Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Bulletin website includes the following: Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; State agency notices; the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; and Statewide and local court rules.

PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-1081



[52 Pa.B. 4081]
[Saturday, July 23, 2022]

Notice of Veto; Senate Bill No. 275, Printer's No. 1163

July 11, 2022

To the Honorable Senate of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 Pursuant to Article IV, Section 15 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, I am returning herewith, without my approval, Senate Bill 275, Printer's Number 1163.

 This legislation takes away local decision-making from municipalities by preempting local control on energy matters and choices. Specifically, the legislation would limit the tools available to local governments to address the global threat of climate change in future years and stands in the way of clean energy incentives and initiatives. As an additional matter, this bill is unnecessary as the Public Utility Commission currently regulates the provision of utility services in the commonwealth.

 Further, the language of this bill is overly broad and sweeping, likely providing unintended impacts and additional litigation against municipalities across the commonwealth.

 For the reasons set forth above, I must withhold my signature from Senate Bill 275, Printer's Number 1163.




[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-1081. Filed for public inspection July 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.