Military service members and veterans; expediting the issuance of credentials to spouses. (SB981)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professions and occupations; expediting the issuance of credentials to spouses of military service members. Provides for the expedited issuance of credentials to the spouses of military service members who are (i) ordered to federal active duty under Title 10 of the United States Code or (ii) veterans who have left active duty service within one year of the submission of an application to a board if the spouse accompanies the service member to the Commonwealth or an adjoining state or the District of Columbia. Under current law, the expedited review is provided more generally for active duty members of the military who are the subject of a military transfer to the Commonwealth. The bill also authorizes a regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation or the Department of Health Professions or any other board in Title 54.1 (Professions and Occupations) to waive any requirement relating to experience if the board determines that the documentation provided by the applicant supports such waiver. This bill is identical to HB 967. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105605D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB981)
01/22/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read second time
01/27/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/27/2020Amendments by Senator Suetterlein agreed to
01/27/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB981E
01/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20105605D-E
01/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB981E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2020Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read second time
02/18/2020Read third time
02/18/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB981ER)
02/20/2020Signed by Speaker
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB981ER)
02/21/2020Signed by President
02/25/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2020
02/25/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
03/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 35 (effective 7/1/20)
03/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0035)