House Bill 171

Last Action 01/05/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to governmental emergencies and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 289
Sponsors J. Tipton, S. Maddox, L. Bechler, S. Sheldon
Summary of Original Version Repeal, reenact, and amend KRS 39A.100 to limit declarations of emergency, including executive orders relating to an emergency, to 15 days unless extended by the General Assembly; prohibit the Governor from declaring a new emergency based on the same facts upon the expiration of the initial declaration; prohibit the Governor from suspending statutes or administrative regulations unless the subject matter is authorized by statute; limit declarations of emergency by local chief executive officers to 15 days unless terminated earlier or extended by the corresponding local legislative body; amend KRS 39A.180, 39A.280, 315.500, and 367.374 to conform; create a noncodified section asserting the provisions of the Act are nonseverable; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Disasters - Emergency, architects and engineers, 90-day limitation of liability, extension of
Disasters - Emergency, declaration of, limited to 15 days
Effective Dates, Emergency - Emergency, Governor's declaration
General Assembly - Emergency authority, extension
Governor - Emergency, declaration of, limited to 15 days
Governor - Emergency, Governor's declaration of, additional declarations prohibited
Pharmacists - Emergency authority, extension, approval of General Assembly required


  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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