On December 1 members of the Senate and House began circulating co-sponsor memos to their colleague announcing bills they plan to introduce or re-introduce in the new session.
Here’s a list of just a few of the co-sponsor memos distributed this week related to environmental and energy issues--
-- Taking Oil & Gas Penalty Revenue Away From DEP: Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) plans to introduce legislation to redirect revenue received by DEP through fines and penalties imposed by DEP for violations under the Oil and Gas Regulatory Program to the General Fund, rather than having them used directed by DEP to support the cost of the Oil and Gas Program.
-- Authorize Counties To Assess Oil & Gas Rights For Property Tax Purposes: Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) plans to introduce legislation to reverse a 2002 PA Supreme Court decision saying state law did not specifically authorize counties to assess oil and gas rights for property tax purposes.
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