Wednesday, August 30, 2017

House Environmental Committee To Consider Severance Tax Bill Sept. 11

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to consider legislation establishing a natural gas production severance tax on September 11.
House Bill 113 (Harper-R-Montgomery) would enact a 3.5 percent natural gas severance tax and leave the existing drilling impact fee in place.  Proceeds from the severance tax would help fund school employee pension obligations and provide State Police protection to rural areas (sponsor summary).
A discharge resolution requesting committee consideration of the bill was fied on July 11.
The meeting will be held in Room 31B of the Main Capitol Building at noon.
Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny) serves as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee and can be contacted by sending email to:  Rep. Mike Carroll serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to:

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