Senate Bill 3 (S1003) would change the designation of certain events from a “state of emergency” to a “state of peril”. This would limit these events to man made disasters rather than natural disasters. This bill would also prohibit restrictions on the ability of Idahoans to work during a state of peril. Additionally, it would create limits to the length of a state of peril and the Governor’s capacity to restrict the freedoms of citizens during these situations.
Number: S1003 (2021)
Title: Martial Law, Governor’s Authority
Sponsor(s): Senator Chuck Winder, Representative Scott Bedke
Co-Sponsor(s): Senator Kelly Anthon, Senator Mark Harris, Senator Abby Lee, Senator Jim Rice, Representative Mike Moyle, Representative Jason Monks, and Representative Megan Blanksma