Tracking List: Conservation


HB20 (T) - An Act providing for registration of extraordinary water users; imposing a water resource fee; establishing the Water Use Fund; and providing for submission of a question to the electorate authorizing incurring of indebtedness for water-related environmental initiatives.
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Sturla (D)
Summary: (PN 605) The Pennsylvania Water Resource Act provides for the registration of extraordinary water users; imposes a water resource fee; establishes the Water Use Fund; and provides for the submission of a question to the electorate authorizing incurring of indebtedness. Adds definitions. Provides for the registration and registration document, outlining its content requirements. Prohibits extraordinary water use from withdrawing water from groundwater or surface water sources without filling a registration document. Provides for a water resource fee of $0.0001 per gallon for water withdrawals and subsequent returns greater than 10,000 gallons per day for nonmunicipal usage, $0.001 per gallon for water withdrawals greater than 10,000 gallons per day for nonmunicipal purposes and if the extraordinary water user is an electric utility generator that withdraws or consumes water, the fee is $1 per megawatt hour of electricity generated and sold. Provides for the calculation of water consumption. Establishes the Water Use Fun in the State Treasury and allows for the fees collected to be put into the fund. Appropriates $30 million to the department for water-related programs, $25 million to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for water-related programs, $11 million to the Department of Agriculture and $5 million to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Provides the authorization to incur indebtedness. Allows PENNVEST to submit questions of bond issuance in the amount of up to $3 billion for the protection of watersheds, water resources, water environments, freshwater sources and the furthering of conservation methods. Provides for the certification of PENNVEST's question by the secretary and outlines the question form. Provides a referendum procedure and for exceptions. Provides the use of proceeds for the maintenance and protection of water-related environmental initiatives. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 605 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/23/2023 
H - Introduced

03/23/2023 

HB200 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, providing for issuance of and conditions for continuous maintenance permits.
Sponsor: Rep. Clint Owlett (R)
Summary: (PN 158) Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, providing for the issuance of and conditions for municipal continuous maintenance permits. Provides that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shall develop a continuous maintenance permit for which the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) or a municipality may apply. Further provides the permit shall allow permittees to maintain, inspect and monitor watercourses, water obstructions, appurtenant works and encroachments as specified within the permit. Directs DEP to approve an application for a permit to an application if the applicant meets all of the requirements. Provides a permittee shall provide a compilation of maintenance projects undertaken between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year that were permitted under this section by January 15. Further provides that a permit shall be in effect for no less than 10 years, providing DEP can extend a permit to a permittee for 10 years following 10 years of operation without a permit violation. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 158 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/08/2023 
H - Introduced

03/08/2023 

HB423 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, further providing for permit issuance and conditions and for enforcement orders.
Sponsor: Rep. Joe Hamm (R)
Summary: (PN 390) Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, further providing for permit issuance and conditions and for enforcement orders. Provides the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) shall have no authority or jurisdiction related to stream maintenance or clearing activities within Pennsylvania. Further provides that no approval or authorization from the PFBC shall be required for any stream maintenance or clearing activities within Pennsylvania. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may not delegate its authority related to stream maintenance or clearing activities to the PFBC. Provides nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent the PFBC from being involved in an advisory capacity with permits and plans regarding the construction or installation of new bridges or culverts. Establishes PFBC may only enforce its stream maintenance or clearing activities when there is a potential violation under 30 Pa.C.S. (relating to fish) due to a person not having a valid permit or conducting an activity that was not authorized by the permit. Further provides PFBC shall not find that a stream maintenance or clearing activity violates 30 Pa.C.S. if the stream maintenance or clearing activity is general maintenance of a bridge or culvert. Provides PFBC shall not enforce a penalty for a violation under 30 Pa.C.S. until PFBC contacts DEP and the relevant county conservation district to ensure that the stream maintenance or clearing activity was not authorized by a valid permit. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 390 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/15/2023 
H - Introduced

03/15/2023 
H - Referred to - House Game & Fisheries

HB677 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 22, 1937 (P.L.1987, No.394), known as The Clean Streams Law, in scope and purpose, further providing for fences along streams.
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Sturla (D)
Summary: (PN 620) Amends the Clean Streams Law, in scope and purpose, further providing for fences along streams to provide that an ordinance enacted by a municipality has to include a provision for stream crossings in accordance with the Department of Environmental Protection regulations and guidelines. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 620 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/23/2023 
H - Introduced

03/23/2023 

HB935 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, providing for county conservation district stream reconstruction emergency permit authorizations.
Sponsor: Rep. Tina Pickett (R)
Summary: (PN 922) Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act amending definitions to provide definitions for drainage area and regional curve and amend the definition for the department. Provides county programs for removing obstructions and flood-related hazards on streams. Provides a county may develop a program to provide two regional curves for the watershed to cover the entire county, the first curve for rural areas and the second curve for portions of streams located in municipalities. Provides the county shall submit a written notification to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that describes the program it developed. Provides DEP shall conduct at least one annual follow-up review of the county's program to determine effectiveness and compliance. DEP shall develop a training program for conducting channel maintenance for the purpose of a program, upon completion of the training program. Provides a county conservation district may authorize emergency permits to persons operating within a developed program . The Environmental Quality Board shall promulgate regulations for the removal of obstructions and flood-related hazards on streams by counties, municipal equipment workers, and contractors operating as agents of the counties and the board may consider existing county programs for the same or similar purpose. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 922 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/17/2023 
H - Introduced

04/17/2023 

HB1173 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for community recreation and heritage conservation.
Sponsor: Rep. Tarik Khan (D)
Summary: (PN 1767) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), further providing for community recreation and heritage conservation by giving grant priority to projects specifically related to playgrounds, playground equipment and associated recreation areas that correct accessibility deficiencies for individuals with a disability, including accessible playground equipment and projects that create a recreation area universally designed to meet the needs of all individuals. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer's Number(s): 1238) (PN 1238) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for community recreation and heritage conservation by giving grant priority to projects that correct accessibility deficiencies for individuals with a disability, including accessible playground equipment and projects that create a recreation area universally designed to meet the needs of all individuals. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1767 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1238 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1767 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/18/2023 
H - Introduced



06/28/2023 
H - First consideration

06/28/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

06/28/2023 

06/28/2023 

07/06/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Rules

07/06/2023 
H - Second consideration

07/06/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

07/07/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

07/07/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

07/27/2023 

HB1191 (T) - An Act providing for the return of beverage containers and for the powers and duties of the Department of Environmental Protection; imposing a returnable beverage container assessment on distributors; providing for duties of returnable beverage distributors; establishing the Returnable Beverage Container Fund; and providing for a returnable deposit value on returnable beverage containers, for redemption of empty returnable beverage containers, for redemption centers, for payment of claims from the fund and for annual report to General Assembly.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1253) The Returnable Beverage Container Act provides for the return of beverage containers and for the powers and duties of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Imposes a returnable beverage container assessment on distributors of five cents per returnable container beginning Jan. 1, 2024. Outlines duties of returnable beverage distributors, including the duty to register and maintain records. Establishes the Returnable Beverage Container Fund (fund) within the State Treasury and provides details on the fund's use. Provides for a returnable deposit value on returnable beverage containers, for redemption of empty returnable beverage containers, for redemption centers and for payment of claims from the fund and requires DEP to file an annual report to General Assembly on the provisions' effectiveness. Specifies definitions. Provides for inventory reports, for the sale of beverages in returnable beverage containers and for returnable beverage container requirements. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1253 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/18/2023 
H - Introduced

05/18/2023 

HB1292 (T) - An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, in oil and gas wells, further providing for definitions and for Oil and Gas Lease Fund and providing for Public Natural Resources Trust Fund.
Sponsor: Rep. Jennifer O'Mara (D)
Summary: (PN 1409) Amends the Fiscal Code, in oil and gas wells, further providing for definitions and for Oil and Gas Lease Fund and providing for Public Natural Resources Trust Fund. Provides definitions. Provides for $35,000,000 to be transferred for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and each year thereafter from the Oil and Gas Lease Fund to the Marcellus Legacy Fund for distribution to the Environmental Stewardship Fund. Prohibits any amount from transfer from the Oil and Gas Lease Fund to the Marcellus Legacy Fund for distribution to the Environmental Stewardship Fund for the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 fiscal years. Establishes the Public Natural Resources Trust Fund with revenue sources from General Assembly appropriations, the federal government and other grants, donations, interest and earnings. Directs rents and royalties paid into the fund in excess of $70,000,000 to be transferred to the trust fund, beginning with the 2019-2020 fiscal year. States disbursements from the trust fund may only be made when its balance exceeds $700,000,000. Provides for allocations to the department’s community recreation and conservation program, projects on state park and state forest land and the Environmental Stewardship Fund, for environmental protection and farmland preservation projects. Provides for additional appropriations, guidelines and limitations. Provides for supplemental funding. Requires the state treasurer to submit an annual financial report and an annual expenditure report regarding the trust fund within 30 days of the end of each fiscal year to various supervisory authorities. Provides for an annual audit by the auditor general. Provides for the public access to information relating to the trust fund. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1409 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/01/2023 
H - Introduced

06/01/2023 

HB1365 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for fees and charges.
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Armanini (R)
Summary: (PN 1519) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, providing the department shall provide a discount of 15 percent on all fees and charges for activities, admissions or privileges, including concessions, at state parks to an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a retired military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a veteran who is 100 percent service-related disabled and immediate family members of active, retired or disabled veterans. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1519 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/12/2023 
H - Introduced

06/12/2023 

HB1532 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for fees and charges.
Sponsor: Rep. David Madsen (D)
Summary: (PN 1774) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for fees and charges. Adds discounts of 15 percent on all fees and charges for activities, admissions, uses or privileges, including charges for concessions for active duty members, retired military members, veterans and for their immediate family members. Effective in 60 days
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1774 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/28/2023 
H - Introduced

06/28/2023 

06/29/2023 
H - First consideration

06/29/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

06/29/2023 

09/22/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Rules

09/22/2023 
H - Laid on the table

09/22/2023 
H - Removed from table

09/22/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

05/01/2024 
H - Placed on HVS

HB1705 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, providing for suicide prevention.
Sponsor: Rep. Kristin Marcell (R)
Summary: (PN 2017) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, to provide for suicide prevention. Provides DCNR shall prominently post signage in all state parks and forests in visitor entrances, parking lots and highly trafficked areas providing for information regarding suicide awareness and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2017 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/22/2023 
H - Introduced

09/22/2023 
H - Referred to - House Human Services

HB1777 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 30, 1981 (P.L.128, No.43), known as the Agricultural Area Security Law, further providing for purchase of agricultural conservation easements, for Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Fund and for Land Trust Reimbursement Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Timothy Brennan (D)
Summary: (PN 2181) Amends the Agricultural Area Security Law, further providing for purchase of agricultural conservation easements to indicate that eligible nonprofit entities may participate in the preservation of farmland through an easement if the entity does not seek reimbursement for purchase of the easement. Further provides for Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Fund (fund) to indicate the state board shall make annual allocations from the fund by March 1 of each year. Further providing for Land Trust Reimbursement Program (program) to reflect additional provisions relating to the fund. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2181 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
10/19/2023 
H - Introduced

10/19/2023 


11/14/2023 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Agriculture & Rural Affairs

11/14/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Agriculture & Rural Affairs

11/14/2023 
H - First consideration

11/14/2023 
H - Laid on the table

11/15/2023 
H - Removed from table


12/11/2023 
H - Second consideration

12/11/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

12/12/2023 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Appropriations

12/12/2023 
H - Laid out for discussion

12/12/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

01/05/2024 

02/22/2024 
H - Discussed during budget hearing with the Dept. of Agriculture - House Appropriations

HB1813 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for findings and statement of purpose and definitions; in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for forests and for parks, providing for preserves and further providing for community recreation and heritage conservation.
Sponsor: Rep. John A. Lawrence (R)
Summary: (PN 2245) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in preliminary provisions, further providing for findings and statement of purpose and definitions; in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for forests and for parks, providing for preserves and further providing for community recreation and heritage conservation. Defines and provides for nature preserves. Provides for the department’s powers relating to the supervision, maintenance, improvement, regulation and policing of preserves belonging to the commonwealth. Provides for permitted uses of state preserves. Prohibits overnight accommodations, campsites, concessions and athletic facilities in state preserves. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2245 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
11/01/2023 
H - Introduced

11/02/2023 
H - Referred to - House Local Government

HB1877 (T) - An Act authorizing the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of portions of State park lands in exchange for certain lands situate in New Vernon Township, Mercer County, from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to the Department of Transportation for anticipated highway improvement projects.
Sponsor: Rep. Timothy R. Bonner (R)
Summary: (PN 2357) An Act that authorizes the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of portions of state park lands in exchange for certain lands situate in New Vernon Township, Mercer County, from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for anticipated highway improvement projects. All costs and fees incidental to the conveyances contained shall be borne by their respective parties. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2357 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
12/05/2023 
H - Introduced

12/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB1938 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, providing for recreational services for individuals with disabilities.
Sponsor: Rep. Joseph C. Hohenstein (D)
Summary: (PN 2471) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, provides for recreational services for individuals with disabilities, declares it is a public policy of the commonwealth to encourage and support comprehensive recreational services by municipalities for individuals with disabilities, provides for definitions, provides for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to develop a program for the provision of recreational services by municipalities for individuals with disabilities, directs the department to develop a program for municipalities seeking a contract with a private, nonprofit organization to be reimbursed for the provision of recreational services for individuals with disabilities, further directs the department to prepare a list of appropriate special program events for individuals with disabilities, creates a grant program for participating municipalities for up to $1,000 and up to $2,500 to counties. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2471 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/02/2024 
H - Introduced


HR131 (T) - A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study to compare impact fees and severance taxes in the largest natural gas producing states and examine the competitive business climate for the industry in those states.
Sponsor: Rep. Mandy Steele (D)
Summary: (PN 1402) Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study to determine the amount of revenue that Pennsylvania may have collected since the enactment of Act 13 of 2012 if the commonwealth implemented a severance tax.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1402 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1791 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/31/2023 
H - Introduced

05/31/2023 

06/06/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Environmental Resources & Energy

06/29/2023 
H - Adopted



SB288 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 30, 1981 (P.L.128, No.43), known as the Agricultural Area Security Law, further providing for purchase of agricultural conservation easements and for Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Fund; and making editorial changes.
Sponsor: Sen. Doug Mastriano (R)
Summary: (PN 262) Amends the Agricultural Area Security Law reducing the minimum subdivision size for preserved farmland from 50 acres to 25 acres and allows parcels less than 10 acres that are adjacent to preserved land or used to produce crops unique to the area to be eligible for the easement program; provides for county program conditions for subdivision; provides for 10 percent of the tax collected for the realty transfer tax to be deposited into the fund for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements. Effective in 30 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 262 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/31/2023 
S - Introduced

01/31/2023 

SB382 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, further providing for definitions and for projects affecting submerged lands of the Commonwealth.
Sponsor: Sen. Daniel Laughlin (R)
Summary: (PN 326) Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, further providing for definitions for groin structure and directs the Department of Environmental Protection not to charge a license fee for a person to construct, repair, replace, operate, maintain or remove a groin structure at a licensed premises. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Senate Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 992 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 326 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 992 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
02/21/2023 
S - Introduced

02/21/2023 

06/29/2023 
S - First consideration

06/29/2023 
S - Reported as amended - Senate Environmental Resources & Energy

08/30/2023 
S - Second consideration

08/30/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations

09/18/2023 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

09/18/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

09/19/2023 

SB477 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, further providing for definitions and for scope of act.
Sponsor: Sen. Michele Brooks (R)
Summary: (PN 459) Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, further providing for definitions and for scope of act. Defines "flood-related hazard" as any gravel bar, flood debris or similar obstruction which may present a substantial potential risk to life or property or may create additional problems in the event of flooding. Provides this act shall not apply to a person taking actions to mitigate a flood-related hazard on a normal agricultural operation, as defined in Section 2 of the Right-to-Farm Law. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 459 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced

03/14/2023 

SB689 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, providing for issuance of and conditions for continuous maintenance permits.
Sponsor: Sen. Gene Yaw (R)
Summary: (PN 713) Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, providing for the issuance of and conditions for municipal continuous maintenance permits. Provides that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shall develop a continuous maintenance permit for which the Department of Transportation (PennDOT) or a municipality may apply. Further provides the permit shall allow permittees to maintain, inspect and monitor watercourses, water obstructions, appurtenant works and encroachments as specified within the permit. Directs DEP to approve an application for a permit to an application if the applicant meets all of the requirements. Provides a permittee shall provide a compilation of maintenance projects undertaken between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year that were permitted under this section by January 15. Further provides that a permit shall be in effect for no less than 10 years, providing DEP can extend a permit to a permittee for 10 years following 10 years of operation without a permit violation. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Senate Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 713 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 713 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
S - Introduced

05/05/2023 

05/10/2023 
S - First consideration

05/10/2023 
S - Reported as committed - Senate Environmental Resources & Energy

06/20/2023 
S - Second consideration

06/20/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations


10/24/2023 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

11/13/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

11/14/2023 

SB690 (T) - An Act amending the act of November 26, 1978 (P.L.1375, No.325), known as the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, providing for county conservation district stream reconstruction emergency permit authorizations.
Sponsor: Sen. Gene Yaw (R)
Summary: (PN 714) Amends the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act amending definitions to provide definitions for drainage area and regional curve and amend the definition for the department. Provides county programs for removing obstructions and flood-related hazards on streams. Provides a county may develop a program to provide two regional curves for the watershed to cover the entire county, the first curve for rural areas and the second curve for portions of streams located in municipalities. Provides the county shall submit a written notification to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that describes the program it developed. Provides DEP shall conduct at least one annual follow-up review of the county's program to determine effectiveness and compliance. DEP shall develop a training program for conducting channel maintenance for the purpose of a program, upon completion of the training program. Provides a county conservation district may authorize emergency permits to persons operating within a developed program. The Environmental Quality Board shall promulgate regulations for the removal of obstructions and flood-related hazards on streams by counties, municipal equipment workers, and contractors operating as agents of the counties and the board may consider existing county programs for the same or similar purpose. Effective in 60 days
Bill Text: Senate Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 714 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 714 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
S - Introduced

05/05/2023 

05/10/2023 
S - First consideration

05/10/2023 
S - Reported as committed - Senate Environmental Resources & Energy

06/20/2023 
S - Second consideration

06/20/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations


10/24/2023 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

11/13/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

11/13/2023 
S - Vote on final passage reconsidered 

11/14/2023 

SB691 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in renaming Department of Environmental Resources and defining rulemaking authority of Department of Environmental Protection, repealing provisions relating to Department of Environmental Protection and providing for Department of Environmental Services; and making editorial changes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gene Yaw (R)
Summary: (PN 715) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act by renaming the Department of Environmental Protection to the Department of Environmental Services. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Senate Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 715 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 715 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 854 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
S - Introduced

05/05/2023 

05/10/2023 
S - First consideration

05/10/2023 
S - Reported as committed - Senate Environmental Resources & Energy

06/05/2023 
S - Second consideration

06/05/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations

06/05/2023 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

06/06/2023 
S - Amended on third consideration

06/07/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

06/07/2023 

SB912 (T) - An Act amending the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for fees and charges.
Sponsor: Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R)
Summary: (PN 1495) Amends the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, further providing for fees and charges. Provides a discount of 15 percent on all fees and charges for activities, admissions, uses or privileges, including concessions, at or relating to state parks to active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces; veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, reserves or National Guard who were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable; and immediate family members of such individuals. Defines “immediate family member” as a spouse, parent or child. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1495 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/05/2024 
S - Introduced

04/05/2024 

SB1202 (T) - An Act authorizing the Department of General Services, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and with the approval of the Governor, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, to quitclaim and release to the United States of America any right, title or interest it may have with respect to a certain use restriction and a related reversionary interest related to certain portions of Valley Forge National Historical Park situate in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Sen. Amanda M. Cappelletti (D)
Summary: (PN 1626) An Act authorizing the Department of General Services, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and with the approval of the Governor, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, to quitclaim and release to the United States of America portions of Valley Forge National Historical Park situate in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Any costs and fees incidental to the release shall be borne by the Department of Transportation. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1626 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/17/2024 
S - Introduced

05/17/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate State Government