There are some Tenth Amendment related goings-on in the Pennsylvania state Senate. Here is some legislation which has been introduced
Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over certain powers, serving notice to the Federal Government to cease and desist certain mandates; providing that certain Federal legislation be prohibited or repealed and directing distribution.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for health care services.
Amending Title 40 (Insurance) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for health insurance coverage not required.
No resident of this Commonwealth, regardless of whether he has or is eligible for health insurance coverage under any policy or program provided by or through his employer, or a plan sponsored by the Federal Government or the Commonwealth, shall be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual insurance coverage except as required by a court or the Department of Public Welfare where an individual is named a party in a judicial or administrative proceeding. No provision of any law shall render a resident of this Commonwealth liable for any penalty, assessment, fee or fine as a result of his failure to procure or obtain health insurance coverage.
Relating to compliance with the Federal REAL ID Act of 2005.
(a) Prohibition.–Neither the Governor nor the Department of Transportation or any other Commonwealth agency shall participate in the compliance of any provision of the REAL ID Act of 2005 or regulations promulgated thereunder.
We look forward to working with our state’s senators to ensure that the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution is upheld and that the powers not delegated to the federal government remains reserved to the States or to the People.
cross-posted from the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center
Steve Palmer is the State Chapter Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Tenth Amendment Center.
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