The House amended Senate Bill 66, adding the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to the Emergency Planning Commission, in addition to the Senate Minority Leader and the House Minority Leader. Further, this bill compels the Commission to meet within 30 days of the initiation a state of emergency due to a public health emergency for the purposes of discussing and evaluating, in an advisory capacity to the Governor, the response to the public health emergency.
The bill would then require the Commission to continue meeting at least every 30 days until the termination of the state of emergency due to a public health emergency.
The Senate, which had already passed the bill unanimously in mid-June, and did so again when presented the amended version.
|Senate Bill 66 – Reforming the Public Health Emergency Planning Commission||Currrent Status – Senate Passed 21-0. House Amended and passed 40-0-1. Senate passed again 21-0. Sent to the governor.|
|House Sponsors – Yearick, Briggs King, Hilovsky, Smith // Bolden||Senate Sponsors – Buckson, Hocker, Lawson, Pettyjohn, Wilson|
|House Yes Votes – Baumbach Bolden Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Harris Heffernan Johnson Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Morrison Neal Osienski Parker-Selby Phillips Romer Schwartzkopf Williams Wilson-Anton // Briggs King Collins Dukes Gray Hensley Hilovsky Morris Postles Ramone Short Shupe Smith Spiegelman Vanderwende Yearick||Senate Yes Votes – Brown Gay Hansen Hoffner Huxtable Lockman Mantzavinos McBride Paradee Pinkney Poore Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh // Buckson Hocker Lawson Pettyjohn Richardon Wilson|
|House No Votes – None||Senate No Votes – None|
|House Absents or Not Voting – Moore||Senate Absent or Not Voting – None|