Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. (SB1131)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patrons Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

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 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
12/31/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101206D
12/31/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1131)
01/27/2021Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)