Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. (HB835)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

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 authority of the Governor to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency that restricts, limits, or prohibits otherwise lawful action by a private business, nonprofit entity, or individual for a period more than 45 days in duration unless the General Assembly votes by a two-thirds majority to approve a period longer than 45 days. If the General Assembly does not approve such extension, the Governor is prohibited from issuing a rule, regulation, or order for the same emergency. The General Assembly is permitted to extend the executive order to a date requested by the Governor or to a date of the General Assembly's choosing, but it shall not approve the extension to a date beyond the first full week of the next regular session of the General Assembly, unless such date is requested by the Governor. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Status

01/12/2022: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102804D
01/12/2022Committee

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