Regulatory Budget Program; DPB to establish, report. (SB372)

Introduced By

Sen. Travis Hackworth (R-Richlands)


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 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 October 1, 2024, 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


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101485D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB372)
02/01/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB244.


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