PennDOT: New Law Updates CDL Licensing Requirements
On May 25, the PA Department of Transportation announced a recently enacted state law– Act 131 of 2020…

PA Mask Requirement To Lift June 28 Or When 70% Of Adults Fully Vaccinated, Whichever Comes First
In Pennsylvania, most of the COVID-related restrictions, including crowd capacity at businesses, were lifted on May 31 across Pennsylvania….

DEP Computer Maintenance To Affect Storage Tank Program Forms June 11-12
The Department of Environmental Protection posted a notice on its website saying computer upgrades and maintenance will make some online forms used by the agency unavailable June 11 and 12, including several forms in the Storage Tank Program….

U.S. Senate Readies Surface Transportation Bill, Bipartisan Infrastructure Discussions Continue
On May 26, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 (STRA-21)….

IRS Maintains Interest Rate Paid To Taxpayers For Delayed Refund Processing
The Internal Revenue Service announced interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2021….
EMA Joins FBETC In Support For Continuation Of Stepped-Up Basis
EMA joined the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition (FBETC) in a letter to members of Congress indicating support for the continuation of stepped-up basis and a study from EY illustrating that GDP….

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Addresses Energy Tax Credits; Biodiesel Tax Credit Bill is Introduced
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee last week advanced a $260 billion package reforming and consolidating energy tax credits….

Biden Administration Further Delays OSHA COVID-19 Workplace Health Standard
The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is extending its policy review of an OSHA temporary emergency rule that would require employers to follow workplace health protocols designed to protect workers from contracting COVID-19….

FMCSA Issues Warning To CDL Drivers About Use Of Hemp and CBD Products
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a “Clearinghouse Update” on May 27, 2021 reminding commercial motor vehicle drivers who are regulated by the FMCSA that they should exercise caution when considering whether to use hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products….

EMA Joins Coalition Urging Governments Not To Require Employees To Confirm Maskless Customers Are Vaccinated
EMA joined a coalition of 10 associations in sending a letter to the CDC, DHS and OSHA asking them to urge states not to put the onus of verifying vaccination status on employees, as Oregon has done, as that will put employees at risk….

FMCSA PA Division To Hold Motor Carrier Safety Compliance Webinars In June
In support of its mission to improve truck and bus safety, the FMCSA Pennsylvania Division will be hosting three different FREE educational seminars designed to help carriers familiarize themselves with important safety programs impacting the motor carrier industry….

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: Biden Saves PA Republicans; Vague Emergency Resolution; Still 70% Vaccination Goal
The Independent Fiscal Office issued its first revenue estimates for FY 2021-22 last week and if it wasn’t clear before it is very clear now– the Biden Administration’s push to provide state and local governments with money to prop up their budgets has saved Pennsylvania Republicans….

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