VA HB1566 | 2017 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 1 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-01-11 - Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Professions and occupations; active supervision of regulatory boards. Establishes a statewide policy for the regulation of professions and occupations specifying criteria for government regulation with the objective of increasing opportunities, promoting competition, encouraging innovation, protecting consumers, and complying with applicable federal antitrust laws. In addition, the bill establishes a process for the active supervision of state regulatory boards pursuant to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, in which the Court held that a state regulatory board that includes active market participants among its board membership must be actively supervised by the state in order for such board and its members to be entitled to immunity for federal antitrust violations. The bill also (i) creates the Division of Supervision of Regulatory Boards in the Office of the Attorney General to be responsible for the active supervision of regulatory boards and (ii) establishes the position of professional and occupational regulatory analyst within the Division of Legislative Services to review legislation establishing or modifying an occupational regulation to determine whether the legislation meets the state policy of using the least restrictive regulation necessary to protect or preserve the public health, safety,and welfare.

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Professions and occupations; active supervision of regulatory boards.



2017-01-11HouseAssigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
2017-01-01HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2017-01-01HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100652D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
22525(n/a)See Bill Text
541100(n/a)See Bill Text
541100.01(n/a)See Bill Text
541100.04(n/a)See Bill Text
541100.1(n/a)See Bill Text
541300(n/a)See Bill Text
541311(n/a)See Bill Text

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