Introduced by Rep. Bradley Slagh (R) on January 28, 2021
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, and instead limit its use to emergencies involving immediate or nearly immediate loss of life or property. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used this system during a 2020 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 January 28, 2021
Reported in the House on February 25, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.