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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: July 29, 2020 02:02 PM
From: Senator Maria Collett and Sen. Timothy P. Kearney, Sen. Katie J. Muth, Sen. Lindsey M. Williams
To: All Senate members
Subject: Suspending Legislative Per-Diem Pay through the COVID-19 Pandemic
In the near future, we will be introducing legislation to suspend per-diem payments to members of the General Assembly through the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
All Pennsylvanians are being asked to sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis. It is unconscionable that members of the General Assembly will continue to receive per diem payments while our Unemployment System is being tested in ways we’ve never seen before. This legislation will prohibit per diem payments to members of the General Assembly until the Governor’s Disaster Declaration related to COVID-19 has ended.
Please join us in setting an example as public servants and freeing up hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money that can be better invested in programs to aid struggling Pennsylvanians and Pennsylvania businesses by sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SB1283