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Constitutional amendment; executive power, state of emergency, special session (first reference).


Chief Patron:
Tony Wilt (R)

2021 Regular Session


As Introduced. Constitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; state of emergency; special session.

Limits the authority of the Governor to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency that restricts, limits, or prohibits otherwise lawful action by a private business, nonprofit entity, or individual for a period more than 45 days in duration without approval by the General Assembly. The Governor is required to convene a special session for the purpose of the General Assembly approving the extension of such executive order beyond the forty-fifth day after its original issuance and if the General Assembly does not approve such extension, the Governor is prohibited from issuing a subsequent executive order in the same form for the same declared emergency. The General Assembly is permitted to extend the executive order to a date requested by the Governor or to a date of the General Assembly's choosing, but it shall not approve the extension to a date beyond the first full week of the next regular session of the General Assembly, unless such date is requested by the Governor. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 11/23/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100688D
  • 11/23/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/14/2021 - House: Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
  • 02/05/2021 - House: Left in Privileges and Elections