Disability Rights Advocacy, Special Assistant to the Governor for; position created, report. (HB595)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special Assistant to the Governor for Disability Rights Advocacy; position created; report. Creates the position of Special Assistant to the Governor for Disability Rights Advocacy (the Special Assistant) for the purpose of representing Virginians with disabilities in a comprehensive and authoritative manner by ensuring that all state agencies provide adequate services, resources, and accommodations to such persons. The bill directs the Special Assistant to submit an annual report to the Governor on or before December 1, through the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, that (i) outlines the key issues and problems discovered within state agencies that impact people with disabilities; (ii) identifies the details of any plan of action implemented by the Special Assistant to address and remediate such issues and problems; (iii) provides legislative recommendations that would improve processes and procedures across all state agencies with regard to the provision of services, resources, and accommodations to people with disabilities; and (iv) details such other matters as required by the Governor. Read the Bill »


02/03/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102324D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB595)
02/03/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/10/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023
02/10/2022Continued to 2023 in General Laws