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General Assembly; legislation increasing regulation or establishing initial regulation.
Provides that whenever a legislative bill requiring the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to increase or begin regulation of a profession or occupation is filed during any session of the General Assembly, the chairman of the committee to which the bill is referred is required to request the Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation to prepare an evaluation of the legislation using the statutory criteria for professional and occupational regulation. The bill removes the current requirement that the Division of Legislative Services identify and forward to the Board bills requiring such evaluation. The bill requires the Board to submit its evaluation to the appropriate Clerk within 10 months for transmittal to the patron of the bill and the chairman of the committee to which the bill was referred.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 30-19.03:1.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 30-19.03:1.3. Evaluations to be prepared for legislation increasing or beginning regulation of an occupation.
A. For the purposes of this section, "regulation" means any statement of general application, having the force of law and affecting the rights or conduct of any person, adopted by an agency in accordance with the authority conferred on it by the Constitution and applicable statutes of the Commonwealth.
B. When any legislative bill requiring the Department of
Professional and Occupational Regulation to increase or begin regulation of
an a profession or occupation is filed during any session of the General
Assembly, the chairman of the committee to which the
bill is referred shall request that the Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation
(the Board) shall prepare an evaluation of the legislation using the
criteria outlined in � 54.1-311.
The Division of Legislative
Services shall examine all bills filed during any legislative session for the
purpose of identifying and forwarding to the Board those bills requiring an
evaluation pursuant to this section. As soon thereafter as may be practicable, the The Board shall forward copies
of such evaluations to the Clerk of the House of Delegates for House bills and
to the Clerk of the Senate for Senate bills no later than 10 months after receipt of
the bill for transmittal to
each patron of the legislation and to the chairman of each committee of the
General Assembly to consider the same.
, and agencies of government , and the Division of
Legislative Services are directed to make available such
information and assistance as the Board may request in preparing the
evaluations required by this section.
|01/06/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102264D|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Rules|