IN THE COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Billie Washington, Tina Smith, Opal Gibson,Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers'Association , Mental Health Associationin Pennsylvania, Mental Health Associationof Southeastern Pennsylvania,The Philadelphia Alliance,Drug and Alcohol Service ProvidersOrganization of Pennsylvania, PennsylvaniaCommunity Providers Association,Success Against All Odds, No.Petitionersv.The Department of Public Welfare of theCommonwealth of Pennsylvania,Respondent.
PETITION FOR REVIEW(In the Nature of an Action for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief)
In support of their Petition for Review, Petitioners state asfollows.
I. SUMMARY OF THIS LAWSUIT
1. In this action, Petitioners seek to enjoin enforcement andimplementation of Act 2012-80, which was signed into law on June 30,2012. Act 2012-80, P.L. 668, approved June 30, 2012, eff. July 1, 2012(hereinafter “Act 80”; a copy of Act 80 is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”).