Regulatory Budget Program; DPB to establish a continuous Program, report. (HB244)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg), Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), A.C. Cordoza, Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Kim Taylor (R-Dinwiddie), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Planning and Budget; Regulatory Budget Program; report. Directs the Department of Planning and Budget, under the direction of the Secretary of Finance, to establish a continuous Regulatory Budget Program with the goal of setting a two-year target for each executive branch agency subject to the Administrative Process Act to (i) reduce regulations and regulatory requirements, (ii) maintain the current number of regulations and regulatory requirements, or (iii) allow regulations and regulatory requirements to increase by a specific amount over a two-year period. The bill requires the Secretary of Finance to report to the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules on the status of the Program no later than October 1 of each odd-numbered year. Finally, the bill provides that the Department, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall, by March 1, 2023, issue guidance for agencies regarding the Program and how an agency can comply with the requirements of the Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100575D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB244)
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22105495D-H1
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2022Assigned App. sub: General Government and Capital Outlay
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB244H1)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105495D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB244H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (61-Y 38-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (61-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/15/2022Passed House (63-Y 36-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage #2 (63-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22107369D-S1
03/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB244S1)
03/03/2022Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB372.


Michael William Albin writes:

Dear Del. Webert,

I want to express my qualified support for HB 244 which seeks to limit paperwork in state government. I'm qualifying my support because I wonder whether by setting up another program (the Regulatory Budget Pgm.) the bill simply increases red tape by adding staff, bureaucracy, and expense to the taxpayer.

Sincerely yours,
Michael Albin
FFX County Taxpayers Alliance Board Member