Violation of state, county or city emergency orders in Mont Belvieu is now punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 per occurrence following action by the City Council Monday night.

In a brief meeting made public by way of online video, the council approved the law that provides a specific penalty for violating such order. While it listed current orders related to COVID-19 in a preamble, it applies to any “Executive Order, Disaster Declaration, Disaster Proclamation issued by the Texas Governor, County Judge, or Mont Belvieu acting Mayor in accordance with Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code, as amended.”

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baytownbert

With every motion passed, so does individual freedom disappear. MB council should be very careful about the Utopia they believe they are creating in that community. I would never vote to approve this measure and take away the freedom of my neighbors.

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