Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. (HB5039)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 45 days from the date of issuance. The bill provides that if the General Assembly does not take any action on the rule, regulation, or order within the 45 days during which the rule, regulation, or order is effective, the Governor may once again issue the same rule, regulation, or order but shall thereafter be prohibited from issuing the same or a similar rule, regulation, or order relating to the same emergency. Under current law, once issued, such executive orders are effective until June 30 following the next regular session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200126D
08/17/2020Committee
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
08/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5039)
08/25/2020Tabled in Public Safety (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

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