SB 105 – Clarify Emergency Powers

SB 105 – Clarify Emergency Powers

Summary

This bill would clarify the expiration of a state of emergency and the exercise of certain powers under a state of emergency and to clarify the abatement of statewide imminent hazards.

The bill requires a consensus with within 48 hours of contact, a majority of the Council of State prior to the Governor exercising a power or authority requiring concurrence. The Governor would be required to document the contact and response of each Council of State member.

History

This bill was changed into a new bill from it’s original subject matter in the House Rules Committee on June 23, 2020.

This bill passed the House 64-51 on June 24, 2020.

This bill passed the House on third reading on June 25, 2020.

This bill passed the Senate on June 26, 2020.

This bill was vetoed by the Governor on July 2, 2020.

The Senate failed to override the Governor’s veto on July 8, 2020.

 
 

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