KY HB15 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 15-0)
Status: Introduced on January 5 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-05 - to Committee on Committees (H)
Pending: House Committee On Committees Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A to define "emergency order", set parameters for the issuance of an emergency order, and provide for legal action to enforce the parameters; amend Section 39A.090 to apply the emergency order definition to executive orders issued under KRS Chapters 39A to 39F; amend KRS 39A.100 to require that emergency orders issued by the Governor contain an expiration date not greater than 14 days, with extension only as provided by the General Assembly, require that emergency orders issued by a chief executive of a local government contain an expiration date of not greater than 14 days with extension only as provided by the legislative body of the local government, move associated election deadlines if the date of the election is moved, prohibit the suspension of any laws, and specify that no governmental entity may prohibit or severely limit in-person worship; amend KRS 194A.025 to specify that the Secretary for Heath and Family Services may not take any action contrary to the specific limitations on actions by the cabinet in the event of infectious or contagious diseases; amend KRS 214.020 to limit actions taken by the Cabinet for Heath and Family Services in the event of infectious or contagious disease to 21 days unless extended or changed by the General Assembly, and prohibit similar or related actions taken to extend the time limitation; name the Act the "Ensuring Basic Checks and Balances and Basic Liberties During Emergencies Act; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to emergencies and declaring an emergency.



2021-01-05Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2021-01-05Houseintroduced in House
2020-07-07HousePrefiled by the sponsor(s).


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