Initiative Paperwork Filed to Limit Government Authority During Public Health Crises

This week, paperwork was filed with the California Attorney General’s Office for an initiative statute to limit the government’s role to an advisory capacity during any health crisis. According to the initiative, government would be allowed to issue public service announcements and/or health advisories. However, governments would be prohibited from issuing any executive orders that impact any private businesses, public beaches, state parks, places of worship, or personal freedoms.

The proposed initiative undergoes a public comment period before moving to a signature collection period. Additional information on the proposed initiative is available here.