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Review Declaration of Suspension and Original Signers

Article 1, Section 12 of the Pennsylvania Constitution grants all power of suspending laws solely to the legislative branch.

It does not allow or provide for judicial or executive branch interference in the suspension of laws.

Just as the Declaration of Independence announced the birth of our great nation in 1776 in defense of our inalienable rights, a Declaration of Suspension shall protect and preserve the
constitutionally affirmed rights of our citizens today.

We, the Pennsylvania General Assembly, appealing to the good people of this Commonwealth, solemnly publish and declare that this state and its people are free from all adherence to Act 323 of 1978, the Emergency Management Services Code, and that all executive orders and actions stemming from said code are totally dissolved.

This declaration shall be deemed enacted following the reception of a majority of signatures from the duly elected representatives of the people from each of the co-equal chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.