Accountancy, Board of; powers and duties, repeals requirement for an annual audit of the Board. (HB1337)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Accountancy; powers and duties. Repeals the requirement for an annual audit of the Board of Accountancy and amends several Code provisions relating to the Board. The bill changes the Secretariat of the Board from the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to the Secretary of Finance. The bill authorizes the Board to initiate complaints against (i) individuals or firms claiming to hold a Virginia license, as defined in the bill, and (ii) unlicensed individuals or firms using the certified public accountant title in Virginia, as defined in the bill. The bill also grants the Executive Director of the Board the power to request and receive reports from the Central Criminal Records Exchange in conjunction with the Executive Director's investigative and enforcement powers. Finally, the bill directs the Board to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. This bill is identical to SB 463. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105160D
01/12/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1337)
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/26/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2024Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/28/2024VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1337ER)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1337ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 654 (effective 7/1/24)

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