Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; disciplinary actions by regulatory boards. (SB55)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; disciplinary actions by regulatory boards. Requires a regulatory board under the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to determine the factual basis for its decisions through an informal fact-finding conference under the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) unless the regulant and the regulatory board agree to resolve the matter through a consent order or the regulant consents to waive the conference to go directly to a formal hearing. If the conference is waived, or if it fails to dispose of the case by consent, the bill requires the regulatory board to conduct a formal hearing. The bill also provides that, if a regulant is successful in a motion to quash a subpoena duces tecum issued in furtherance of an investigation, the court shall award reasonable costs and attorney fees or $500, whichever is greater. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/27/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100229D
11/27/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB55)
01/29/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB55E
02/01/2018Printed as engrossed 18100229D-E
02/02/2018Passed by for the day
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB55E)
02/05/2018Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/27/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/27/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/06/2018Left in General Laws