Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; powers and duties of regulatory boards. (HB1641)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; powers and duties of regulatory boards; waiver of informal fact-finding conference. Requires any regulator board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to provide a regulant subject to a disciplinary action with a notice advising the regulant of his right to be heard at an informal fact-finding conference pursuant to the Administrative Process Act. The bill requires that the notice state that if the regulant does not request an informal fact-finding conference within 30 days of receipt of the notice, the board may issue a case decision with judicial review of the case decision. The bill provides that the required notice is to be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested or, if agreed to by the parties, electronic means, provided that the board retains sufficient proof of the electronic delivery, which may be an electronic receipt of delivery, a confirmation that the notice was sent by facsimile, or a certificate of service prepared by the sender confirming the electronic delivery. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101302D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1641)
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2013Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read first time
01/22/2013Read second time
01/22/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1641E
01/22/2013Printed as engrossed 13101302D-E
01/23/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/30/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1641E)
02/11/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1641ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1641ER)
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 486 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)


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 30 seconds.