|Posted:||March 19, 2020 10:55 PM|
|From:||Representative Francis X. Ryan|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||LEGISLATION: ESTABLISH AN INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL CONTINUITY OPERATION CENTER WITHIN PEMA|
|The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted holes in Pennsylvania's emergency management processes. These holes can lead to bottlenecks in funding, logistics, emergency response, food, water, sanitation and much more.
To avoid mismanagement of future crises, I plan on introducing legislation that will establish an intra-governmental continuity operation center within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. This center would be comprised of members of the majority and minority parties of the House and Senate as well as representatives of the Judiciary, Treasurer’s Office, the Attorney General‘s Office, and the Auditor General‘s office and members of the Governor‘s Administration as the Governor would deem necessary for the contingency.
This fusion cell would be responsible for tasks such as: