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Accountancy, Board for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Chapter 403 (2017 Acts of Assembly) Changes to Chapter 44 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia Chap 403 (2017) 4933 / Fast-Track
Amendments to Public Participation Guidelines Chap 795 (2012)

Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Auxiliary grants; supportive housing providers Chap 567 (2016) 4637 / Proposed

Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Private Animal Shelter Purpose Chap 319 (2016) 4622 / Proposed
Standards for Classification of Real Estate as Devoted to Agricultural Use and to Horticultural Use under the Virginia Land Use Assessment Law Chap 504 (2018) 5076 / NOIRA
Dogs in distilleries, wineries, or breweries Chap 819 (2018)
Regulations relating to the sale or service of commercially slaughtered or processed rabbits Chap 674 (2018)

Air Pollution Control Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Air Emissions Control - CAIR and CAMR Chap 867 (2006), Chap 920 (2006) 1809 / NOIRA

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Improving customer expectations and agency customer service Chap 412 (2015)
Limited distiller's license Chap 695 (2015)
Confectioner's License Chap 173 (2018), Chap 334 (2018) 5054 / Emergency/NOIRA

Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Chap 819 (2009) 3086 / Proposed

Barbers and Cosmetology, Board for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Reduce Barber Entry Requirements to Implement Two-Tier Licensing Chap 237 (2018), Chap 231 (2018) 5071 / Fast-Track

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Certification of Peer Support Specialists Chap 780 (2016), Item 311 (2016) 4796 / Proposed
Add OTs, OTAs, and editing definitions of QMHP, QMRP, Paraprofessionals per Ch 136 and 418 (2017) Chap 136 (2017), Chap 418 (2017), Chap 426 (2017) 4928 / Proposed
New regulation of peer recovery specialists. Chap 418 (2017), Chap 426 (2017) 4796 / Proposed
Amend the definition of LMHPs in Ch. 105 to includ LBAs Chap 0572 (2018) 5044 / Fast-Track

Common Interest Community Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Time-share developer bond or letter of credit in lieu of escrowing deposits Chap 033 (2018), Chap 133 (2018)

Conservation and Development of Public Beaches, Board on
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Public Beach Grant Regulations Chap 79 (2003), Chap 89 (2003), Chap 844 (2001), Chap 656 (1989)

Contractors, Board for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Right to counsel in rule-making proceedings Chap 795 (2012) 5053 / Fast-Track
Tradesmen Three-Year License Cycle Chap 750 (2018) 5055 / Final

Corrections, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Provision of Feminine Hygiene Products Chap 815 (2018) 5085 / Fast-Track

Counseling, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals Chap 418 (2017), Chap 426 (2017) 4891 / Proposed
4890 / Proposed

Criminal Justice Services, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
2012 Legislation to Establish Minimum Training Standards for Juvenile Corrections Officers Chap 140 (2012) 4304 / NOIRA
Licensure of Private Security Services; Waiver of Certain Prohibitions Chap 561 (2016)
Private security; compliance agent experience; surety bond. Chap 214 (2018)
Special conservators of the peace; authority. Chap 792 (2018)

Dentistry, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Prescribing of opioids Chap 682 (2017), Chap 291 (2017) 4778 / Proposed

Education, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Use of seclusion and restraint in public schools Chap 142 (2015), Chap 147 (2015) 4336 / Proposed
Policies related to FERPA Chap 139 (2015)
Designation of School Divisions of Innovation Chap 760 (2017) 4940 / Proposed

Environmental Quality, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Small Renewble (Water Related) Energy Projects; DEQ to develop procedure permitting construction and operation - SEE PURPOSE NOTE Chap 808 (2009), Chap 854 (2009)

Forensic Science, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Amending DNA Data Bank Regulation Chap 193 (2015)

Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Mortuary program students assisting with embalming Chap 186 (2018) 5105 / Fast-Track

Health Professions, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Addition of covered substances to Prescription Monitoring Program Chap 185 (2018), Chap 379 (2018) 5088 / Final

Health, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Continuing Care Retirement Communities; Admission to Nursing Home Beds Chap 433 (2013)
Implementation of Voluntary Electronic Monitoring in Nursing Home Residents' Rooms Chap 674 (2013), Chap 682 (2013) 4489 / Fast-Track
COPN - Transfer of nursing facility beds and CCRC open admission periods Chap 515 (2013)
COPN - Amendments to Conditions of Existing Certificates Chap 460 (2013)
Hospital Stillbirth Policies Chap 661 (2015) 4499 / NOIRA
Hospital Regulations - Estimate of Payment Amount for Which Patient will be Responsible Chap 49 (2016)
Audio-Visual Recording of Nursing Home Residents Chap 600 (2016) 4489 / Fast-Track
Amend Disease Reporting and Control Regulations to make Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome a reportable condition Chap 280 (2017)
Amend Newborn Screening Regulations Chap 562 (2018) 5111 / Final
Amend Hospital Licensure Regulations Chap 388 (2018), Chap 565 (2018)
Amend Hospital Licensure Regulations Chap 682 (2018), Chap 271 (2018)
Posting of Poster re Human Trafficking Chap 571 (2018)
Amend Food Regulations Chap 450 (2018)
Amend Hospital Regulations–Admissions for Mental Health treatment/toxicology Chap 791 (2018)
Amend Hospital Regulations – security and ED staff; mental health training Chap 454 (2018)

Higher Education for Virginia, State Council of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Regulatory Language for Enrollment Agreements Chap 298 (2017) 4821 / NOIRA
Regulations for Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Program Item 141 (2018)

Housing and Community Development, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Christmas Tree Fire Safety Chap 138 (2004) 1512 / Emergency
Installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms Chap 41 (2018)

Medical Assistance Services, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Levels A-B--C Psychiatric Services Item 301 (2015) 4502 / Proposed
Pharmacy Fee-For-Service Reimbursement Item 301 (2015), Item 306 (2016) 4456 / Proposed
Consumer Directed Services Facilitators Item 307 (2013) 4046 / Final
Supplemental Payments to State Owned or Operated Clinics Item 306 (2017) 4910 / Fast-Track
CCC Plus Item 306 (2016) 4781 / Emergency/NOIRA
4766 / Proposed
Three Waiver Redesign Item 306 (2016) 4500 / Proposed
No Coverage of Overtime Hours for CD Personal Assistance, Respite, and Companion Services Item 306 (2016) 4634 / Proposed
New Qualifying Hospitals Chap 836 (2017), Item 306 (2017)
Supplemental Payments to LCME Accredited Primary Teaching Hospitals Chap 836 (2017), Item 306 (2017)
CMHRS Documentation of Qualifications Item 303 (2018) 4990 / Emergency/NOIRA
Electronic Visit Verification Item 836 (2017) 5039 / NOIRA
Supplemental Payments for Type One Physicians Item 836 (2017) 4901 / Fast-Track
CCC Plus Waiver Item 306 (2016) 4781 / Emergency/NOIRA
CCC Plus Waiver Item 306 (2016) 4781 / Emergency/NOIRA
ARTS Updates Item 303 (2018)
Convert NF Specialized Care Rates to Prospective Reimbursement Item 303 (2018)
Graduate Medical Education Residency Slots Item 303 (2018)
2018 Institutional Provider Reimbursement Item 303 (2018)
FFS Supplemental Payments and Hospital Assessment Item 303 (2018) 5100 / Emergency/NOIRA

Medicine, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Oversight of laser hair removal Chap 390 (2017) 4860 / Proposed
Student/trinee exemption for polysomnographic technology Chap 98 (2018) 5120 / Final
Renewal of registration for surgical assistants Chap 374 (2018) 5119 / Final

Nursing, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Autonomous practice for nurse practitioners Chap 776 (2018)

Office of the State Inspector General
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund (2009) Chap 340 (2009) 4264 / Proposed
Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; applicability to Virginia citizens (2014) Chap 403 (2014) 4264 / Proposed
Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Reward Fund; amount of reward; duties of the State Inspector General (2013) Chap 572 (2013), Chap 690 (2013) 4264 / Proposed
Office of the State Inspector General (2011) Chap 798 (2011), Chap 871 (2011) 4264 / Proposed

Pharmacy, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Permits for pharmaceutical processor of cannabidiol oil Chap 577 (2016) 4695 / Emergency/NOIRA
Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc. Chap 55 (2017), Chap 168 (2017) 4789 / Proposed
Telemedicine, practice of; prescribing controlled substances Chap 58 (2017), Chap 110 (2017) 4789 / Proposed
Telemedicine - prescribing Chap 58 (2017), Chap 110 (2017) 4789 / Proposed
Pharmaceutical processors Chap 567 (2018) 4695 / Emergency/NOIRA
Delivery of medical devise on behalf of a medical equipment supplier Chap 242 (2018), Chap 241 (2018) 5084 / Emergency/NOIRA

Real Estate Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Responsibilities of teams, brokers, and branch offices Chap 223 (2018), Chap 224 (2018)
Post-license and continuing education requirements; escrow funds Chap 0060 (2018), Chap 0086 (2018) 5117 / Final

Safety and Health Codes Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Safety and health program for public employees. Chap 526 (2016) 4681 / Final

Social Services, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Kinship Foster Care Placements Chap 568 (2012) 3822 / Final
Child Welfare Mandates Chap 631 (2016) 4886 / Proposed
Child day centers and family day homes; regulations, national background check required, report. Chap 758 (2015) 5077 / NOIRA
Child day centers and family day homes; regulations, national background check required, report. Chap 758 (2015) 5077 / NOIRA
Kinship Foster Care; Removal of Child from Physical Custody of Kinship Foster Parent Chap 257 (2014)
Putative Father Registry. Chap 200 (2017) 4885 / Proposed
Foster care; enrollment in the Commonwealth's program of medical assistance. Chap 203 (2017) 4885 / Proposed
Department of Social Services; survey for children aging out of foster care. Chap 187 (2017) 4885 / Proposed
Fostering Futures program; background check. Chap 194 (2017) 4886 / Proposed
Adoptive and foster placements; Mutual Family Assessment home study. Chap 193 (2017) 4886 / Proposed
In utero exposure to a controlled substance. Chap 176 (2017), Chap 428 (2017) 4888 / Proposed
Child-protective services; complaints involving members of the United States Armed Forces. Chap 142 (2017), Chap 88 (2017) 4888 / Proposed
State Board of Social Services; complaints of child abuse or neglect where child is under the age of two. Chap 604 (2017) 4888 / Proposed
Storage & Preservation of Adoption Files Chap 10 (2018)
Kinship Guardianship Assistance program Chap 769 (2018), Chap 770 (2018) 5092 / NOIRA
Notifications when Board of Education Licensee is Subject To Founded Complaint of Child Abuse or Neglect Chap 5 (2018), Chap 209 (2018) 4888 / Proposed
Child care providers; criminal history background check; sunset and contingency. Chap 278 (2018), Chap 146 (2018) 5077 / NOIRA
Child care providers; criminal history background check; penalty. Chap 189 (2017), Chap 751 (2017) 5077 / NOIRA

Social Work, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Licensure of social workers - divide into BSW and MSW licensure Chap 451 (2018) 5070 / Fast-Track

Soil and Water Conservation Board, Virginia
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Nutrient Trading Certification Chap 748 (2012) 3760 / Proposed

State Board of Elections
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
SAVE Program Citizenship Database Chap 686 (2013)
Split Precincts Chap 264 (1971)

Taxation, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Exemptions for certain farm animals' medicines Chap 331 (2006), Chap 361 (2006)
Exemption for Medicines and Drugs for Hospitals Chap 217 (2006) 2194 / NOIRA
Personal Exemption Amount Increased Chap 67 (2005), Chap 3 (2004)
Exemptions, Exclusions, Subtractions, and Additions Chap 3 (2004)
Extension for Filing Income Tax Returns Chap 100 (2005)
Gift Sales for Nonresidents and Bad Debt Accountin Chap 355 (2005) 2195 / NOIRA
Exemption for Transfers to Partnerships and LLCs Chap 93 (2005)
Qualified Equity and Subordinated Debt Investments Tax Credit Chap 614 (2004), Chap 853 (2009)
Individual Income Tax Returns Chap 544 (2004)
Intangible Holding Company Addback Chap 3 (2004) 2327 / NOIRA
Retail Sales and Use Tax; Bad debt Chap 3 (2004)
Credit for sales taxes paid to other states Chap 3 (2004)
Fuels for domestic consumption Chap 3 (2004)
Manufacturing and Processing Chap 3 (2004) 2239 / NOIRA
Printing Chap 821 (2004) 2198 / NOIRA
Retail Sales and Use Tax; Returned goods Chap 3 (2004)
Retail Sales and Use Tax; Schools and colleges Chap 536 (2004)
Retail Sales and Use Tax; Telephone calling card Chap 60 (2004)
Additional tax paid by grantor Chap 626 (2004)
Filing Threshold and Personal Exemption Amounts for Individual Income Tax Chap 527 (2007), Chap 543 (2007)
Recordation Exemptions for Merging LLCs Chap 639 (2007), Chap 233 (2007)
Qualified Equity and Subordinated Debt Investments Tax Credit; Qualified Businesses Chap 853 (2009)
Qualify Disposition of Real Property Chap 508 (2009)
Foodstuff Fabrication Chap 36 (2009) 2243 / NOIRA
Retail Sales and Use Tax: Contractors Respecting Real Estate Chap 119 (2010)
Cigarette Tax: Affixing of Stamps by Stamping Agent Chap 701 (2010) 5061 / Fast-Track
5061 / Fast-Track
5061 / Fast-Track
Subtraction for Investments in a Virginia Venture Capital Account Chap 762 (2017) 4868 / Fast-Track

Transportation Board, Commonwealth
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Establish guidelines consistent with Commonwealth Transportation Board regulations to permit mobile food vending in VDOT-owned commuter parking lots. Chap 765 (2016)

Waste Management Board, Virginia
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Removal of Mercury Switches in Motor Vehicles - Repeal Chap 311 (2011) 4591 / Fast-Track

Waste Management Facility Operators, Board for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Right to counsel in rule-making proceedings Chap 795 (2012) 5026 / Fast-Track

Water Control Board, State
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Confined Animal Feeding Operations - VPA Program Chap 0375 (2003) 1649 / Fast-Track
Authority to issue and enforce permits, etc. related to air and water pollution (VPDES) Chap 557 (2008), Chap 276 (2008)
Authority to issue and enforce permits, etc. related to air and water pollution (VPA) Chap 557 (2008), Chap 276 (2008)
Authority to issue and enforce permits, etc. related to air and water pollution (Ground Water withdrawal) Chap 557 (2008), Chap 276 (2008)
Authority to issue and enforce permits, etc. related to air and water pollution (VWP) Chap 557 (2008), Chap 276 (2008)
Authority to issue and enforce permits, etc. related to air and water pollution Chap 557 (2008), Chap 276 (2008)
Flow Rate Capacity and Velocity Requirements for Erosion and Sediment Control Plans Chap 66 (2016)
Nutrient Credit Certification - Timeline for Consideration and Certification of Credits Outside Chesapeake Bay Watershed Chap 653 (2016) 3760 / Proposed
Amend Groundwater Withdrawal Permit Term and Permit Fee Chap 424 (2018)
Incorporation of Statutory Changes Related to New Subdivisions Served by Private Wells Chap 427 (2018)
Rural Tidewater Locality - Tiered Approach to Manage Water Quantity for Certain Land-Disturbing Activities Chap 154 (2018)
Local Plan Review Requirements for Certain Land-Disturbing Activities in Rural Tidewater Localities Chap 155 (2018)
Termination of Coverage under a General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities Chap 630 (2018)
Abbreviated Public Notice Procedures for Industrial Minor VPDES Permits Chap 552 (2018)
Amend Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Regarding Certain Pipeline Construction and Certain Stormwater Management Facilities Chap 636 (2018), Chap 114 (2018)

Workers' Compensation Commission
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Determining number & geographic areas of "communities" across Virginia Chap 456 (2015) 4470 / Emergency/NOIRA
Workers' Compensation Electronic Medical Billing Chap 621 (2015) 4522 / Proposed
Workers' compensation medical fee schedules Chap 279 (2016)