Yesterday, both houses of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly passed a resolution that terminates the March 6th Proclamation of Disaster Emergency declared by Governor Tom Wolf due to the coronavirus pandemic. The issue will likely end up in court.
From the PAPost.com:
After a four-hour debate in which 30 of the 50 senators spoke, the state Senate passed the resolution 31-19 with two Democrats joining Republicans shortly before 8:00 p.m. Almost immediately, the House took up the resolution on concurrence and passed it 121-81.
The action sets up a potential legal battle over next steps. For weeks, legislative Republicans have maintained that because Title 35 of state code says the governor “shall” sign a concurrent resolution that ends the governor’s disaster declaration, he has no choice in the matter such that passage by both chambers effectively ends a declared emergency.
How did the local members of the General Assembly vote?
Representative Mary Joe Daley (D) – No
represents Conshohocken, Whitemarsh, and part of Plymouth and other areas
Representative Matt Bradford (D) – No
represents part of Plymouth and other areas
Representative Tim Briggs (D) – No
represents West Conshohocken and other areas
Senator Daylin Leach (D) – No
represents West Conshohocken and Plymouth and other areas
Senator Vincent Hughes (D) – No
represents Conshohocken, Whitemarsh
You can read the full article from PAPost.com here.