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--
House (April 17): 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.
Committee Meeting Agendas This Week
House: the Consumer Affairs Committee meets to consider House Bill 1071 (Farry-R-Bucks) prohibiting bans, fees, surcharges and taxes on recyclable plastic bags (sponsor summary) and holds an informational meeting with the Public Utility Commission and Attorney General’s Consumer Advocate Office. <> Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.
Senate: the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 242 (Baker-R-Luzerne) adds natural gas gathering lines to the PA One Call utility construction safety program so they can be identified and mapped for emergency services (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--
The following bills of interest were introduced this week--
Pipeline Impact Fee: Senate Bill 605 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) establishing a pipeline impact fee calculated based on the acreage of linear feet plus the right-of-way width of a pipeline. Fees generated would be distributed to areas affected by pipelines (sponsor summary).
Retroactively Changes Protection From Mine Subsidence Damage: Senate Bill 624 (Scarnati-R-Jefferson) fundamentally and retroactively changes the standard used to judge whether an underground mining plan approved by DEP can be challenged on the issue of whether it prevents temporary or permanent damage to surface streams. Click Here for more complete background.
Session Schedule [Updated]
Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--
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 17 (non-voting), 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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