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Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Gov’s 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--

Bill Calendars 

House (Jan. 25): House Bill 48 (Godshall-R-Montgomery) setting standards for drinking water well construction; House Bill 544 (Moul-R-Adams) further providing for liability protection for landowners who open their land for recreation (sponsor summary); House Bill 1712 (R.Brown-R-Monroe) establishing the Private Dame Financial Assurance program to offer financial assurance to private dam owners required to post a bond under the Dam Safety and Encroachment Act, however, no funding was provided for the program (sponsor summary); House Resolution 60 (Emrick-R-Northampton) directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the state’s program to regulate the beneficial use of sewage sludge; Senate Bill 385 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) updating and improving the Transit Revitalization investment District; Senate Bill 307 (Yudichak-D-Luzerne) providing for an independent counsel for the Environmental Quality Board; Senate Bill 811 (Hughes-D-Philadelphia) FY 2015-16 Capital Budget bill; Senate Bill 1071 (Browne-R-Lehigh), the “agreed-to” pension reform bill; Senate Bill 1073 (Browne-R-Lehigh) “agreed-to” $30.8 billion General Fund budget bill.  <> Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate (Jan. 19): Senate Bill 201 (Schwank-D-Berks) authorizing the leasing of property in the Clean and Green Program to a rural enterprise (sponsor summary); Senate Bill 805 (Boscola-D-Lehigh) allowing an Act 129 opt-out for large electric users (sponsor summary); House Bill 57 (Payne-R-Dauphin) further providing for natural gas competition (sponsor summary).  <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

House:   <>  Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: the Transportation Committee meets to consider Senate Resolution 247 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) urging U.S. DOT to work with tank car manufacturers, crude oil shippers and the rail industry to adopt higher pool fire survivability standards and to train emergency first responders (sponsor summary).  <>  Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Bills Pending In Key Committees

Here are links to key Standing Committees in the House and Senate and the bills pending in each--

House

Appropriations

Education

Environmental Resources and Energy

Consumer Affairs

Gaming Oversight

Human Services

Judiciary

Liquor Control

Transportation

Links for all other Standing House Committees

Senate

Appropriations

Environmental Resources and Energy

Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

Community, Economic and Recreational Development

Education

Judiciary

Law and Justice

Public Health and Welfare

Transportation

Links for all other Standing Senate Committees

Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week--

Fishing License Increases: Senate Bill 1103 (Brewster-D-Allegheny) providing for an increase in fishing licenses from $21 to $30.43 in 2022.

Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

Senate

January 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

February 8, 9, 10

Budget Hearings: Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (no session during hearings)

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

January 25, 26, 27

February 8, 9, 10

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

May 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Governor’s Schedule

Gov. Tom Wolf's work calendar will be posted each Friday and his public schedule for the day will be posted each morning.   Click Here to view Gov. Wolf’s Weekly Calendar and Public Appearances.


1/18/2016

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