2020 Senate Bill 1253

Senate Roll Call 620: Passed

To restrict emergency orders issued by state health department (the Department of Health and Human Services) in response to an epidemic to 28 days unless an extension is approved by the legislature. The bill would also prohibit imposing restrictions on the capacity of persons at a place of worship or the administration of a sacrament. If an order otherwise forces a business to close but it observes all the safety precautions required of one allowed to remain open, the firm would be allowed to remain open. The provisions also apply to local health departments.

21 Yeas / 16 Nays
Republican (21 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 16 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)