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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 7, 2015 04:36 PM
From: Senator John T. Yudichak
To: All Senate members
Subject: Introduction of Legislation on Environmental Quality Board
I am planning on reintroducing Senate Bill 164 from the last legislative session.

This bill amends the Administrative Code, Section 471, dealing with the Environmental Quality Board (board). This bill adds a subsection to Section 471 to allow for the board to have an independent counsel to assist the board in its review of proposed and final rulemakings, and all other matters before the board. All communication between the independent counsel and a board member or the board shall be considered privileged.

The independent counsel shall be appointed by the Department of Environmental Protection and shall be compensated out of the appropriation for the general government operations of the department.

Previous cosponsors of this legislation included Senators TARTAGLIONE, HUGHES, FONTANA, RAFFERTY, COSTA, BREWSTER and BOSCOLA

Introduced as SB307