The resolution would not extend any of the executive orders but would prolong Whitmer’s authority to issue or amend those orders another 23 days, said Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake.

Such a move would extend the declaration until April 30, the same day that federal guidance on social distancing requirements is currently set to expire.

The Legislature is scheduled to meet Tuesday to consider the concurrent resolution in what is expected to be a unique session with protocols in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“It will be safer than going to the grocery store,” Shirkey said.