Senate Bill 3 (2021): Martial Law, Governor’s Authority

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.

Bill Details

Number: S1003 (2021) 

Title:  Martial Law, Governor’s Authority

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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

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