General Assembly; JLARC to review fiscal impact statements for executive orders when requested. (SB680)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from 20 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon), Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian), Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

General Assembly; Joint Legislation Audit and Review Commission; fiscal impact statements for executive orders. Provides that at the request of any member of the General Assembly, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (the Commission) shall review any executive order issued by the Governor and prepare a statement reflecting the potential fiscal impact of the executive order on the operations of state government. The bill requires copies of the impact statement to be provided to the requesting General Assembly member and the membership of the standing committee of both houses of the General Assembly to which matters relating to the content of the executive order are most properly referable. Read the Bill »

Status

03/10/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104241D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB680)
02/05/2016Reported from Rules with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB680E
02/09/2016Printed as engrossed 16104241D-E
02/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB680E)
02/10/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Placed on Calendar
02/12/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
02/29/2016Reported from Rules with amendment (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Read second time
03/02/2016Read third time
03/02/2016Committee amendment agreed to
03/02/2016Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2016Passed House with amendment (65-Y 32-N)
03/02/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016House amendment agreed to by Senate (31-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Enrolled
03/08/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB680ER)
03/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB680ER)
03/08/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

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 7 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENTS FOR EXECUTIVE ORDERS WITH AN AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM COLONIAL HEIGHTS, MR. COX.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights): MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, OPPOSED, NO. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights): SB 680 REQUIRES AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OR HOUSE REVIEW AN ORDER ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR AND PREPARE A IMPACT STATEMENT. STAFF PROVIDING COPIES OF THE STATEMENT TO THE REQUESTING CHAIRMAN ONLY, NOT THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS OR AMENDMENT. AND SO THAT IS WHAT THE BILL DOES. I HOPE IT WILL BE THE PLEASURE OF THE THOUSANDS PASS THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE MR. TOSCANO.

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville): WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR A QUESTION?

[Unknown]: I YIELD.

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville): GENTLEMAN YIELDS.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, I ASK THE GENTLEMAN DOES HE KNOW HOW MANY EXECUTIVE ORDERS WERE ISSUED BY GOVERNOR McDONALD AND ABOUT HOW MANY BY GOVERNOR McAULIFFE. I DO NOT BUT WE GAVE JLARK THE ABILITY TO DO THIS WITH LEGISLATION AND I THINK IT MAKES SENSE. MR. SPEAKER, SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN HAS THE FLOOR.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE WITH HIS BILL, AUTHORIZING THE CHAIR OF ANY COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OR SENATE, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY THERE ARE, BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THEM. TO ASK J LARK TO PASS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER. I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THIS GOVERNOR BUT I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 50. YOU CAN MULTIPLY THAT BY HOW MANY CHAIRS AND I BELIEVE THAT GOVERNOR McDONALD ISSUED ALMOST THE SAME NUMBER, IF NOT MORE. SO THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE WORK LOAD TO BE INCREASED. ADMITTEDLY, SOME EXECUTIVE ORDERS ARE ROUTINE AND NOBODY IS GOING TO ASK ABOUT THEM. AND SOME AREN'T. BEYOND THAT, THESE ARE EXECUTIVE ORDERS. THIS IS SOMETHING THE GOVERNOR DOES. IT'S THE PROVIDENCE OF THE EVERY TIME WE TURN AROUND, WE WANT ACROSS SEPARATION OF POWERS LINE. WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER AND THE SAME THING CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU HAVE A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR. LET GOVERNORS ISSUE THEIR EXECUTIVE ORDERS. IF WE DON'T LIKE THE EXECUTIVE EXECUTIVE. ORDERS WE'LL PASS REGISTRATION THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T DO THAT. LET'S SAY WE'RE NOT GOING TO IMPOSE MORE BURDENS ON J LARK WHO IS BEHIND ON DOING STUDIES WE HAVE AUTHORIZED THEM TO DO AND DO MORE STUDIES JUST BECAUSE WE DON'T LIKE THEM. THANK YOU.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM ROCK RIDGE, MR. CLINE.

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst): MR. SPEAKER, WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR A QUESTION.

[Unknown]: IF I CAN GET UP, YES, I WILL YIELD.

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst): MR. SPEAKER, I'M PLEASED TO KNOW HE'S INTERESTED IN THE SEPARATION OF POWERS. IS HE NOT AWARE THAT THEY GIVE US ORDER THAT'S HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH?

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, I THINK I'M, I THINK THEY'RE REQUIRED TO DO THAT AND I THINK WE HAVE HAD THAT PRACTICE FOR YEARS AND IT HELPS US FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO WITH LEGISLATION THCHL IS VERY DIFFERENT. THIS HAS TO DO WITH HAVING J LARK DO A STUDY OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WE'RE NOT CONSIDERING PASSING. MR. SPEAKER, WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR ANOTHER YES? YES, SIR, I WILL. GENTLEMAN YIELDS. WON'T BE IT RESPONSIBLE AS KEEPERS OF THE PURSE OF THE TAXPAYER COMMONWEALTH TO EXERCISE SOME OVERSIGHT OVER THE ACTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AS THE GENTLEMAN STATED WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER? I WOULD SAY IT'S PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE TO EXTEND OVERSIGHT AND WE DO THAT THROUGH WE DON'T JUST SAY ANY CHAIRMAN LEGISLATION. CAN ASK J LARK TO DO A STUDY. WE PUT A BILL IN AND WE GO THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND SEE IF THE BILL PASSES. THAT IS THE WAY IT WORKS DOWN HERE, I HOPE WE CAN KEEP IT THAT WAY. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. HEIGHTS MR. COX.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM COLONIAL

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, IF I CAN SPEAK TO THE BILL. MR. SPEAKER, J LARK DOES STUDIES WHICH ARE OF COURSE VERY IMPACTFUL BUT TAKE A LOT OF STAFF WORK. THIS IS SIMPLY, IF YOU LOOK AT THE LANGUAGE, IT SAYS POTENTIAL IMPACT OF STATE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN IF YOU WOULD DO FOR A BILL. J LARK WAS ASKED THE QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN ABSORB THIS AND THEY SAID THEY COULD. I WOULD SAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TRANSPARENCY IN THIS BODY. SEEMS LIKE AN OBVIOUS THING YOU'D WANT TO KNOW FOR REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS. I HOPE THE HOUSE WILL PASS THE SENATE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM PRINCE WILLIAM, MR. MARSHAL.

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas): SPEAKING TO THE MEASURE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN HAS THE FLOOR.

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas): THE GENTLEMAN FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE RAISED THE OPTION THAT THIS MAY BURDEN J I WITH CALL ATTENTION TO THE LARK. MEMBERS THAT THIS PASSED THE OTHER BODY WHOSE NAME WILL NOT PASS BY LIPS BY 40-0. PRESUMABLY, SOME MEMBERS OF J LARK VOTED FOR THIS AND DID NOT THINK IT WAS AN EXCESSIVE BURDEN.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE BILL PASS? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYE, 65, NO.
ANY SXKTIVE ORZ AND THE FISCAL IMPACT OF THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THE CHANGE THAT THE HOUSE MADE WAS TO MAKE THE DESIGNATED REQUESTER ONLY A CHAIRMAN OF A COMMITTEE AS OPPOSED TO ANY NEBRASKA, AND I MOVE THAT WE CONWUR WITH THE AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 31, NOS 7. AYES 31, NOS 7, THE SENATE