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SUPPORT HCR2039 - Put a check on Hobbs and appropriate separation of powers!

Tell your elected officials to SUPPORT appropriate separation of powers by voting FOR HCR2039. 

Put a check on HOBBS! No radical closures, mandates or inappropriate emergency powers!

HCR2039 would create a Constitutional limitation on the Governor’s emergency powers by requiring the legislature to be called into session to reauthorize a declaration of emergency. 

Currently, the legislature may end an emergency declaration by majority vote of a concurrent resolution. However, if they are not in session, there is no mechanism to call themselves into session to do so.  

HCR2039 would do the following:

  • Restricts executive power, ensures checks and balances and provides legislative oversight
  • Does not expand executive emergency powers - those exist in statute currently
  • Some existing statutory provisions are too broad.  To change them legislatively would require the approval of the Governor.  These could be challenged in court, and HCR2039 wouldn't change that - they can still be challenged.
  • Ensures that 10 days after a Governor declares a state of emergency, the legislature is called into Special Session, and the legislature can, by simple majority, terminate any emergency declaration.
  • Ends the current practice of "active" emergency declarations for decades
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