(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Senate is advancing a bill that would change the way emergency declarations are made. The bill would allow legislative leaders to request a special session during a state of emergency. The governor would have seven days to respond to the request, and if the governor approves it, lawmakers would meet within 15 days. If the governor doesn't approve the request, the state of emergency would end in 30 days. The measure passed the Senate unanimously and is headed back to the House. Governor Doug Burgum has spoken out against similar bills.