The Bucks County Republican Committee has announced its support for state legislation that would empower county governments to develop and implement policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with federal health guidelines. Read more.
Senate Bill 327 would give county governments the option to develop and implement their own plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, following guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease control and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Under the bill, businesses already identified as essential could continue to operate. However, counties would also be given the authority to develop plans to allow other industries to operate if it is safe to do so.
Senate Bill 327 passed the Pennsylvania State Senate last week by a 29-21 vote. Bucks County Senators Tomlinson and Mensch voted in favor and Senators Santarsiero and Collett voted against.