Constitutional amendment; powers of General Assembly, limitations (first reference). (HJ564)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly powers; limitations. Provides that the General Assembly may suspend or nullify any or all portions of any administrative rule or regulation by joint resolution agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each house. The General Assembly may designate a joint legislative commission or pair of standing committees representing both houses to suspend any administrative rule or regulation during the interim when the General Assembly is not in a regular session. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100534D
12/10/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2013Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HJ537-Habeeb)
02/05/2013Left in Privileges and Elections


Carolyn Caywood writes:

Is this supposed to be an example of limited government? I do not think we need the General Assembly to second-guess every administrative rule or regulation in the state. There is already a terrible power imbalance between the state government and the government closest to the people. Don't make it worse.

stephen writes:

This has a bad smell to it and gives to much control to one group.