Administrative Process Act; certain regulations for licensed providers by DMAS and DBHDS. (HB1944)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certain regulations. Sets out additional procedures to be followed by the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services when promulgating certain regulations that apply to licensed providers. The bill also requires the Department of Planning and Budget, in conducting the economic impact analysis on proposed regulations of any agency subject to the Administrative Process Act, to provide an opportunity for comment to a business or other entity to which a proposed regulation would apply regarding the anticipated economic impact of the proposed regulation. The bill provides that any such comment shall be considered by the Department of Planning and Budget and included in its economic impact analysis. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101680D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1944)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/02/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17104929D-H1
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/03/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Committee substitute printed 17105196D-H2
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Committee substitute rejected 17104929D-H1
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105196D-H2
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee substitute rejected 17104929D-H1
02/06/2017Appropriations Committee substitute agreed to 17105196D-H2
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1944H2
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1944H2)
02/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Health
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1944ER)
02/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1944ER)
02/23/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 599 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0599)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.