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Transportation 2021-2022

The Senate Transportation Committee met on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 and reported out the following bills this morning:

Senate Bill 153 (Langerholc) – Authorizes the weight of electric powered trucks to operate at 82,000 pounds.

Moved by Vogel, 2nd by Scavello – the bill was reported out unanimously.

Senate Bill 777 (Langerholc) – Exempts the five newest model year vehicles from the emissions test. (similar to SB 742 from last session).

Moved by Gordner, 2nd by Scavello, this bill was reported out 8-6.  Sabatina, Flynn, Brewster, Kane, Kearney and Tomlinson opposed.

Senate Bill 783 (Langerholc and Costa) – Creates a two-year e-scooter pilot program in the City of Pittsburgh.

Amendment A01943 – definition changes & provides an insurance provision

Moved by Sabatina, 2nd by Stefano – the bill was reported out unanimously as amended

Senate Bill 759 (Pittman) – Designates the Specialist Five Timothy Rice Memorial Bridge in Indiana County.

Moved by Scavello, 2nd by Vogel – the bill was reported out unanimously as amended

House Bill 925 (Borowicz) – Designates Bridge Key 12275, Clinton County, as the Petty Officer Stephen “Turbo” Toboz, Jr., Bridge.

Moved by Sabatina, 2nd by Kane – the bill was reported out unanimously

House Bill 1390  (Saylor) – Designates Bridge Key 37590, carrying Pennsylvania Route 425 over Fishing Creek, York County, as the PFC James Joseph Criswell Memorial Bridge.

Moved by Sabatina, 2nd by Kane, the bill was reported out unanimously.

The Senate Transportation Committee met on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 and reported out the following bills this morning

Senate Bill 736 (Langerholc):  Amends Title 75 (registration plates) to allow for Home Delivery of agricultural products.

This bill is reported out unanimously 13-0

Senate Bill 737 (Langerholc):  Allows for a repeal in the PA Municipalities Planning Code to exempt the PA Turnpike Commission from certain environmental regulations.

This bill was reported out 11-2, Senator Kane and Kearney opposed.

Senate Bill 242 (Pittman):  Reduces the PA State Police’s annual payments under the Motor License Fund.

This bill is reported out unanimously 13-0

Senate Bill 725 (Bartolotta):  Creates an exemption under Title 75 to allow farmers to operate equipment with a general Class C driver’s license.

This bill is reported out unanimously 13-0

House Bill 765 (B. Miller): An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in powers of department and local authorities, further providing for specific powers of department and local authorities.

This bill is reported out unanimously 13-0


The Senate Transportation Committee met on Tuesday, May 25, 2021  and considered the following bills:

Senate Bill 419 (Scavello) – Radar for Local Law Enforcement (this was Senate Bill 607 last session)

The bill was reported out unanimously.

Senate Bill 615 (Hutchinson)  – Municipal Relief from Duplicative Special Event Requirements

This bill was reported out unanimously as amended (Amendment A0 1006 )

Senate Bill 532 (Stefano) – U.S. Route 219 over State Route 601 in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, as the Corporal Anthony G. Orlandi Memorial Bridge.

This bill was reported out unanimously.

House Bill 125 (Mizgorski) – State Route 4017 on Wetzel Road, Shaler Township, Allegheny County, as the Commander William J. Schofield, III, Memorial Bridgehe

This bill was reported out unanimously.

The Senate Transportation Committee met on Monday, May 24, 2021 and reported out the following bills:

House Bill  832 (Boback) – An Act designating a bridge, identified as Bridge Key 37135, located on Pennsylvania Route 92 over the Susquehanna River, Falls Township, Wyoming County, as the Falls Veterans Memorial Bridge. 

House Bill 1101 (Warner) – An Act designating a portion of Pennsylvania Route 981 from the intersection with Pennsylvania Route 819 to the intersection with State Route 2021 in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, as the Honorable Mike Reese Memorial Highway.

Both bills were reported out unanimously. 

The Transportation Committee met on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 and reported out the following bills :

The Senate Transportation Committee reported out the following bills today:

Senate Bill 283 (Hutchinson):  Amends the State Highway Law to require PennDOT to maintain all surface and subsurface drainage facilities connected with the State highways within boroughs and incorporated towns with populations equal to or less than 2,500 people. This was Senate Bill 101 last session.

The bill was reported out 11-2, Senators Brewster and Sabatina opposed

Senate Bill 445 (Mensch):  Provides individuals with an option to donate to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition while renewing their vehicle registration or driver’s license on PennDOT’s website.

  • Amendment No. 692 (Langerholc):  Provides technical changes and extends the effective date to 120 days.

The bill was reported out unanimously as amended.

Senate Resolution 53 (Baker):  Directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct and issue a report on the effectiveness of PennDOT’s highway maintenance statutory formula.

  • Amendment A0750 was adopted, making a technical change.  The Resolution was reported out unanimously as adopted.  

House Bill 26 (Borowicz): Designates a bridge on State Route 1010 in Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, as the Tech. Corporate Lee R. Philips Memorial bridge.

The Bill was reported out unanimously. 

House Bill 56 (Struzzi): Designates a bridge on State Route 271 in Northern Cambria Borough, Cambria County, as the Sergeant William Stock Memorial Bridge.

The Bill was reported out unanimously. 

House Bill 124 (Rigby): Designates a bridge on State Route 3055 in the City of Johnstown, Cambria County, as the City of Johnstown Firefighters Memorial Bridge.

  • Amendment A0711 (Langerholc):  Includes any subsequent fallen firefighter from the City of Johnstown’s Fire Department.

The bill was reported out unanimously as amended. 

The Transportation Committee met on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 to consider the following bills:

Senate Bill 89 (Pittman):  Repeals the Balanced Multimodal Transportation Policy Commission.

Bartolotta moved, Scavello 2nds, the bill is reported unanimously.

Senate Bill 114 (Boscola):  Increases a driver’s responsibility to remove snow and ice from a vehicle. (Was SB 114 last session)

Scavello moved, Vogel 2nds, the bill is reported out unanimously.

Senate Bill 282 (Langerholc):  Designates the Sgt. Harry Lewis Amigh Memorial Bridge carrying State Route 3039 in Jackson Township, Cambria County.

Scavello moved, Bartolotta 2nds, the bill is reported out unanimously.

Senate Bill 382 (Langerholc):  Reforms the Public-Private Transportation Partnership (P3) statute.

Bartolotta moved, Gordner 2nds, the bill is reported out by a 9-4 vote.  Senators Sabatina, Brewster, Kane and Kearney opposed.

Senate Bill 410 – Bill Information Details (pasenate.com) (K. Ward): An Act amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in registration of vehicles, further providing for display of registration plate. (Was SB 954 last session)

Scavello moved, Vogel 2nd.  The bill is reported out 11-2.  Senators Kane and Kearney opposed.

House Bill 186 (Causer):  Exempts milk haulers from travel restrictions on highways during the Governor’s declaration of disaster emergency  (Was HB 915 last session)

Scavello moved, Vogel 2nd.  The bill is reported out by a 9-4 vote.  Senators Sabatina, Brewster, Kane and Kearney opposed.

The Transportation Committee met on Monday, February 22, 2021 to considered the following bills:

Senate Bill 120 (Tomlinson):  Provides an alternative to haul a dozer, with or without an attached blade.   

Moved by DiSanto, 2nd by Scavello. The bill is reported out unanimously.

Senate Bill 70 (Langerholc):  Designates a bridge carrying State Route 1008 in East Carroll Township, Cambria County, as the Kenneth John Ivory Memorial Bridge. 

Amendment No. 263 (Langerholc):  Adds the bridge key, as requested by PennDOT.

Moved by Sabatina, 2nd by Scavello, the bill is reported unanimously as amended

House Bill 11 (Kaufer):  Designates a portion of Pennsylvania Route 92 in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, as the Robert F. Kile, Sr., Memorial bridge.

Moved by Kearney, 2nd by Sabatina, the bill is reported out unanimously.

House Bill 12 (Kaufer) Designates State Route 1021 over the Susquehanna River in Wyoming Borough, Luzerne County, as the George J. Dennis, Jr., Memorial Bridge.

Moved by Kearney, 2nd by Sabatina, the bill is reported out unanimously.

House Bill 16 (Dowling):  Designates a bridge on U.S. 219 in Summit Township, Somerset County, as the SP4 Michael William Twigg Memorial bridge.

Moved by Kearney, 2nd by Sabatina, the bill is reported out unanimously.

The Transportation Committee met on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to considered the following bills:

Senate Bill 49 (Langerholc) − An Act designating the bridge, identified as Bridge Key 8659, City of Johnstown, Cambria County, as the Reverend Andrew William Tilly, Jr., Bridge.

Bill moved by Chairman Sabatina, 2nd by Sen. Scavello.  The bill passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 55 (Langerholc) − An Act designating the bridge, identified as Bridge Key 8365 in Croyle Township, Cambria County, as the Private Fredrick Kinley Memorial Bridge.

Bill moved by Sen. Scavello, 2nd by Chairman Sabatina.  The bill passed unanimously.

Senate Bill 120 was on the agenda but went over for the day.


The Senate Transportation Committee on Monday, January 25, 2021: