Summary Legislative Activity | April 2021

Emrick Registration Act Bill Passes House  Rep. Joe Emrick’s bill to update the Registration Act, and resolve matters stemming from the Davey Resources case has passed the House, and moves on to the Senate. HB 609, which has been the subject of intense and protracted negotiations over the past several sessions, passed the House on […]

Summary Legislative Activity | March 2021

Greiner Legislation to Allow Licensed Professionals Ability to Seek Guidance from Licensing Boards Passes House Rep. Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster)’s legislation to allow licensed professionals the ability to seek advisory opinions, which would be legally nonbinding, from their respective licensing boards pertaining to the interpretation of an act or regulation relating to the licensee, passed the […]

Summary of Legislation | February 2021

Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Act Update | HB 609 Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) has reintroduced HB 2101 from last session. The bill, now HB 609,  as introduced, is identical to how it passed the House unanimously last session, and nearly cleared the Senate, before the session ended. Now the process starts over. We are […]

Summary of Legislation | January 2021

Rep. Joe Emrick to Reintroduce Registration Law Bill Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) has sent a memo to his House colleagues stating his intention to reintroduce HB 2101 from last session. In his memo he notes that there has been significant discussions and negotiations with interested parties, which resulted in a unanimous vote in the House. […]

Summary of Legislation | December 2020

Summary of Legislation | December 2020  The following bills and co-sponsorship memos for bills were acted on by the General Assembly in December. The 2021/22 Legislature was sworn in on January 5, 2021. Bidding / Contracting  HCO 77 (Owlett) –  Campground Cabin Construction Excludes pre-engineered, manufactured cabins, that arrive already assembled from the requirements of the Pennsylvania Construction […]

Summary of Legislation | November 2020

One of the Most Unusual Sessions Ever Comes to an End; Fiscal Year Budget Finalized A two-year session that began with great promise, with a booming economy, and a Governor fresh off re-election, but endured a world-wide pandemic that shuttered businesses, and killed thousands in Pennsylvania, ended with a whirlwind of legislation passed in a […]

Summary of Legislation | October 2020

HB 2101 Still Waiting for Final Senate Vote Although the hoped-for final vote in the Senate did not take place, the bill has been moved to third and final reading in the Senate, and can still be passed by the Senate when they return on November 10, and sent to the Governor. All members are […]

Summary of Legislation | September 2020

HB 2101 on Track for Final Senate Vote  The long, windy road to an updated Registration Act may finally be ending. The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee reported out HB 2101 on October 6, and it is now in position for a final vote in the Senate the week of October 19. The […]

Summary of Legislation | August 2020

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Advances Bills to Limit RGGI The committee met on September 3 to consider five bills. The first bill of interest to the construction industry is: SB 950 – to be known as The Carbon Dioxide Cap and Trade Authorization Act. Sponsored by Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Indiana) authorizes the Department of […]

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 […]