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2020 House Bill 6100: Restrict “Integrated Public Alert Warning System” use by governor
Introduced by Rep. Bradley Slagh R-Zeeland on August 6, 2020
To prohibit officials including the governor from using an official “Integrated Public Alert Warning System” to transmit an announcement of a new law or change in government policy; limiting its use to emergencies involving immediate or nearly immediate loss of life or property. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used this system during the ongoing state of emergency she had ordered to make announcements that did not meet this standard. The system is described as a “secure network connecting all of the public alert and warning systems in the United States into a single system”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on August 6, 2020
Reported in the House on September 22, 2020
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on October 21, 2020
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on October 21, 2020