2021 House Bill 4061

Senate Roll Call 349: Passed

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, and instead limit its use to emergencies involving immediate or imminent loss of life or property. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used this system during a 2020 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”.

20 Yeas / 16 Nays
Republican (20 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 16 Nays)