x
Breaking News
More () »

Knoxville Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports | WBIR.com

House passes bill on Board of Health power

The measure would give authority to the mayor to make health policies during a county-wide health emergency.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A bill to strip power from the Knox County Board of Health and give it to the county mayor passed the state house.

Knoxville representative Jason Zachary is the bill's sponsor.

The measure would give authority to the mayor to make health policies during a county-wide health emergency.

The bill still needs to pass the Senate before heading to the governor's desk.