Regulatory boards; adjustment of fees, distribution of excess fees to regulants. (HB1939)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from co-patrons Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), and Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; adjustment of fees by regulatory boards; distribution of excess fees to regulants. Provides that following the close of any biennium, when the account for any regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation shows that unspent and unencumbered revenue exceeds $100,000 or 20 percent of the total expenses allocated to the regulatory board for the past biennium, whichever is greater, the regulatory board must (i) distribute all such excess revenue to current regulants and (ii) reduce the fees levied by it for certification, licensure, registration, or permit and renewal thereof so that the fees are sufficient but not excessive to cover expenses. Under current law, these boards are required to adjust their fees when their account shows expenses allocated to it for the past biennium to be more than 10 percent greater or less than moneys collected on behalf of the board. Current law does not require the boards to distribute excess funds to regulants. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101681D
01/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1939)
01/29/2019Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Amendments by Delegate Webert agreed to
02/01/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB1939E
02/01/2019Printed as engrossed 19101681D-E
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1939E)
02/11/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Reading of amendments waived
02/13/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2019Passed Senate with amendments (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Placed on Calendar
02/13/2019Senate amendments agreed to by House (92-Y 1-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1939ER)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1939ER)
02/15/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/19/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 697 (effective 1/1/22)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)