Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pennsylvania Primary Bill Passes State Senate, Heads to Governor

On Wednesday, March 25, the bill to shift the date of the Pennsylvania primary continued its path through the legislative process. After an amended version passed the state House on Tuesday, SB 422 went back to the state Senate for considerations of the changes.

That consideration was quick on Wednesday afternoon. The state Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee unanimously concurred with the House changes -- altering the primary date to June 2 and relaxing some absentee voting regulations -- before passing the bill off to the Senate floor. There the bill's fate was much the same as it was in the House. Senate concurrence with the House changes was unanimous, the bill was signed by both chambers and then sent off to Governor Wolf.

The governor will likely act quickly on the legislation so planning for the change can continue.

Related posts:
Proposed Deal Would Shift Pennsylvania Primary to June 2

Amended Bill to Move Pennsylvania Primary to June 2 Passes House

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