Scrapbook Photo 02/16/20 - PACD: County Conservation District Accomplishments In 2019:
Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

State Budget Bill Package: This is the package of budget-related bills signed by the Governor June 28.  Click Here for a summary of environmental funding provisions--

-- General Fund: House Bill 790Click Here for available budget documents.

-- Fiscal Code: Senate Bill 712Click Here for a summary.

--Tax Code: House Bill 262. Click Here for a summary.

-- Administrative Code: House Bill 1461, but has no environmental provisions.  Click Here for a summary.

Valuing Water/Wastewater Systems: House Bill 751 (Roae-R-Crawford) further providing for the valuation of wastewater and water systems for ratemaking purposes, revising the definition of service line (Senate Fiscal Note and summary).

Ag Security Areas: House Bill 370 (Klunk-R-York) would amend the Agricultural Area Security Law to authorize farmland conservation owners to relinquish the right to establish a residence (House Fiscal Note and summary).

Farm Conservation Excellence Grants: Senate Bill 634 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) which would establish the Farm Conservation Excellence Grant Program was amended and reported out of the House Appropriations Committee (Senate Fiscal Note and summary)

Beginning Farmer Tax Credit: Senate Bill 478 (Vogel-R-Butler) establishing the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit and making $5 million available for the program in FY 2019-20 (House Fiscal Note and summary) and the program was included in Gov. Wolf’s PA Farm Bill proposal.

Farm Disaster Assistance: House Bill 1516 (Causer-R-Cameron) establishing an Agriculture Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account, a bipartisan proposal included in Gov. Wolf’s PA Farm Bill proposal (House Fiscal Note and summary).

Agri-Link Loan Program:  House Bill 1526 (Irvin-R-Huntingdon) establishes the Agriculture-Linked Investment Program for implementing best management practices, a bipartisan proposal included in Gov. Wolf’s PA Farm Bill proposal (House Fiscal Note and summary).


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