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Hearing
Date
Committees Subcommittee Witnesses/Testifiers Location
08/24/2020 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
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07/21/2020 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
  Transcript    
02/05/2020 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and HB 2025 (Struzzi), carbon tax.
  Transcript   HB2025
10/28/2019 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding carbon emissions and climate.
  Transcript    
06/19/2019 Environmental Resources & Energy;
Local Government
 
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding regulatory compliance and costs associated with storm water management.
  Transcript    
04/29/2019 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding Pennsylvania's nuclear waste containment.
  Transcript    
10/14/2014 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding HR 426 (R. Miller), directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to review the Commonwealth's program for beneficial use of sewage sludge by land application.
  Transcript   HR426
09/16/2014 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's coal regulations.
  Transcript    
01/29/2014 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony regarding HB 1565 (Hahn), amending the act of June 22, 1937 (P.L.1987, No.394), known as The Clean Streams Law, further providing for potential pollution.
  Transcript   HB1565
11/20/2013 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on HB 1699 (Ross), providing for the regulation of certain reciprocal internal combustion engines and pollution control requirements for demand response generators.
  Transcript   HB1699
09/17/2013 Environmental Resources & Energy;
Game & Fisheries
 
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Freeport
  The committee received testimony regarding HB 1576 (Pyle), providing a process for the designation of certain species.
  Transcript   HB1576
08/26/2013 Environmental Resources & Energy;
Game & Fisheries
 
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Pottsville
  The committee received testimony regarding HB 1576 (Pyle), providing a process for the designation of certain species.
  Transcript   HB1576
04/17/2013 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 343 (Miller), which would amend Title 27 (Environmental Resources) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in conservation and natural resources, providing for water well construction standards.
  Transcript   HB343
03/11/2013 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony from PENNVEST regarding implementation of a Nutrient Trading Program in partnership with DEP.
   
04/07/2010 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Shavertown
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2213 (George), which would further provide for definitions, for well permits, for well location restrictions, for protection of fresh groundwater and casing requirements and for protection of water supplies; provide for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and surface impoundments, for hydraulic fracture fluids monitoring and for use of surface impoundments for temporary flowback storage; and further providing for bonding, for enforcement orders, for penaltie
  Transcript   HB2213
02/18/2010 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Clearfield
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2213 (George), which would further provide for definitions, for well permits, for well location restrictions, for protection of fresh groundwater and casing requirements and for protection of water supplies; provide for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and surface impoundments, for hydraulic fracture fluids monitoring and for use of surface impoundments for temporary flow back storage; and further providing for bonding, for enforcement orders, for penalties
  Transcript    
01/20/2010 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1909 (George), which would provide for the appointment and duties of a Commonwealth Energy Advocate; establish and provide for the powers and duties of the Commonwealth Energy Procurement and Development Agency; and establish the Energy Procurement and Development Fund.
  Transcript   HB1909
12/16/2009 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on alternative applications for biosolids and sewage sludge.
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05/27/2009 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2791(George, 2007/2008), which would provide for Commonwealth Energy Advocate and for energy development authority.
  Transcript   HB2791
05/21/2009 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 80 (Vitali), which would further provide for definitions and for alternative energy portfolio standards; and provide for sequestration facility permitting and for title to carbon dioxide, immunity and transfer of liability; establishing the Carbon Dioxide Indemnification Fund; provide for carbon dioxide sequestration facility and transportation pipeline on Commonwealth State forest lands; and provide for application of the Public Utility Code to tra
  Transcript   HB80
04/15/2009 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on Marcellus Shale and their water reclamation plan.
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03/31/2009 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on Marcellus Shale exploration.
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09/30/2008 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the Marcellus Shale formation and potential for exploration of gas drilling in that area.
  Transcript    
09/09/2008 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Philadelphia
  The committee received testimony regarding H.B. 54 (George)(Special Session), which would provide for an extension of rate caps and for an implementation of a least-cost portfolio approach at the end of rate cap period.
  Transcript   HB54
08/05/2008 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Allentown
  The committee received testimony regarding H.B. 54 (George)(Special Session) which would provide for an extension of rate caps and for an implementation of a least-cost portfolio approach at the end of rate cap period.
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07/22/2008 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Pittsburgh
  The committee received testimony regarding H.B. 54 (George)(Special Session), which would provide for an extension of rate caps and for an implementation of a least-cost portfolio approach at the end of rate cap period.
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03/26/2008 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Altoona
  The committee received testimony on H.B 54 (George)(Special Session), which would provide for an extension of rate caps and for an implementation of a least-cost portfolio approach at the end of rate cap period.
  Transcript   HB54
02/12/2008 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 54 (George) which would provide for an extension of rate caps and for an implementation of a least-cost portfolio approach at the end of rate cap period.
  Transcript   HB54
10/03/2007 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on Governor Rendell's proposed his energy independence for Pennsylvania.
  Transcript    
08/30/2007 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Johnstown
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1735 (Yewcic), which would amend Title 27 (Environmental Resources) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for coal.
  Transcript   HB1735
05/30/2007 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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York
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1200 (DePasquale), which would further provide for the powers of the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority and for authority indebtedness.
  Transcript   HB1200
02/14/2006 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the long term energy strategy for Pennsylvania.
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02/08/2006 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on prohibiting the Environmental Quality Board from adopting the clean vehicle standards adopted by California.
  Transcript   HB2141
01/25/2006 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the long term energy strategy for Pennsylvania.
  Transcript    
12/06/2005 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the long term energy strategy for PA.
  Transcript    
11/16/2005 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the long term energy strategy for PA.
  Transcript    
11/01/2005 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the long term energy strategy for PA.
  Transcript    
10/18/2005 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the long term energy strategy for PA.
  Transcript    
09/27/2005 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1249 (Rubley), which would provide for uniform environmental covenants.
  Transcript   HB1249
06/08/2004 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the study of renewable portfolio standards.
  Transcript    
05/25/2004 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 658 (Herman), which would further provide for energy development; abolishing the Energy Development Authority; establishing the Energy Partnership; and making an appropriation.
  Transcript   HB658
04/14/2004 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 427 (Godshall), which would prohibit the sale or distribution of any gasoline containing methyl tertiary butyl ether; requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to report to the General Assembly; providing for public notice of spill; and imposing a penalty.
  Transcript   HB427
04/13/2004 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2250 (Ross), which would provide for the sale of electric energy generated from renewable and environmentally beneficial sources, for the acquisition of electric energy generated from renewable and environmentally beneficial sources by electric distribution and supply companies and for the powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
  Transcript   HB2250
04/01/2004 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2275 (Argall), which would provide for municipal regulation of the deposit, disposal or land application of water dredge material; and requiring a public referendum under certain circumstances.
  Transcript   HB2275
12/17/2003 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2035 (McIlhinney), which would provide for minimum energy efficiency standards for certain appliances and equipment; and providing for the powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and of the Attorney General.
  Transcript   HB2035
10/14/2003 Environmental Resources & Energy Subcommittee on Energy
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 121 (Bard), which would authorize investment tax credits for qualified alternative energy enterprises; establishing the Pennsylvania Clean Energy Fund; and making a transfer of funds.
  Transcript   HB121
04/11/2003 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Abington
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 120 (Bard), which would further provide for the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Fund; H.B. 125 (Hershey) which would further provide for definitions, for purchases of alternative fuel vehicles and for minimum school building design standards.
  Transcript   HB120 , HB125
03/27/2002 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the Growing Greener Program that was established by Act 68 of 1999, and was known as the Environmental Stewardship Watershed Protection Act.
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02/20/2002 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2230 (Hershey), which would authorize the establishment and administration of a Statewide program to promote water conservation and the efficient use of existing water resources; require a State Water Plan; and impose additional powers and duties on the Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Hearing Board.
  Transcript   HB2230
10/25/2001 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1591 (Dailey), which would provide for the regulation of the location and construction of water wells, for licensing water-well contractors and for the collection of information on groundwater quality and quantity; conferring powers and duties on the Department of Environmental Protection.
  Transcript   HB1591
06/14/2001 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1467 (Hershey), which would relate to blasting licenses issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.
  Transcript   HB1467
06/07/2001 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1436 (S. H. Smith), which would require host municipality agreements for certain municipal and residual waste facilities; and providing for a moratorium and for proximity to State parks.
  Transcript   HB1436
05/09/2001 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 300 (Smith, B.), which would provide for management of outdoor night lighting.
  Transcript   HB300
07/19/2000 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Warren
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1636 (Lynch), which would provide for designation and conservation of exceptional value waters.
  Transcript   HB1636
05/17/2000 Agriculture & Rural Affairs;
Environmental Resources & Energy
 
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on the issue of land application of biosolids.
  Transcript    
02/16/2000 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on current and proposed bonding requirements on Coal Mining.
  Transcript    
12/14/1999 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on current and proposed bonding requirements on Coal Mining.
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05/23/1999 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 747 (Smith S.), which would provide for a three-year moratorium on the issuance of certain permits for landfills and resource recovery facilities and commercial residual waste disposal facilities;
  Transcript   HB747
08/13/1998 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2236 (Mundy), which would provide for transportation of waste tires, permits, bonds and penalties.
  Transcript   HB2236
07/07/1998 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 2625 (Schroder), which would provid for intergovernmental cooperation, for preparation of the comprehensive zoning plan, for zoning ordinance provisions, for zoning purposes and for development and implementation of an integrated water resources plan.
  Transcript   HB2625
09/09/1997 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Findlay
  The committee received testimony on storm water management
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08/26/1997 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Doylestown
  The committee received testimony on storm water management.
  Transcript    
06/24/1997 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on coal cleanup and reclamation.
  Transcript    
06/18/1997 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Tunkhannock
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1975 (Major), which would known as the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act, further defining "surface mining."
  Transcript   HB1975
06/17/1997 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on storm water and other water issues.
  Transcript    
07/16/1996 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 979 (Michlovic), which would permit counties to form storm water management districts for the purpose of regulating storm water within designated watershed boundaries.
  Transcript   HB979
07/15/1996 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 979 (Michlovic), which would permit counties to form storm water management districts for the purpose of regulating storm water within designated watershed boundaries.
  Transcript   HB979
01/17/1996 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 200 (Fargo), which would provide for wetlands conservation and management; further providing for eminent domain; providing for penalties and remedies; establishing the Wetlands Conservation Fund; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Environmental Resources; and making an appropriation.
  Transcript   HB200
09/14/1995 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1929 (Argall), which would relating to the recycling and reuse of waste tires; providing for the proper disposal of waste tires and the cleanup of stockpiled tires; providing remediation grants for the cleanup of tire piles ; providing for a household hazardous waste program.
  Transcript   HB1929
08/29/1995 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Titusville
  The committee received testimony on the wetlands issues and legislation within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  Transcript    
08/25/1995 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Pocono Manor
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 200 (Fargo), which would provide for wetlands conservation and management; further providing for eminent domain; providing for penalties and remedies; establishing the Wetlands Conservation Fund; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Environmental Resources; and making an appropriation.
  Transcript   HB200
04/27/1995 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Harrisburg
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 1400 (Reber), which would createing the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources consisting of certain functions of the Department of Environmental Resources and the Department of Community Affairs; renaming the DER as the Department of Environmental Protection; defining the role of the Environmental Quality Board in the Department of Environmental Protection; making changes to responsibilities of the State Conservation commission.
  Transcript   HB1400
03/16/1995 Environmental Resources & Energy  
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Hershey
  The committee received testimony on S.B. 1 (Brightbill), S.B. 11 (Stewart) and S.B. 12 (Belan), which would regulate industrial site cleanup and liabilities
  Transcript   SB1 , SB11 , SB12
09/16/1993 Business and Economic Development;
Environmental Resources & Energy
 
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Johnstown
  The committee received testimony on S.B. 528 (Belan), S.B. 650 (Stewart), S.B. 972 (Brightbill), H.B. 952 (Veon) and H.B. 1895 (Lescovitz), all of which would provide for the voluntary cleanup of abandoned industrial sites; further defining the cleanup responsibilities of innocent prospective purchasers; and further providing for grants to defray costs of comprehensive site assessments by prospective purchasers of abandoned industrial sites.
  HB952 , HB1895 , SB528 , SB650 , SB972
11/24/1986 Environmental Resources & Energy     Edinboro
  The committee received testimony on H.B. 514 (Kosinski) which would investigate the lottery.
  HB514