State Health Commissioner; local health directors, qualifications. (SB993)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Health Commissioner; local health director; additional degrees. Allows the State Health Commissioner and local health directors to either be physicians, as required under existing law, or possess a Doctor of Public Health degree, a Master of Public Health degree, or a doctoral degree in the area of public health as an alternative to the current requirement. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104539D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106975D-S1
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106975D-S1
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB993S1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB993S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/25/2020Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/04/2020Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions