Mensch Urges Gov. Wolf to Sign Bills Protecting Lives & Livelihoods

HARRISBURG – State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) joined Senate Republican leaders today in calling on Governor Tom Wolf to sign legislation giving county governments more control over letting residents return to work and allowing more employers to resume operations under state and federal safety guidelines.

The bills, recently approved by the General Assembly and formally sent to the governor today, would bring back more than 200,000 jobs across Pennsylvania.

“By following the safety guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, we can let more citizens return to work in our region and across Pennsylvania without jeopardizing their health or that of the public,” Mensch said.

Senate Bill 327 gives county governments the option to develop and implement individual plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and allow residents to safely return to work. Any plan must comply with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health safety guidelines to protect workers and customers.

House Bill 2388 requires the Department of Community and Economic Development to issue waivers to the governor’s business closure order to vehicle dealers, lawn and garden centers, cosmetology salons, barber shops, messenger and agent services, animal grooming services and manufacturing operations.

House Bill 2412 requires waivers be issued to legal services and real estate sales activities to resume.

“I urge Governor Wolf to take advantage of this opportunity to embrace bipartisan leadership and reduce the incredible burden on Pennsylvania families that his sweeping orders have imposed,” Mensch said.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

 

CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388