Senate/House Bills Moving
The following bills of interest saw action this week in the House and Senate--
Erie Wind Farms: House Bill 2342 (Hornaman-D-Erie) authorizing the Department of General Services to lease submerged lands in Lake Erie for wind farms was reported from the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. NewsClip: Editorial: House Wisely Approves Lake Erie Wind Power Bill
Oil & Gas: House Bill 2213 (George-D-Clearfield) amending the Oil and Gas Act to further provide for ground and surface water protection (amended) and House Bill 2214 (George) providing for minimum oil and gas royalties were reported from the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
Solar Energy: House Bill 2234 (Houghton-D-Chester) eliminating deed restrictions on installation of solar energy systems was amended and reported from the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
Mining Fees: Senate Bill 1176 (D.White-R-Indiana), Senate Bill 1196 (D.White), Senate Bill 1197 (D.White) requiring mining permit fees to be adopted by regulation were passed by the Senate and now go to the House for consideration.
Air Pollution Fines: Senate Bill 1250 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) requiring the sharing of air pollution fines with local governments was amended and reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.
Guaranteed Energy Savings: House Bill 687 (Dermody-D-Allegheny) adding upgrades to reduce water and wastewater consumption, production were included in changes to the law authorizing guaranteed energy savings contracts was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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