Small businesses; clarifies process review of existing regulations. (SB1070)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulatory flexibility for small businesses; periodic review.  Clarifies the process for the notice of completion of the small business impact statement and review of existing regulations to minimize the economic impact of regulations on small businesses. The bill (i) changes the periodic review requirement from five years to four years to conform to the procedures for regulatory review adopted by each Governor under 2.2-4013 and 2.2-4017, (ii) adds a requirement to publish a notice of the review and report of the findings in the Virginia Register of Regulations and post the notice on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall, and (iii) provides for a 21-day public comment period after publication of the notice.

The bill is recommended by the Virginia Code Commission based on a report of the Administrative Law Advisory Committee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100913D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1070)
01/19/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2011Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read second time
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/17/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1070ER)
02/23/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1070ER)
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
03/21/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 315 (effective 7/1/11)
03/21/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0315)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2006.


Bubberella writes:

I predict that this will set off a wave of meaningless gesture throughout state government as agencies rush to comply with a new APA requirement that has little to no applicability to the programs they administer. I'd like to see a cost-benefit analysis of this new requirement, particularly since as the APA process expands in length and complexity, the General Assembly exempts more and more agencies and programs from the process. Call me a cynic.