Summary of Legislation | July 2020

House Transportation Committee Looks at Personal Delivery Drone Legislation The committee held a public hearing July 21 on SB 1199 and HB 2699, which authorize “Highly Automated Vehicles” also known as drones.  SB 1199, sponsored by Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster), amends Title 75 (Vehicles), providing for Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee and providing for personal delivery […]

Summary of Legislation | June 2020

HB 2101 Passes House Unanimously, Geo Board Re-established After more than a year and a half of intense negotiations with various interested parties, HB 2101, which updates the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law, defining the scopes of practice for professional engineers and professional land surveyors, has finally passed the House. The bill received […]

Summary of Legislation | May 2020

Partial State Budget Done a Month Early, HB 2101 Moved to Final Vote in House Facing unpredictable revenues due to the down economy and delaying the due date for state income tax bills to July 15, the Governor and House and Senate leaders cobbled together a 5 month budget agreement this month, putting aside for […]

Summary of Legislation | April 2020

HB 2101 May Be Voted in May As the Coronavirus pandemic response has dominated the legislative agenda and changed how bills are voted on that past two months, indications are that bills unrelated to the virus and the economic impact may start to move again in the coming weeks. One of those ripe for consideration […]

Summary of Legislation | March 2020

Coronavirus Mitigation Takes Hold in the State As virtually everyone must know by now, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has invaded our state, and our nation. The state and federal governments have taken strong action to “mitigate” and contain the virus, resulting in a total change of life for many Pennsylvanians. As of this writing, Gov. […]