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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

Here is the Senate and House schedule--

March Budget Hearings Weeks of 21th & 28th
April 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 26, 27
May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30

March Budget Hearings Weeks of 21th & 28th
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, (25 NV), 26, and 27
May 2, 3, 4, 9. 10, 11, 23, 24, and 25
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, and 30

Bill Calendars

House (April 4): House Bill 295 (Freeman-D-Lehigh) extending the grant period for  the Main Street Program; House Resolution 87 (Pyle-R-Armstrong) calling on the Region III office of the U.S. Environmental Protection to cease the unlawful review of NPDES water quality permits.   <>  Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate (April 5): Senate Bill 302 (MJ White-R-Venango) further providing for annual reports from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund; Senate Bill 303 (MJ White-R-Venango) further providing for reports under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act; Senate Bill 304 (MJ White-R-Venango) requiring further public review of state Air Quality Implementation Plans; Senate Bill 325 (Baker-R-Luzerne) giving the Public Utility Commission further authority to regulate pipeline safety.  <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.


House: <> Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: the Appropriations Committee holds hearings on the departments of Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources and Revenue.   <> Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

NOTE: Watch budget hearings live on or PCNplus.

NOTE:  Click Here to watch a video of the completed budget hearings on the Senate Republican Appropriations Committee website.

Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--


Biosolids: House Bill 1017 (Knowles-R-Schuylkill) providing for municipal regulation of land application of biosolids.

Gas Compressors: House Bill 1045 (Sonney-R-Erie) further providing for the regulation of natural gas compressor stations.

Gas Well Restrictions/Bonding: House Bill 1046 (Sonney-R-Erie) further providing for location restrictions, bonding increases and providing for abandoned well plugging surcharge.


Siting Waste Facilities: Senate Bill 825 (Boscola-D-Lehigh) amending Act 101 to provide for a new definition of affected municipalities for host benefit fee purposes, requiring a community health risks study for landfills and further providing for public participation in expanding existing landfills.  Senate Bill 826 (Boscola) has similar provisions.

DSIC Infrastructure Funding Tool:  Senate Bill 846 (Solobay-D-Washington) authorizing the distribution system infrastructure replacement funding tool for projects designed to improve water and wastewater quality, fire protection reliability and long-term system viability.


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