Virginia Register Act; guidance documents; duty to file with the Registrar. (SB916)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Register Act; guidance documents; duty to file with the Registrar. Consolidates provisions relating to the availability of guidance documents in a single section in the Virginia Register Act. In addition, the bill requires agencies that do not have regulatory authority to annually file with the Virginia Registrar of Regulations for publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations a list of any guidance documents upon which such agencies currently rely. Under current law, the requirement for filing guidance documents applies only to agencies with regulatory authority. The bill is a recommendation of the Administrative Law Advisory Committee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100960D
12/27/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB916)
01/23/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Committee substitute printed 17104492D-S1
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104492D-S1
01/26/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB916S1
01/27/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/06/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB916S1)
02/14/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/16/2017Reported from General Laws (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read second time
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB916ER)
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB916ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 488 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0488)