Public health emergency; emergency orders and regulations, limitations. (HB157)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), and Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public health emergency; emergency orders and regulations; limitations. Provides that any emergency order or regulation adopted by the Board of Health shall be valid for no more than 45 days and that such order may be extended by the Board for a subsequent period of 45 days, provided that the Board provides notice and receives public comment on the order or regulation proposed to be extended, but that in no case shall such emergency order or regulation be valid for more than 18 months from the effective date of the initial order or regulation. The bill also provides that in any case in which the Commissioner of Health exercises the authority of the Board to enact an emergency order or regulation, such order or regulation shall be valid for no more than 45 days from the effective date of the order or regulation unless the Board adopts an order or regulation to such effect. The bill also limits the duration of an emergency temporary standard adopted by the Safety and Health Codes Board to 45 days and provides for an extension of such emergency temporary standard for a subsequent period of 45 days, provided that the Board provides notice and receives public comment on the emergency temporary standard proposed to be extended. However, no emergency temporary order shall be valid for a period of more than six months. Read the Bill »

Status

01/09/2022: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102279D
01/09/2022Committee

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