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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-- 18 voting days until budget deadline.

May 23, 24
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30

May 23, 24, and 25
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, and 30

Bill Calendars

House (May 23):   <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate (May 23):  Senate Bill 151 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) providing for sharing Air Pollution Control Act penalties with municipalities; Senate Bill 292 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) Amends the Flood Control Law by increasing the minimum amount which must be bid through a public advertising process from $4,000 to $25,000 for flood control projects performed by the Water and Power Resources Board; Senate Bill 308 (Pippy-R-Allegheny) further providing for the eligibility of sewer laterals for funding; Senate Bill 367 (D.White-R-Indiana) authorizing the leasing of mineral rights on other state lands and depositing the proceeds in the Environmental Stewardship Fund; Senate Bill 460 (Yaw-R-Bradford) requiring when payment is made for oil or gas production to an interest owner, itemized deduction information will be included on the check stub or an attachment to the form payment; Senate Bill 469 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) Allows walking, jogging, bicycling, exercising and horseback riding on nature trails as a recreational purpose by limiting liability and was changed by a technical amendment; Senate Bill 618 (Yudichak-D-Luzerne) providing independent counsel for Environmental Quality Board; Senate Bill 898 (Tomlinson-R-Bucks) Amend the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act to provide that all municipal subdivision and land development ordinances are pre-empted by the Noncoal Act.   <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.


House: the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider House Bill 1416 (Evankovich-R-Armstrong) requiring publication of reports on expenditures from the Sold Waste Abatement Fund and the Clean Water Fund, Senate Bill 302 (MJ White-R-Venango) requiring additional reporting on expenditures from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. <> Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: the Appropriations Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 263 (Erickson-R-Delaware) requiring the use of empirical, replicable and testable supporting data in developing regulations, Senate Bill 1054 (Corman-R-Centre) providing for a 2011-12 Capital Budget; the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 301 (Yaw-R-Bradford) amending Act 319 to authorize the splitting off of land for noncoal mining, House Bill 143 (Major-R-Susquehanna) amending Act 319 to authorize the splitting off of land for noncoal mining, House Bill 144 (Pickett-R-Bradford) amending Act 319 to authorize taxation of oil and gas well production; the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 341 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) establishing an automotive fuel testing program; the  Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 995 (Baker-R-Luzerne) requiring gas well operators to post certain 911 response information at the entrance to each well site.  <> Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

Great American Cleanup Of PA: House Resolution 294 (Miccarelli-R-Delaware) recognizing the volunteers and organizations making the Great American Cleanup of PA a success.

Funding Sewer Laterals: House Bill 1556 and House Bill 1557 (Readshaw-R-Allegheny) authorize PennVEST to fund sewer laterals.

Agriculture Easements: Senate Bill 1033 (Alloway-R-Franklin) authorizing the underground removal of noncoal minerals on a farm in the agricultural conservation easement program.

Marcellus Shale Impact Fee: Senate Bill 1100 (Scarnati-R-Jefferson) imposing a fee on Marcellus Shale development and providing for a model drilling ordinance.


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