Seven floor amendments adopted to natural gas severance tax bill

Seven floor amendments adopted to natural gas severance tax bill

After nearly two full days of pre-Thanksgiving debate, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives considered 23 of the nearly 400 amendments filed to House Bill 1401, legislation that would implement a volumetric natural gas tax in Pennsylvania.

 

With the House not returning to voting session until December 4, here is a look at the amendments approved by the House during the still ongoing second consideration process last week.

Monday, November 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rotunda Ramblings - May 6, 2016

Rotunda Ramblings - May 6, 2016

We have a shorter-than-usual podcast this week to reflect the shortened session week, but the episode isn't short on analysis of upcoming budget negotiations, action on pension reform, and the legislative response to DEP's oil and gas regulations. 

We also have audio from Rep. Bill Adolph, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Mike Tobash, and Rep. John Maher.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Friday, May 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Features
House starts process to scuttle new oil and gas regulations

House starts process to scuttle new oil and gas regulations

In an exceedingly rare move Tuesday, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee began the legislative process of killing revised oil and gas regulations recently approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission.

The regulations developed by the Department of Environmental Protection have been controversial in relation to their impact on the conventional and unconventional drilling industries as well as in the process used to develop them.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Legislative committees use oversight authority to disapprove DEP’s new oil and gas regulations

Legislative committees use oversight authority to disapprove DEP’s new oil and gas regulations

In a rare move Tuesday, both the House and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committees took the step of voting to disapprove regulations promulgated by the Department of Environmental Protection that would put new requirements on Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industries.

The regulations are due to be considered by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission next Thursday, and while Tuesday’s action by the committee does not stop the regulations from moving forward, it does start the process of allowing the legislature to take the formal step of moving a disapproval resolution should the commission approve the regulations next week.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
GOP-sponsored severance tax bills vetted by committee without clear end game

GOP-sponsored severance tax bills vetted by committee without clear end game

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held an informational meeting Monday to learn more about two proposals to tax natural gas extracts sponsored by Republican House members.

The bills are House Bill 82 introduced by Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and House Bill 1536 introduced by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks).

Monday, February 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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