HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787
, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.
“I am very disappointed to see some of my colleagues in the House withdraw their commitment to our students and families by voting to uphold this veto. The people of Pennsylvania, through their elected representatives, have made it very clear that they think this decision should be left up to each school district,” said Helm. “Through the course of this pandemic we have seen that a one-size-fits-all solution simply does not work and is unfair to rural regions with a lower COVID-19 presence than that of urban areas. Despite this setback, I will continue working to ensure that the people of Pennsylvania have the opportunity to decide what is best for themselves, based on their own set of circumstances.”
House Bill 2787 was vetoed by the governor on Monday, Sept. 21, after being passed by the General Assembly. The House of Representatives and the Senate voted to pass the bill 155-47 and 39-11, respectively.
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Representative Sue Helm
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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