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Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action this week in the House and Senate--

Senate

Nominations: Gov. Corbett this week re-nominated John Coleman as a Commissioner on the Public Utility Commission.


House

Conservation Easements: House Bill 2059 (Miller-R-York) amending the Agricultural Area Security Law to provide for the inspection of agricultural conservation easements on at least a biennial basis (a summary and House Fiscal Note are available) and House Bill 2106 (Ross-R-Chester) further providing for the relinquishment of the right to farmland preservation (a summary and House Fiscal Note are available) were referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.

Land Banks: House Bill 1682 (Taylor-R-Philadelphia) providing for the creation of land banks for the conversion of vacant properties into productive use was removed from the Table, amended on the House Floor and referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

            NewsClip: Land Bank Bill Newest Anti-Blight Tool

Capital Budget Process: House Bill 2175 (Turzai-R-Allegheny) making changes to Capital Budget process and reducing the ability of state government to borrow and spend taxpayer dollars was reported out of the House Finance Committee, debated in the House and referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
            NewsClip: House Capital Budget Bill Debate Focuses On Jobs

Transportation Partnerships: House Bill 3 (Geist-R-Blair) authorizing public-private transportation partnerships was amended on the House Floor and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Recycling Requirement: House Bill 1934 (F.Keller-R-Snyder) excluding people residing in federal or state facilities for determining when a municipality must recycle was reported out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and is on the House Calendar for action.

2/20/2012

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