Tuesday, September 18, 2018

House Committee Meets Sept. 24 To Consider Bill Creating Keystone Tree Fund

The House Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet on September 24 to consider House Bill 2486 (Everett-R-Lycoming) providing a voluntary check off on drivers licenses and vehicle registrations for contributions to the Keystone Tree Fund (sponsor summary).
The legislation would add "Keystone Tree Fund" as a voluntary checkoff box to the Department of Transportation's drivers license application (original and renewal) and the vehicle registration renewal application.
The checkoff box would allow applicants to voluntarily donate $3 to the fund.
“To repair the waters and meet our constitutional obligation as trustee of the Pennsylvania’s natural resources we will need a comprehensive statewide strategy that involves farms, towns and the general public, but one important step is to plant more trees,” said Rep. Garth Everett, prime sponsor of the bill.  “Along streams, trees help to filter out pollutants running off the land. In urban areas, trees help to soak up storm water, reducing flooding and erosion.”
Senators Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) and John Yudichak (D-Luzerne), Majority and Minority Chairs of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, have introduced a companion bill in the Senate-- Senate Bill 1208.
The House Committee will be called Off the Floor and meet in Room 205 of the Ryan Building.
Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) serves as Majority Chair of the Committee and can be contacted at 717-787-3179 or send email to: jtaylor@pahousegop.com.  Rep. William Keller (D-Philadelphia) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted at 717-787-5774 or send email to: wkeller@pahouse.net.
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