Rep Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) introduced a joint resolution today that would terminate Governor Walz' Emergency Powers. Walz just announced the extension of his emergency powers, citing authority granted in State Statute 12.31 Subd. 2. That chapter of the law also states that a majority of both the House and Senate can remove the Governor's emergency powers, which is the purpose of Drazkowski's resolution.
Joining him on the resolution are members from the New House Republican Caucus: Reps Jeremy Munson, Cal Bahr and Tim Miller. Language of the resolution is posted here. Here's what the resolution says:
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Minnesota, the Senate concurring, that the legislature exercises its authority under Minnesota Statutes, section 12.31, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), terminating the peacetime emergency declared under Executive Order 20-01.
The Minnesota House is scheduled to convene on Tuesday, April 14th at noon for a floor session. It's unlikely that the Democrat controlled chamber would move the bill, but we expect to see a motion made by Rep Drazkowski on the floor.
Action 4 Liberty supports this resolution and calls for an end to Walz' emergency powers. We need to open Minnesota's economy back up in a safe and reasonable way.
URGENT: Contact your legislator and tell them to support Drazkowski's resolution to terminate Governor Walz' Emergency Powers.