Agriculture & Rural Affairs 2021-2022
The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee held a meeting on March 23, 2021 to consider to the following bills. All bills were reported by unanimous vote:
SB 251 – (Sen. Yaw) – amends Pennsylvania’s Fertilizer Act, and will assist in the reduction of nutrient runoff in the waterways and allow PA to receive credits towards the state’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).
SB 434 – (Sens Vogel/Schwank/J.Ward) – creates the Milk Sell By Date and Best By Date Labeling Act.
HB 101 – (Rep. Gleim) – provides agritourism businesses with limited liability protection.
A00374: was amended in committee to include overnight accommodations, weddings, concerts or provisions for food and beverage services. And the definitions of “Normal agricultural operation” and “Agriculture Land” were added.
HB 110 – (Rep. Causer) – provides for changes in membership of the Hardwoods Development Council
The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee held a meeting on February 3, 2021 to consider to the following bills. All bills were reported by unanimous vote.
SB 36 (Sen. Phillips-Hill) – adds license fee exemptions for service dogs that are used by a fire department, sheriff’s office or emergency medical services in the performance of rescue services.
SB 64 (Sen. Martin) – directs a portion of the state-allocated farmland preservation funding to be set aside annually for use by land trusts.
Senator Judy Schwank