Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule
Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee meetings showing bills of interest as well as a list of new environmental bills introduced--
Senate Fall Session
September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30
October 12, 13, 14
November 18 (Ceremonial Session to Elect an Interim President Pro Tempore)
House Fall Session
September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
October 4, 5, 6
November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
House (September 13): House Bill 80 (Vitali-D-Delaware) expanding the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards and authorizing a carbon sequestration network; House Bill 894 (Phillips-R-Northumberland) establishing a Lyme Disease Task Force and assigning responsibilities to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources without funding; House Bill 2405 (DePasquale-D-York) which would increase the solar mandate provisions of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards and provide for carbon sequestration facilities.
Senate (September 20): Senate Bill 1394 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) requiring permits fees for non-coal mining operations to be set by regulation; House Bill 444 (M.Smith-D-Chester) setting standards for high performance green buildings without funding; House Bill 786 (George-D-Clearfield) establishing a State Energy Office within the Department of Environmental Protection without funding; House Bill 1394 (Houghton-D-Erie) providing for the splitting off of farmland for the production of alternative energy; House Bill 1609 (Freeman-D-Lehigh) further providing for traditional neighborhood development in the Municipalities Planning Code.
House: House Democratic Policy Committee holds two hearings, one on alternative energy issues in Worcester (Montgomery County) and a second one on clean water issues in Philadelphia.
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