|Posted:||March 23, 2021 03:33 PM|
|From:||Representative Christina D. Sappey|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Allowing Non-session, Non-emergency Committee Votes by Designation|
We have proven our ability to operate remotely during the COVID-19 health disaster declaration. As such, I believe it is important for us to consider how conducting in-person committee meetings during a non-emergency, non-session week further expend taxpayer funds.
For these reasons, I plan to introduce a resolution to amend the House Rules to permanently allow committee votes by designation during a non-emergency, non-session week. Amending the rules for committee votes during non-emergency, non-session weeks will ensure we can continue to work for the people of Pennsylvania, while being mindful of the monetary costs.
As members of the “People’s House,” I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this resolution to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.