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House Bill 1880; Regular Session 1977-1978


Printer's No.(PN):
Short Title:
An Act amending the act of June 22, 1937 (P. L. 1987, No. 394), entitled, as amended, "An act to preserve and improve the purity of the waters of the Commonwealth for the protection of public health, animal and aquatic life, and for industrial consumption, and recreation; empowering and directing the creation of indebtedness or the issuing of non-debt revenue bonds by political subdivisions to provide works to abate pollution; providing protection of water supply; providing for the jurisdiction of courts in the enforcement thereof; providing additional remedies for abating pollution of waters; imposing certain penalties; repealing certain acts; regulating discharges of sewage and industrial wastes; regulating the operation of mines; and placing responsibilities upon landowners and land occupiers," requiring the board to take into consideration the risk of raw sewerage on the surface ground when establishing policy and priorities, limiting the authority of the Department of Environmental Resources and courts in requiring construction of sewerage facilities by municipalities, and prohibiting certain rules and regulations of the Environmental Quality Board which impose greater limitations than the minimal federal requirements.
Referred to CONSERVATION, Nov. 16, 1977
Reported as amended, May 31, 1978
First consideration, May 31, 1978
Laid on the table, May 31, 1978
Removed from table, June 6, 1978
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 6, 1978
Re-reported as amended, June 21, 1978
Second consideration, June 22, 1978
Third consideration, with amendments, June 27, 1978
Final passage, June 27, 1978 (190-2)
In the Senate
Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES, June 28, 1978
Reported as amended, Sept. 19, 1978
First consideration, Sept. 19, 1978
Second consideration, with amendments, Nov. 13, 1978
Third consideration and final passage, Nov. 15, 1978 (47-0)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page ), Nov. 15, 1978
In the House
House concurred in Senate amendments, Nov. 15, 1978 (168-12)
(Remarks see House Journal Page ), Nov. 15, 1978
Signed in House, Nov. 15, 1978
Signed in Senate, Nov. 15, 1978
In hands of the Governor, Nov. 16, 1978
Last day for action, Nov. 26, 1978
Vetoed by the Governor, Nov. 26, 1978
Veto No. 21
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