SD Republican Introduces Bill that would allow state to Reject Biden Executive Orders

Republican State Rep. Aaron Aylward has introduced HB 1994, a bill that seeks to give the state’s attorney general the authority to review executive orders issued by the president of the United States and the ability to reject them.

Per KeloLand “The bill takes a broad view, stating that no executive order may be implemented “that restricts a person’s rights.”

The proposed bill would also allow the attorney general to block implementation of any order deemed unconstitutional if the order refers to:”

A pandemic or other public health emergency
The regulation of natural resources
The regulation of the agricultural industry
The regulation of land use
The regulation of the financial sector through the imposition of environmental, social, or governance standards, or
The regulation of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms

Rep. Aaron Aylward was asked by Keloland “What was the impetus behind this bill? Have certain actions been taken by the president so far that raise concerns?”

Aylward responded “This isn’t just a President Biden issue but rather an overall executive overreach issue that we’ve been experiencing for a long time. The U.S. Congress has abdicated their duty for a long time in different areas. This bill is simply setting up a process to nullify acts that would be unconstitutional. When looking at the U.S. Constitution, the President only has the powers that are laid out in Article II.”