Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie Clarifying Misinformation on Legislative Agreement to Terminate the Governor's Emergency Powers

Fact #1

The legislation immediately repeals the Governor’s expanded emergency powers and he cannot issue any new directives going forward.

 Fact #2

The Governor must justify to the Legislature the extension or modification of any existing directives every 30 days.

 Fact #3

The Legislature can, by a simple majority vote, repeal any executive order at any time.

 Fact #4

The bill allows the Legislature to undo the state of emergency.

Fact #5

We did not negotiate this bill with the Governor.