Monthly Archives: November 2013

Gov. Ridge Issues Statement on PA’s Transportation Funding Plan

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“Pennsylvania’s massive network of highways and bridges is the backbone of our transportation system. Gov. Corbett and the legislators, who voted to support this investment in Pennsylvania’s future, demonstrated true leadership by working across party lines to deliver a comprehensive transportation-funding package that will not only improve safety but also create new jobs and help to ensure a vibrant economic future for our Commonwealth.

“As he signs the bill into law today, I want to thank Gov. Corbett for his unwavering leadership and commitment to doing what is necessary for Pennsylvania’s future.”

Ridge Transportation Statement 11.25.13

PA Governor to sign historic transportation funding bill

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Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett will sign into law today a significant piece of legislation to address the Commonwealth’s transportation needs. After much debate, the $2.3 billion transportation bill was passed 113-86 in the GOP-controlled House. It passed the Senate on a 43-7 vote on Wednesday.

The funding breakdown is $1.65 billion per year for highways and bridges, $476-$497 million per year for mass transit, and $144 million per year to a new multimodal transportation fund. The funding for the bill is provided by an increase in the tax rate on wholesale gasoline purchases, an increase in vehicle registration fees, and an increase in driver’s license fees.

Today on the Hill

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House is in session: 2:00pm
Senate is in recess until Tuesday, December 3

Committee Meetings:

House Consumer Affairs – 9:00am
Public hearing on: HB1608

House Labor and Industry – 9:00am
Joint public hearing with House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on the implementation of Act 46 of 2011 (Cancer Presumption)

House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness – 9:00am
Joint public hearing with House Labor and Industry Committee on the implementation of Act 46 of 2011 (Cancer Presumption)

House Judiciary – 10:00am
Public hearing on law enforcement response to the current heroin epidemic

Independent Regulatory Review Commission – 10:00am
To consider the following regulations:
– Reg. No. 3009 County Probation and Parole Officers’ Fierarm Education Training Commission #41-21: County Probation and Parole Officers’ Firearm Education Training Commission
– Reg. No. 2976 State Board of Education #6-326: Academic Standards and Assessment

Senate Democratic Policy Committee – 10:00am
Roundtable discussion on unemployment compensation and Pennsylvania’s workforce
Philadelphia, PA

Today on the Hill

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11:00am – House is in Session
11:00am – Senate is in Session

Committee Meetings:

House Environmental Resources and Energy – 9:00am
Public hearing on: HB1699

House Select Committee – 9:00am
Voting meeting being held pursuant to: HR53

House Aging and Older Adult Services – 9:30am
Public hearing on elder abuse

House Professional Licensure – 10:00am
To consider: HB1558, SB137

Senate Finance – 10:00am
To consider: SB491, HB1513

House Local Government – 10:15am
To consider: HB1719, HB1825, SB1046, HB1796

House Appropriations – Off the Floor

Today on the Hill

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11:00am – House is in Session
1:00pm – Senate is in Session

Committee Meetings:

House Children and Youth – 9:00am
To consider: SB21, SB23, SB30, SB1116

House Education – 9:00am
To consider: HB803, HB1741, SB193, SB437

House State Government – 9:00am
Public hearing on reforms to election administration and oversight with a focus on: HB1142, HB1371, HB1572, HB1827, HB1830, HB1835

House Aging and Older Adult Services – 9:30am
Public hearing on: elder abuse

House Consumer Affairs – 9:30am
Public hearing on: HB1620

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy – 9:30am
To consider: SB1037, SB1077

House Finance – 9:45am
To consider: HB1489

House Judiciary – 10:00am
To consider: SB28, SB57, SB150, SB681, HR537

Senate Local Government – 10:00am
To consider: SB904, HB1523

Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development – 10:30am
Public hearing on tourism in Pennsylvania following voting meeting to consider: SR183

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness – 11:00am
To consider: SB720, SB771, HB1285, HB1706

Senate Judiciary – 11:30am
To consider: SB850, SB1168, HB321, HB1201

House Appropriations – Off the Floor

Today on the Hill

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1:00pm – House is in Session
1:00pm – Senate is in Session

Committee Meetings:

House Human Services – 11:00am
Public hearing on intellectual disabilities waiting list

House Labor and Industry – 11:30am
To consider: HB611, HB1807

Joint Legislative Conservation Committee – 12:00pm
Environmental Issues Forum with a presentation by the firm ECO-FRAC on mitigating the risks of water contamination by using aquatically non-toxic solvents for hydraulic fracturing

House Appropriations – Off the Floor

House Agriculture and Rural Affairs – Off the Floor
To consider: SB1131

Today on the Hill

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House is in Recess until Monday, November 18 at 1:00pm

Senate is in Recess until Monday, November 18 at 1:00pm

 

Committee Meetings:

 

Senate Democratic Policy Committee – 10:00am

Roundtable discussion on economic development and tourism in rural areas

Bedford, PA

 

House Labor and Industry – 1:00pm

Public hearing on: HB298

West Chester, PA

Today on the Hill

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11:00am – House is in Session

11:00am – Senate is in Session

 

Committee Meetings:

 

Local Government Commission – 8:45am

Monthly business meeting

 

House State Government – 9:00am

To consider: HB490

 

House Labor and Industry – 9:00am

Public hearing on: HB1395

 

House Consumer Affairs – 9:15am

To consider: SB607, HR111

 

House Local Government – 9:15am

Informational hearing on: HB1651

 

House Game and Fisheries – 9:30am

To consider: HB1576, HB1534, SB763, SB895

 

House Select Committee – 10:00am

Voting meeting being held pursuant to: HR53

 

Senate Public Health and Welfare – 10:30am

To consider: SB405, SB453

 

House Appropriations – Off the Floor

 

House Health – Off the Floor

To consider: SB1042