Administrative Process Act; amends by renumbering provisions of various codes. (HB2537)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administrative Process Act. Amends the Administrative Process Act by renumbering provisions relating to the promulgation of regulations by state agencies including public notice and participation. In addition the bill clarifies the process for promulgating emergency regulations and provides for such regulations to be adopted, in certain instances, upon consultation with the Attorney General and approval of the Governor. Under the bill, the duration of an emergency regulation may be extended for up to six months beyond the initial one year effective period if approved by the Governor. The bill also (i) changes the venue for informal fact finding proceedings and formal hearings to the city or county where the administrative agency maintains its principal office or as the parties may otherwise agree, (ii) authorizes agencies using the fast track rulemaking process to provide for a public comment period of 30 days after the publication of the regulation in the Virginia Register and requires the Department of Planning and Budget to provide economic impact analysis within 21 days for such regulations, and (iii) authorizes an additional 30 days for the Department of Planning and Budget to complete fiscal impact statements under certain circumstances. The bill makes technical amendments and removes an obsolete provision. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078578105
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2007Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
01/18/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2537)
02/02/2007Committee substitute printed 070938488-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2537H1)
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070938488-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2537H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2007Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read third time
02/19/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2007Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Placed on Calendar
02/21/2007Senate amendments agreed to by House (93-Y 1-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2537ER)
03/07/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2537ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 873 (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2537ER2)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0873)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1139.