Pennsylvania lawmakers are mulling legislation that would make it a misdemeanor to go out in public without a mask as part of an effort to combat the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
A Pennsylvania state senator introduced legislation that would enable authorities to give misdemeanors to people who do not wear masks in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. State Sen. Art Haywood (D) made the announcement a few months ago, and the proposal was formally introduced in the Senate Tuesday as SB-1287. […]
Under the bill, these penalties would go into effect in two months — starting in early November.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering the bill after a federal judge ruled Monday against Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) lockdown measures, calling actions to close “non-life-sustaining” businesses unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said Wolf’s attempts to combat the virus “were undertaken with