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Senator Mario Scavello

Dear Friend,

Below is a recap of this week’s legislative activity. There were no committee meetings and only a handful of Senate votes, so it’s somewhat light. Please note information on our Northampton County district office.

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Sincerely,

Mario


In This Issue

Northampton County District Office Poised for Opening
Constituent Services Our Offices Provide
Senate Approves Oil and Gas Lease Protection Bills
Next Week


Northampton County District Office Poised for Opening

Great news: We have secured space for our Northampton County district office!

The office is located at 2 North Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA, 18072.

We still have work to do before the official opening. We’re looking to get everything moved in by the second week in February, at which point we’ll make sure the word gets out.

Constituent Services Our Offices Provide

My staff and I can help you by providing . . .

What you can do for me…

  • Let me know your problems. When you encounter bureaucratic red tape and frustration, tell me about it.
  • Let me know when your community organization or municipality is seeking state funding.
  • Do you need an answer in regard to state government? Maybe I have one. If not, I will certainly try to obtain the answer for you.
  • Feel free to call, write, or stop in to my offices to share your opinions on pending legislation. I can best serve you when I know your feelings and have the benefit of your ideas.

Senate Approves Oil and Gas Lease Protection Bills

The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to two bills intended to protect and expand the rights of landowners who currently hold leases with natural gas companies.

Senate Bill 147 would expand the Oil and Gas Lease Act by allowing royalty interest owners the opportunity to inspect records of natural gas companies to verify proper payments. The bill also requires all royalty payments to be made within 90 days of production unless otherwise stated in the contract.

Senate Bill 148 would prohibit a gas company from retaliating against a royalty interest owner by terminating the lease agreement or ceasing development because a landowner questions the accuracy of the royalty payments.

The Senate also approved Senate Bill 283 which continues the process to amend the state Constitution to eliminate the Philadelphia Traffic Court.

All three bills now go to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Next Week

The Senate returns to voting session on Monday at 1 p.m. You can watch session live at PASenateGOP.com.


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Offices

Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123
Fax: (717) 772-3695

Monroe County Office

DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326 
FAX (570) 620-4379
Monday - Friday
9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200
FAX  (610) 863-1214
Monday - Friday
9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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