Mich. lawmakers vote to repeal law used by Dem Gov. Whitmer to impose COVID-19 restrictions

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer arrives to speak at Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan, on October 16, 2020. - Joe Biden on October 16, 2020 described President Donald Trump's reluctance to denounce white supremacists as "stunning" in a hard-hitting speech in battleground Michigan with 18 days to go until the election. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer arrives to speak at Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Mich. on October 16, 2020. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:38 PM PT – Saturday, July 24, 2021

Michigan state lawmakers voted to repeal a decades-old law which gave Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the authority to impose COVID restrictions. In a 60 to 48 vote on Thursday, the state’s House of Representatives passed a bill scrapping the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945.

The State Senate has already approved the legislation last week and it will now go into effect 91 days after the legislature ends its session.

“Hundreds of thousands of our families, friends and neighbors changed Michigan forever when they decided they had enough and stood up to make a difference,” said Rep. Jason Wentworth (R-Mich.). “They deserve a state government that is willing to do the same. They’ve earned that much. That’s why we had their back today and put this petition into law.”

The bill stems from an initiative to repeal the law by a group called Unlock Michigan, which was backed by more than 540,000 Michiganders. Under state law, Whitmer is unable to veto the legislation given it originated from a petition push.

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