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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 2, 2020 02:01 PM
From: Representative Dawn W. Keefer
To: All House members
Subject: Business Open 2
As we all know, the COVID Crisis is causing havoc within our business community.  There are inconsistencies between the Federal and State Government and our own inconsistencies with waivers being approved for certain businesses and not others.
We know that our businesses are the economic driver of this Commonwealth and we need do everything we can to keep as many of them operating as we can during this crisis.

I plan on introducing legislation that amends the Administrative Code to require the Governor in the case of a disaster emergency to use the most current Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce advisory list developed by  the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S Department of Homeland Security in determining if the business is life-sustaining.
By using this specific criterion, we will end these inconsistencies within our own government and be consistent with the Federal Government.  These guidelines are easy to understand, make logical designations and are equitable for businesses.
I hope you can join me in cosponsoring this important legislation to keep our businesses and economy thriving.

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