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2020 House Bill 5917: Make Open Records Law apply to state during declared emergency
Introduced by Rep. Ryan Berman (R) on May 24, 2020
To amend one of the two Michigan state of emergency laws by establishing that when a governor declares a state of emergency this does not relieve the executive branch from the requirements of and its duties under the state Freedom of Information Act. This bill amends the 1945 "Emergency Powers of the Governor Act," which puts no time limit on declared emergencies and does not require legislative consent keep one in effect. For most of the coronavirus epidemic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has based her authority to assume extraordinary emergency powers on this law; see also House Bill 5916.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on May 24, 2020