Still Time To Register! October 8 Annual Membership Meeting
Register now for the PPA annual membership meeting on October 8 which is open to all members of the association….

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates On CDLs, Commercial Learner’s Permits, Hazardous Materials Endorsements
On October 1, PennDOT announced expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner’s permits will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts….

PPA Highlights New Association Members In September
PPA would like to highlight these new members joining the Association in September….

Recognizing September PPA PAC Contributors
Political Action Committee Chairman John Reilly would like to recognize POMPAC contributions from the following individuals in September….

New Pennsylvania Overtime Rule Went Into Effect October 3
On October 2, Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced Pennsylvania’s new overtime rule became effective when the final, approved regulation is published in the PA Bulletin on Saturday, October 3, 2020….

Wolf Administration Joins 6 States In Commitment To Develop Regional Carbon Dioxide Transport Infrastructure Plan To Promote Carbon Capture
On October 1, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his administration is joining with six other states – Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Oklahoma and Wyoming….

PMAA Urges State, Local Governments to Help Resolve IRS UV Claim Backlogs
PMAA sent a letter Friday asking the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities and the National Association of Towns and Townships, to express their concern to the IRS Commissioner over the lengthy delays in processing ultimate vendor refund claims for the tax free sale of motor fuel to state and local government entities….

EPA Questions Legality of California’s Plan To Ban Gasoline Powered Vehicles By 2035
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency raised concerns last week over California’s plan to ban the sales of new gasoline and diesel-powered passenger cars by 2035, arguing the mandate is unworkable and likely illegal….

Federal Short-Haul Driver Hours Of Service Amendments Now Effective
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) long awaited CDL hours of service (HOS) amendments for short-haul drivers are effective as of Tuesday….

Congress And President Narrowly Avoid Government Shutdown
Congress passed a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government funded at current levels through December 11, one month after the elections. President Trump signed the spending bill into law just after the midnight deadline on Wednesday….

U.S. House Democrats Approve New COVID-19 Stimulus Bill
Last Thursday, U.S. House Democrats approved a new $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal which provides a second round of stimulus checks, $1,200 per adults and $500 per dependent….

U.S. House Bill Seeks To Elevate Demand For Biofuels
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) recently introduced a bill known as the “Next Generation Fuels Act” (H.R. 8371) that seeks to establish a minimum 98 Research Octane Number (RON) standard for gasoline….

PMAA Joins Others In Sending Data Privacy Letter To U.S. Senate
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, led by Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), recently held a hearing titled “Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation.”….

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: No Movement On Major Issues In COVID Shortened Legislative Week
The House had a shortened legislative week when Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) announced he tested positive for COVID….


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