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.

Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status Positions/More Information Issue(s)
HB 71Authorizing the Pennsylvania Game Commission to provide for Sunday huntingReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Recreation
HB 91Allowing for landowner purchase of dormant oil and gas interests.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 104Transparency for municipal authority acquisitions; annual reporting requirements.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Local Government
HB 107Authorizing cost recovery for expanding natural gas distribution systems to underserved areas.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities
HB 113Establishes a natural gas severance tax.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 173Providing for a Waterfront Redevelopment Grant Program.Referred to House Commerce Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Redvelopment
HB 187Allowing wind energy on Farmland PreservationReferred to Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (Feb 1, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Agriculture Preservation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 220Eliminates waste designation for steel slagReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 1, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Solid Waste
HB 266Composition of municipal Uniform Construction Code (UCC) boards of appeal.Referred to Senate Labor and Industry Committee (April 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
HB 290Natural Gas Vehicle Weight ExemptionReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 2, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
HB 409Reforms Uniform Construction Code adoption process.Re-committed to House Appropriations Committee (April 5, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 417Establishing water well construction standardsReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 8, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
HB 431Establishes a private dam financial assurance program.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 10, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Infrastructure
HB 503Establishes a framework for Growing Greener IIIReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Program Funding
HB 521Authorizing incremental increases fishing license fees.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 543Pipeline construction; conserved land standards.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 544Limiting landowner liability for public recreational use.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (March 1, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 556Prohibits PUC from restricting the size of anaerobic digesters on farms.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 557Addresses calculation of minimum royalty payment for natural gas leases.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
HB 577Requiring recycling containers at all Turnpike rest areasReferred to House Transportation Committee (Feb 21, 2017)See Positions on 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 588Requires Erosion and Sedimentation Permit Approval when signed by a Licensed EngineerReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)See Positions on 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 596Water Well Drilling StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Quality
HB 609Providing for incremental increases in license and permit feesReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 24, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 640Merges PHMC and DCNRReferred to State Government Committee (Feb 27, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 667Requiring more frequent testing for lead in water.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Public Health
HB 695Seismic Testing and Drilling; Earthquake InsuranceReferred to House Insurance Committee (March 3, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 696Establishes additional unconventional gas well location restrictions.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Solid Waste
HB 705Updating Environmental Standards for Drinking WaterReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
HB 729Creates a new Game Commission DistrictReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 7, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 752Establishes a tourism tax credit.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (March 7, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Tourism
HB 767Flood insurance premium assistance program.Referred to House Insurance Committee (March 9, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Flooding
HB 776Exempts religious buildings from the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water ActReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 9, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
HB 784Providing for riparian buffer waivers.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Water Quality
HB 790Establishes the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act.Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 10, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Water Quality
HB 798Placing municipal water and sewer authorities under PUC jurisdictionReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 10, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 885Allowing trail access on state agricultural conservation easements.Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Agriculture
  • Recreation
HB 911Increases General Assembly review of proposed regulations.Referred to State Government Committee (March 21, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 913Storm water management fees; BloomsburgReferred to Local Government Committee (March 22, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Stormwater
HB 914Storm Water Fees; AuthoritiesReferred to Local Government Committee (March 22, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Stormwater
HB 915Stormwater Management PlansReferred to Local Government Committee (March 22, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Stormwater
HB 916Flood Protection; StormwaterReferred to Local Government Committee (March 22, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Flood Protection
  • Stormwater
HB 934Adding Natural Gas to PA Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy
HB 938Elimination of Waste Designation for Steel SlagReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Solid Waste
HB 943Increasing bonding for unconventional oil and gas operations.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Recreation
HB 996Implementation of a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in Pennsylvania.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 28, 2017)See Positions on 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 1009Release of Project 70 Restrictions on certain property in Westmoreland County.Referred to House State Government Committee (March 28, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
HB 1030Allows Legislative Committees to terminate proposed rulemaking.Referred to House State Government Committee (March 30, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 1052Establishes an Adopt-a-River ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 3, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Litter
HB 1053Clean and Green Program; ComplianceReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 3, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Agriculture
  • Conserved Land
HB 1060Streambank FencingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 3, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Water Quality
HB 1090Establishing permit decision deadlines.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 1101Authorizes Third Party PermittingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 1103Exempting certain conventional wells from reporting requirements.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1120Establishes a plastic bag fee.Referred to House Finance Committee (April 10, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Recycling
HB 1178Establishing a High Performance Building Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1179Sustainable Development and Manufacturing Tax Credit PackageReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1180Establishes an Energy-Star Tax Credit for Glass or Window Technology Referred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1181Establishes a Green Roof Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1194Composition of, and Guidelines for, the Pennsylvania Game CommissionReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (April 12, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Game and Fisheries
HB 1237Requires legislative approval of proposed regulations.Referred to House Commerce Committee (April 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
HR 107Resolution urging Congress to repeal the EPA MS4 ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
SB 30Authorizing the Fish & Boat Commission to Establish its own FeesReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 27, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 77Provides funding for health research concerning natural gas development.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 13, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 141Requiring a Pugh Clause for natural gas developmentReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 142Authorizing company to company pooling of natural gas drillingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 143Makes changes to the membership of the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification BoardReferred to Senate Banking and Insurance Committee (Jan 19, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Underground Storage Tanks
SB 144Amends Act 537 to to allow the use of “alternative systems” for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 19 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 219Establishes a lending program for electricity metersReferred to Senate Education Committee (Jan 26, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 234Establishes a Pennsylvania Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ProgramReferred to Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (Jan 31 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 269Amending the Pennsylvania Construction CodeReferred to Senate Labor and Industry Committee (Jan 31, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 291Expands Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
SB 294Establishes a plastic bag fee.Referred to Senate Finance Committee (Feb 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Recycling
SB 303Transferring Project 70 restrictions between two distinct Berks County parcelsFirst Consideration (March 21, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Land Conservation
SB 334Authorizing public funds for private lateral repairsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Sewage
SB 335Requiring full disclosure of water quality testing resultsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Water Quality
SB 392Expanding DEP Water Quality Testing and ReportingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 16, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
SB 405Creation of a Lead SuperfundReferred to Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (March 24, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
SB 415Establishing energy and environmental standards for state buildings.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 416Authorizing additional protections for riparian buffers.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 27, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Water Quality
SB 431Increases Fines for LitteringReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (Feb 27, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Littering
SB 441Providing for consumer "opt-out" of Act 129 smart meter usageReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 443Repeal of Act 129 smart meter mandateReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 460Allowing the Fish and Boat Commission to incrementally raise license fees.Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 28, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 486Reduces waste reporting requirements for Unconventional Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 6, 2017)See Positions on 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
SB 488Extends PUC safety jurisdiction to Class 1 unconventional gathering lines.Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (March 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • 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)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
SB 497Eliminates waste designation for steel slag.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Waste
SB 561Requires legislative approval of "economically significant" regulations.Referred to Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (March 28, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
SB 567Control of noxious weeds and invasive species. Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 5, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Invasive Species
SB 624Restricts Clean Streams Law protections with respect to mining operations.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 13, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Mining
  • Water Quality
SR 33Resolution to establish a Task Force on Lead.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 2, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
  • Public Health

Regulation

Title Summary Current Status Positions/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
DEP Nutrient Credit Trading Program; Credit CertificationSignificant sewage point source discharges within the Commonwealth portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.Public Comment Accepted until May 15, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Gasoline Volatility RequirementsGasoline Volatility RequirementsPublic Comments Accepted until May 1, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
Proposed Conditional State Water Quality CertificationUnited States Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide PermitsPublic Comment Accepted until March 27, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Revisions to Air Permitting for Oil and Gas Development and InfrastructureAir Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations and TransportPublic Comment will be Accepted until June 5, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Air Quality
  • Oil and Gas
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