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With the demands on Pennsylvania municipal authorities today, we know you don’t have time to follow all the happenings at the Capitol in Harrisburg.

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PMAA tracks hundreds of bills each legislative session that have the potential to impact you! Every week, PMAA will publish a legislative Bill Tracker watchlist so our members can stay up to date on bills moving through the legislative process. 







Updated September 25, 2023.


  • September - 26, 27

  • October 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 30, 31

  • November 1, 13, 14, 15


  • September - 18, 19, 20

  • October - 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

  • November - 13, 14, 15

  • December - 11, 12, 13


Recent Legislative Activity (Click on the bill number for bill status and more details):

HB 299 (Harkins – Erie)Harkins,_Patrick
Similar bill to SB 93. Establishes the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and extends OSHA protections to public sector workers in Pennsylvania (including authorities and local governments).


SB 93 (Senator Christine Tartaglione – Philadelphia)Tartaglione,_Christine
Establishes the Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Review Board within the Department of Labor and Industry and extends Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) safety public sector workers in Pennsylvania (including authorities and local governments).

In March, SB 93 was discussed at a joint public hearing of the House and Senate Democratic Policy Committee requiring Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protections for public workers. The Local Government Conference, which includes PMAA, the School Boards Association, and the local government associations (counties, townships, boroughs, and cities) testified before the committee in opposition of the mandate to place local governments under federal law outlined in SB 93. Click here for the testimony.

Yaw,_GeneSB 144 (Senator Gene Yaw – Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Union) 
Establishes the Firefighting Foam Management Act restricting the use of Class B firefighting foams that contain a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) chemicals for testing or training. The legislation does not impact the continued use of added PFAS chemicals in firefighting foams during emergency situations. 


SB 211 (Senator Gene Yaw – Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Union)
Establishes decommissioning and bonding requirements for project developers seeking to install or operate commercial solar electric generation facilities. Reasonable decommissioning and bonding amounts will address challenges as to how to properly decommission a site or handle associated waste.