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10-31-2014 - 16:17:56


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HB 34   Harper, Kate
Act requiring design, construction & renovation of certain State-owned or State-leased buildings to comply with specified energy & environmental building standards; & providing for powers & duties of DGS.
Companions: HB 193 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 50 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 10-07-14 S Removed from the table
10-08-14 S Set on the Senate Calendar
10-08-14 S Rereferred to Senate Appropriations

HB 100   Vitali, Greg
Amends the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act further providing for alternative energy portfolio standards and for portfolio requirements in other states.
Companions: HCO 171 (M)
SB 1171 (Identical)
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-25-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy
11-12-13 H Press conference held
12-16-13 H Discussed at public hearing House Democratic Policy Committee

HB 106   Carroll, Mike
Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), in registration of vehicles, further providing for period of registration and for display of registration plate; and in fees, further providing for annual registration fees.
Companions: HB 268 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 347 (M)
Bill History: 11-19-13 H Over in House
11-19-13 H Rereferred to House Rules
11-19-13 H Media availability held by Sec. of Trans. Schoch

HB 200   Vitali, Greg
Amends Title 58 (Oil and Gas) further providing for distribution of fee and for Statewide initiatives; providing for the PA Sunshine Solar Program; and making a related repeal.
Companions: HCO 172 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-11-13 H Filed
02-13-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 213   Grove, Seth
Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), in general provisions, further providing for definitions; & in special vehicles and pedestrians, providing for operation of pedalcycles with electric assist.
Companions: HCO 213 (M)
SB 997 (Identical)
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-22-13 H Filed
01-22-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Transportation

HB 301   Saylor, Stanley
Amends the Tax Reform Code providing for a natural gas fleet vehicle tax credit; and imposing penalties.
Companions: HB 1083 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 937 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 04-17-13 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:110/N: 77)
04-24-13 H Press conference held by Rep. Saylor
04-24-13 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Finance

HB 302   Moul, Dan
Act establishing the Keystone Transit Program; & providing for interfund transfer to DEP for competitive grant program for transition of small mass transit bus fleets to compressed natural gas.
Companions: HB 1084 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 937 (M)
Bill History: 12-18-13 H Set on the House Calendar
12-18-13 H Laid on the table
11-12-14 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 303   Watson, Katharine
Act establishing the Clean Transit Program; & providing for interfund transfer to DEP for loan program for the transition of large mass transit bus fleets to compressed natural gas.
Companions: HB 1085 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 937 (M)
Bill History: 12-18-13 H Set on the House Calendar
12-18-13 H Laid on the table
11-12-14 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 304   Marshall, Jim
Act requiring certain large mass transit agencies to purchase buses that meet certain criteria within a specific implementation schedule; and providing for the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation.
Companions: HB 1086 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 937 (M)
Bill History: 12-18-13 H Set on the House Calendar
12-18-13 H Laid on the table
11-12-14 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 306   Pickett, Tina
Amends the Alternative Fuels Incentive Act providing for keystone fuel incentives; & making editorial changes.
Companions: HB 1088 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 937 (M)
Bill History: 12-18-13 H Set on the House Calendar
12-18-13 H Laid on the table
11-12-14 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 308   Saylor, Stanley
Amends the Air Pollution Control Act further providing for defs. & for disposition of fees, fines & civil penalties; establishing the Keystone Vehicle Program; & making editorial changes.
Companions: HB 2251 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 937 (M)
Bill History: 12-18-13 H Set on the House Calendar
12-18-13 H Laid on the table
11-12-14 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 309   Grove, Seth
Amends the Tax Reform Code providing for a natural gas vehicle tax credit.
Companions: HB 2620 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 937 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 04-17-13 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:107/N: 77)
04-24-13 H Press conference held by Rep. Saylor
04-24-13 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Finance

HB 377   McCarter, Steve
Act providing for bisphenol A-free baby and toddler products.
Companions: HCO 504 (M)
SB 490 (Identical)
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-24-13 H Filed
01-29-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Consumer Affairs

HB 443   Causer, Martin
Amends the Dam Safety & Encroachments Act further providing for definitions and for regulations and standards.
Companions: HB 2359 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 46 (M)
SB 354 (Identical)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-29-13 H Filed
01-30-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 449   Pyle, Jeff
Act providing for limitation on certain Commonwealth agency action relating to certain endangered species.
Companions: HCO 827 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-29-13 H Filed
01-30-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Game and Fisheries

HB 821   Harper, Kate
Amends Title 53 (Municipalities), in municipal authorities, further providing for purposes and powers.
Companions: SB 1261 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HB 1252 (Identical)
HB 2144 (Related)
HCO1015 (M)
SB 351 (Identical)
SB 1255 (Related)
Position: Support
Bill History: 09-23-13 H Reported as committed from House Rules
09-23-13 H Laid on the table
11-12-14 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

HB 950   Vitali, Greg
Act providing for moratorium on leasing lands owned and managed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the purposes of oil and natural gas development.
Companions: HCO 177 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-08-13 H Filed
03-11-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 1052   Freeman, Robert
Amends the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code further providing for contents of subdivision and land development ordinance.
Companions: HCO 181 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 09-24-14 G In the hands of the Governor
10-04-14 G Last day for Governor's action
09-24-14 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 135 )

HB 1073   Moul, Dan
Amends the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, further providing for definitions.
Companions: HB 1692 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 360 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 03-26-13 H Filed
04-02-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Consumer Affairs

HB 1151   Miller, Ron
Amends the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act further providing for definitions.
Companions: HB 2554 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HCO 554 (M)
SB 1015 (Identical)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 04-08-13 H Filed
04-09-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 1195   O'Brien, Michael
Act prohibiting the administration of certain antimicrobial agents in agriculture; & providing for inspection & testing of agricultural operations, for enforcement, for reporting by agricultural operations.
Companions: HCO1487 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 04-12-13 H Filed
04-15-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Agriculture and Rural Affairs

HB 1212   Maloney, David
Amends the Clean Streams Law further providing for powers and duties of department.
Companions: HCO1638 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 04-16-13 H Filed
04-17-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 1325   Maloney, David
Amends the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act further providing for definitions, for official plans and for permits.
Companions: HCO1845 (M)
SB 946 (Identical)
Bill History: 06-28-13 G In the hands of the Governor
07-08-13 G Last day for Governor's action
07-02-13 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 41 )

HB 1576   Pyle, Jeff
Act providing a process for the designation of certain species.
Companions: HCO2023 (M)
SB 1047 (Related)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 09-16-14 H Laid on the table
09-16-14 H Removed from the table
11-12-14 H Set on the House Calendar

HB 1579   Vitali, Greg
Amends Title 58 (Oil & Gas) further providing for hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure requirements; & providing for Department of Health duties relating to unconventional gas operations.
Companions: HCO1939 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 06-21-13 H Filed
06-24-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 1681   Saccone, Rick
Act providing for oil and gas leases on lands owned and managed by DCNR; dedicating royalties from certain leases to be used for repair of weight restricted bridges.
Companions: HCO2201 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 09-09-13 H Filed
09-09-13 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 1699   Ross, Chris
Act providing for the registration & reporting of certain reciprocal internal combustion engines; imposing powers and duties on the DEP; and providing for an air quality impact study.
Companions: HCO2191 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 06-16-14 H Third consideration
06-16-14 H Final Passage (Vote: Y:190/N: 6)
06-20-14 S Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

HB 2144   Harper, Kate
Amends Title 53 (Municipalities), in municipal authorities, further providing for purposes and powers.
Companions: HB 821 (Related)
HB 1252 (Related)
HCO2749 (M)
SB 351 (Related)
SB 1255 (Identical)
Position: Support
Bill History: 04-03-14 H Filed
04-03-14 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Local Government

HB 2350   Causer, Martin
Act requiring the Environmental Quality Board to differentiate regulations relating to conventional oil and gas wells and unconventional gas wells in this Commonwealth.
Companions: HCO3199 (M)
SB 1378 (Identical)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 09-10-14 H Reported as committed from House Rules
09-10-14 H Laid on the table
11-12-14 H Set on the Tabled Calendar

SB 83   Greenleaf, Stewart
Amends Title 75 (Vehicles), in special vehicles & pedestrians, providing for regulation & operation of neighborhood electric vehicles.
Companions: SCO 76 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 10-14-14 G In the hands of the Governor
10-24-14 G Last day for Governor's action
10-22-14 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 177 )

SB 164   Yudichak, John
Amends the Administrative Code further providing for the Environmental Quality Board.
Companions: SB 618 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 179 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-23-13 S First consideration
02-06-13 S Set on the Senate Calendar
02-06-13 S Laid on the table

SB 196   White, Donald
Amends the PA Infrastructure Investment Authority Act further providing for defs., for financial assistance and for annual report.
Companions: SB 152 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 356 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 06-11-13 G In the hands of the Governor
06-21-13 G Last day for Governor's action
06-19-13 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 16 )

SB 287   Erickson, Edwin
Act updating storm water planning requirements by counties; authorizing counties to regulate storm water within a watershed-based planning area; formation of water resources management; imposing duties and conferring powers.
Companions: SB 452 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 146 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 01-24-13 S Filed
01-24-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

SB 351   Erickson, Edwin
Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally), in municipal authorities, further providing for purposes and powers.
Companions: SB 1261 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HB 821 (Identical)
HB 1252 (Identical)
HB 2144 (Related)
SCO 420 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 06-30-13 G In the hands of the Governor
07-10-13 G Last day for Governor's action
07-09-13 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 68 )

SB 354   Hutchinson, Scott
Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act further providing for definitions and for regulations and standards.
Companions: HB 2359 (Refiled from 11R Session)
HB 443 (Identical)
SCO 326 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 01-30-13 S Filed
01-30-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

SB 460   Costa, Jay
Amends Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling & Waste Reduction Act further providing for powers & duties of counties.
Companions: SB 863 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 514 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-08-13 S Filed
02-08-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

SB 490   Washington, LeAnna
Act providing for bisphenol A-free baby and toddler products.
Companions: HB 377 (Identical)
SCO 587 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-13-13 S Filed
02-13-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Consumer Protection & Prof. Licensure

SB 535   Leach, Daylin
Amends the Public School Code further providing for referendum or public hearing required prior to construction or lease & for approved reimbursable rental for certain leases & sinking fund charges on indebtedness.
Companions: SB 435 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 495 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-21-13 S Filed
02-21-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Education

SB 540   Leach, Daylin
Act providing for a moratorium on leasing State forest lands for the purposes of natural gas drilling; imposing duties on DCNR; & providing for report contents & LBFC study.
Companions: HB 150 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SB 426 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 469 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-21-13 S Filed
02-21-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

SB 544   Leach, Daylin
Amends Title 58 (Oil & Gas), in development, further providing for hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure requirements.
Companions: SB 1514 (Refiled from 11R Session)
SCO 428 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 02-21-13 S Filed
02-21-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

SB 653   Leach, Daylin
Amends Title 3 (Agriculture), in food protection, further providing for food safety.
Companions: SCO 800 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 04-03-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs
03-12-13 S Press conference held by Sen. Leach
06-02-14 S Press conference held

SB 733   Robbins, Bob
Amends Title 45 (Legal Notices) further providing for additional publication in legal journals; & providing for electronic publication of legal advertising.
Companions: SCO 408 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 11-12-13 S Second consideration
11-13-13 S Set on the Senate Calendar
11-13-13 S Rereferred to Senate Appropriations

SB 790   Greenleaf, Stewart
Amends Title 58 (Oil & Gas), in unconventional gas well fee, further providing for distribution of fee.
Companions: SCO 125 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 04-01-13 S Filed
04-01-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy

SB 994   Vogel, Jr., Elder
Act providing for the creation of a major watershed improvement program, for est. of a verified TMDL credit program, powers of DEP & PENNVEST & for completion of a study by LBFC.
Companions: SCO1028 (M)
Bill History: 06-28-13 S Removed from the table
07-03-13 S Set on the Senate Calendar
07-03-13 S Laid on the table

SB 1023   McIlhinney, Charles
Amends PA Construction Code, in prelim. provisions, further providing for review & advisory council; in uniform construction code, for revised or successor codes; by municipalities, for enforcement; for education & training.
Companions: SCO 897 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 10-14-14 H Laid out for discussion
10-14-14 H Over in House
11-12-14 H Set on the House Calendar

SB 1047   Scarnati, Joseph
Act providing a process for the designation of certain species.
Companions: HB 1576 (Related)
SCO1091 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 07-03-13 S Filed
07-03-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Game and Fisheries
01-10-14 S Discussed in public hearing Senate Game and Fisheries

SB 1061   Rafferty, John
Act requiring the design, construction and renovation of certain State buildings to comply with specified energy and environmental building standards; and providing for the powers & duties of the Department of General Services.
Companions: SCO1109 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 10-06-14 S First consideration
10-07-14 S Set on the Senate Calendar
10-07-14 S Rereferred to Senate Appropriations

SB 1095   Farnese, Lawrence
Amends Titles 27 (Environmental Resources) & 42 (Judiciary), in costs & fees, further providing for participation; repealing provisions; &, in particular rights & immunities, providing for participation related to public interest.
Companions: SCO1098 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 10-07-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Judiciary
04-24-14 S Hearing set for 9:30 a.m., Philadelphia Bar...Senate Judiciary
04-24-14 S Public hearing held in committee Senate Judiciary

SB 1171   Leach, Daylin
Amends the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act further providing for alternative energy portfolio standards and for portfolio requirements in other states.
Companions: HB 100 (Identical)
SCO1232 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 11-15-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy
11-12-13 S Press conference held
12-16-13 S Discussed at public hearing House Democratic Policy Committee

SB 1255   Erickson, Edwin
Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally), in municipal authorities, further providing for purposes and powers.
Companions: HB 821 (Related)
HB 1252 (Related)
HB 1524 (Related)
HB 2144 (Identical)
SB 552 (Related)
SCO 420 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 07-01-14 G In the hands of the Governor
07-11-14 G Last day for Governor's action
07-09-14 G Approved by the Governor (Act: 123 )

SB 1378   Scarnati, Joseph
Act requiring the Environmental Quality Board to differentiate regulations relating to conventional oil and gas wells and unconventional gas wells in this Commonwealth.
Companions: HB 2350 (Identical)
SCO1609 (M)
Position: Opposed
Bill History: 06-25-14 S First consideration
06-30-14 S Set on the Senate Calendar
06-30-14 S Rereferred to Senate Appropriations

SB 1465   Rafferty, John
Act providing for protection of existing riparian buffers, restoration of impaired buffers, exemptions, municipal authority, powers & duties, property inspections, delegation to a municipality, actions, liability & ordinances.
Companions: HB 1565 (Related)
SCO1478 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 09-11-14 S Filed
09-11-14 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy
10-06-14 S Press conference held

SR 39   Alloway, Richard
Resolution directing LBFC to conduct a study of the establishment, implementation and administration of fees for the consumptive use and degradation of water.
Companions: SCO 652 (M)
Position: Support
Bill History: 03-13-13 S Filed
03-13-13 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Environmental Resources and Energy
12-09-13 S Discussed in Environmental Issues Forum Joint Legislative Conservation Committee




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