Wednesday, June 5, 2013

PA Bills Reported by Committees

Several bills were reported on June 4, 2013 by a number of committees.

The Agriculture Committee bills include:

·          HB 920 which provides for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements for wind power generation systems

·         HB 1196 requires vaccination certification record keeping in animal kennels and boarding facilities

·          HB 1377 amends how restaurant inspection authority is distributed among state agencies

·         SB 155 amends the Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act

·          SB 526 deals with interstate animal health certificates and related matters

The Judiciary Committee bills are:

·          HB 164 amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to include possession of animal fighting paraphernalia within the cruelty to animals offense

·          HB 397 provides limited immunity from liability to agritourism operations

The Environmental Resources and Energy Committee bill:

·         HB 1414 amends the Oil and Gas Lease Act

Written by Sarah Doyle - Research Assistant

Penn State Law - Agricultural Law Center

June 5, 2013

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