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St. Joseph Co. Commissioners Veto Mask Fine Ordinance


The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has vetoed the county’s face mask fine measure, just a week after the County Council voted to extend it.

The measure allows the health department to fine businesses up to $250 for failing to enforce mask-wearing among employees. 


The County Council voted last week to keep the ordinance in place until the health department’s mask order expires at the end of May. 


On Tuesday, the Commissioners voted 2-1 to veto the ordinance, with Commissioner Andy Kostielney voting to keep it in place. 


The County Council can override that veto with at least six votes. Last week, seven council members voted in favor of extending the ordinance.


The council’s next committee meeting will be on Tuesday, April 27.


Contact Gemma atgdicarlo@wvpe.orgor follow her on Twitter at@gemma_dicarlo.


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