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Department of Education
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State Board of Education
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Regulations Governing the Process for Submitting Proposals to Consolidate School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 710]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Action:
Repeal Regulations Governing the Process for Submitting Proposals to Consolidate School Divisions
 
General Information
Action Summary The Governor’s 2012 Regulatory Reform Initiative was established to “repeal regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on individuals, businesses, and other regulated groups, and identify statutes that require unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations.” Three Board of Education regulations were identified as meeting these criteria, as they duplicate requirements already set forth in the Code of Virginia, including Regulations Governing the Process for Submitting Proposals to Consolidate School Divisions (8 VAC 20-710). However, the language in § 22.1-25 of the Code requires the Board to promulgate regulations about the consolidation of school divisions. The Governor proposed legislation to eliminate the statutory requirements for the Board of Education to promulgate these regulations. The legislation, SB 1201 (McDougle), which was passed unanimously by the 2013 General Assembly and signed by the Governor, eliminated references to the Board of Education’s responsibility for promulgating these regulations in § 22.1-25 of the Code.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003792]
Associated Mandates Regulations reiterating requirements set forth in the Code
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6667 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/27/2014.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mrs. Anne Wescott 
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: anne.wescott@doe.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)225-2403    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-