HB129: Public health; Board of Health may declare area hazardous thereto and require sewer services.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 32.1-13 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 32.1-13. Emergency orders and regulations.
A. The Board may make separate orders and regulations to meet any emergency, not provided for by general regulations, for the purpose of suppressing nuisances dangerous to the public health and communicable, contagious and infectious diseases and other dangers to the public life and health.
B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Board may declare an area a hazard to the public health and require that sewer service be offered if existing sewer service is available within one-half mile of the affected area and sufficient capacity exists.