Wichita, Kansas 2021-06-10 15:04:11 –
Topeka, Kansas (KSNW) – Governor Laura Kelly announced plans to extend the state of emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday.
The governor told the KSN Capitol in an interview that he would seek an extension from the Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council.
“We are planning to ask for an extension,” Kelly said. “We’ve had a conversation, but nothing is formal.”
Due to Senate Bill 273, which was passed by a majority of vetoes in March, the Governor cannot issue a state of emergency himself. The bill restricted the governor’s authority in response to a pandemic and added a council to the decision-making equation.
The Legislative Coordination Council has extended the state of emergency that previously took place from March 12, 2020 to June 15, 2021. The governor had previously called for an extension until June 27, but some members have expressed opposition because they believe in the state. There is no proper exit strategy to get out of an emergency.
The state of emergency allows the state’s Emergency Management Center to coordinate its efforts against the coronavirus. You can also keep the governor’s executive order intact. Some people are worried that the federal emergency management agency’s federal dollar could stop entering the state if the state ends its disaster declaration, but that’s unclear.
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