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 […]

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. […]