Recently, your CAPR Webinar team had the opportunity to have a conversation with Cary Condotta about Initiative 1114, The 14 day Emergency Powers Act !
We must Restore the Balance of Power to We the People This initiative will do that by limiting the Emergency Powers Act in Washington State Law. I-1114 limits emergency Proclamations issued by the Governor to no longer than 14 days unless extended by a vote of the Legislature. The Legislature may not extend a proclamation through mere letters from leadership, but must vote. No individual extension may exceed fourteen days.
You can learn more about I-1114 at Restore Washington where you can also learn where to sign a petition, where your local group of Restore Washington is located, or get a petition(s) yourself! This is an initiative to the legislature, so it must be completed before session, and it needs to get completed, counted, and returned as soon as possible!
Here is a link from the Secretary of State to read the petition in full. https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/initiatives/finaltext_1902.pdf
This is the ballot title and measure summary:
Initiative Measure No. 1114 concerns statutory emergency powers.
This measure would limit the Governor’s emergency proclamations and certain emergency regulations to 14 days, unless extended by the Legislature; limit the scope of emergency proclamations; limit judicial review; and reduce criminal penalties.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would limit emergency regulations based on public health, safety, or welfare and emergency proclamations issued by the Governor to 14 days unless extended by the Legislature. Emergency proclamations would be limited to a single county and would have to identify specific facts. Any person could challenge an emergency proclamation in the affected county; judicial review would be expedited and could not be appealed. Violation of emergency orders would be reduced to a misdemeanor.
Cary Condotta is the former State Representative of District 12, with 16 years of legislative experience, he hosts the show "The 12th District" on NCWLife TV, and is co-founder of Restore Washington.