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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 24, 2019 01:39 PM
From: Representative Johnathan D. Hershey
To: All House members
Subject: State Conservation Commission – Report of Details & Statistics to General Assembly
The State Conservation Commission (SCC) was founded to ensure the wise use of natural resources, and has oversight over soil, water, and our state’s conservation districts. The SCC falls under concurrent jurisdiction of the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the PA Department of Agriculture (PDA). While the SCC completes a lot of important work, there is little oversight of this executive agency.

For more oversight and transparency, I will reintroduce legislation (former HB 2639) to require the State Conservation Commission (SCC) to formally submit an annual report to the General Assembly. In addition to the Commission’s staffing, program activities, and detailed accounting of how funding is used, the report will contain details and statistics on the programs and activities overseen by the SCC. Those include:

Allocations to conservation districts
Certified commercial manure haulers and brokers
Dirt and Gravel Roads
Leadership development/conservation district personnel training
Nutrient and odor management activities
REAP tax credits

Please consider joining me in cosponsoring this important legislation.

FORMER COSPONSORS: Zimmerman, Bernstine, Ryan, Hickernell, Fee, Millard, Ward, Cox

Introduced as HB595