Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limits duration of executive orders to no more than 60 days. (HB2149)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


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 rule, regulation, or order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 60 days from the date of issuance. The bill provides that if the General Assembly does not take any action on such rule, regulation, or order within the 60 days during which the rule, regulation, or order is effective, the Governor 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


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101642D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2149)
01/20/2021Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2021Left in Public Safety