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

  • April 25, 2019

    DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board Meeting

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - 14th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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  • April 25, 2019

    DEP Agricultural Advisory Board Meeting

    Location:

    9:30 a.m. - DEP Southcentral Regional Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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  • April 29, 2019

    House Consumer Affairs Committee Hearing

    Topic:

    Nuclear Power Industry

    Location:

    12:00 p.m. - Room 205, Ryan Office Building, Capitol Complex (Harrisburg, PA)

    Related Legislation:

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  • April 30, 2019

    House Game & Fisheries Committee Voting Meeting

    Topic:

    Voting Meeting

    Location:

    Call of the Chair - Room G50, Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex (Harrisburg, PA)
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Additional Dates

Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Issue(s)
SB 386Landslide Insurance and Assistance ProgramReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 5, 2019)
HB 60Susquehanna River Basin Commission - State Employees Retirement SystemReferred to Senate Finance Committee (February 26, 2018)
  • Administrative
HB 99DEP Permitting - Online Tracking SystemReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 176Public Private Partnership - InfrastructureReferred to House State Government Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Administrative
  • Transportation
SB 5Legislative Approval of RegulationsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 119Regulations - RepealsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 259Eminent Domain - Landowner RightsReferred to Senate Judiciary Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 414DEP Permitting - Third Party Permitting; Permitting ReviewLaid on the Table (April 17, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 421DEP Permitting; Final ActionsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 11, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 430Regulatory Repeals Removed from Table [House] (April 17, 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 509Third Party Permitting; Permit Review ProcessRemoved from Table [House] (April 17, 2019)
  • Administrative
SB 95Anti-SLAPP LegislationReferred to Senate Judiciary Committee (February 14, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 806Regulatory Review and ApprovalRemoved from Table [House] (April 17, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Currently Written
  • Administrative
HB 808Authority to Establish Fees - PA Fish and Boat CommissionReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (April 22, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 398Regulatory Review and ApprovalReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (March 11, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Currently Written
  • Administrative
HB 762Regulatory ComplianceRemoved from Table [House] (April 17, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 507Regulatory Review and ApprovalReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Currently Written
  • Administrative
HB 595State Conservation Commission - Annual ReportReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2019)
  • Administrative
HB 960Moving Farm Permitting to State Conservation Commission Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 25, 2019)
  • Administrative
  • Agriculture
HB 1055Regulatory Review and RepealRemoved from the Table [House] (April 17, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
SB 250Regulatory ReviewReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (April 9, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
SB 251Regulatory Review and RepealReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (April 9, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
SB 252PermittingReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (April 9, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
SB 253Regulatory ReviewReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (April 9, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
HB 241Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP) Tax Credit ProgramReferred to House Finance Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Agriculture
  • Water Quality
SB 145Agricultural Area Security Law - Restrictions and Limitations on Preserved FarmlandRe-reported as Committed from Senate Appropriations Committee (April 8, 2019)
  • Agriculture
HB 370Farmland PreservationReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 28, 2019)
  • Agriculture
SB 256Expanding the Use of Mushroom CompostReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Agriculture
HB 441Allow Wind Energy on Farmland PreservationReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 28, 2019)
  • Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
HR 133Study on Pesticide ExposureReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 8, 2019)
  • Agriculture
  • Public Health
HB 574Agricultural Preservation Funds UseReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (February 28, 2019)
  • Agriculture
HB 881Farm Succession Planning GrantsLaid on the Table [House] (April 15, 2019)
  • Agriculture
SB 478Beginning Farmer Tax CreditReferred to Senate Finance Committee (March 26, 2019)
  • Agriculture
SB 169Procurement changes to encourage locally sourced foodReferred to Senate State Government Committee (April 5, 2019)
  • Agriculture
SB 170Farmers' Market Development GrantsReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs (April 5, 2019)
  • Agriculture
Air Quality Fee Schedule AmendmentsPermitting FeesPublic Comment Accepted until June 17, 2019
  • Air Quality
SB 581Environmental Standards for Drinking WaterReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 22, 2019)
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Quality
HR 176Celebrating Earth Week in PennsylvaniaINTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35 (March 26, 2019)
  • Earth Week
SB 102Pennsylvania Affordable Energy Development ZonesReferred to Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development (January 24, 2019)
  • Energy
  • Natural Gas
HB 782Establishes Keystone Energy Authority; Energy Enhancement ZonesReferred to House Commerce Committee (March 20, 2019)
  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
SB 488Waste-To-Energy Facility Surplus Electricity SalesReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (March 28, 2019)
  • Energy
SB 510Inclusion of Nuclear Generation in the Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 8, 2019)
  • Energy
HB 183State Green Buildings RequirementReferred to House State Government Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 193Utility Energy Efficiency InvestmentReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
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
SB 232Utility Energy Efficiency InvestmentReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 698Tax Holiday for Energy Star and WaterSense ProductsReferred to House Finance Committee (March 5, 2019)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 129Large Commercial and Industrial Opt-Out of Act 129Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 8, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 108Keystone Tree Fund LegislationReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 24, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Environmental Funding
SB 97PennVEST Fund EligibilityReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 24, 2019)
  • Environmental Funding
HB 374Keystone Tree Fund LegislationRemoved from the Table [House] (April 16, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Environmental Funding
SB 9Designating the Eastern Hellbender as State AmphibianPassed by the House [191-6] (April 16, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 61Change 1st day of buck seasonReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
HB 102Certified hunter education courses in our public schoolsReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
HB 38Junior Mentored Hunting ProgramReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
SB 147Removing Sunday Hunting ProhibitionRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (March 26, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Hunting
HB 549Sunday HuntingReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (February 20, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 514Merging the Game and Fish & Boat CommissionsReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (February 19, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 752Land Acquisition - PA Game CommissionReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (March 28, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 753Land Acquisition - PA Game CommissionReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 8, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 989Sunday HuntingReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 27, 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Recreation
HB 929Fish and Boat Commission - License FeesReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 25, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 552Allowing the Game Commission to set its own License FeesReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (April 16, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 553Allowing the Fish and Boat Commission to set its own License FeesReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (April 16, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 1187Allocation of Proceeds from Lake Erie Fishing Permits Referred to House Local Government Committee (April 15, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
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 675Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act - AdditionsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2019)
  • Hazardous Sites
SB 582Pennsylvania PFAS Classification and CleanupReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 22, 2019)
  • Hazardous Sites
SB 258Pipeline Emergency NotificationReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 7, 2019)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas
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
HB 404Designating "Tree of Heaven" a Noxious WeedReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 28, 2019)
  • Invasive Species
HB 447Native Vegetation Along Pennsylvania’s HighwaysReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (March 29, 2019)
  • Invasive Species
HB 387Project 70 - Land Restriction ExchangeReferred to Senate Consumer Affairs Committee (March 18, 2019)
  • Land Conservation
HB 103Local zoning ordinances; non-building waiver provision.Referred to Senate Local Government Committee (April 22, 2019)
  • Land Use
HB 188Eminent Domain - Landowner RightsReferred to House Local Government Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Land Use
HB 268Waterfront Redevelopment Grant ProgramReferred to House Commerce Committee (January 29, 2019)
  • Land Use
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 550Storm Water Management Plan ExemptionsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 20, 2019)
  • Local Government
  • Water Quality
HB 27Mine Insurance for Home BuyersReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Mining
SB 40Pipelines - Water Resource ProtectionReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 11, 2019)
  • Natural Gas
  • Pipelines
  • Water Resources
HB 187Natural Gas Pipeline Impact FeeReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Natural Gas
HB 247Well Site Pooling and Unitization Removed from the Table [House] (March 20, 2019)
  • Natural Gas
SB 305Takings - Delaware River Basin Commission RegulationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 19, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SR 33Pipeline Construction and OperationsReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (March 13, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 679Hydraulic Fracturing Operations – Tracer FluidsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 280Pipeline Safety - Mandatory Study RequirementReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 26, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 281Pipeline Safety - Notification RequirementsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 26, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 282Pipeline Impact FeeReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 26, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 283Pipeline Safety InspectionReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 26, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 817Phone Number to Report Oil and Gas ViolationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 14, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 827Delaware River Basin Commission; Oil and Gas RegulationsLaid on the Table [House] (March 26, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 829Delaware River Basin Commission; Oil and Gas RegulationsLaid on the Table [House] (March 26, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 828Changes to Oil and Gas Permit RequirementsLaid on the Table [House] (March 26, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 468Marcellus Shale Severance TaxReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 21, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 906Certification of Land Agents from Oil, Gas, Pipeline Companies and Public UtilitiesReferred to House Professional Licensure Committee (March 20, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 886Pipeline SafetyReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 19, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 457Severance TaxReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 19, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 733Pipeline SafetyReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 18, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 735Pipeline SafetyReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 18, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 443Hazardous Liquid Pipelines MoratoriumReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 28, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 887General Assembly Approval of PipelinesReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 25, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 889Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Act - Risk AssessmentReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 25, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 890Pipelines - Emergency Response InformationReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 25, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 888Pipelines - Mandatory Inspection Following ShutdownReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 25, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 442Moratorium: Pipeline Eminent DomainReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2019)
  • Oil and Gas
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
SB 221Creation of Lead SuperFundReferred to Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (February 5, 2019)
  • Public Health
HB 677Lead Abatement Grant ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2019)
  • Public Health
HB 930Lead Contamination in Drinking Water in School BuildingsReferred to House Education Committee (April 2, 2019)
  • Public Health
HB 18Project 70 Land ExchangeAct 2 of 2019 [Signed by the Governor, April 18, 2019]
  • Public Lands
HB 908Open Space Land MaintenanceReferred to House Local Government Committee (March 20, 2019)
  • Public Lands
HB 792Bike LanesReferred to House Transportation Committee (March 12, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recreation
HB 1003Safety and Marking of Low-Head DamsReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (April 2, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recreation
SB 565Protected Pedestrian Plazas and Pedalcycle LanesReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (April 18, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recreation
HB 1241Land leasing - Off Highway VehiclesReferred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (April 17, 2019)
  • Recreation
SB 52Recycling - ElectronicsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 11, 2019)
  • Recycling
HB 75Electronics RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Recycling
HB 179Electronics RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Recycling
HB 575Recycling of ElectronicsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 28, 2019)
  • Recycling
HB 1198Municipal Waste Recycling FeeReferred to House Local Government Committee (April 15, 2019)
  • Recycling
SB 148Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar EnergyReferred to Senate Finance Committee (February 1, 2019)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 11Adding Zero Carbon Generation to the Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 12, 2019)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 436Solar Energy; Residential RightsReferred to Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee (March 12, 2019)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 767Repeals the Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 8, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 685Lake Erie - Wind DevelopmentReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2019)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 695Waste-To-Energy Facility Surplus Electricity SalesReferred to House Local Government Committee (March 5, 2019)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 531Community SolarReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 25, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 1047Regulation of Sewer SludgeReferred to House Local Government Committee (April 5, 2019)
  • Sewage
HB 476Notice; Violations of Solid Waste Management ActRemoved from Table [House] (April 17, 2019)
  • Solid Waste
HB 1192Increased Fines for Littering and DumpingReferred to House Judiciary Committee (April 11, 2019)
  • Waste
HR 219Study Food Waste Recycling in PennsylvaniaReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 11, 2019)
  • Waste
HB 627Plastic ContainersReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 28, 2019)
  • Waste Reduction
HB 177Clean Streams Law - Riparian Buffer Waiver ProcessReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 494Municipal Water and Wastewater Authority Oversight CommissionReferred to House Local Government Committee (February 12, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 534Waivers from NPDES Permit RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 19, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HR 148Federal Funding for Stormwater RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 13, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 781Authorizing Use of Impact Fees for Stormwater ManagementReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 11, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 674Updating Drinking Water StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 707Community Water SystemsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 5, 2019)
  • Water Quality
SB 557Additional Oversight to Protect Private Water SourcesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 16, 2019)
  • Water Quality
HB 804Groundwater RegulationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 13, 2019)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Currently Written
  • Water Resources
HR 234Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in PAINTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35 (April 15, 2019)
  • PEC Supports this Resolution
  • Water Resources
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