Killion Votes for Pipeline Safety Bills

Senator Tom Killion (R-9) today voted in favor of a package of bills that will provide additional regulatory oversight of pipelines in Pennsylvania.

Killion is a member of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, which considered the three bills. The bills are all sponsored by Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19), and Killion is a co-sponsor of Dinniman’s bills.

The bills include:

Senate Bill 835 – Provides new regulations for land agents working on behalf of the pipeline industry.

Senate Bill 930 – Requires coordination between pipeline companies and county emergency management personnel to identify high impact areas for potential leaks and the development of emergency response procedures.

Senate Bill 931 – Requires emergency shutoff valves for pipelines in highly populated areas to protect the public from leaks.

“Today we took an important step to protect families from the effects of hazardous pipeline leaks if they occur,” said Killion. “I am proud to be a co-sponsor of these commonsense bills and to have helped move them out of committee. I ask the full Senate to consider this legislation and other proposals that enhance pipeline safety across the state,” he added.

 

For more information, contact Shannon Royer at sroyer@pasen.gov or (717) 787-4712.