Monday, October 18, 2010

Update: Environmental legislation in Pennsylvania

Here’s the activity record, since October 1, on environmental legislation in the
Pennsylvania General Assembly
:

SB 901
(Scarnati)  Amends the Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act, further providing for biodiesel content in diesel fuel sold for on-road use

Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, June 4, 2009
Reported as committed from
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, June 9, 2009
First consideration, June 9, 2009
Re-referred to
APPROPRIATIONS, June 15, 2009
Re-reported as committed from APPROPRIATIONS, June 22, 2009
Second consideration, June 23, 2009
Third consideration and final passage, June 24, 2009
(50-0)
In the House
Referred to
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, June 29, 2009
Reported as amended from AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS,
Sept. 17, 2009
First consideration, Sept. 17, 2009
Laid on the table, Sept. 17, 2009
Removed from table, Sept. 18, 2009
Re-referred to
APPROPRIATIONS, Sept. 18, 2009
Re-reported as committed from APPROPRIATIONS,
Oct. 6, 2010
Second consideration, with amendments,
Oct. 6, 2010
(Remarks see House Journal Page ....),Oct. 6, 2010

SB1379 (Musto) Amends the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, in recycling and waste reduction, further providing for recycling at educational institutions.
Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, May 26, 2010
Reported as amended from ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY,
June 8, 2010
First consideration, June 8, 2010
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 23, 2010
Re-reported as amended from APPROPRIATIONS,
Sept. 29, 2010
Second consideration, Oct. 13, 2010
Third consideration and final passage, Oct. 14, 2010 (49-0)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page ....),Oct. 14, 2010

SB1422 (D. White) Amends the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority Act, further providing for definitions and for financial assistance.
Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, June 24, 2010
Reported as amended from ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, Sept. 22, 2010
First consideration, Sept. 22, 2010
Laid on the table, Oct. 14, 2010

SB1486  (Greenleaf) Amends the Oil and Gas Act, providing for gas mineral rights lease agreement disclosure and indemnification.
Referred to
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, Oct. 8, 2010
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HB 708 (Ross) An Act establishing a recycling program for computers and televisions; imposing duties on manufacturers and retailers ; providing for the powers and duties of the Department of Environmental Protection and for enforcement; and prescribing penalties
      Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, March 4, 2009 
Reported as committed from ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, June 16 
First consideration, June 16, 2009
Re-committed to
RULES, June 16, 2009
Re-reported as committed from RULES,
July 9, 2009
Re-committed to
APPROPRIATIONS ,July 9, 2009
Re-reported as committed from APPROPRIATIONS,
June 9, 2010 
     
Second consideration, with amendments,
June 14, 2010
(Remarks see House Journal Page ),June 14, 2010
Third consideration and final passage, June 15, 2010
(169-30) 
In the Senate
Referred to
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, June 17, 2010
Reported as amended from ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY,
Sept. 22
First consideration, Sept. 22, 2010
Second consideration, Sept. 27, 2010
Re-referred to
APPROPRIATIONS, Sept. 27, 2010
Re-reported as amended from APPROPRIATIONS, Sept. 29, 2010
Amended on third consideration,
Oct. 12, 2010
Third consideration and final passage, Oct. 13, 2010
(48-1)

HB 961 (Buxton) Amends the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, further providing for the sunset date for fees
Referred to
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, March 17, 2009
Reported as committed from
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, March 31

First consideration, March 31, 2009
Laid on the table, March 31, 2009
Removed from table, April 1, 2009
Re-committed to
APPROPRIATIONS, April 1, 2009
Re-reported as committed from
APPROPRIATIONS, April 21, 2009
Second consideration, April 21, 2009
Third consideration and final passage, April 22, 2009 (190-2)
In the Senate
Referred to
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, April 24, 2009
Reported as committed from
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, Oct. 2, 2009
First consideration, Oct. 2, 2009
Re-referred to
APPROPRIATIONS, Oct. 2, 2009

HB2591 Amends the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority Act, further providing for definitions and for financial assistance.
Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, June 22, 2010
Reported as committed 
June 29, 2010
First consideration, June 29, 2010
Re-committed to
RULES, June 29, 2010
Re-reported as committed from RULES,
June 30, 2010
Re-committed to
APPROPRIATIONS, June 30, 2010
Re-reported as committed from APPROPRIATIONS, July 1, 2010
Second consideration, July 1, 2010
Third consideration and final passage, July 2, 2010
(196-0)
(Remarks see House Journal Page ),July 2, 2010
In the Senate
Referred to
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, July 7, 2010
Reported as amended from ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY,
Sept. 22, 2010
First consideration, Sept. 22, 2010
Laid on the table, Oct. 14, 2010

HB 2771 (Boback) Provides for the erosion and sedimentation program to be administered by delegation agreements between the Department of Environmental Protection and conservation districts.
    Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, Oct. 7, 2010

HB 2772 (Sonney) Amends  the Oil and Gas Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; and, in general requirements, providing for the regulation of compressor stations.
Referred to
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, Oct. 7, 2010
 


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