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COVID-19 quick take: Pennsylvania Legislature seeks end to emergency

Susan Swann, Esq.  

Susan Swann, Esq.  

(May 28, 2020) - The Republican-majority Pennsylvania House of Representatives on May 26 took up an amended resolution (2019 PA H.C.R. 836) seeking to end the COVID-19 emergency declared March 6 by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

The proposed measure, first introduced April 3, invokes 35 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 7301(c), which details the governor’s authority to declare a disaster emergency.
Section 7301(c) authorizes the General Assembly to terminate a state of emergency at any time by passing a concurrent resolution that obligates the governor to revoke the declaration.

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