House Bill 1100
What it does: It provides $1 Billion in tax breaks over 10 years for plastics and fertilizer manufacturers.
The issue: This tax break will incentivize polluting industries to come to PA.
This is Bill that has passed in both chambers of the PA Legislature that gives unnecessary tax breaks to plastic and fertilizer manufacturers who locate in PA to capitalize on the cheap natural gas. The tax breaks will be worth $1 Billion over 10 years. Gov. Wolf has promised to veto this legislation (when it reaches his desk). The problem is, the PA House and PA Senate which passed the bill in the first place will be able to vote to overturn the Governor’s veto unless many Democrats change their mind. Yes, that’s right, many suburban Democrats voted for 1100.
The first concern is to make sure Gov. Wolf follows through and vetoes this tax break legislation. Please write to Wolf and thank him for his promise. Ask him to veto the legislation and never support tax breaks for fertilizer and plastic makers because they pollute. We should put our tax dollars elsewhere.
Secondly, it is very important to thank Representative Frankel and Senator Jay Costa for voting against HB 1100 in the floor vote. And say you hope that the Governor vetoes the legislation and that his veto is not overturned. If they receive a lot of thanks it could make those Democrats who voted “yes” reconsider.
District locator is here: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/
Action to take
Action 1: Write Gov. Wolf and thank him for his promise. Ask him to veto the legislation and never support tax breaks for fertilizer and plastic makers because they pollute. We should put our tax dollars elsewhere.
Action 2: The link above can be used to find out who your representative is in the PA house and PA senate. If they are Frankel or Costa, thank them and let them know you don’t want the Gov. veto overturned. If they are not Costa or Frankel and they voted yes, contact them and let them know that you don’t want tax incentives for polluting industries like plastics and fertilizers.
How did my representative vote? Here is a list of how the house members voted, and here is list of how the senate members voted.
Bonus action: If you or someone you know has state Sens. Iovino (37), Fontana (42) or Brewster (45) tell them to change their minds and commit not to overturn Wolf’s veto. The list of state Reps. is more lengthy: Ravenstahl (20), Readshaw (36) and others districts that are nearby the City (19, 21, 24, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 38).