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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 (May 16): ; 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 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 (May 9): Senate Bill 289 (Fontana-D-Allegheny) funding to assist homeowners with deteriorating private sewer laterals (sponsor summary); Senate Bill 1041 (Schwank-D-Berks) amending Act 101 to authorize all local governments to charge a recycling service fee (sponsor summary); Senate Bill 1011 (Hutchinson-R-Venango) killing DEP’s final drilling regulations covering conventional oil and gas wells and starting the rulemaking process over; Senate Bill 1168 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) authorizing the Fish and Boat Commission to adopt fees charged by the agency rather than have them set by the General Assembly (sponsor summary); Senate Bill 1166 (Stefano-R-Fayette) authorizing the Game Commission to adopt fees charged by the agency rather than have them set by the General Assembly (sponsor summary); Senate Bill 1195 (White-R-Indiana)  to further delay a Pennsylvania plan for meeting EPA’s Clean Power Climate Plan rule by changing the General Assembly’s review dates under Act 175 of 2014; House Bill 1325 (Mustio-R-Allegheny) allowing townships of the second class to charge stormwater management fees, House Bill 1394 (Mustio-R-Allegheny) authorizing boroughs to charge stormwater management fees, House Bill 1661 (Mustio-R-Allegheny) authorizing first class townships to charge a stormwater management fee; House Bill 1712 (R.Brown-R-Monroe) establishing a Private Dam Financial Assurance Program (House Fiscal Note and summary).  <> Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

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

Senate: the Local Government Committee meets to consider House Bill 1394 (Mustio-R- Allegheny) authorizing boroughs to enact stormwater fees.  <>  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--

Solar Credits: House Bill 2040 (F.Keller-R-Snyder) would amend the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act to “close the border” for solar energy credits (sponsor summary).

Session Schedule

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

Senate

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

May 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.


5/9/2016

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