Summary Legislative Activity | September 2021

Transportation Funding– Pennsylvania’s looming transportation funding crisis has not drawn as much attention from the PA General Assembly as one would hope. Both the House and Senate appear to be content to wait for the Federal infrastructure legislation to pass.  At this time, the likelihood of that happening remains clear as mud.  Next year, the […]

Summary Legislative Activity | July 2021

Professional Licensing Waivers Click here to read the email from the Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs List of waivers  & expiration dates>> House ERE Committee Votes to Reject Wolf’s RGGI Plan House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) pushed through a vote to adopt a letter […]

Summary Legislative Activity | June 2021

 House Commerce Committee Advances Stephens/Driscoll Anti-indemnification Bill The committee met on June 9, to consider several pieces of legislation, including a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) and Rep. Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia), limits liability in construction contracts. HB 424 amends Act 164 of 1970, “An act relating to indemnification agreements between architects, engineers […]

Summary Legislative Activity | May 2021

State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists May 17 Meeting Notes The State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists met on May 17, via Webex, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following are the highlights. Board President Jim Szalankiewicz, PE, PLS, presided, and thanked the Board staff for making the […]

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 […]