Proposed Legislation


As the natural gas industry continues to evolve, it is likely that new legislation will be proposed to manage the anticipated growth of this industry in the State of Pennsylvania.  As this new legislation becomes available it will be posted on this page. 

  Pennsylvania House Passes Marcellus Bill 

On Thursday, November 17th, 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 1950.  The Bill addresses regualtion of Marcellus drilling activity in addition to proposing an impact fee.  To view a copy of this House Bill, click the link below.

House Bill 1950  

  Pennsylvania Senate Passes Marcellus Bill

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, the Pennsylvania Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 1100. The Bill addresses impact fees and environmental safeguards, among other items.  To view a copy of this Senate Bill, click the link below. 

Senate Bill 1100

  Governor Corbett Announces Plans to Implement Key Recommendations of Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

To view the Governor’s October 3, 2011 press release, click here.

To view a summary of the Governor’s proposal, click here.

A table has been created to provide a clear understanding of Governor Corbett’s proposed impact fee and the associated potential funding distribution.  To view the table, click here.  Secondly, a pie chart has also been created to illustrate the proposed funding distribution of the fee collected in year one.  That pie chart is available by clicking here. 

Older Proposals    

SB 1100 – Impact Fees

HB 1700 – “Shale Impact Mitigation Policy for Local Government, the Environment and Roads Act”


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