(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.