Sen. Kelly Seeks to Stop Extension of Emergency Powers, Calls for Immediate Review of Executive Orders

March 24, 2021

HARTFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) today wrote to Governor Ned Lamont to request he immediately organize a series of meetings with all legislative leaders to review each COVID-related executive order to determine whether each needs to be codified, modified or terminated.


Sen. Kelly also requested that all legislative leaders make this a priority and outlined a series of deadlines in his letter that would give the General Assembly enough time to collaborate, review and vote on each order prior to April 20, 2021.


“We must give fairness, consistency and direction to the people of Connecticut. It is not fair to expect people to make decisions based on government orders that only apply for 30-day increments. We must determine which orders need to become law and restore three equal branches of government,” Sen. Kelly wrote.


“While CT Republicans requested this process to begin in January, Democrat legislative leaders did not advance this effort. I was disappointed conversations did not occur earlier, but there is still nearly a month to complete the work necessary to pass legislation and create the stability our residents deserve with all voices at the table.”


Read Senator Kelly’s letter to Governor Lamont.