Constitutional amendment; limitations on Governor's executive power related to states of emergency. (HJ5005)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; emergency powers; limitations. Provides that the Governor shall have the powers and duties related to states of emergency as provided by general law, except that no declared state of emergency shall be in effect for more than seven days unless approved by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house. The amendment also prohibits the suspension of any constitutionally protected right of an individual during a declared state of emergency. Read the Bill »


08/18/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200259D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

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