Reshaping emergency sessions

North Dakota Legislature
North Dakota Legislature(KFYR)
Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 11:30 AM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The North Dakota House wants more of a say during states of emergency.

With an overwhelming majority, representatives passed a bill that would limit a state of emergency to 30 days.

If the governor thinks the state of emergency should remain, he or she can call in the state Legislature for a remote emergency session where they can confirm or veto a 30-day extension.

There have been a couple other bills with similar language that have passed the House and Senate, however this bill rolls back the governor’s rule-suspending powers and gives the assembly the authority to rescind State Health Officer orders.

The bill passed 73-19.

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