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Senate/House Bills Moving

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

Senate

Local Recreation Fees: House Bill 1052 (Freeman-D-Lehigh) further authorizes uses for local recreation fees was passed by the Senate and returns to the House for a concurrence vote.  A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available.

Mass Transit Station Development: Senate Bill 1210 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) to encourage private development at mass transit stations.  A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available.  the bill now goes to the House for consideration.

Disaster Assistance: Senate Bill 720 (Baker-R-Luzerne) creating an Individual and Public Disaster Assistance Grant Program was amended and reported out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Testing Energy Technologies: House Bill 1672 (Miller-R-York) providing for testing of energy efficiency technologies was removed from the Table and was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

House

Eliminating Stream Buffers: House Bill 1565 (Hahn-R-Northampton) eliminating the nearly 4 year old requirement for stream buffers in High Quality and Exceptional Value streams was amended and reported out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, amended on the House Floor and referred to the House Appropriations Committee. 
NewsClip: House Panel Approves Bill Eliminating Buffer Requirement

Aggregate Advisory Board:  Senate Bill 1155 (Scarnati-R- Jefferson) creating a Aggregate Advisory Board within DEP- sponsor summary-- was reported out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

Energy Development Impact On Environment: House Resolution 925 (Rapp-R-Forest) directing the Joint State Government Commission to study the impact of wind turbines, coal, natural gas, oil and nuclear power in Pennsylvania, in particular the impact on migratory birds and of forest removal was amended and reported from the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and adopted by the House.


9/22/2014

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