Roberts, Ugenti-Rita Introduce Bills Calling For End To Ducey’s Emergency Declaration

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PHOENIX – Rep. Bret Roberts and Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita have introduced mirror versions of legislation in their respective chambers calling for an end to Governor Doug Ducey’s State Emergency Declaration.

HCR 2006, resolves “that pursuant to section 26-303, subsection F, Arizona Revised 34 Statutes, the Legislature declares that the Declaration of Emergency issued by the Governor on March 11, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak is at an end and is terminated.”

“I recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented situation in Arizona’s history, but the power to act unilaterally and infringe upon the freedom and liberty of Arizonans must have legislative oversight and review,” said Representative Roberts. “Now
that the Legislature is back in session, it is incumbent upon us to work in collaboration with the Governor to find legislative solutions for the issues brought about by the pandemic. It’s time to stop relying upon emergency power to address these issues.”

“I am happy to help lead the House in expediting the process and support the termination of the emergency declaration because I feel that this is the most important resolution that we could vote on this session, and I am excited to be working with members in the House and
Senate who share this view,” added Roberts.

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