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2022 House Bill 6194: Revise laws to incorporate lessons learned from COVID epidemic
Introduced by Rep. Bronna Kahle R-Adrian on June 9, 2022
To limit the duration of an emergency order issued by the state health department to 28 days. Note: In October of 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, the Michigan Supreme Court invalidated a 1945 law under which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had claimed authority to govern the state indefinitely through emergency orders with no time limitation. In response, the Governor ordered essentially the same open-ended orders to be imposed under a provision of the state Public Health Code, which this bill would amend by adding the 28 day limit. This is part of a Republican legislative package amending various laws to incorporate lessons learned from the 2020 coronavirus epidemic.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on June 9, 2022
Reported in the House on June 22, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.