Joint Conservation Committee, Pennsylvania General Assembly

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The Joint Conservation Committee is a joint legislative service agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Per the Senate and House Rules, joint committees of the Pennsylvania General Assembly are assigned by the President Pro Tempore and by the Speaker of the House. Vacancies in the joint committees are filled by the President Pro Tempore and by the Speaker.[1][2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Resolution 3
DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Resolution 1


The Committee's powers and duties according to Act 448 include:
(1) Conducting continuing studies of air and water pollution laws and recommending needed changes to the General Assembly.
(2) Conducting continuing studies of the enforcement of air and water pollution laws, and in conjunction with such studies to make necessary trips to various sections of the Commonwealth to hold public hearings.
(3) Conducting continuing studies of mining practices, mining laws, and reclamation of mined lands.
(4) Holding public hearings and receiving comments regarding any or all of the above subjects of study.[3][4]


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2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Joint Conservation Senate Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (6)
Andy DinnimanScott Hutchinson, Chair
Matthew SmithDavid Argall
Sean WileyRyan Aument
Camera Bartolotta
Patrick Stefano
John Yudichak

Joint Conservation House Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Matthew BradfordStephen Bloom, Pennsylvania
Sid Michaels KavulichEli Evankovich
Kurt Masser
Marguerite Quinn (Pennsylvania)
Rick Saccone


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.


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