House Bill 1 (H0001) focuses on three elements: separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches, the right to work in a pandemic, curbing the powers of the Governor. This bill would limit the power of the Governor to restrict a person’s ability to work or attend religious meetings during a state of emergency. It would grant a part of that power in the legislature so as to create a more balanced government. Lastly, it would limit the time of a state of emergency to 30 days, after which the legislature would be required to approve any further restrictions.
Number: H0001 (2021)
Title: Disasters, Governor’s Powers
Sponsor: Representative Jason A. Monks