Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule [Updated] /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 (April 3): 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).  <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate (April 18): 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 Labor and Industry Committee meets to consider House Bill 409 (Evankovich-R-Allegheny) makes fundamental changes to the method of adopting updates to the Uniform Construction Code (sponsor summary); the Consumer Affairs Committee holds a hearing on PA One Call utility location safety program. <>  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--




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--

Listing DEP Permits: House Bill 1003 (Ortitay-R-Allegheny) requiring DEP to list all its permits in the PA Bulletin and online (sponsor summary).  Billed as a way to “streamline DEP permitting,” it does nothing of the sort.  It only makes the PA Bulletin bigger and adds more costs.   Apparently the sponsor never saw DEP’s existing online DEP Permit Application Consultation Tool that leads potential applicants through a series of questions to answer the basic question of What Environmental Permits Do I Need For My Project?

Recycling Fee: Sen. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware) Wednesday circulated a co-sponsor memo to his colleagues inviting them to co-sponsor legislation to eliminate the 2020 sunset date on the $2/ton recycling fee that supports Act 101 recycling grants and programs.

Session Schedule

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

Senate [Updated]

April 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


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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