Details on the Constitutional Amendment Process

- Constitutional amendments return the power to the people. 
- If passed in identical form during two consecutive legislative sessions, the people will decide the fate of these amendments via a voter referendum.
- The people hold the right to decide how they are governed.
- Constitutional amendments cannot be stopped by an executive veto.

The Constitutional Amendments Included in Senate Bill 106

1. Party’s Nominee for Governor Selects the Lieutenant Governor

Establishes unity between the governor and lieutenant governor, thereby strengthens the ticket for both parties.
Instills public trust for the executive branch and avoids ideological division and friction.
This constitutional amendment was previously passed with bi-partisan support during the 2019-20 Legislative Session. If passed this session, it would be placed on the ballot for voters to decide.

2. Asserting Legislative Authority to Disapprove Regulations
Solidifies checks and balances and strengthening citizens’ voices.
No branch of government should have unchecked authority.
Ensures that no administration has the authority to issue regulations against the voice of the people.

3. Abortion Constitutional Clarification 

Neither the U.S. nor PA constitutions provide a right to an abortion or require that taxpayer funds be used towards abortion.
The proposal does not change current law whatsoever - contrary to lots of fear-mongering talking points distributed on this action.
The amendment would simply protect the status quo in Pennsylvania - that it is up to the people through their state legislators, not the courts, to decide how best to regulate abortion.

4. Requiring Voter Identification at Elections 

Election fraud is a proven concern, and enhancing voter identification requirements helps prevent illegal votes from being cast.
Poll after poll has demonstrated that requiring voter identification is supported across party lines and by most Pennsylvanians.
Identification cards are easily obtainable by all Pennsylvanians and required to access government services and the purchase of goods and services. 

5. Auditor General Must Conduct Election Audits 

The auditing of elections became a major issue to demonstrating confidence in election results.
Current election audits lack transparency and are difficult to understand.
It makes sense that election audits be performed by Pennsylvania’s chief auditor, who already applies standard auditing practices to promote good government and instill constituent confidence.