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HB 1272 (2022)

Limit the authority of local health officers in making bylaws or ordinances related to public health

Summary:

Limits the authority of local health officers in making bylaws or ordinances relating to public health matters. In particular, this bill states, "no bylaw or ordinance made by a local health officer shall be repugnant to the constitution or laws of this state, and such bylaws and ordinances shall take effect and be in force from the time adopted for not longer than 10 days, without the sanction or confirmation of any other authority. Such ordinances may be adopted only for the purpose of addressing locations that present a clear and present danger."

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