Assembly Bill 1075, introduced by Assemblyman Gallagher (R-Chico), would authorize the Governor to exercise state of emergency powers only within 60 days and require that a state of emergency automatically terminate 60 days after the Governor’s proclamation unless the Legislature chooses to extend it. Under current law, the Governor is given the power to proclaim termination of a state of emergency at the earliest possible date that conditions warrant. Recent COVID “emergency declarations” were in place for 3 years without any requirement for the legislature to oversee the governor’s overly broad powers.

This bill would prevent future extreme overreach and abuse of executive power by the Governor as exercised during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sign this petition to tell the California Legislature to vote YES on AB 1075.