House lawmakers put SRBC oversight in fall agenda’s crosshairs

House lawmakers put SRBC oversight in fall agenda’s crosshairs

Members of the House State Government Committee gathered in Harrisburg for the second straight Wednesday to further vet concepts outlined in hearings held earlier in the summer, this week focusing on a potential crackdown of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, which some lawmakers have said is acting outside of their granted authority and causing ratepayers and businesses headaches in trying to deal with an additional regulatory structure within the basin’s territory.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Rep. Moul discusses HB 544

VIDEO: Rep. Moul discusses HB 544

On Tuesday morning, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) sat down with The PLS Reporter to talk about House Bill 544 which would encourage recreational activities on private land by expanding protections for landowners.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislators move to address fees and regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Legislators move to address fees and regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission

The House State Government committee and other legislators who are involved with related issues held a hearing at Susquehanna University to investigate the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) and its fees and regulations in Pennsylvania.

All but one testifier identified problems with the fees and regulations that the SRBC creates on public and private large water sources in the commonwealth.

The SRBC was created in January 1970 through the legislatures of New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the Federal Government to maintain and conserve the Susquehanna River basin through a compact. 

Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Bill aimed at opening up private land for more recreational use clears committee

Bill aimed at opening up private land for more recreational use clears committee

For three consecutive legislative sessions, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) has been fighting an uphill battle for his House Bill 544 and Tuesday that effort was reignited with the legislation clearing the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee along a party-line vote.

 

The bill is aimed at increasing recreational activities on private land by expanding the current Recreational Use of Land and Water Act—a law limiting liability for private landowners who open up their land to certain recreational uses free of charge—by covering improvements on the land and opening up the land, according to the legislation’s cosponsorship memo, "all recreational activities undertaken for exercise, education and pleasure, including snowmobiling and ATV and motorcycle riding."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Proactive agenda ahead for House Gaming Committee

Proactive agenda ahead for House Gaming Committee

Coming in with a total of 26 public hearings in 2015 the House Gaming Oversight Committee holds the studious title of most public hearings held this legislative session. While covering topics such as how to keep Pennsylvania casinos competitive, small games of chance improvements, and fantasy sports, the committee has left almost no gaming topic stone unturned.

To detail what the committee has in store for 2016, Chairman John Payne (R-Dauphin) spoke with The PLS Reporter about what to expect.

Friday, January 22, 2016/Author: Trevor Monk
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