FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sen. Steve Nass (608) 266-2635
DHS Scope Statement – Officially Withdrawn by Department
Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR), released the following statement in response to the Department of Health Services (DHS) withdrawing Scope Statement (SS 040-20) to implement an Emergency Rule restoring elements of Public Health Order #28 referred to as Safer At Home and Public Health Order #31 referred to as the Badger Bounce Back Plan:
“Governor Evers’ Administration is formally withdrawing the scope statement necessary to draft an emergency rule reinstating elements of the Safer At Home Order that was struck down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
This is an important development for the citizens of Wisconsin desiring a path forward that recognizes both a need to utilize lawful approaches in protecting the public health and rebuilding our seriously damaged economy.
I have great faith in the people of Wisconsin making the decisions necessary to fight and defeat Covid-19 without excessive government coercion.”