The Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would end some restrictions of Governor Tom Wolf’s (D-Penn.) statewide stay-at-home order, according to The Hill.
The senate voted, by a margin of 29-21, to pass Senate Bill 613, which had already passed the state house by a margin of 107-95 on Tuesday. The bill would require that the state government work more closely with the federal government to determine which businesses are allowed to reopen in the coming weeks, in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that each state will soon be allowed to reopen its economy based on whether it is safe to do so.
Separately, the senate passed a bill that would give more autonomy to county officials in determining when their local governments can reopen without requiring the state government’s approval.
It is unclear at this point whether or not Governor Wolf will sign the bill, although he has hinted at a desire to reopen Pennsylvania’s economy as soon as possible, having recently met with several other northeastern governors to discuss such a process.