Bill mandating legislative oversight of emergency health orders to appear in Senate committee on Monday

On Monday afternoon the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider SB 74, the Health Order Termination and Renewal bill. The bill would force an expiration of emergency health orders after either fourteen or thirty days if they are not renewed by either the legislature or a group of legislative leaders. This bill is one of several that would advance legislative oversight over extended health orders and emergency declarations.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet on Monday, February 14th starting at 1:30 P.M. You can watch the webcast here. If you would like to speak in favor of this bill, please email before 5 P.M. on Sunday with your name, email address, the bill number (SB 74), the name of the entity you represent, and indicate that you would like to speak in favor of this legislation.

The Rio Grande Foundation submitted testimony in favor of SB 74.