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Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Gov’s Schedule/ Bills Introduced

Here are the Senate and House Calendars for the next voting session day and Committees scheduling action on bills of interest as well as a list of new environmental bills introduced--

Bill Calendars

House (June 12): House Resolution 284 (Moul-R-Adams) urging Congress to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MS4 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (sponsor summary).  <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate (June 12): Senate Bill 144 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) amending Act 537 ton include alternative on-lot sewage systems in sewage plans (sponsor summary);  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); Senate Bill 431 (Scavello-R-Monroe) increasing fines for littering (sponsor summary); Senate Bill 561 (Disanto-R-Dauphin) which requires an up or down vote by the General Assembly on every final regulation approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission if that regulation has a fiscal impact of $1 million or more, f the General Assembly does not vote, the regulation would die;  Senate Bill 649 (Yudichak-D-Luzerne) would fill a significant funding gap in DEP’s Underground Storage Tank Program (sponsor summary); House Bill 1071 (Farry-R-Bucks) to prevent the imposition of a ban, fee or surcharge on recyclable plastic bags (House Fiscal Note and summary).  <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar. 

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

Note: This is budget season.  House and Senate committees can add and cancel meetings with little notice.

House: the Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 913 (Everett-R- Lycoming) providing for the adoption of stormwater fees by incorporated towns, House Bill 914 (Everett-R- Lycoming) providing for the adoption of stormwater fees by boroughs, House Bill 915 (Everett-R-Lycoming) providing for the adoption of stormwater fees by first class townships, House Bill 916 (Everett-R-Lycoming) providing for the adoption of stormwater fees by Cities of the Third Class; the State Government Committee holds a hearing on entities regulated by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to investigate concerns of regulatory overreach by the Commission, Selinsgrove; the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meets to consider House Bill 1494 (Rapp-R-Forest) authorizing the state to enter into a cooperative agreement with federal agencies for the purpose of selling timber on federal land; the Labor and Industry Committee meets to consider House Bill 1469 (Heffley-R-Carbon) authorize municipalities to use third-party agencies to enforce the Uniform Construction Code (sponsor summary); the Local Government Committee meets to consider House Bill 927 (Rader-R- Monroe) mandating curbside leaf pick up programs (sponsor summary). <>  Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: the Labor and Industry Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 663 (Laughlin-R- Erie) authorize municipalities to use third-party agencies to enforce the Uniform Construction Code (sponsor summary); the State Government Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 610 (Killion-R-Delaware) to designate quartz as the official state mineral (sponsor summary).  <>  Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Other: Joint Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee holds a hearing reviewing the Act 101 Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act Programs

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--

House

Appropriations

Education

Environmental Resources and Energy

Consumer Affairs

Gaming Oversight

Human Services

Judiciary

Liquor Control

Transportation

Links for all other Standing House Committees

Senate

Appropriations

Environmental Resources and Energy

Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

Community, Economic and Recreational Development

Education

Judiciary

Law and Justice

Public Health and Welfare

Transportation

Links for all other Standing Senate Committees

Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced last week--

Clean Transportation Infrastructure: House Bill 1446 (Quinn-R-Bucks) encourages electric and natural gas vehicles by setting a goal of expanding electric transportation use by 50 percent by 2030, require electric utilities to development infrastructure investment proposals for clean transportation, complete statewide interstate and Turnpike fast electric and natural gas refueling networks (sponsor summary).  (Click Here for more.) 

Session Schedule

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

Senate

June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

 June 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.


6/12/2017

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