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General Assembly Sends Bill to Governor to Open Garden Centers, Veto Expected

Sunday, May 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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HARRISBURG – Last week, the Pennsylvania House and Senate passed HB 2388 which would open garden centers if they adhere to social distancing best management practices. However, the Governor is expected to veto the bill.

The bill incorporates language in the original version of HB 2429, which dealt exclusively with opening “all lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores” in Pennsylvania. HB 2388 also requires the opening of vehicle dealerships, pet grooming services, hair salons, barber shops, and manufacturing facilities in addition to lawn and garden equipment supplies stores.

HB 2388 passed pretty much along party lines, with a few Democratic crossover votes for the bill. There were not enough Democratic votes to make the bill “veto proof,” however.

PLNA has written a letter to Governor Wolf asking that he sign HB 2388. We are urging PLNA members to also contact the Governor and ask him to sign the bill.

The Governor's Office has shut down their phones due to the volume of calls. Please follow this link to ask Governor Wolf to sign HB 2388 and allow independent family-owned garden centers to open. https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/#OnlineForm

 


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