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--

Bill Calendars

House (March 13):   <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate (March 20): Senate Bill 50 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for notice of flood history in home sales disclosures (sponsor summary) .  <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

House: the Appropriations Committee wraps up budget hearings with the departments of Education and Human Services, the Governor’s Budget Secretary and House member testimony.  <>  Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: the Appropriations Committee wraps up budget hearings with the Governor’s Budget Secretary, departments of Community and Economic Development, Education, Environmental Protection, proposed Health & Human Services and Revenue. <>  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

Consumer Affairs

Gaming Oversight

Human Services


Liquor Control


Links for all other Standing House Committees



Environmental Resources and Energy

Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

Community, Economic and Recreational Development



Law and Justice

Public Health and Welfare


Links for all other Standing Senate Committees

Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

Repeal MS4 Stormwater Program: House Resolution 207 (Moul-R-Adams) urges Congress to repeal the MS4 stormwater pollution prevention program (sponsor summary).

Automatic Approval Of Oil & Gas E&S Permits Whether or Not They Meet Regulations: Senate Bill 402 (Bartolotta-R-Fayette) providing for automatic approval of DEP erosion and sedimentation permits for oil and gas drilling operations whether or not they meet environmental standards (sponsor summary).  [This bill is similar to House Bill 588 (Zimmerman-R- Lancaster).]

Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards: Senate Bill 404 (Scavello-R-Monroe) requiring solar energy credits under the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards to be generated in Pennsylvania (sponsor summary).

Requiring Riparian Buffers: Senate Bill 416 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) establishing a 100 foot riparian buffer on each site of a stream and a minimum 300 foot buffer around streams designated as High Quality or Exceptional Value (sponsor summary).

Increasing Penalties For Littering: Senate Bill 431 (Scavello-R-Monroe) increasing penalties for littering (sponsor summary).

Repeal Smart Meter Mandate: Senate Bill 441 (White-R-Indiana) repeal smart meter mandate, Senate Bill 442 (White-R-Indiana) require consumer consent to share smart meter information,  Senate Bill 443 (White-R-Indiana) provide for a consumer opt-out of smart meter use (sponsor summary).

Green State Buildings: Senate Bill 415 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) requiring design, construction and renovation of state government buildings to meet certain energy efficiency standards (sponsor summary).

Use U.S. Steel In Drilling Operations: Senate Bill 450 (Brewster-D-Allegheny) and  Senate Bill 452 (Brewster-D-Allegheny) require steel used in the natural gas drilling process to be American made (sponsor summary).

Low-Income Water & Wastewater Assistance: Senate Bill 456 (Brewster-D-Allegheny) establishing a low-income water and wastewater assistance program to pay unpaid utility bills (sponsor summary).

Fishing License Fee Increase: Senate Bill 460 (Brewster-D-Allegheny) increasing fishing licence fees over a 6 year period (sponsor summary).

Lead Exposure Task Force: Senate Resolution 33 (Yudichak-D-Luzerne) forming a Senate Task Force On Lead Poisoning Exposure and a Joint State Government Commission advisory Committee to do a comprehensive review of laws and programs related to lead exposure (sponsor summary).

Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--


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


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

Governor’s Schedule

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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