Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Gov’s Schedule/ Bills Introduced
Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee meetings showing bills of interest as well as a list of new environmental bills introduced--
House (Feb. 6): <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.
Senate (Jan. 30): Senate Bill 50 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for notice of flood history in home sales disclosures (sponsor summary) and Senate Bill 51 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) further providing for notice of flood history of leased properties (sponsor summary); Senate Bill 138 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) further providing for the calculation of proceeds paid to interest owners (sponsor summary); and Senate Bill 139 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) establishes the Natural Gas Lease Anti-Retaliation Act (sponsor summary). <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.
Committee Meeting Agendas This Week
House: <> Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.
Senate: the Game and Fisheries Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 30 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) authorizing the Fish and Boat Commission to adopt its own fees (sponsor summary) and Senate Bill 192 (Stefano-R-Fayette) authorizing the Game Commission to adopt its own fees (sponsor summary). <> Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.
Bills Pending In Key Committees
Check the PA Environmental Council Bill Tracker for the status and updates on pending state legislation and regulations that affect environmental and conservation efforts in Pennsylvania.
Here are links to key Standing Committees in the House and Senate and the bills pending in each--
Environmental Resources and Energy
Links for all other Standing House Committees
Environmental Resources and Energy
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
Community, Economic and Recreational Development
Links for all other Standing Senate Committees
The following bills of interest were introduced this week--
No More Stringent Methane Emissions: Senate Bill 175 (Reschenthaler-R-Allegheny) adopting in law a policy saying state methane emission standards shall be no more stringent than federal requirements (sponsor summary).
Adds Oil & Gas Gathering Lines To One Call: Senate Bill 242 (Baker-R- Luzerne) removes the exclusion of oil and gas production and gathering lines from the One Call look before you dig safety program and makes other changes to update the One Call law (sponsor summary).
Performance Based Budgeting: Senate Bill 181 (Mensch-R-Montgomery) establishing a Performance-Based Budget Board (sponsor summary).
Dormant Oil & Gas Wells: House Bill 91 (Godshall-R-Montgomery) gives property owners who do not own the oil and gas rights beneath their land an opportunity to purchase those rights when the owner of the oil and gas estate cannot be identified or located (sponsor summary). This bill did not get out of committee last session.
Natural Gas Severance Tax: House Bill 113 (Harper-R-Montgomery) adds a 3.5 percent natural gas production severance tax to the existing Act 13 drilling impact fee to fund pension obligations and rural State Police Protection (sponsor summary). This bill did not get out of committee last session.
Statewide Construction Code: House Bill 266 (Harper-R-Montgomery) changing the procedure for the adoption of updates to the statewide Construction Code (sponsor summary).
Combining PHMC/DCNR: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) circulated a co-sponsor memo to colleagues on legislation he will introduce consolidating the PA Historical and Museum Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Radon Action Month: House Resolution 6 (Readshaw-R-Allegheny) recognizing January as Radon Action Month in Pennsylvania (sponsor summary) and was adopted by the House.
Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--
January 30, 31
February 1, 6, 7, 8
March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
February 6, 7, & 8.
March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22.
April 3, 4, 5 , 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26.
May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, & 24.
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30
Gov. Tom Wolf's work calendar will be posted each Friday and his public schedule for the day will be posted each morning. Click Here to view Gov. Wolf’s Weekly Calendar and Public Appearances.
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