Senate Bill 133

Last Action 02/07/24: to State & Local Government (S)
Title AN ACT relating to the emergency powers of the Governor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 330
Sponsors A. Southworth, L. Tichenor
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 39A.010 to remove potential, threatened, or impending occurrences from enumerated emergency management system items; amend KRS 39A.020 to define "executive action" to include all orders and guidelines, including industry-specific or agency specific guidelines related to a declared emergency; amend KRS 39A.030 to remove hazards from list of enumerated items that the emergency management program is responsible; amend KRS 39A.050 to limit the powers of the Division of Emergency Management; amend KRS Chapter 39A.070 to prohibit the director of the Division of Emergency Management from promulgating administrative regulations or from issuing orders and directives, but allow the director to issues standards, rules, procedures, guidance, or recommended practices; allow the director to request increased readiness activities, implementation of local emergency operations plans, or the mobilization or deployment of trained forces of state or local government; allow the director to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly; amend KRS 39A.090 to limit the effect of any promulgated administrative regulation issued by the Governor related to an emergency or disaster that restricts in-person meeting or imposes mandatory quarantine or isolation requirements to 30 days; amend KRS 39A.100 to remove certain emergency powers from the Governor; repeal KRS 39A.190 and 118.027.
Index Headings of Original Version Disasters - Governor, powers and duties, restrictions
Elections and Voting - Secretary of State, powers and duties, restrictions
Governor - Emergency, powers and duties, restrictions
Public Officers and Employees - Division of Emergency Management, director, powers and duties, restrictions
Secretary of State - Emergency, powers and duties, restrictions
State Agencies - Division of Emergency Management, powers and duties, restrictions
Public Health - Governor, powers and duties, restrictions


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