The Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions (CABS) is a non-profit advocacy group formed to support the creation of a competitively-bid procurement program for nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) reductions in Pennsylvania.
A bipartisan 2013 Pennsylvania Senate Budget and Finance Committee report showed that a competitive procurement program will save taxpayers 80 percent of Chesapeake Bay compliance costs – $1.5 billion annually by 2025. The study was updated in 2018, showing savings of more than 90 percent. PA Senate Bill 575 was introduced to implement the findings of the LBFC study. Note that SB 575 is the successor to SB 799, which was introduced in the 2017-18 Session and passed a Senate vote 47-2.
HB575 passed in the Senate on June 26, 2019, by a vote of 33-17 and was referred to the House State Government Committee. It was calendared for a vote in the State Government Committee on March 16, 2020. The morning of March 16, all committee meetings were canceled due to the corona virus.
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Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions
1080 Camp Hill Road
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034