Regulatory reduction pilot program; Department of Planning and Budget to implement, report. (HB883)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Planning and Budget; regulatory reduction pilot program; report. Directs the Department of Planning and Budget (the Department), under the supervision of the Secretary of Finance (the Secretary), to administer a three-year regulatory reduction pilot program aimed at reducing by 25 percent the regulations and regulatory requirements, as defined in the bill, of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Department of Criminal Justice Services by July 1, 2021. The bill requires the Secretary to report annually to the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee no later than October 1, 2019, and October 1, 2020, on the progress of the regulatory reduction pilot program. The bill also requires the Secretary to report by August 15, 2021, to the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee (i) the progress toward identifying the 25 percent reduction goal, (ii) recommendations for expanding the program to other agencies, and (iii) any additional information the Secretary determines may be helpful to support the General Assembly's regulatory reduction and reform efforts. The bill provides that if, by October 1, 2021, the program has achieved less than a 25 percent total reduction in regulations and regulatory requirements across both pilot agencies, the Secretary shall report on the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing a 2-for-1 regulatory budget providing that for every one new regulatory requirement, two existing regulatory requirements of equivalent or greater burden must be streamlined, repealed, or replaced for a period not to exceed three years. Lastly, the bill directs all executive branch agencies subject to the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) to develop a baseline regulatory catalog and report such catalog data to the Department, which shall then track and report on the extent to which agencies comply with existing requirements to periodically review all regulations every four years. This bill is identical to SB 20. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101707D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18106617D-H1
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB883H1)
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106617D-H1
02/09/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB883H1
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/21/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107428D-S1
02/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB883S1)
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107428D-S1
02/23/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB883S1
02/23/2018Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Placed on Calendar
02/27/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107428D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Passed by temporarily
03/01/2018Senate receded from substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB883ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB883ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB883ER)
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 444 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0444)


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.