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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--

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

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


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: the Urban Affairs Committee holds an informational meeting on legislation regarding land banks and real estate tax reform.

Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

Clean And Green Conservation Verification: House Bill 1213 (Sturla-D-Lancaster) requiring applicants for farmland preferential assessments under the Clean and Green Program to verify the farmer is in compliance with existing farm conservation requirements.

Adopt-A-River Program: House Bill 1214 (Sturla-D-Lancaster) establishing the Adopt-A-River Program at DCNR.

Regulating Forestry Profession: House Bill 1235 (Payne-R-Dauphin) providing for the regulation of professional forestry.

Drilling On Other State Lands: House Bill 1238 (Baker-R-Tioga) authorizing drilling leases and royalities on State System of Higher Education lands.

State Park Lifeguards: House Bill 1250 (Stern-R-Blair) requiring lifeguards in State Parks.

Conservation District Well Permits: House Bill 1263 (Boback-R-Columbia) re-involving county conservation districts in oil and gas well permitting process.

Zero Waste Initiatives: House Resolution 159 (Davis-D-Bucks) urging communities, businesses and residents to adopt zero waste initiatives.

Gas Well Locations Restrictions: Senate Bill 680 (Ferlo-D-Allegheny) further providing for gas well location restrictions.

AEPS Impact Study: Senate Bill 849 (Solobay-D-Washington) requiring DEP to conduct an environmental and economic impact study of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards.

Severance Tax: Senate Bill 905 (Yudichak-D-Luzerne) providing for a natural gas production severance tax establishing the Natural Gas Severance Tax Fund and the Local Government Services Account.



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