Madison – Today, the State Senate passed a joint resolution to revoke Executive Order #104 and declare it unlawful and terminated. 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 Legislative Joint Resolution. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) released the following statement:
“Today, the Senate took a stand for liberty and the rule of law. Governor Evers has abused his limited authority for far too long by repeatedly issuing unlawful orders beyond his 60-day emergency powers. The Senate voted to end the executive overreach and restore our constituents’ voice in the legislative process.”
Read the Senate Joint Resolution here.