SB373 HFA Poore, et al 3-4 #1

    Delegates Poore, Perdue, Guthrie, Hunt, Wells, McCuskey, Lane, Skinner, Ellem and Longstreth move to amend the Finance Committee amendment on page twenty, preceding line fifteen, by inserting the following:

    “§16-1-9e Long-term Medical Study

    The Bureau of Public Health shall create, organize and implement a longitudinally (long-term) medical study relating to the chemical spill that occurred on January 9, 2014, and which exposed the public to chemicals, including 4-methylcyclohexane.

    The commissioner shall promulgate emergency and legislative rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this article, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.

    The Bureau of Public Health shall seek and attempt to obtain funds from city, county, state and/or federal funding resources, available to them prior to and following the effective date of this article to provide financial assistance to create, conduct and complete said medical study: Provided, That if sufficient funding appears unfeasible to create, conduct and complete said study by the Bureau of Public Health, a complete and detailed report shall be made to the Joint Committee on Health, stating the same by the first Interim Committee meeting convening in 2015 regarding the reasons why such funding could not be obtained.”