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2019 Senate Joint Resolution 8200: Amending the state Constitution to provide governmental continuity during emergency periods resulting from a catastrophic incident
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
Received in the House on March 9, 2019
Referred to the House Housing, Community Development & Veterans Committee on March 9, 2019
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 26, 2019