California State Senator Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinor) has introduced two bills that would end the state of emergency in California while also prohibiting the state from revoking licenses or penalizing small business owners who fail to comply with COVID-19 orders.
“Business owners are draining their finances to comply with COVID regulations, and Gavin Newsom has continued to change the rules with no data to support,” said Melendez.
SB 102: This bill would prohibit the Department of Consumer Affairs, a board within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from revoking a license for failure to comply with any COVID-19 emergency orders unless the board or department can prove that lack of compliance resulted in transmission of COVID-19. More info
SCR-5 State of emergency: COVID-19: termination.
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. More info