Professions and occupations; active supervision of regulatory boards. (HB1937)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professions and occupations; active supervision of regulatory boards. Establishes a statewide policy for the regulation of professions and occupations specifying criteria for government regulation with the objective of increasing opportunities, promoting competition, encouraging innovation, protecting consumers, and complying with applicable federal antitrust laws. In addition, the bill establishes a process for the active supervision of state regulatory boards pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, in which the Court held that a state regulatory board that includes active market participants among its board membership must be actively supervised by the state in order for such board and its members to be entitled to immunity for federal antitrust violations. The bill also creates the Division of Supervision of Regulatory Boards in the Office of the Attorney General to be responsible for the active supervision of regulatory boards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100052D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1937)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
01/31/2017Stricken from docket by General Laws