VA HJR5001 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 18-0)
Status: Introduced on July 29 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-07-29 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
Pending: House Privileges and Elections Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Constitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; state of emergency; special session. 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 without approval by the General Assembly. The Governor is required to convene a special session for the purpose of the General Assembly approving the extension of such executive order beyond the forty-fifth day after its original issuance and if the General Assembly does not approve such extension, the Governor is prohibited from issuing a subsequent executive order in the same form for the same declared 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.

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Constitutional amendment; executive power, state of emergency, special session (first reference).



2020-07-29HouseReferred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
2020-07-29HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200248D

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