Administrative Process Act; judicial review of certain regulations. (HB644)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administrative Process Act; judicial review of certain regulations. Provides that in any court action brought by a person affected by and claiming the unlawfulness of any regulation on the basis that an agency failed to follow any procedure for the promulgation or adoption of a regulation specified in this chapter or in such agency's basic law, the burden shall be upon the party complaining of the agency action to designate and demonstrate the unlawfulness of the regulation by a preponderance of the evidence. The bill provides that if the court finds in favor of the party complaining of the agency action, the court shall declare the regulation null and void and remand the case to the agency for further proceedings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102141D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #4
01/18/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB644)
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/22/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB644ER)
02/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB644ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 359 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)