On July 21, State Senator Melissa Melendez introduced a bill that would end the California State of Emergency. The bill is being held in the Rules Committee and not being brought forward to the senate floor to weight in on the order.
The bill, SCR-93, would take away Governor Gavin Newsom’s control powers to close businesses and schools.
Melendez says she will motion to hear the Bill everyday while in session.
If the bill would does pass, it would put power back in local control for local Board of Supervisors to make the decision on whether or not to stay shutdown.
According to the bill:
This measure, in accordance with specified law, would declare that the state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor on March 4, 2020, is at an end, thereby terminating the emergency powers granted to the Governor as a result of that proclamation.