Professional and occupational regulation; authority to suspend or revoke licenses, certificates. (SB918)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professional and occupational regulation; authority to suspend or revoke licenses, certificates, registrations, or permits; default or delinquency of education loan or scholarship. Provides that the Board of Education, the Board of Accountancy, and regulatory boards within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Department of Health Professions shall not be authorized to suspend or revoke the license, certificate, registration, permit, or authority issued to any person who is in default or delinquent in the payment of a federal-guaranteed or state-guaranteed educational loan or work-conditional scholarship solely on the basis of such default or delinquency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105102D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB918)
02/02/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/08/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18106731D-S1
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB918S1)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106731D-S1
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB918S1
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/20/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read second time
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Amendments by Delegate Orrock agreed to
02/23/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2018Passed House with amendments (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB918ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB918ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 381 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0381)


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 38 seconds.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

Delegate orrock. >> Mr. Speaker and members of the house, this measure puts in place a mechanism whereby a professional license May not be removed solely for defaulting on loans that were outstanding. It does not remove the obligation to repay the loans but allows the individual to continue to hold their license, thereby increasing the ability to probably pay the loan back. I move the bill be passed. shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll. >> ayes 98, nos 0.