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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 10, 2020 03:39 PM
From: Representative Seth M. Grove
To: All House members
Subject: Constitutional Amendment - Limiting Emergency Declarations to 21 days w/ legislative approval and adding Race/Ethnicity to our Declaration of Rights
Last Session, the General Assembly adopted a resolution to:

(1) Add race and ethnicity under the Declaration of Rights Section of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
(2) Change the Emergency Declaration provision to ensure emergency declarations only last 21 days and need legislative approval to continue thereafter.

This joint resolution is this same language we adopted last Session.  We must adopt this important update to our constitution through the legislative process as soon as possible and make it available to the voters of the Commonwealth during the 2021 Primary Election.

I hope you will cosponsor this critically significant Joint Resolution.

Introduced as HB55