Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; issuance of temporary licenses, etc. (SB474)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foreign business entities; temporary certificates.  Establishes a mechanism for the State Corporation Commission to issue a temporary certificate of authority to transact business in the Commonwealth to a foreign stock or nonstock corporation that (i) has applied for a certificate of authority to transact business and paid the applicable fee and (ii) is in good standing in the state where it is incorporated. The temporary certificate shall be issued without additional charge and shall be valid for 30 days or until the Commission has issued the permanent certificate, whichever occurs first. A similar provision is established for foreign limited liability companies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102387D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB474)
02/15/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Committee substitute printed 10104783D-S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104783D-S1
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB474S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/2010Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/23/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2010Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB474S1)
03/02/2010Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read second time
03/04/2010Read third time
03/04/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/04/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB474ER)
03/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB474ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/12/2010Signed by President
04/08/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 260 (effective 7/1/10)
04/08/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB739 and HB792.