March 3, 2021
Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Clarifying Misinformation on Legislative Agreement to Terminate the Governor’s Emergency Powers
The legislation immediately repeals the Governor’s expanded emergency powers and he cannot issue any new directives going forward.
The Governor must justify to the Legislature the extension or modification of any existing directives every 30 days.
The Legislature can, by a simple majority vote, repeal any executive order at any time.
The bill allows the Legislature to undo the state of emergency.
We did not negotiate this bill with the Governor.