Bill to Reign in PA DEP, Other Agencies Takes Next Step

Yesterday MDN told you about an effort under way in Pennsylvania to reign in the ever-expanding power of executive agencies in Pennsylvania, like the Dept. of Environmental Protection, by passing a law that requires the PA legislature to approve “economically significant” final regulations (see PA DEP Tries to Expand Its Power, Republicans Try to Reign It In). PA Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland) previously introduced House Bill (HB) 1237, a common sense approach to step up the legislature’s oversight of regulatory agencies in PA. The House Commerce Committee reported the bill out yesterday. It now heads to the House State Government Committee, a committee working on the regulatory reform issue for some time. Below is a good description of the bill and what it would accomplish if enacted…

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