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SB 1166 - Limits the Governor's Emergency Powers - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Title: Limits the Governor's Emergency Powers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with house amendments and pass a bill that limits the governor's powers to issue an emergency declaration.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Constitution of Pennsylvania to establish that equality under the law will not be denied to Pennsylvanians on the basis of race or ethnicity (Sec. 1). 

  • Prohibits an emergency disaster proclamation by the governor from being in effect no longer than 21 days, unless extended by the General Assembly (Sec. 1). 

  • Prohibits the governor from issuing a new disaster proclamation based on the same circumstances without a concurrent resolution from the General Assembly (Sec. 1). 

  • Requires the proposed amendments to be put to a vote at the next primary, general, or municipal election that occurs at least three months after the amendment is passed by the General Assembly (Sec. 2).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Limits the Governor's Emergency Powers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that limits the governor's powers to issue an emergency declaration.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Constitution of Pennsylvania to establish that equality under the law will not be denied to Pennsylvanians on the basis of race or ethnicity (Sec. 1). 

  • Prohibits an emergency disaster proclamation by the governor from being in effect no longer than 21 days, unless extended by the General Assembly (Sec. 1). 

  • Prohibits the governor from issuing a new disaster proclamation based on the same circumstances without a concurrent resolution from the General Assembly (Sec. 1). 

  • Requires the proposed amendments to be put to a vote at the next primary, general, or municipal election that occurs at least three months after the amendment is passed by the General Assembly (Sec. 2).

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