HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall and other Senate Republican leaders today called on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign legislation to give county governments the ability to allow more employees and employers to return to work 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.
“The Governor should trust in our local officials to know when their communities are ready to start the reopening process,” said Argall, the Senate’s Majority Policy Chairman.
Senate Bill 327, which Senator Argall sponsored, 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 state 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.
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