Ciresi-backed bill reopening real estate services heads to governor’s desk

HARRISBURG, May 15 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, applauds the bipartisan passage of H.B. 2412 in the House and Senate this week, which would allow real estate and legal services to safely reopen in Pennsylvania.

Ciresi was the second co-sponsor of the bill and had an amendment adopted that provided additional safety measures, including mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health to protect workers and customers.

“It is my hope that Governor Wolf will sign this bill into law so that we can recognize housing as a life-sustaining need,” Ciresi said. “I’ve heard from many of my constituents who need this industry to reopen, unable to find a new home after leaving their previous one or in a terrible living situation and in need of a way out. At a time when we are supposed to be isolating ourselves at home, we need to make sure everyone has the right home to do that.”

Real estate services are designated as a life-sustaining business in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Advisory Memorandum.

For more information contact Ciresi’s office at (484) 200-8265.