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

  • March 28, 2019

    DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee Meeting

    Location:

    9:30 a.m. - Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
    More Info

Additional Dates

Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Issue(s)
HB 18Project 70 Land ExchangeReferred to Senate State Government Committee (February 8, 2019)
  • Public Lands
HB 27Mine Insurance for Home BuyersReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Mining
HB 38Junior Mentored Hunting ProgramReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
HB 60Susquehanna River Basin Commission - State Employees Retirement SystemPassed the House [108-81] (February 21, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 61Change 1st day of buck seasonReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
HB 75Electronics RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Recycling
HB 99DEP Permitting - Online Tracking SystemReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 102Certified hunter education courses in our public schoolsReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
HB 103Local zoning ordinances; non-building waiver provision.Referred to House Local Government Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Land Use
HB 136Community SolarReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Grid Modernization
  • Renewable Energy
HB 139Growing Greener ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Growing Greener
HB 176Public Private Partnership - InfrastructureReferred to House State Government Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Administrative
  • Transportation
HB 177Clean Streams Law - Riparian Buffer Waiver ProcessReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 179Electronics RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Recycling
HB 183State Green Buildings RequirementReferred to House State Government Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 187Natural Gas Pipeline Impact FeeReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Natural Gas
HB 188Eminent Domain - Landowner RightsReferred to House Local Government Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Land Use
HB 193Utility Energy Efficiency InvestmentReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 212Lead testingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Public Health
  • Water Quality
HB 213Lead Testing - Rental PropertiesReferred to House Urban Affairs Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Public Health
HB 215Lead Testing - Child Care CentersReferred to House Health Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Public Health
HB 241Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP) Tax Credit ProgramReferred to House Finance Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Agriculture
  • Water Quality
HB 247Well Site Pooling and Unitization Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Natural Gas
HB 268Waterfront Redevelopment Grant ProgramReferred to House Commerce Committee (January 29, 2019)
  • Land Use
HB 310Consumer Consent to Share Smart Meter InformationReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 311Consumer "Opt Out" of Smart Meter Usage Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 312Repeal of Smart Meter MandateReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 313Smart Meter LegislationReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 370Farmland PreservationLaid on the Table [House] (February 20, 2019)
  • Agriculture
HB 374Keystone Tree Fund LegislationRemoved from the Table [House] (February 20, 2019)
  • Environmental Funding
HB 387Project 70 - Land Restriction ExchangeLaid on the Table [House] (February 21, 2019)
  • Land Conservation
HB 404Designating "Tree of Heaven" a Noxious WeedLaid on the Table [House] (February 20, 2019)
  • Invasive Species
HB 414DEP Permitting - Third Party Permitting; Permitting ReviewReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 6, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 416Designating the Eastern Hellbender as State AmphibianReferred to House State Government Committee (February 11, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 420DEP Permitting; Deemed ApprovalReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 11, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 421DEP Permitting; Final ActionsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 11, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 430Regulatory Repeals Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 11, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 441Allow Wind Energy on Farmland PreservationLaid on the Table [House] (February 20, 2019)
  • Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
HB 447Native Vegetation Along Pennsylvania’s HighwaysReferred to House Transportation Committee (February 11, 2019)
  • Invasive Species
HB 473Storm Water ManagementReferred to House Local Government Committee (February 11, 2019)
  • Local Government
  • Water Quality
HB 474Storm Water Management; Local GovernmentReferred to House Local Government Committee (February 12, 2019)
  • Local Government
  • Water Quality
HB 476Notice; Violations of Solid Waste Management ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 12, 2019)
  • Solid Waste
HB 494Municipal Water and Wastewater Authority Oversight CommissionReferred to House Local Government Committee (February 12, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 509Third Party Permitting; Permit Review ProcessReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 12, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 514Merging the Game and Fish & Boat CommissionsReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (February 19, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 534Waivers from NPDES Permit RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 19, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 549Sunday HuntingReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (February 20, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 550Storm Water Management Plan ExemptionsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 20, 2019)
  • Local Government
  • Water Quality
SB 5Legislative Approval of RegulationsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 9Designating the Eastern Hellbender as State AmphibianLaid on the Table [House] (February 19, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 40Pipelines - Water Resource ProtectionReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 11, 2019)
  • Natural Gas
  • Pipelines
  • Water Resources
SB 52Recycling - ElectronicsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 11, 2019)
  • Recycling
SB 95Anti-SLAPP LegislationReferred to Senate Judiciary Committee (February 14, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 97PennVEST Fund EligibilityReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 24, 2019)
  • Environmental Funding
SB 102Pennsylvania Affordable Energy Development ZonesReferred to Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development (January 24, 2019)
  • Energy
  • Natural Gas
SB 108Keystone Tree Fund LegislationReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 24, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Environmental Funding
SB 119Regulations - RepealsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 145Agricultural Area Security Law - Restrictions and Limitations on Preserved FarmlandRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (February 5, 2019)
  • Agriculture
SB 147Removing Sunday Hunting ProhibitionFirst Consideration [Senate] (February 5, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
SB 148Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar EnergyReferred to Senate Finance Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 221Creation of Lead SuperFundReferred to Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (February 5, 2019)
  • Public Health
SB 232Utility Energy Efficiency InvestmentReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 256Expanding the Use of Mushroom CompostReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Agriculture
SB 258Pipeline Emergency NotificationReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas
SB 259Eminent Domain - Landowner RightsReferred to Senate Judiciary Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 260Pipelines located near schoolsReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas
SB 261Pipeline Emergency Response FundReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas
SB 262Pipeline Siting ReviewReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas
SB 263Pipeline Safety ValvesReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas
SB 264Local Taxation of Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid PipelinesReferred to Senate Finance Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas
SB 305Takings - Delaware River Basin Commission RegulationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 19, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas

Regulation

Title Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
PFAS Public InputPolyfluoroalkyl SubstancesPublic Comment Period Extended until April 1, 2019Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Manual for Agricultural OperationsDraft Technical Guidance Document: New GuidancePublic Comment Accepted until March 6, 2019Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Agriculture
  • Water Quality
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