Dear PAOLMA Members,
In these times of uncertainty and unpredictable behavior the State Senate has quickly changed course and is convening session activity in committees and on the Floor of the Senate this week. In that regard, HB 2433, which will provide an industry-wide waiver for all messenger services from the DCED Business Closure Order of March 19, 2020, has been referred by the President Pro Tempore to the Senate Community, Economic Development, and Recreational Development Committee chaired by Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware County).
Today, the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee will convene a committee meeting off the floor of the Senate to consider various pieces of legislation including HB 2433. If HB
2433 passes the committee vote today it will proceed to the Floor of the Senate for a possible Senate vote later this week. If the bill IS considered by the full Senate and passed, it will be forwarded to the Governor for his action. The Governor has 10 days from receipt of a piece of legislation passed by the General Assembly to either sign the bill and approve it into law, issue a veto message and veto the bill, or do nothing for the 10 days the bill sits on his desk—at which time the bill would automatically become law in accordance with the PA Constitution.
We have been in contact with the Senate and the committee members regarding today’s vote. We will keep you apprised as activities proceed today.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!