Tracking emergency power reform efforts across the nation
Maine Policy Institute is tracking the status of legislation across the country to reform the scope of emergency executive authority, or the process by which an emergency is declared, renewed or terminated in each state.
Lawmakers from at least 46 states have introduced legislation to reform emergency executive power this session. Alaska, Iowa, South Dakota and Vermont are the only states where there is no pending legislation to reform emergency executive power this legislative session.
Twelve states have already passed reforms: Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.
The map below will be updated as these bills maneuver the legislative process in their respective states.