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Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > Referenda > 2021 Referenda > Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 - Termination or Extension of Disaster Emergency Declaration
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline June 01, 2020 - 07:00pm Central
Polls Open May 18, 2021 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 18, 2021 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 24.69% Registered 16.33% Total Population
ContributorMr. Matt
Last ModifiedRBH May 20, 2021 06:27pm
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Ballot question:
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law and increase the power of the General Assembly to unilaterally terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration—and the powers of Commonwealth agencies to address the disaster regardless of its severity pursuant to that declaration—through passing a concurrent resolution by simple majority, thereby removing the existing check and balance of presenting a resolution to the Governor for approval or disapproval?

Plain English Statement:
Joint Resolution No. 2021-1 proposes to amend Article III, Section 9 of the Pennsylvania Constitution to provide a new exception to traditional legislative procedure by allowing the General Assembly to terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration or a portion of such declaration without needing the Governor’s approval.

Currently, Article III, Section 9 establishes a general rule that all orders, resolutions or votes requiring approval by both the House of Representatives and Senate must be presented to the Governor for his approval or veto. Resolutions for the adjournment of the General Assembly are exempted from this process. If the order, resolution or vote is approved by the Governor, it becomes law. If the Governor vetoes the resolution, it does not become law unless two-thirds of the House and Senate vote to override the veto. The proposed amendment would create an additional exception to this customary legislative procedure for co

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