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 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 SystemReferred to House State Government Committee (January 28, 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 PreservationReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (February 5, 2019)
  • Agriculture
HB 374Keystone Tree Fund LegislationReferred to House Transportation Committee (February 5, 2019)
  • Environmental Funding
HB 404Designating "Tree of Heaven" a Noxious WeedReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs (February 6, 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 PreservationReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (February 11, 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
SB 5Legislative Approval of RegulationsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 9Designating the Eastern Hellbender as State AmphibianReferred to House State Government Committee (February 5, 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 387Project 70 - Land Restriction ExchangeReferred to House State Government Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Land Conservation

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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