Senate/House Bills Moving
The following bills of interest saw action this week in the House and Senate--
Geospatial Council: House Bill 2300 (Fairchild-R-Snyder) establishing the State Geospatial Coordinating Council was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
Pipeline Safety: House Bill 2693 (Baker-R-Tioga) further providing for the regulation of pipelines by the PUC was reported from the House Consumer Affairs Committee and then referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
Electricity Aggregation: House Bill 2619 (Preston-D-Allegheny) further providing for municipal aggregation of electric generation supply was amended and reported from the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.
Blight: Senate Bill 900 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) further providing for neighborhood blight reclamation and revitalization was amended and reported from the House Urban Affairs Committee and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
Water Trail Study: House Resolution 884 (Levdansky-D-Allegheny) directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the economic impact of recreational water trails on local communities was reported from the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.
Boiler MACT Rule: House Resolution 879 (Haluska-D-Cambria) urging EPA to revise the proposed boiler MACT rule was adopted by the House.
Capital Budget: House Bill 2291 (D.Evans-D-Philadelphia) 2010-2011 Capital Budget projects bill was passed by the Senate and was returned to the House for a concurrence vote.
Electronics Recycling: House Bill 708 (Ross-R-Chester) requiring electronics recycling funded by industry fees was referred into, amended and reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.
Alternative Energy: House Bill 1128 (Preston-D-Allegheny) was amended to increase the solar standard to 1.5 percent and then the overall Tier 1 alternative energy standard to 9 percent by 2021 was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Textbook Recycling: Senate Bill 1379 (Musto-D-Luzerne) requiring the recycling of college textbooks was amended and reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.
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