Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. (SB5001)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 30 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 30 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 »


Bill Has Failed


07/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200129D
07/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
08/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5001)
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5001)
08/27/2020Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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