Senate Roll Call 130 on2020 Senate Bill 857: Repeal one of two state emergency powers laws
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To repeal one of the two laws that authorize a governor to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency, including the statewide “lockdowns” ordered under the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. This law (Public Act 302 of 1945) authorizes the governor to impose a curfew, prohibit or regulate occupancy and use of buildings and more. The law places no limit on the duration of a declared emergency, however; the state’s other emergency powers law (Public Act 390 of 1976) puts a 28 day deadline on a governor’s assumption of emergency powers, after which the legislature must vote to extend it or not.
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Senate Roll Call 130 on 2020 Senate Bill 857