SB3026 S JUD AMT #1 10-12

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The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Senate Bill 3026—A Bill to amend and reenact §16-2-2, §16-2-11, and §16-2-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to local boards of health; defining the terms “enforcement activity”, “enhanced public health services”, ”guidance”, “health order”, “local health department rule”, “local rule”, and “state rule”; clarifying the authority of local health departments to adopt and promulgate local health department rules; requiring that local health department rules not acted  upon by a county commission or appointing authority within 30 days of their issuance becomes void; exempting from the aforementioned 30-day provision local health department rules in effect on or before March 4, 2021; clarifying that local health officers have the authority to enforce state rules, local rules, and local health department rules; and clarifying local health officers’ authority to engage in enforcement activities, issue guidance, and orders.