SB 844
Modifies provisions relating to emergency powers in disasters
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Last Action:
1/20/2022 - Second Read and Referred S Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 844 - This act adds a definition for "disaster area" which is an area designated by the Governor or by resolution of the General Assembly. This act requires that any emergency be limited to the least restrictive geographic area and in the least intrusive means possible. Additionally, this act limits emergencies proclaimed by the Governor to 10 days unless extended by resolution of the General Assembly for no more than 30 days.

Emergencies may also be declared by a joint resolution of the General Assembly. Joint Resolutions to declare or extend an emergency must be passed by a 2/3 majority of the members of the General Assembly.

This act is identical to SB 502 (2021) and SB 652 (2003).



No Amendments Found.