Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Senate Committee OKs Recycling Fee, Septic System, Dam Financial Assurance Bills

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee reported three bills out of Committee at its meeting Tuesday, including bills authorizing a local recycling fee, further allowing the use of alternative septic systems in sewage planning and establishing a private dam financial assurance program.  The bills were--
-- Recycling Fee: Senate Bill 1041 (Schwank-D-Berks) amending Act 101 to authorize all local governments to charge a recycling service fee (sponsor summary);
-- Alternative Septic Systems: Senate Bill 1114 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) allowing the use of alternative on-lot septic systems on the sewage facility planning process (sponsor summary); and
-- Private Dam Financial Assurance: House Bill 1712 (R.Brown-R-Monroe) establishing a Private Dam Financial Assurance Program (House Fiscal Note and summary).
The bills now go to the Senate Floor for consideration.
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Committee and can be contacted by sending email to: gyaw@pasen.gov.   Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to: yudichak@pasenate.com.

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