Senate Republican's plan to address executive overreach

Governor Pritzker has spent nearly two years ruling the state unilaterally by issuing repeated disaster declarations, without any real oversight from the Illinois General Assembly. Schools, businesses, and daycares were forced to close under one man’s direction. This is not what a democracy looks like. Senate Republicans are once again calling for an end to the Governor’s continuous emergency orders.

 

LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS EMERGENCY POWERS ABUSE

SB 3888: Legislative Oversight of Governor's Emergency Powers:
This legislation states in statute that the governor can only extend a disaster declaration or make further proclamations concerning the same disaster with the approval of the General Assembly or with further proclamation with the passage of a resolution.