Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced
Here are the Senate and House Calendars showing bills of interest as well as a list of new environmental bills introduced--
October 12, 13, 14
November 18 (Ceremonial Session to Elect an Interim President Pro Tempore)
October 4, 5, 6
November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
House (October 4): 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; Senate Bill 298 (Yaw-R-Bradford) amends the Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act to allow the splitting off of preserved farm and forest lands used for alternative energy systems and natural gas and coal bed methane; 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; House Bill 2619 (Preston-D-Allegheny) further providing for municipal aggregation of electric generation supply; House Resolution 864 (Mundy-D-Luzerne) memorializing Congress to pass the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act.
Senate (October 12): Senate Bill 1379 (Musto-D-Luzerne) requiring the recycling of college textbooks; Senate Bill 1422 (D.White-R-Indiana) authorizing PennVEST to fund non-point source management projects including specifically urban stormwater projects; House Bill 708 (Ross-R-Chester) requiring electronics recycling funded by industry fees; House Bill 2591 (George-D-Clearfield) authorizing PennVEST to fund non-point source management projects including specifically urban stormwater projects.
The following bills of interest were introduced this week--
Reliability Pricing Model: Senate Resolution 400 (Boscola-D-Lehigh) urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to phase out the Reliability Pricing Model for electricity.
Pittsburgh RiverLife: Senate Resolution 410 (Fontana-D-Allegheny) honoring Pittsburgh RiverLife for its mission to reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh's riverfronts.
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