Veterans; examining practice of persons receiving compensation for providing certain services, etc. (HB736)

Introduced By

Del. Briana Sewell (D-Prince William) with support from co-patrons Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), and Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Law; compensation for veterans' benefits matters; work group; report. Directs the Department of Law's Division of Consumer Counsel to convene a work group to examine and make recommendations regarding the practice of persons receiving compensation for preparing, presenting, prosecuting, advising, consulting, or assisting any individual regarding any veterans' benefits matter, as defined in the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104975D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB736)
01/30/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Committee substitute printed 24106152D-H1
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Read second time
02/02/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106152D-H1
02/02/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB736H1
02/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB736H1)
02/05/2024Read third time and passed House (85-Y 13-N)
02/05/2024VOTE: Passage (85-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2024Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/26/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/04/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
03/04/2024Committee substitute printed 24108829D-S1
03/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB736S1)
03/06/2024Read third time
03/06/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108829D-S1
03/06/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB736S1
03/06/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24108829D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)
03/07/2024Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2024House acceded to request
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Ebbin, Subramanyam, Reeves
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: Sewell, Glass, Ballard
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109023D-H2
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB736H2)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 1-N))
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (94-Y 1-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB736ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/24)

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