Senate Environmental, Local Government Committees to Hold Joint Public Hearing on Benefits of Impact Fee

What:  The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and the Senate Local Government Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) will hold a joint public hearing to solicit testimony regarding the benefits of Act 13 of 2012, more commonly known as the Impact Fee, on communities and local governments throughout Pennsylvania. The committees will hear first-hand testimony from counties, municipalities, conservation districts and economic development organizations on the opportunities created through the Impact Fee.

When:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
8:30AM

Where:

Hearing Room #1
North Office Building
State Capitol Complex
North Street
Harrisburg, PA  17120

BACKGROUND:  Act 13 of 2012 was signed into law by Governor Corbett on Feb. 14, 2012.  Act 13/Impact Fee amends Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Act 13 of 2012).

The law provides for the imposition of an unconventional gas well fee and the distribution of those funds to local and state governments.  Act 13/Impact Fee also contains provisions regarding how the impact fee may be spent.  A significant portion of the funds collected are distributed directly to local governments to cover the local impacts of drilling.  Also, several state agencies receive funding to be used for a variety of other purposes.

CONTACT:

Adam Pankake, Executive Director                          Justin Leventry, Executive Director

Environmental Resources &                                        Local Government Committee

Energy Committee                                                          (717) 787-9684

(717) 787-3280