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 (March 13): <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.
Committee Meeting Agendas This Week
House: the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee meets to consider House Resolution 84 (Ryan-R-Lebanon) congratulating the PA National Guard’s environmental office on winning first place in the Sustainability Team in the 2016 Army National Guard Environmental Awards Contest (sponsor summary); the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee informational meeting with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and voting on House Bill 187 (Sonney-R-Erie) allowing wind energy facilities on preserved farmland (sponsor summary); the Consumer Affairs Committee informational meeting with electric and natural gas industries to provide an overview of legislative priorities for the upcoming session; the State Government Committee meets to consider House Bill 410 (Warner-R-Fayette) establishing a Performance-Based Budget Board and performance-based budgeting process (sponsor summary). <> Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.
Senate: <> 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--
The following bills of interest were introduced this week--
Prohibit DEP From Assuring Safe Water To Private Schools, Churches and Schools Using Their Own Water Supplies: House Bill 776 (Zimmerman-R-Lancaster) changing the definition of “Community Water Supplies” to eliminate private schools (non-transient and non-community water supplies), churches (transient) and businesses (non-transient and non-community) from being required to meet state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act requirements (sponsor summary). No similar exemptions in the federal.
Rollback DEP Drilling Reg Waste Reporting: Senate Bill 486 (Vogel-R-Beaver) rolling back DEP’s Chapter 78A drilling regulations to report waste generated every 6 months rather than monthly (sponsor summary).
Requiring 2nd DEP Permit Tracking System: Senate Bill 487 (Vogel-R-Beaver) requiring DEP to adopt develop a second online permit status reporting when DEP already has the eFACTS program (sponsor summary).
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
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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