Senate passes 3 virus bills, some vaccination sites to close
May 27, 2021
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill aimed at curtailing the governor's authority during future pandemics or other emergencies has cleared the state Senate.
Under current law, the governor can declare a state of emergency and renew it every 21 days as long as he or she finds it necessary to protect public safety and welfare, though the Legislature can vote to terminate it.
The bill passed Thursday would change the renewal date to 30 days and would allow the Legislature to terminate not just a state of emergency but any emergency order issued by the governor. It also would require the governor to s...