Social workers; licensure by endorsement. (SB53)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Social Work; reciprocal licensing agreements. Directs the Board of Social Work to pursue the establishment of reciprocal agreements with jurisdictions that are contiguous with the Commonwealth for the licensure of baccalaureate social workers, master's social workers, and clinical social workers. The bill provides that reciprocal agreements shall require that a person hold a comparable, current, unrestricted license in the other jurisdiction and that no grounds exist for denial based on the Code of Virginia and regulations of the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100386D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB53)
01/17/2020Rereferred from Rehabilitation and Social Services (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Rereferred to Education and Health
01/20/2020Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/22/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20107751D-S1
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB53S1)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107751D-S1
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB53S1
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
02/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/25/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read second time
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB53ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB53ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)

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