HARRISBURG – When voters head to the polls for the May 18 primary election, they will have a say in the duration of future disaster emergency declarations in the Commonwealth. Under legislation approved by the House and Senate, two proposed constitutional amendments regarding emergency declarations will appear on the ballot. One seeks to limit emergency declarations by a governor to a maximum of 21 days, unless extended by a vote of the Legislature, and the other would clarify that a concurrent resolution terminating or extending a disaster emergency declaration need not be presented to a governor for signature. House Speaker, Bryan Cutler warns, “ Voters need to be aware they were written by the governor’s Department of State using language that is politically charged and prejudicial.”

REP. BRYAN CUTLER