Spouses of military service members; expediting issuance of business licenses, etc. (HB937)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professions and occupations; expediting the issuance of licenses for spouses of military service members.  Requires a regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Department of Health Professions, or any board named in Title 54.1 to establish procedures to expedite the issuance of a license, permit, certificate, or other document, however styled or denominated, required for the practice of any business, profession, or occupation in the Commonwealth, including the issuance of a temporary permit, to an applicant (i) holding the same or similar license, permit, certificate, or other document required for the practice of any business, profession, or occupation issued by another jurisdiction, (ii) whose spouse is the subject of a military transfer to the Commonwealth, and (iii) who left employment to accompany the applicant's spouse to Virginia, if, in the opinion of the board, the requirements for the issuance of the license, permit, certificate, or other document in such other jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to those required in the Commonwealth. The bill limits to six months the duration of any temporary permit issued. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100980D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/25/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB937)
01/31/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12104953D-H1
02/06/2012Read first time
02/07/2012Read second time
02/07/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104953D-H1
02/07/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB937H1
02/08/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB937H1)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105669D-S1
02/27/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105669D-S1
03/01/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB937S1
03/01/2012Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Placed on Calendar
03/05/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105669D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB937ER)
03/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB937ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 604 (effective - see bill)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.