HB 157

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 09, 2022
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Public health emergency; emergency orders and regulations, limitations.


Public health emergency; emergency orders andregulations; limitations. Provides that any emergency order orregulation adopted by the Board of Health shall be valid for no morethan 45 days and that such order may be extended by the Board fora subsequent period of 45 days, provided that the Board providesnotice and receives public comment on the order or regulation proposedto be extended, but that in no case shall such emergency order or regulation be valid for more than 18 months from the effective dateof the initial order or regulation. The bill also provides that inany case in which the Commissioner of Health exercises the authorityof the Board to enact an emergency order or regulation, such orderor regulation shall be valid for no more than 45 days from the effectivedate of the order or regulation unless the Board adopts an orderor regulation to such effect. Thebill also limits the duration of an emergency temporary standardadopted by the Safety and Health Codes Board to 45 days and providesfor an extension of such emergency temporary standard for a subsequentperiod of 45 days, provided that the Board provides notice and receivespublic comment on the emergency temporary standard proposed to beextended. However, no emergency temporary order shall be valid fora period of more than six months.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Feb 15, 2022


Left in Rules

Jan 25, 2022


Impact statement from DPB (HB157)

Jan 09, 2022


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102279D


Referred to Committee on Rules

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102279D PDF HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB157F122.PDF PDF


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