Administrative Process Act; issues on review, duty of court. (SB944)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administrative Process Act; issues on review. Provides that when a final decision of an agency is appealed under the Administrative Process Act and the decision on review is to be made based on the agency record established from a formal hearing, the duty of the court with respect to issues of fact is to determine whether there was substantial evidence in the record to support the agency decision. The bill also provides that in such appeals the duty of the court with respect to issues of law is to review the agency decision de novo. In addition, the bill provides that the court shall enter judgment either setting aside, modifying, remanding, or affirming the order or decision of the agency. Under the bill the court may augment the agency record in whole or in part upon motion of either party. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103383D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB944)
01/21/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Read second time
01/24/2013Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB944E
01/24/2013Printed as engrossed 13103383D-E
01/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB944E)
01/25/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/06/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/14/2013Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB944
02/19/2013Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB944ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/26/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB944ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 619 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)


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.