Drazkowski, Munson Introduce Bill to Strip Governor Walz of Powers

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.



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  • Natalie Verness
    commented 2020-04-13 20:32:35 -0500
    Time to open up !! 2 weeks was enough. And so unfair to businesses when across the board the rules aren’t equal.
  • Regina Wilson
    commented 2020-04-13 20:29:46 -0500
    It is time to open the State. People have enough common sense to protect themselves and people around them. They don’t need Governor Walz to direct them. Businesses can’t withstand prolonged closures. Destroying people’s lives and livelihoods is not protecting them.
  • Heather Pomeroy
    commented 2020-04-13 20:28:12 -0500
    Open the businesses.
  • Rachel Galle
    commented 2020-04-13 19:59:35 -0500
    We need to reopen. If you can go into a grocery store with more than 10 people why cant you open salons and other buisness. Do you want the self employed to fail? It seems like you do and dont care
  • Kay Larsen-Winkelman
    commented 2020-04-13 19:37:02 -0500
    Open the state , let me go back to work. I am self employed and the Minnesota unemployment page ffice is at a stand still waiting on the labor department. I am unable to collect as promised at this time and when I am able it’s going to be too late. It needs to stop before people get so far behind that we see another collapse and people lose their homes and everything we built.
  • Debbie Carlson
    commented 2020-04-13 19:30:26 -0500
    Open the state! Stop this oppression. The virus effects don’t justify the shutdown
  • Hollie Centko
    commented 2020-04-13 19:29:46 -0500
    Please allow these businesses to reopen. We need them to be able to survive. My sister owns a small sporting good store. Since they’re closed, this means, she, her husband, their son, their daughter all are out of work.

    It seems silly that McDonald’s is open with teens working but my sister’s work is shut down.. nobody can buy rollerblades, street sticks, baseball items.. things to keep humans busy, active in their home or on their lawns..
  • Sean Jeffery
    commented 2020-04-13 19:19:43 -0500
    Recall Walz Immediately
  • Tori Leonhardt
    commented 2020-04-13 19:18:28 -0500
    We need to re-open businesses in our state!
  • Jenna Miller
    commented 2020-04-13 19:11:35 -0500
    Please open the state!
  • Kari Costa
    commented 2020-04-13 18:44:03 -0500
    We need to re-open so that we don’t lose our small businesses and people’s livelihoods
  • Stephen Dougherty
    commented 2020-04-13 18:27:20 -0500
    We need to get back to work. Mortgage payments and property taxes are not going away.
  • Luke Buck
    commented 2020-04-13 17:51:19 -0500
    Minnesotans need to get back to work asap, in a safe and timely manner of course! Take Walz powers away!
  • Barbara Johnson
    commented 2020-04-13 17:09:55 -0500
    We need people to go back to work
  • Vickie Rukavina
    commented 2020-04-13 16:55:31 -0500
    Please get MN back to work. Do whatever it takes.
  • Anonymous
    commented 2020-04-13 16:32:07 -0500
    Many small business will not recover from this fiasco. We can put safety measures in place and allow said non essential, who are essential to our economy, to function.
  • Judy Ness
    commented 2020-04-13 15:39:20 -0500
    Yaaayyy…new house republican caucus!!! Based on facts, we must follow steps to secure our democracy and safety and therefore overcome movements to control medical processes that have NO respect for humanity!
    That includes political agendas of propaganda, population control, human trafficking, socialism, etc!!!!!
  • Sally Jaranson
    commented 2020-04-13 15:38:20 -0500
    WE own a small insurance business in Bemidji,MN and we are already feeling the impact of people not working because they calling our office wondering what is going to happen if they cannot pay their bills. Our companies are giving a 30 day grace period but people are going to still have to come up with this money. WALZ is creating a financial problem for so many families and friends which in turns creates the same for myself, my partner and my employee. This then financially will touch my lenders and companies. Please help us to STOP WALZ NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE AND WE ALL LOSE EVERYTHING! Thank you for reaching out to help us! We all need your help NOW!! PLEASE HELP US BEFORE WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT!
  • Buzz Fritch
    commented 2020-04-13 15:17:25 -0500
    Please get this great state back to work ! People who are in the high risk categories will have to stay home for awhile.
  • Brett Haavisto
    commented 2020-04-13 15:06:34 -0500
    Go with it remove him now
  • June Fleck
    followed this page 2020-04-13 14:30:33 -0500
  • Connie Maros-Wirtz
    commented 2020-04-13 14:18:29 -0500
    Thank you New Republicans. The people demand you sign this. Take this order by Mr. Walz down.
  • Darcy Roemhildt
    commented 2020-04-13 13:28:37 -0500
    Thank God there is some leaders left with common sense!
  • Jake Duesenberg
    published this page in News 2020-04-13 13:08:13 -0500