Social work; unlawful for person not licensed by Board of Social Work to use title social worker. (HB2037)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Social work; title protection.  Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person not licensed by the Board of Social Work to use the title "Social Worker" in writing or in advertising in connection with his practice unless he simultaneously uses the clarifying initials signifying a degree in social work. The bill provides exceptions for federally required and defined social workers in nursing homes and hospices and has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103814D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2011Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
01/18/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Read first time
01/20/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2011Read third time and passed House (91-Y 4-N)
01/21/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2037)
01/24/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/03/2011Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Rereferred to Education and Health
02/08/2011Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/17/2011Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Committee substitute printed 11105265D-S1
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2037S1)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105265D-S1
02/21/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2037S1
02/21/2011Passed Senate with substitute (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Passed by for the day
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Passed Senate with substitute (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Placed on Calendar
02/23/2011Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105265D-S1 (95-Y 2-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2037ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/07/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2037ER)
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 1-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB2037ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 794 (effective 7/1/13)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.