The Pennsylvania General Assembly Can End the State of Emergency, At Any Time!

As many of our readers are extremely frustrated with Governor Wolf’s Order of Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Regarding the Closure of All Businesses that are not Life Sustaining, and incorporated List of Life Sustaining Businesses, of March 19, 2020, it is important to know, while we await the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision, that the Pennsylvania General Assembly can end the state of emergency at any time.

Specifically, 35 Pa.C.S. § 7301(c) provides, in pertinent part:

The General Assembly by concurrent resolution may terminate a state of disaster emergency at any time. Thereupon, the Governor shall issue an executive order or proclamation ending the state of disaster emergency.

So, why aren’t you reaching out to your elected representatives and letting them know that you demand that they immediately terminate the state of disaster? If you don’t know who your representatives are, you can search here – https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator. And from what I understand, it is the House and Senate Leadership that are failing to take action, not the individual members. You can find the House Leadership here and the Senate Leadership here. Let your voice be heard!

If you or someone you know has had their rights violated by a Government agency, contact Civil Rights Defense Firm today to discuss YOUR rights and legal options.

 


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9 thoughts on “The Pennsylvania General Assembly Can End the State of Emergency, At Any Time!

  1. Federal law5717, just found out about it. Sure you’ve seen it. Just getting the word out .I’m sure this was in the wings, waiting ,when we would be busy with the chicom bug.Regards DanSent from my MetroPCS 4G LTE Android Device

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  2. What about HB2344 ?
    This has to do with internet purchases of ammo. To stop the purchases and/or make you buy a permit to purchase ammo via internet for $50.00 and only good for 3 years. All of which is totally against our constitution and bill of rights. Your thoughts please.

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  3. So you are saying a joint resolution passed in both chambers by simple majority in each chamber is all that is needed. No signature of governor nor can he veto it.

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    1. From the pa constitution
      § 9. Action on concurrent orders and resolutions.
      Every order, resolution or vote, to which the concurrence of both Houses may be necessary, except on the question of adjournment, shall be presented to the Governor and before it shall take effect be approved by him, or being disapproved, shall be repassed by two-thirds of both Houses according to the rules and limitations prescribed in case of a bill.

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      1. Anthony, what you shared is stated verbatim in the *US Constitution. However, that is not what I find in the PA Constitution. Can you please share specifically where you found this?

        I am only finding what others have shared, which is:

        Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 35 Pa.C.S.A. Health and Safety § 7301. General authority of Governor

        (c) Declaration of disaster emergency.–…The General Assembly by concurrent resolution may terminate a state of disaster emergency at any time.

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  4. 1:03 Pennsylvania Statutes Title 35 Pa.C.S.A. Health and Safety § 7301. General authority of Governor

    (c) Declaration of disaster emergency.–…The General Assembly by concurrent resolution may terminate a state of disaster emergency at any time.

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