The House is likely to do another vote as early as TODAY on House Bill 2013 (Ellis-R-Butler) which would open Pennsylvania’s State Parks to private development.
A procedural motion to reconsider the vote by which the bill was defeated was filed yesterday immediately after the House voted down the bill 123 to 77.
The bill is opposed by a wide variety of groups, including the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
After the vote Tuesday, Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, and Davitt Woodwell, President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, issued a statement sent to all members of the House, Senate and to media statewide encouraging a dialog on the real needs of Pennsylvania’s State Parks. (Click Here for the statement.)
They pointed out they asked for this kind of dialog before, but were asking again for the public to be involved in determining the future of Pennsylvania’s State Parks.
Click Here for a roll call vote to see how your House member voted the first time.
Click Here to find your House member and contact them to oppose House Bill 2013.
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