Voting meeting on SB950, SB 1173, HB1737, HB1808 and HB2025

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:30 (Senate Chamber and Remote Participation)

Senate Bill 950, P.N. 1404 (Pittman) – Creates the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap and Trade Authorization Act to clarify that the Department of Environmental Protection does not have authority to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or similar State or regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs unless authorized by the General Assembly.

  • Amendment (Pittman)

Senate Bill 1173, P.N. 1725 (Yaw) – Amends the Air Pollution Control Act to standardize the make-up of the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee (AQTAC).  The bill repeals the current statutory authorization and replaces it with a model that mirrors the appointment process found for the Citizens Advisory Council, the Climate Change Advisory Committee, and several other advisory committees.

  • Amendment (Yaw)

House Bill 1737, P.N. 2439 (A. Davis) – Amends the Economic Development Agency, Fiduciary and Lender Environmental Liability Protection Act (Act 3 of 1995) regarding the definition of Economic Development Agencies.   The bill adds “land banks” to the list of economic development agencies and removes them from any environmental liability on properties they purchase for redevelopment.

House Bill 1808, P.N. 3919 (Mackenzie) – Amends the Solid Waste Management Act (Act 97 of 1980) by adding definitions related to the recycling of plastics and defining “advanced recycling” as a manufacturing process for the conversion of post-use polymers and including methodologies and processes like pyrolysis, gasification and depolymerization.  The bill also defines “advanced recycling facility” as a manufacturing facility that receives post-use polymers for the use in advanced recycling.

House Bill 2025, P.N. 3907 (Struzzi) – Creates the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap and Trade Authorization Act to clarify that the Department of Environmental Protection does not have authority to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or similar State or regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs unless authorized by the General Assembly.