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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: March 4, 2022 10:06 AM
From: Representative Jessica Benham
To: All House members
Subject: Preparing Departments for Future Emergencies
No one could have predicted the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic or the detrimental effect it would have on so many aspects of our lives.  This unforeseen emergency also meant that many of our government services and administrative departments were pushed past their breaking point.  It is important that we take action now to safeguard our government bureaucracy and prevent any disruption in the vital roles that government plays in our communities.
We must prepare today for the potential crises of tomorrow, which is why I plan to introduce legislation to require that biannual reports submitted to the governor contain an assessment of any potential weaknesses or risks that may exist within an administrative department.  Each report must further detail the necessary actions needed to address these inherent weaknesses.  This is an important step forward in preparing our state government for future emergencies.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this commonsense legislation so that future emergencies do not threaten to undermine the great services offered by our state government.  Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Introduced as HB2509