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

  • July 13, 2021

    Delaware Regional Water Resource Committee Meeting

    Location:

    9:00 a.m. - See Link for Information
    More Info
  • July 14, 2021

    Lower Susquehanna Regional Water Resource Committee Meeting

    Location:

    9:00 a.m. - See Link for Information
    More Info
  • July 14, 2021

    DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board Meeting

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - See Link for Information
    More Info
  • July 15, 2021

    Potomac Regional Water Resource Committee Meeting

    Location:

    1:00 p.m. - See Link for Information
    More Info

Additional Dates

Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Issue(s)
HB 23Mechanical Insulation Installation Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (January 14, 2021)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 72Rulemaking RestrictionsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Rulemaking
HB 110Composition of Hardwoods Development CouncilSigned in the House (May 3, 2021)
  • Forestry
HB 139Agency PermittingReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Permitting
HB 140Protected Pedestrian Plazas and Pedalcycle LanesReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (March 18, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 221Open Space Land MaintenanceLaid on the Table [House] (April 20, 2021)
  • Conservation
  • Public Lands
HB 238Waterfront Redevelopment Grant ProgramReferred to House Commerce Committee (January 25, 2021)
  • Redevelopment
HB 255Transfer of Special Funds into the General FundReferred to House Appropriations Committee (January 26, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Environmental Program Funding
  • Recreation
HB 257Agency Policy ReviewReferred to House State Government Committee (January 26, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 266Solar Panels - Controlled Device Recycling Act List of Covered Devices Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 26, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Recycling
HB 288Establishing Regulatory Compliance OfficersReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 301DEP AQTAC AppointmentsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 302Restricting PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting FoamReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2021)
  • Public Health
  • Water Quality
HB 319Microhydropower Pilot Programs Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 332Lead Levels in Playgrounds Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 29, 2021)
  • Public Health
HB 353Hydraulic Fracturing Operations – Tracer FluidsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 3, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 375Air Quality Violations - Penalties and EnforcementReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 3, 2021)
  • Air Quality
HB 461Tax Holiday for EnergyStar and WaterSense ProductsReferred to House Finance Committee (February 9, 2021)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 481Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (February 9, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
HB 524Exempts zero emissions vehicles from sales taxReferred to House Finance Committee (February 11, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
HB 525Green Pass for Efficient VehiclesReferred to House Transportation Committee (February 11, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
HB 531Increased Fines for Littering and DumpingReferred to House Judiciary Committee (February 16, 2021)
  • Littering
HB 548Energy Consumer Information Disclosure Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 17, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 554DMO Grants LegislationReferred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 572Exemptions from the Safe Drinking Water ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 573Deemed Approval of PermitsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 574Permit TrackingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 579Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Recycling
HB 590Municipal Waste Recycling FeeReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Recycling
HB 591NPDES Permit WaiverReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 592Expanding Exemptions from Safe Drinking Water ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 594Emergency Declarations - Outdoor Recreation ClosuresReferred to House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 598Limiting Prescriptive Easements for Public UseReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Public Lands
  • Recreation
HB 604Deemed Approval of PermitsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 604Permitting; Deemed ApprovalReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 610Providing Landbanks Environmental Liability ProtectionReferred to House Urban Affairs Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Brownfields
HB 637CO2 Budget Trading Program RulemakingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change
HB 704Drinking Water StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 714Riparian BuffersReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 715Notice of Dam Operation Abandonment or DiscontinuationReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Waterways
HB 748Testing for Lead in Public Water SystemsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 3, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 754Bottled Water InspectionReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 9, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 755Bottled Water InspectionReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 9, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 771Stormwater Management Plan ExemptionsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 4, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 783Food Polystyrene Container Prohibition Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 8, 2021)
HB 810Streambank FencingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 8, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 813Lead Abatement ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 8, 2021)
  • Public Health
HB 828Creation of PA Tourism CommissionReferred to House Tourism and Recreation Committee (March 8, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 829Dedicating Funding for Tourism MarketingReferred to House Tourism and Recreation Committee (March 8, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 838Chemical DisclosureReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 15, 201)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 861High-Performance Buildings Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 862Energy Star-Rated Product Manufacturing Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 863Energy Star-Rated Glass and Window Technologies Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 864Green Roof Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
HB 867Maintaining the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation CommitteeReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 15, 201)
  • Administrative
HB 908Open Space PreservationReferred to House Local Government Committee (March 15, 2021)
  • Land Conservation
HB 939Establishes an Office of the Repealer; Regulatory LimitationsRe-reported from House Appropriations Committee (May 5, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 945Administrative Code; Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 17, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 948Fees on Electric and Hybrid VehiclesLaid on the Table [House] (May 5, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
HB 950Legislative Repeal of RegulationsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 989Energy Transition; Emissions Cap and Invest ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 22, 201)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
HB 1080Expansion of the Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 1, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 1124Sales Tax Exemption on Solar Energy DevicesReferred to House Finance Committee (April 7, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 1138Property Tax Exemption on Solar Energy DevicesReferred to House Finance Committee (April 7, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 1144Rollback of Conventional Oil and Gas StandardsRemoved from Table [House] (May 5, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1161Local Solar ProgramRe-committed to House Appropriations Committee (April 21, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Solar
HB 1185Energy efficiency and water conservation standards for commercial and residential appliances Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (April 15, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1189Waste to Energy Facilities - Surplus Electricity SalesReferred to House Local Government Committee (April 15, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 1208Pipelines: Eminent DomainReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (April 16, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
HB 1226Clean and Green Program: Conservation PlansReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
HB 1239Growing Greener III ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Environmental Program Funding
  • Recreation
HB 1240Riparian Buffer Waiver ProcessReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 1242Natural Gas Severance TaxReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1243Electronics RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Recycling
HB 1246Green State Buildings RequirementReferred to House State Government Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1285Energy InfrastructureReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (April 26, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
HB 1287Stormwater ManagementReferred to House Local Government Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Stormwater
  • Water Quality
HB 1288Stormwater ManagementReferred to House Local Government Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Stormwater
  • Water Quality
HB 1289Waste ManagementReferred to House Transportation Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Waste Management
HB 1290Land Leasing for Off-Highway VehiclesReferred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 1302Noncompliance Notices - Solid Waste Management ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 29, 2021)
  • Solid Waste
HB 1358Fees on Electric VehiclesReferred to House Transportation Committee (May 7, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
HR 55MS4 Requirement SuspensionReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Stormwater
  • Water Quality
HR 74Wildlife CorridorsReferred to House Tourism and Recreation Committee (March 11, 2021)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Conservation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 28Agency PermittingRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (April 28, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Permitting
SB 29Establishing Regulatory Compliance Officers in AgenciesReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (January 20, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
  • Regulatory Compliance
SB 32Rulemaking Restrictions; Office of the RepealerRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (April 28, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Rulemaking
SB 64Agricultural Preservation Funds Use; Land TrustsReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (February 26, 2021)
  • Conservation
SB 119CO2 Budget Trading Program RulemakingFirst Consideration [Senate] (April 27, 2021)
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
SB 126Periodic Review of RegulationsRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (April 28, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Rulemaking
SB 153Increased Maximum Weight Limit for Electric-Powered TrucksReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (January 29, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
SB 161Natural Gas Development Zone ProgramReferred to House Finance Committee (February 4, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 189Codifying and Expanding Office of Environmental JusticeReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 10, 2021)
  • Environmental Justice
SB 218Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar EnergyReferred to Senate Finance Committee (February 11, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 233Office of the RepealerReferred to House Intergovernmental Operations Committee (February 16, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
SB 251Fertilizer LegislationRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (April 19, 2021)
  • Water Quality
SB 275Preemption of Utility / Energy ChoiceReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 277Electric and Natural Gas Transparency for Retail SuppliersReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 284Bonding for Renewable and Alternative Energy InstallationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 26, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 300Expanding the Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 387Pipelines - Impacts to Water Supplies and Water QualityReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
  • Oil and Gas
SB 408Increasing Fines for Air Pollution Violations; Municipal NotificationReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 12, 201)
  • Air Quality
SB 415E-Waste RecyclingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 12, 201)
  • Recycling
SB 426Regulatory Review Act AmendmentsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (March 15, 2021)
  • Administrative
SB 430PennVest Project ReformReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 15, 201)
  • Administrative
SB 435Clean Transportation InfrastructureFirst Consideration [Senate] March 23, 2021)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Electric Vehicles
SB 465Agriculture ConservationReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 22, 2021)
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
SB 469Exemptions from Dam Safety and Encroachments ActReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 22, 2021)
  • Water Quality
SB 472Community SolarReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (March 23, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 475Nutrient / Sediment Reduction ProcurementReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 25, 2021)
  • Water Quality
SB 494Pipeline Safety and Communication BoardReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 13, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
SB 501Expanding the Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 9, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 518Eminent Domain - PipelinesReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 20, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
SB 520Regulatory Review and ApprovalRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (April 28, 2021)
  • Administrative
SB 530Placing Solar Panels on the Controlled Device Recycling Act List of Covered DevicesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 533Prohibition on Regulatory Approvals During Emergency Declarations Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (April 28, 2021)
  • Administrative
SB 534Rollback of Conventional Oil and Gas ProtectionsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 535Third Party PermittingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
SB 545Spill Reporting Requirements Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 9, 2021)
  • Water Quality
SB 597Water Quality AccountabilityReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 21, 2021)
  • Water Quality
SB 601Energy and Water Efficiency Standards ActReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 607Repealing Sunday Hunting ProhibitionReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Recreation
SB 611Drinking Water StandardsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
SB 612PFAS Classification and CleanupReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 27, 2021)
  • Water Quality
SB 629Oversight of Bottled WaterReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 3, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
SB 630Oversight of Bottled WaterReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (May 3, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
SB 635Expansion of C-PACE ProgramReferred to Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (May 4, 2021)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Energy
SB 637Stormwater Management Fees; AgricultureReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (May 4, 2021)
  • Water Quality
SB 644Removal of Exemption from Soli Waste Disposal Act (Drilling Operations)Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 7, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 645Reclassification of Drilling WasteReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 7, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 646Wastewater Disposal - Drilling OperationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 7, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 668Adding member to Mining and Reclamation Advisory BoardReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 26, 2021)
  • Mining
Senate Bill 529Limitations on Interstate CompactsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (April 13, 2021)
  • Administrative
SR 70Conservation CorridorsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 13, 2021)
  • Fish and Wildlife

Regulation

Title Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
Pennsylvania's Coastal Resources Management ProgramDraft Assessment and Strategy Public Comment Accepted until May 10, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Susquehanna River Basin Commission: Proposed RulemakingGroundwater Review PoliciesPublic Comment Accepted until May 17, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
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