Madison – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly will pass Senate Joint Resolution 3, to revoke Executive Order #104 and declare it unlawful and terminated upon signature of the presiding officers of the Legislature. By law, a governor’s authority to declare an emergency is limited to 60 days unless extended by the Legislature. An executive order declaring a state of emergency can be revoked through a legislative joint resolution. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) released the following statement:
“Governor Evers has abused his limited authority for far too long by repeatedly issuing unlawful orders beyond his 60-day emergency powers. The Assembly and Senate voted to end the executive overreach and restore our constituents’ voice in the legislative process.
“The Resolution will take effect upon joint signature of the presiding officers of both chambers. The Resolution will be signed on Friday.”