PEC Bill Tracker

Here you’ll find information, analysis, important dates, and status updates on pending state legislation and regulation that affects environmental and conservation efforts in Pennsylvania.

Important Dates

  • December 20, 2018

    DEP Agricultural Advisory Board Meeting

    Location:

    9:00 a.m. - Susquehanna Room, Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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  • January 17, 2019

    DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board; Regulatory, Legislation and Technical Committee Meeting

    Location:

    8:30 a.m. - Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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  • January 24, 2019

    DEP Aggregate Advisory Board; Regulatory, Legislative and Technical Committee Meeting

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - 10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Issue(s)
HB 20Enacts a water resource fee for major water withdrawals; funds water programs.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Water Resources
HB 71Authorizing the Pennsylvania Game Commission to provide for Sunday huntingReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Recreation
HB 91Allowing for landowner purchase of dormant oil and gas interests.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 104Transparency for municipal authority acquisitions; annual reporting requirements.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Local Government
HB 107Authorizing cost recovery for expanding natural gas distribution systems to underserved areas.Re-committed to House Appropriations Committee (September 25, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities
HB 113Establishes a natural gas severance tax.Resolution to discharge committee from further consideration Defeated (October 4, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Severance Tax
HB 146Provides for the General Assembly designees of Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin to have voting rights.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 162Requires development and publication of a Pennsylvania-specific Code Manuals with respect to Uniform Construction Code.Passed House (vote: 196-0) (March 20, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 173Providing for a Waterfront Redevelopment Grant Program.Referred to House Commerce Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Redvelopment
HB 187Allowing wind energy on Farmland PreservationLaid on the Table [Senate] (July 11, 2017)
  • Agriculture Preservation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 209Creates an "Office of the Repealer"Referred to Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (May 18, 2018)
HB 220Eliminates waste designation for steel slagReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 1, 2017)
  • Solid Waste
HB 266Composition of municipal Uniform Construction Code (UCC) boards of appeal.Referred to Senate Labor and Industry Committee (April 6, 2017)
HB 290Storage Tank Indemnification Board CompositionAct 61 - Approved by the Governor (December 21, 2017)
  • Storage Tanks
HB 409Reforms Uniform Construction Code adoption process.Signed by the Governor as Act 36 of 2017 (October 25, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 417Establishing water well construction standardsReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 8, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 431Establishes a private dam financial assurance program.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 10, 2017)
  • Infrastructure
HB 503Establishes a framework for Growing Greener IIIReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)
  • Program Funding
HB 521Authorizing incremental increases fishing license fees.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 15, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 534Allocates 1% of fees collected by the Marcellus Legacy Fund for the pipeline mitigation.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 536Requires pipeline operators to provide permit application notice to property owners.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 542Tax Code Legislation - Includes Environmental ProvisionsPassed the Senate [26-24] (July 27, 2017)
HB 543Pipeline construction; conserved land standards.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 544Limiting landowner liability for public recreational use.Approved by the Governor as Act 98 of 2018 (October 24, 2018)
  • Recreation
HB 550Allows municipalities to use public funds for the repair or extension of private lateral sewage lines.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Sewage
HB 551Allows municipalities to include private lateral rehabilitation or replacement in PennVEST funding applications.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Sewage
HB 554Authorizes the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to establish the fees charged by the agency.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 556Prohibits PUC from restricting the size of anaerobic digesters on farms.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 557Addresses calculation of minimum royalty payment for natural gas leases.Resolution to discharge committee from further consideration of bill presented [House] (June 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 571Notification to Residential Property Owners of Changes to Official FEMA Flood Plan MapReferred to House Local Government Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
HB 577Requiring recycling containers at all Turnpike rest areasReferred to House Transportation Committee (Feb 21, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recycling
HB 587Requiring DEP to create and maintain a secure online permit tracking system.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 588Requires Erosion and Sedimentation Permit Approval when signed by a Licensed EngineerReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 589Authorizing the lease of submerged lands in Lake Erie for offshore wind, solar or kinetic energy generation facilitiesReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 24, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 596Water Well Drilling StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Quality
HB 609Providing for incremental increases in license and permit feesReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 24, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 640Merges PHMC and DCNRReferred to State Government Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 667Requiring more frequent testing for lead in water.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Public Health
HB 675Providing an exemption from fishing license requirements for therapeutic recreation.Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (April 6, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 688Bans the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Public Health
HB 695Seismic Testing and Drilling; Earthquake InsuranceReferred to House Insurance Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 696Establishes additional unconventional gas well location restrictions.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 702Setting additional disposal fee of $3.00 for all solid waste disposed of at municipal waste landfills.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Solid Waste
HB 705Updating Environmental Standards for Drinking WaterReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 729Creates a new Game Commission DistrictReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 7, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 752Establishes a tourism tax credit.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (March 7, 2017)
  • Tourism
HB 767Flood insurance premium assistance program.Referred to House Insurance Committee (March 9, 2017)
  • Flooding
HB 776Exempts religious buildings from the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water ActReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 9, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 784Providing for riparian buffer waivers.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 790Establishes the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act.Signed by the Governor as Act 46 of 2017 (October 30, 2017)
  • Invasive Species
HB 797Requires notice and hearing for state wetland mitigation or protection purchases.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 798Placing municipal water and sewer authorities under PUC jurisdictionReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 852Amends Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act; addressing water contamination.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 29, 2017)
  • Hazardous Sites
HB 885Allowing trail access on state agricultural conservation easements.Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 17, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Agriculture
  • Recreation
HB 911Increases General Assembly review of proposed regulations.Referred to State Government Committee (March 21, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 913Storm water management fees; BloomsburgLaid on the Table [Senate] (June 6, 2018)
  • Stormwater
HB 914Storm Water Fees; AuthoritiesLaid on the Table [Senate] (June 6, 2018)
  • Stormwater
HB 915Stormwater Management PlansLaid on the Table [Senate] (June 6, 2018)
  • Stormwater
HB 916Flood Protection; StormwaterLaid on the Table [Senate] (June 6, 2018)
  • Flood Protection
  • Stormwater
HB 927Leaf Recycling ProgramsSigned by the Governor as Act 101 of 2018 (October 24, 2018)
HB 934Adding Natural Gas to PA Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2017)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy
HB 938Elimination of Waste Designation for Steel SlagReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 15, 2017)
  • Solid Waste
HB 943Increasing bonding for unconventional oil and gas operations.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 977Encouraging leasing of land for use by recreational authorities for off-highway vehicle riding.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (March 27, 2017)
  • Recreation
HB 996Implementation of a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in Pennsylvania.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 28, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1003Requiring DEP to publish a compendium of permits and processes.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 28, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1009Release of Project 70 Restrictions on certain property in Westmoreland County.Act 63 - Approved by the Governor (December 21, 2017)
HB 1030Allows Legislative Committees to terminate proposed rulemaking.Referred to House State Government Committee (March 30, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1052Establishes an Adopt-a-River ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 3, 2017)
  • Litter
HB 1053Clean and Green Program; ComplianceReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 3, 2017)
  • Agriculture
  • Conserved Land
HB 1060Streambank FencingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 3, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 1071Prohibits municipalities from banning or putting fees on recyclable plastic bags.Vetoed by the Governor (June 30, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1090Establishing permit decision deadlines.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1091Allows appeal for non-issuance of a permit within a certain timeframe.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1101Authorizes Third Party PermittingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1103Exempting certain conventional wells from reporting requirements.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1120Establishes a plastic bag fee.Referred to House Finance Committee (April 10, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1178Establishing a High Performance Building Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1179Sustainable Development and Manufacturing Tax Credit PackageReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1180Establishes an Energy-Star Tax Credit for Glass or Window Technology Referred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1181Establishes a Green Roof Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1194Composition of, and Guidelines for, the Pennsylvania Game CommissionReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Game and Fisheries
HB 1237Requires legislative approval of proposed regulations.Referred to Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (May 18, 2018)
  • Administrative
HB 1279Amends Covered Device Recycling Act to require manufacturers of electronics to recycle more of these devices.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 24, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1283Clarifying the definition of "stripper well" with respect to impact fee liability.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 25, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1284Establishing an online permitting portal with DCEDSigned by the Governor as Act 107 of 2018 (October 24, 2018)
  • Administrative
HB 1306Providing for biodiesel content in heating oilReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 1, 2017)
  • Biofuels
HB 1326Re-establishing a small project fee for water obstruction and encroachment permitsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 2, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 1328Amends the state recreational use of land liability law; expands definition of recreational activity.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (May 2, 2017)
  • Recreation
HB 1330Establishes a plastic bag recycling advisory board.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (May 2, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1333Allows prolonged cessation of mining operations.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (July 6, 2017)
  • Mining
HB 1350Amends Oil and Gas Lease Act definitions of “Royalty” and “Wellhead”Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 8, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1352Requires adoption of an alternative permit review process.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 9, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1353Setting DEP response protocols for permit applications.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 9, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1365Sewage Enforcement Officer Inspection FeesReferred to Local Government Committee (May 9, 2017)
  • Local Government
HB 1380Requiring separate review and adoption processes for commercial and residential building codes.Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (March 18, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1390Eliminates sunset date on PIT tax checkoffs for the Wild Resource Conservation Fund ProgramLaid on the Table [House] (June 28, 2017)
  • Funding
HB 1398Expands hazardous substances under Pennsylvania’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 18, 2017)
  • Hazardous Waste
HB 1401Enacts a severance tax on natural gas development; includes funding for environmental programs.Removed from the Table [House] (June 25, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1412Pilot Projects: Deployment and use of micro grids and energy grid storage.Re-committed to the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (April 17, 2018)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 1427Requires operators of oil and gas wells to include a fluid tracer in hydraulic fracturing operations.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 22, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1446Providing for statewide electric vehicle charging and natural gas fueling infrastructure.Removed from the Table [House] (October 1, 2018)
  • Transportation
HB 1459Exempts certain fish hatcheries from the Clean Streams LawReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Water Quality
HB 1467Raises municipal waste tipping fee; funds used for Environmental Stewardship FundReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 31, 2017)
  • Environmental Program Funding
  • Growing Greener
HB 1483Deer and Wildlife ManagementReferred to State Government Committee (September 7, 2018)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 1486Exempts agricultural high tunnels from Storm Water Management ActSigned by the Governor - Act 15 of 2018
  • Water Quality
HB 1494Timbering activity on Federal LandsApproved by the Governor - Act 25 (July 20, 2017)
  • Public Lands
HB 1503Prohibits application of sewage sludge near public drinking water sources and source water protection areas.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 6, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 1530Dormant oil and gas rights.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 12, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1548State Park Fees and ChargesReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • State Parks
HB 1550Agricultural Preservation; Limitations on Preserved FarmlandLaid on the Table [Senate] (October 15, 2018)
  • Agricultural Preservation
HB 1563Consumer Consent to Share Smart Meter InformationReferred to House Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (July 14, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1564Allows "opt out" of smart meter usage.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1565Repeals smart meter mandate.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1566Removes requirement that electric distribution companies provide smart meters.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1567Amends Act 537 providing for municipal concurrence on DEP planning waiversReferred to House Local Government Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Sewage
HB 1571Regulatory ReviewReferred to House State Government Committee (June 22, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1601Establishes a Public Natural Resources Trust Fund Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 22, 2017)
  • Environmental Funding
HB 1624Severance Tax; Definitions; Royalty Payments - Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 26, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1625Severance Tax; Definitions - Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1626Severance Tax - Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1661Distribution of Volkswagen Settlement FundsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Aug 24, 2017)
HB 1700Creation of a Pipeline Safety and Communication BoardReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 15, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1721Public Notice, Oil and Gas Well PermitsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 16, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1722Establishes the Pennsylvania Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ProgramReferred to House Local Government Committee (Sept 14, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1723Establishes a natural gas severance fee to facilitate the growth of natural gas transportation systems Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Oil & Gas
HB 1729Response teams; drilling and production of oil and gas wellsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1730Reporting of suspected violations of oil and gas laws.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1736Electronics RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1743Directing agency fines and penalties to the General FundReferred to House Appropriations Committee (Aug 24, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1782Alternative Ratemaking MechanismsSigned by the Governor - Act 58 of 2018 (June 28, 2018)
  • Energy
HB 1792Repeal of regulations by a concurrent resolution.Referred to Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (May 18, 2018)
  • Administrative
HB 1799Solar Energy DevelopmentReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (September 21, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 1818Prohibits the sale of seeds and plants that have been treated with neonicotinoidsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 25, 2017)
HB 1819Solar Panel Grant RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 11, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 1830State Green Building RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 10, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1831Establishing a P3 Pilot ProgramReferred to House State Government Committee (October 25, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1850Disposal of Waste Tires - PhiladelphiaRe-referred to House Urban Affairs Committee (December 6, 2017)
  • Waste
HB 1895Merges the administrative offices and law enforcement bureaus of the PA Fish and Boat Commission and the PA Game CommissionReferred to the House Game and Fisheries Committee (October 30, 2017)
  • Game and Fisheries
HB 1919Merge of PFBC and PGCReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (November 16, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 1932Deemed Approval of Nutrient Management PlansReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (November 20, 2017)
  • Agriculture
  • Water Quality
HB 1936Sound Emissions of ATVs and SnowmobilesSigned by the Governor as Act 115 of 2018 (October 24, 2018)
  • Recreation
HB 1959Agency permitting and administrationReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 18, 2018)
  • Administration
HB 1960Establishes a regulatory compliance liaison for agencies.Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 18, 2018)
  • Administrative
HB 1962Pittsburgh Parks Referendum Referred to House Local Government Committee (December 11, 2017)
  • Public Lands
HB 198010 acre exemption: PA Sewage Facilities ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 21, 2017)
  • Sewage
HB 1998Water Bottle Filling Stations - State BuildingsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 24, 2018)
HB 1999Sale of Certain Tax CreditsReferred to House Finance Committee (January 2, 2018)
HB 2000Lead Abatement Grant ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 7, 2017)
HB 2004Erosion and Sedimentation Permit ReviewReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 9, 2018)
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 2034Requiring Disclosure of Molybdenum in certain Agricultural ProductsReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 11, 2018)
  • Agriculture
HB 2055Health Registry - Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to House Health Committee (February 5, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Health
HB 2131Native Vegetation along HighwaysRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (September 25, 2018)
  • Native Species
HB 2132Transition to 100% Renewable EnergyReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 9, 2018)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 2154Conventional Oil and Gas OperationsRe-reported as committed from Senate Appropriations Committee (October 17, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 2253Severance; Oil and Gas Permitting ChangesReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 3, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 2281Biosolid Materials - Local Ordinances Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 23, 2018)
  • Waste
HB 2304Changes to Oil and Gas Permitting RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 30, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 2454Requiring Legislative Approval of DEP Regulatory Program FundingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 4, 2018)
  • Administrative
HB 2462Onto Septic SystemsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 5, 2018)
  • Wastewater
HB 2468Limitations on Eminent Domain for Permanently Preserved LandApproved by the Governor as Act 45 of 2018 (June 24, 2018)
  • Conserved Lands
HB 2485Growing Greener IIIReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 12, 2018)
  • Growing Greener
HB 2486Establishes the Keystone Tree FundLaid on the Table [House] (September 24, 2018)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Water Quality
HB 2489Project 70 Land ExchangeReferred to House Rules Committee (October 17, 2018)
  • Public Land
HB 2494DCNR Property Exchange AuthorizationReferred to House State Government Committee (June 18, 2018)
  • Public Land
HB 2502Reducing Surface Impact from Unconventional Gas WellsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (June 18, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 2533Establishing an Municipal Water and Wastewater Authority Oversight CommissionReferred to House Local Government Committee (June 27, 2018)
  • Local Government
HB 2560Polystyrene Food ContainersReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (July 17, 2018)
HB 2605Impact Fee Revenue: PipelinesReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 5, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 2637Waste-to-Energy Facility Surplus Electricity SalesReferred to House Local Government Committee (September 12, 2018)
  • Energy
HB 2639State Conservation Commission - ReportingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 12, 2018)
  • Administration
HB 2640Sold Waste Management Act; NoncomplianceLaid on the Table [House] (September 25, 2018)
  • Solid Waste
HB 2643Adds PFOA and PFOS to HSCA dangerous substance listReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 14, 2018)
HB 2647Waiver of NPDES PermitsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 17, 2018)
  • Water Quality
HB 2653Watershed Storm Water Management Plan ExemptionReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 21, 2018)
  • Water Quality
HB 2662Removes the investment cap on utility energy efficiency investmentReferred to the House Consumer Affairs Committee (September 24, 2018)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 2670Authority of Delaware River Basin Commission - On Lot Septic SystemsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 1, 2018)
  • Water Quality
HB 2681Community SolarReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (October 3, 2018)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 2695Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) in Drinking WaterReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 3, 2018)
  • Water Quality
HB 2701Natural Gas Well Reporting Requirements Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 10, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 2712Plastic Straws ProhibitionReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 12, 2018)
HB 2746Eminent Domain for Public Utility PipelinesReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (October 19, 2018)
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil and Gas
HR 107Resolution urging Congress to repeal the EPA MS4 ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HR 126Urging the City of Philadelphia to establish a year round tire removal program.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 7, 2017)
HR 284Resolution urging EPA to repeal the MS4 ProgramRemoved from Table [House] (October 11, 2018)
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HR 421Urging the Commonwealth to join the Climate AllianceReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 22, 2017)
  • Climate Change
HR 515Delaware River Basin Commission - Oil and Gas RegulationAdopted [House; 101-83] (October 17, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HR 531Philadelphia Refineries Pipeline AccessReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 10, 2017)
  • Infrastructure
HR 576Concurrent Resolution on Fuel Generation ResourcesAdopted by the House [176-9] (October 25, 2017)
  • Energy
HR 592Resolution supporting the United States Commission on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Act of 2017Referred to the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Nov 6, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HR 705Resolution encouraging Congress to include Pennsylvania as part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic TrailReferred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (March 12, 2018)
  • Recreation and Tourism
HR 901Resolution to recognize the 125th anniversary of the State Forest systemAdopted [193-0] (May 22, 2018)
  • PEC Supports this Resolution
  • Public Lands
HR 948Resolution for audit of PENNVEST nonpoint source management transactionsAdopted [192-0] (June 21, 2018)
  • Administrative
HR 964Recognizing the Loyalsock Creek as the 2018 River of the YearAdopted June 12, 2018 [198-0]
  • Water Resources
HR 1034Assessment of Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline ConstructionReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 5, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 14Authoring a tax for Public ParksReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (November 29, 2017)
  • Recreation
SB 15Meeting Clean Power Plan GHG Reduction GoalsReferred to Senate Environmental Resource and Energy Committee (January 26, 2018)
  • Climate Change
SB 30Authorizing the Fish & Boat Commission to Establish its own FeesReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 27, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 32Redirects revenue received by DEP from oil and gas violation fees to the General Assembly's General FundReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 12, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Oil and Gas
SB 34Establishes tax credits and exemptions for businesses locating in natural gas producing areas.Referred to House Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (Jan 12, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 77Provides funding for health research concerning natural gas development.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 13, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Health
SB 124Increases fines and penalties for killing a bald or golden eagle in PennsylvaniaReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (Jan 20, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 138Allows oil & gas lease royalty interest owners the opportunity to inspect records to verify proper payment.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 2, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 139Prohibits termination of an oil and gas lease when a landowner questions the accuracy of royalty paymentsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 2, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 140Requiring natural gas utilities to submit a plan to the PUC on how they intend to extend service to underserved areas.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 19 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 141Requiring a Pugh Clause for natural gas developmentReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 142Authorizing company to company pooling of natural gas drillingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 143Makes changes to the membership of the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification BoardReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 19, 2017)
  • Underground Storage Tanks
SB 144Amends Act 537 to to allow the use of “alternative systems” for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth.Approved by the Governor - Act 26 (July 20, 2017)
  • Land Use Planning
  • Sewage
SB 175Limits DEP's ability to regulate air emissions from oil and gas operations.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 25, 2017)
  • Air Quality
  • Oil and Gas
SB 192Authorizing the Game Commission to establish its own fees.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 28, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 219Establishes a lending program for electricity metersReferred to Senate Education Committee (Jan 26, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 234Establishes a Pennsylvania Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ProgramSigned by the Governor as Act 30 of 2018 (June 12, 2018)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 269Amending the Pennsylvania Construction CodeReferred to House Labor and Industry Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 291Expands Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 6, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 294Establishes a plastic bag fee.Referred to Senate Finance Committee (Feb 6, 2017)
  • Recycling
SB 303Transferring Project 70 restrictions between two distinct Berks County parcelsReferred to House State Government Committee (June 14, 2017)
  • Land Conservation
SB 334Authorizing public funds for private lateral repairsRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (June 20, 2017)
  • Sewage
SB 335Requiring full disclosure of water quality testing resultsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Drinking Water
SB 371Provides Dam Safety and Encroachments Act exemptions for agricultural operations.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)
  • Water Quality
SB 392Expanding DEP Water Quality Testing and ReportingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 16, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Oil & Gas
SB 394Authorizes referendum for drinking water, stormwater, nonpoint source projects and wastewater treatment systems bond issue.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 16, 2017)
  • Program Funding
  • Water Quality
SB 402Requires Erosion and Sedimentation Permit Approval when signed by a Licensed EngineerReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
SB 404“Closes the borders” on Pennsylvania Solar Renewable Energy Credit purchasesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 405Creation of a Lead SuperfundReferred to Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (March 24, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
SB 415Establishing energy and environmental standards for state buildings.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 416Authorizing additional protections for riparian buffers.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Water Quality
SB 431Increases Fines for LitteringSigned by the Governor - Act 62 of 2018 (June 28, 2018)
  • Littering
SB 441Providing for consumer "opt-out" of Act 129 smart meter usageReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 442 Requiring consumer consent to share smart meter information with government agenciesReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 443Repeal of Act 129 smart meter mandateReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 460Allowing the Fish and Boat Commission to incrementally raise license fees.Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 486Reduces waste reporting requirements for Unconventional Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 6, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 487Requiring DEP to establish a permit tracking system for applicants.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 6, 2017)
  • Administrative
SB 488Extends PUC safety jurisdiction to Class 1 unconventional gathering lines.Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (March 6, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 495Provides a sales and use tax exemption for the purchase or use of a solar energy system.Referred to Senate Finance Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 497Eliminates waste designation for steel slag.Signed by the Governor as Act 7 of 2018.
  • Waste
SB 561Requires legislative approval of "economically significant" regulations.Referred to House State Government Committee (June 14, 2017)
  • Administrative
SB 567Control of noxious weeds and invasive species. Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 5, 2017)
  • Invasive Species
SB 624Restricts Clean Streams Law protections with respect to mining operations.Became Law Without Governor's Signature - Act 32 (July 22, 2017)
  • Mining
  • Water Quality
SB 639Private Sewer Lateral and Water Service Line RepairReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 27, 2017)
  • Sewage
SB 645Increasing fines for solid and hazardous waste violationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 20, 2017)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Solid Waste
SB 646Removing recycling fee sunset for municipal waste landfills and resource recovery facilitiesRe-committed to House Appropriations Committee (October 17, 2017)
  • Municipal Waste
  • Recycling
SB 649Extends both the Underground Storage Tank Environmental Cleanup Program and the Pollution Prevention ProgramRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (June 13, 2017)
  • Storage Tanks
SB 658Designating the Eastern Hellbender as State AmphibianReferred to House State Government Committee (November 17, 2017)
SB 692Permitting fees; sewage systems.Laid on the Table [Senate] (July 10, 2017)
  • Sewage Systems
SB 705Amends the Environmental Stewardship Fund Framework (Growing Greener)Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Environmental Funding
  • Growing Greener
SB 707Establishes ‘critical zones’ for surface water intakes and ‘wellhead protection areas’ for community groundwater wells.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 12, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Quality
SB 720Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide for the right to hunt, fish and harvest game.Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (May 18, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 722VW Environmental Mitigation Trust - Fund DistributionReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 19, 2017)
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Transportation
SB 752Game Commission Fee IncreasesReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (June 8, 2017)
  • Game and Fisheries
SB 792Fertilizer Application LegislationReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 26, 2018)
  • Water Quality
SB 799Nutrient Reduction Mandates; Growing Greener FrameworkReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 1, 2018)
  • Water Quality
SB 800Recycling of Electronic DevicesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 29, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recycling
SB 805Allows Large Commercial and Industrial Opt-Out of Act 129Referred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (October 19, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 814Amends the Recreational Use of Private Land Act; expands coverage of Act protections.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 28, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recreation
SB 864Adds Municipal Waste-to-Energy Facilities to AEPS Tier I Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 29, 2017)
  • Alternative Energy
SB 867Limited State Constitutional Convention for Government ReformReferred to Senate State Government Committee (October 18, 2017)
  • Administrative
SB 879Transfers Agricultural Permitting from DEP to the State Conservation CommissionReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Sept 11, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Agriculture
SB 893Electronic Billboards - Placement GuidelinesReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (September 26, 2017)
SB 917Expanding the Use of Mushroom CompostLaid on the Table [Senate] (October 1, 2018)
  • Waste
SB 928Pipeline Siting and ReviewReferred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (November 1, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 929Establishes a Pipeline Safety FeeReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (November 1, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 930Pipeline Emergency NotificationRemoved from the Table [Senate] (October 2, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 931Requiring Certain Pipeline Safety ValvesRemoved from the Table [Senate] (October 2, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 935Limits the term of the Fish & Boat Commission Executive DirectorLaid on the Table [House] (June 5, 2018)
  • Game and Fisheries
SB 975Recycling of Covered DevicesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 4, 2017)
  • Recycling
SB 977Legislative Review of Proposed RegulationsPassed the Senate [29-21] (January 24, 2018)
  • Administrative
SB 1000Severance Tax; Changes to Oil and Gas PermittingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 9, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 1017Water Impacts from Pipeline DevelopmentReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 17, 2018)
  • Drinking Water
  • Oil and Gas
SB 1027Pipeline Safety - Notification RequirementsReferred to Senate Environmental Resource and Energy Committee (January 26, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 1028Pipeline Safety - Study Requirement Referred to Senate Environmental Resource and Energy Committee (January 26, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 1049Glass RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 16, 2018)
  • Recycling
SB 1081Limited Sunday Hunting on State Game LandsReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (March 20, 2018)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 1088Conventional Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 19, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 1140Transition to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 23, 2018)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 1163Public Private PartnershipsReferred to Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (May 7, 2018)
  • Administrative
SB 1171Nutrient Management - AgricultureSigned by the Governor as Act 162 of 2018 (October 24, 2018)
  • Agriculture
  • Water Quality
SB 1189Declaring Certain Actions of DRBC a TakingRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (June 13, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 1208Creates the Pennsylvania Keystone Tree FundReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 14, 2018)
  • Reforestation
  • Water Quality
SB 1215Limitations on Eminent Domain for Permanently Preserved LandReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (June 22, 2018)
  • Conserved Land
SB 1230Surplus electric power; resource recovery facilitiesReferred to Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (August 23, 2018)
  • Energy
SB 1231Automatic Three-Year Review of RegulationsReferred to Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (August 9, 2018)
  • Administrative
SB 1233Prohibits food establishments from dispensing prepared food in polystyrene food service containersReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 23, 2018)
SB 1236Rate Revenue DecouplingReferred to Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Sept 10, 2018)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 1242PFOA and PFOS; Drinking Water Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 6, 2018)
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Quality
SB 1243Regulation of Biosolid WasteReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 10, 2018)
  • Solid Waste
SB 1256Requires DEP to transfer its permitting authority for agricultural projects to the State Conservation Commission Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 20, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Agriculture
SR 33Resolution to establish a Task Force on Lead.Adopted by the Senate [49-0] (June 6, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Public Health
SR 104Resolution urging the Governor to end moratorium on leasing non-surface natural gas development on state forest land.Laid on the Table (September 25, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
  • State Parks and Forests
SR 168Emissions testing; Cambria CountyAdopted (October 24, 2017)
  • Air Quality
SR 214Urging export of Natural GasReported from Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 25, 2018)
  • Oil and Gas
SR 216Calling upon EPA to delay and review its MS4 ProgramReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 17, 2017)
  • Water Quality
SR 226Performance Review of DEP Permitting ProgramsAdopted by the Senate (February 6, 2018)
  • Administrative
SR 227Concurrent Resolution on Fuel-Secure Generation ResourcesAmended and Adopted [42-8] (October 25, 2017)
  • Energy
SR 236OPECReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (November 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SR 326Eastern Legacy of the Lewis and Clark National TrailAdopted (June 22, 2018)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Heritage
SR 373Establishing Commission to Study Pipeline Construction and OperationsRemoved from the Table [Senate] (October 1, 2018)
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil and Gas
SR 388Recognizing the Loyalsock Creek as the 2018 River of the YearIntroduced and Adopted (June 12, 2018)
  • Water Resources
SR 420Resolution designating “Pennsylvania Clean Energy Week”Introduced and Adopted (September 24, 2018)
  • Clean Energy
SR 460Calling for maximum contaminant levels for PFOA and PFOSReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 9, 2018)
  • Water Quality

Regulation

Title Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
DEP Draft Technical Guidance DocumentManagement of Fill PolicyPublic Comment Accepted until January 8, 2019Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
Wildlife Classification; Birds and MammalsThreatened and endangered species list for the Peregrine Falcon, Piping Plover, Red Knot, Northern long-eared bat, Little brown bat, and Tri-colored bat.Public Comment Accepted until January 25, 2019Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Fish and Wildlife
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