Amanda King and Elizabeth Haskell, Legislative Council Staff, reviewed the 2020 emergency-related executive orders. A memorandum regarding the executive orders, a copy of the presentation, and a list of COVID-19 related executive orders by topic were distributed to the committee (Attachments A through C). Ms. King reviewed the executive orders issued since Governor Polis declared a disaster emergency on March 11, 2020, related to COVID-19 - in total the Governor has issued 155 executive orders. Ms. King responded to questions from the committee regarding whether any of the executive orders were being litigated. The committee further asked for information regarding whether new law could be enacted through executive order and how many executive orders essentially create new statute or conflict with existing statute. The committee further asked about the intent of the original disaster emergency statute.