Community Investment Fund to allocate money to the General Fund, Environmental Stewardship Fund and other programs.
Green Work Force Training: Senate Bill 364 (Kitchen-D-Philadelphia) establishing the Green Work Force Training Program.
Mineral Rights Development: Senate Bill 367 (D.White-R-Indiana) providing for the development of mineral rights under state land owned by agencies other than the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Fish & Boat and Game Commissions.