Friday, April 20, 2018

Senate Committee Meets April 24 To Consider Pipeline Safety, Construction Bills

The Senate Consumer Affairs and Professional Licensure Committee is scheduled to meet on April 24 to consider several bills related to pipeline safety and construction.  They include--
-- Senate Bill 835 (Dinniman-D-Chester) requiring the registration of land agents working for pipeline companies (sponsor summary);
--  Senate Bill 930 (Dinniman-D-Chester) sets notification requirements related to pipeline emergencies (sponsor summary); and
--  Senate Bill 931 (Dinniman-D-Chester) requires the installation of automatic or remote controlled safety values in natural gas pipelines in densely populated areas (sponsor summary)
On March 20 the Committee held an extensive public hearing on pipeline safety reviewing the state’s authority to regulate pipelines and the steps and missteps taken to deal with a variety of issues related to the Sunoco Mariner East 1 and 2 Pipelines in Chester County and other areas.
The meeting will be held in Room 461 Main Capitol starting at Noon.  Committee meetings are typically webcast through the Senate Republican website.
Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) serves as Majority Chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-787-5072 or sending email to:  Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-4236 or sending email to:
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