Introduced by Sen. Dean Takko (Longview) (D) on January 14, 2019 Proposes an amendment to Article II section 42 of the state Constitution that would authorize the Legislature, in order to ensure continuity of state and local government, to enact legislation providing for prompt and temporary succession to the powers and duties of public offices, and enact other measures as may be necessary during periods of emergency resulting from a catastrophic incident or enemy attack. It would become effective upon an affirmative vote of the people at the next general election in November 2019. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee on January 14, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 1, 2019