2020 House Bill 6100

Restrict “Integrated Public Alert Warning System” use by governor

Introduced in the House

Aug. 6, 2020

Introduced by Rep. Bradley Slagh (R-90)

To prohibit officials including the governor from using an official “Integrated Public Alert Warning System” to transmit an announcement of a new law or change in government policy; limiting its use to emergencies involving immediate or nearly immediate loss of life or property. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used this system during the ongoing state of emergency she had ordered to make announcements that did not meet this standard. The system is described as a “secure network connecting all of the public alert and warning systems in the United States into a single system”.

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations

Sept. 22, 2020

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

Oct. 13, 2020

Passed in the House 57 to 44 (details)

Received in the Senate

Oct. 21, 2020

Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform