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Senate/House Agenda/Session 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--

Session Schedule

The Senate and House return to session on February 8 to hear what the Governor has in mind for the 2010-11 budget.

House Session Schedule-
February 8, 9, 10
March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
May 3, 4, 5, 24, 25, 26
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Senate Session Schedule-
February 8, 9, 10 (Budget Hearings- 16, 17, 18 22, 23, 24, 25)
March (Budget Hearings- 1, 2, 3, 4) 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
May 3, 4, 5, 24, 25, 26
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Calendars

House (February 8):  House Bill 80 (Vitali-D-Delaware) expanding the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards and authorizing a carbon sequestration network; Senate Bill 297 (Yaw-R-Bradford) amending the Oil and Gas Act to require semi-annual well production reporting.

Senate (February 8):  Senate Resolution 215 (Brubaker-R-Lancaster) directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the costs to achieve nutrient reductions from agricultural sources to meet Chesapeake Bay reduction standards.

Committees

House: the Consumer Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. 

Senate: the Senate Republic Policy Committee holds a public hearing on the impact of Governor's mid-year budget reductions.

Governor's Budget Address:  Governor presents proposed 2010-11 budget to General Assembly on February 9 starting at 11:30. Watch the Governor's budget address Tuesday live online on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.  The Governor's Office should post the budget documents online on the Budget Office webpage.

Other: the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee Environmental Issues Forum featuring Regupol America on tire recycling; the Joint Legislative Budget and Finance Committee meets to release a report on the feasibility of establishing a statewide blighted property registry.

Bills Introduced

The following bill of interest was introduced this week--

Garland Lipscomb:  House Resolution 618 (Scavello-R-Monroe) Resolution recognizing the retirement of Garland H. Lipscomp from U.S. NRDC as Pennsylvania State Soil Scientist.


2/8/2010

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