Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of; licensing, regulatory boards. (SB1751)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Permits the Director of DPOR, or his designee, to issue a notice to any person unlawfully engaging in unlicensed practice of an occupation to cease and desist such activity. The bill also 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 20 percent or $100,000 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 of the board 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 provisions of the bill requiring the distribution of excess revenue and the reduction of fees have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19105148D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Floor substitute printed 19106057D-S1 (Ruff)
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2019Committee amendments rejected
01/31/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2019Substitute by Senator Ruff agreed to 19106057D-S1
01/31/2019Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1751S1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1751S1)
02/12/2019Reported from General Laws with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Committee substitute printed 19106600D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106600D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1751H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Title replaced 19106600D-H1
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1751H1)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1751ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1751ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 517 (effective - see bill)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0517)