Ward-060912-Amendment to 618

An amendment by Senator Judy Ward (R-30) that would prohibit the state Secretary of Health from unilaterally using laws such as the Disease Prevention and Control Act to limit Pennsylvanians passed the Pennsylvania Senate today. Senator Ward’s amendment prohibits the Secretary of Health from mandating those who have not been exposed or in close contact with the exposed to wear a mask, stay at home or be socially distant. It also prevents the Secretary using the same laws as a way to force business closures Senator Judy Ward