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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 18, 2020 01:19 PM
From: Representative Johnathan D. Hershey
To: All House members
Subject: COVID-19 Parking Fee Refund/Credit
Many employees throughout the Commonwealth have been required to work remotely from home during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Through no fault of their own, a significant number of them have been unable to utilize the parking for which they pay monthly fees.  It is fundamentally unfair that these workers be forced to pay for a service they are unable to utilize due to government orders.

Accordingly, I am introducing a bill that requires parking authorities to refund the money or provide a credit to a person who has been unable to use their parking passes due to the Governor’s stay-at-home order or an employer’s requirement that the employee work from home pursuant to that order.  

My proposal applies to parking lots, parking garages, and any other type of parking facility for which monthly fees are available and paid. The economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has put a financial strain on citizens of the Commonwealth, and I would ask that you join me in support of this measure which aims to provide a modest level of relief by ensuring an ethical and appropriate reconciliation of fees paid under the COVID-19 disaster declaration.