Legislature OKs letting governor's emergency powers expire
May 22, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up its 2020 session on Friday after approving a resolution that calls for sweeping powers granted to the governor under a health emergency to expire at the end of the month.
The resolution calls for powers granted to the governor under the never-before-used Catastrophic Health Emergency Powers Act to expire on May 30. Those powers include allowing the governor to temporarily suspend laws and regulations that interfere with the state's ability to respond to the pandemic. It also gives the governor the authority to redirect state employe...