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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

Senate
December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
2012 -----------------------------
January 3, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
February 6, 7, 8
Governor's Budget Address: February 7
Budget Hearings: Feb. 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and March 1
March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 28
April 2, 3, 30
May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23
June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

House
December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20
2012 -----------------------------
January 3 (non-voting), 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
February 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
Budget Hearings: Feb. 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, March 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
March 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 28
April 2, 3, 4, 30
May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23
June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Bill Calendars

House (December 5): House Bill 3 (Geist-R-Blair) authorizing public-private transportation partnerships; House Bill 1950 (Ellis-R-Butler) amending the Oil and Gas Act to include additional environmental protection measures for Marcellus Shale drilling, a county-optional drilling impact fee and additional transfers from the Oil and Gas Fund;  Senate Bill 303 (MJ White-R-Venango) providing for the disposition of fines under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act; Senate Bill 304 (MJ White-R-Venango) requiring the posting of the state air quality implementation plan on the Internet; House Resolution 70 (Harhart-R-Lehigh) requesting the Department of Transportation to study the potential use of quarry and other mining waste in highway and civil engineering projects.  <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate (December 5): ; Senate Bill 433 (Leach-D-Montgomery) providing for the incorporation of benefit corporations; Senate Bill 152 (D.White-R-Indiana) amending the PennVEST Act to clarify the eligibility of stormwater and other nonpoint source projects for funding; Senate Bill 477 (Browne-R-Lehigh) compelling the removal of outdoor advertising under the Municipalities Planning Code;  Senate Bill 532 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) further providing for penalties and waste permit renewals under the Solid Waste Management Act; Senate Bill 1150 (Smucker-R-Lancaster) establishing the Historic Rehabilitation Investment Incentive tax credit;; House Bill 608 (Brooks-R-Crawford) providing for the use of bioenergy crops in mine reclamation. <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committees

House: the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider House Bill 193 (Harper-R-Montgomery) requiring state-owned or leased buildings to meet certain green standards, House Bill 1813 (Tobash-R-Berks) amending the surface mining act to further providing for a reclamation financial guarantee, Senate Bill 995 (Baker-R-Luzerne) requiring Marcellus Shale gas wells to post certain 911 response information, House Resolution 438 (Cruz-D-Philadelphia) urging Philadelphia to establish a waste tire removal and disposal program; the Consumer Affairs Committee has two meetings this week, it meets to consider House Bill 1926 (Preston-D-Allegheny) prohibiting the use of eminent domain for natural gas gathering lines and holds a hearing on House Bill 1580 (Ross-R-Chester) increasing the solar mandate in the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards; the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee meets to consider House Bill 1701 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) establishing the State Geospatial Council.  <>  Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: the Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 344 (Baker-R-Tioga) authorizing the PUC to regulate pipeline safety.  <>  Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

Deer Management: House Bill 2034 (Hanna-D-Centre) establishing an Antlerless Deer Harvesting Committee.

Fish & Boat Commission Regulation Review: House Bill 2035 (Pyle-R-Armstrong) providing for the review of Fish and Boat Commission regulations under the Regulatory Review Act.


12/5/2011

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