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2022 Senate Bill 5909: Concerning legislative oversight of gubernatorial powers concerning emergency proclamations and unanticipated receipts
Introduced by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on January 19, 2022
Referred to the Senate State Government & Elections Committee on January 19, 2022
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 2, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on February 15, 2022
Expires an order or orders issued by the Governor to prohibit certain activities during a state of emergency after 90 days if the legislature is not in session unless extended in writing by at least three of the four members of the leadership of the senate and the house of representatives.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Lynda Wilson (Clark County) (R) on February 15, 2022
(1) Authorizes the Legislature to terminate a state of emergency by passage of a concurrent resolution when the Legislature is in session. (2) Expires an emergency order or orders issued by the Governor that prohibit certain activities after thirty days unless extended by the Legislature. (3) Authorizes at least three of the four leaders of the leadership of the senate and the house of representatives to extend, rather than terminate, in writing an order or orders prohibiting certain activities if the Legislature is not in session until the Legislature can extend the order or orders by concurrent resolution. (4) Authorizes at least three of the four leaders of the leadership of the senate and the house of representatives to extend a waiver or suspension of statutory obligations or limitations issued by the Governor. (5) Adds an emergency clause.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 15, 2022
• Authorizes the majority and minority leaders of the Senate and the speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives to terminate a state of emergency if the Legislature is not in session and it has been more than 90 days since the Governor declared the state of emergency. • Authorizes the majority and minority leaders of the Senate and the speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives to terminate a gubernatorial order prohibiting activities if the Legislature is not in session. • Makes permanent the Joint Legislative Unanticipated Revenue Oversight Committee.
Received in the House on February 17, 2022
Referred to the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee on February 17, 2022

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