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Accountancy, Board for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Amendments to Public Participation Guidelines Chap 795 (2012)

Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Reconsideration Chap 694 (2016) 4880 / Final
Human Research - Listing of Area Agencies on Aging Chap 728 (2020)

Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
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 / Final
Industrial Hemp Extract Intended for Human Consumption Chap 659 (2020), Chap 660 (2020)
Reporting the Acreage of Nonagricultural Land Receiving Certain Fertilizers Chap 413 (2020)
Regulations Governing the Use of Grades, Trademarks, Brands, and Other Markings for Agricultural Products Chap 317 (2020)
Pet shop regulations Chap 1284 (2020)

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 / Final
Alcoholic beverage control; Internet beer retailers Chap 337 (2018) 5443 / Fast-Track
Alcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served Chap 744 (2017) 5442 / Fast-Track
Games of Skill Chap 1217 (2020), Chap 1277 (2020) 5525 / Emergency

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

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Regulation of licensed providers; Board of BHDS to require disclosure of certain information. Chap 776 (2019) 5347 / Fast-Track
Incorporation of ASAM criteria into substance abuse licensing regulations Item 310 (2019)

Cemetery Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Special interment requirements related to remains of cremated pets Chap 537 (2020)

Charitable Gaming, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments Chap 982 (2020)

Common Interest Community Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Technical amendments related to Title 55 revision and recodification Chap 592 (2020)
Technical amendments to the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act Chap 1011 (2020)

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
Worker misclassification prohibited by Board for Contractors Chap 685 (2020)

Corrections, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Establish minimum standards for health care services in local, regional, and community correctional facilities. Chap 695 (2019), Chap 696 (2019)

Counseling, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Residents in counseling Chap 428 (2019) 5371 / Proposed
Definition of QMHP trainees Chap 101 (2019), Chap 217 (2019) 5444 / Fast-Track
Licensure of art therapists Chap 301 (2020)

Criminal Justice Services, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
2012 Legislation to Establish Minimum Training Standards for Juvenile Corrections Officers Chap 140 (2012)
Licensure of Private Security Services; Waiver of Certain Prohibitions Chap 561 (2016)
Detector canines and detector canine handlers; training and database Chap 535 (2020)

Dentistry, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Protocol for remote supervision of VDH and DBHDS dental hygienists Chap 86 (2019) 5323 / Proposed
Dentistry Chap 664 (2019) 5382 / Emergency/NOIRA
Requirements for digital scan technicians Chap 37 (2020), Chap 220 (2020)

Education, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Use of seclusion and restraint in public schools Chap 142 (2015), Chap 147 (2015) 4336 / Final
Policies related to FERPA Chap 139 (2015)
Teacher licensure; regulations governing licensure Chap 711 (2018) 5258 / NOIRA
Teacher licensure; requirements for license, provisional license, etc. Chap 749 (2018) 5258 / NOIRA
Teacher licensure; endorsement in dual language instruction pre-kindergarten through grade six Chap 391 (2018) 5258 / NOIRA
Revise Regulations Governing the Collection and Reporting of Truancy Related Data and Student Attendance Policies (8VAC20-730) to comport with process changes. Chap 753 (2018), Chap 713 (2018) 5282 / Fast-Track
Identify and prohibit restraint and seclusion that it determines poses a significant danger to the student and establish safety standards Chap 591 (2019) 4336 / Final
Student vision screenings; requirements for certain students Chap 312 (2017) 5386 / Fast-Track

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 Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Amending DNA Data Bank Regulation Chap 193 (2015)

Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Requirements for licensing of funeral directors and embalmers Chap 943 (2020)

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)
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
Amend Disease Reporting and Control Regulations to make Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome a reportable condition Chap 280 (2017)
Amend newborn screening regulations to add congenital cytomegalovirus Chap 423 (2019) 5351 / Final
Promulgate Regulations for Use of Greywater and Rainwater Chap 817 (2018) 5542 / NOIRA
Health insurance carriers that credential physicians in their networks to establish protocols and procedures for reimbursing new provider applicants for health care services Chap 703 (2018) 5379 / Fast-Track
Amend regulations to add perinatal anxiety Chap 433 (2019) 5453 / Fast-Track
Amending the regulations for the Immunization of School Children Chap 1223 (2020)
Promulgating Emergency regulations for Inpatient hospitals to report the admission source of any individuals meeting the criteria for voluntary or involuntary psychiatric commitment Item 307 (2020)
Promulgating regulations pertaining state certifcation of doulas Chap 724 (2020)
Promulgating regulations certifying community health workers Chap 363 (2020)
Promulgating regulations requiring all public safety answering points (PSAPs) within the Commonwealth to provide training that educates telecommunicators on the importance of high-quality CPR and the Chap 1068 (2020), Chap 1069 (2020)
Amend regulations to add notification for physical therapy requirements and requiring hospitals with an ED to establish a treatment for individuals experiencing a substance use-related emergency Chap 714 (2020), Chap 942 (2020) 5524 / Final
Develop regulations to establish standards for review and approval of sexual assault survivor treatment plans Chap 725 (2020) 5543 / NOIRA
Establish standards for review and approval of sexual assault survivor treatment plans Chap 503 (2020)
Repealing regulations around first term abortion facilities and hospital standards Chap 898 (2020), Chap 899 (2020) 5516 / Final
Amend regulation to eliminate the requirement for court order to amend the sex on the individual’s birth certificate Chap 465 (2020)
Amending regulation to permit hospices to store, dispense or administer cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil Chap 846 (2020) 5522 / Final
Allow Emergency Medical Services agencies in medically underserved areas to transport patients to 24-hour urgent care facilities or appropriate medical care facility other than hospital Chap 930 (2020)
Amending regulations in accordance with Task Force recommendations Chap 1271 (2020)

Higher Education for Virginia, State Council of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Regulatory Language for Enrollment Agreements Chap 298 (2017) 4821 / Proposed
Regulations for Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Program Item 141 (2018)
Veteran Student Transition Grant Fund and Program Chap 636 (2020)
Regulation of Out of State Postsecondary Distance Education Providers Chap 380 (2020)
Prohibition on Use of Arbitration Agreements by Private Postsecondary Schools Chap 1135 (2020)

Historic Resources, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Contextualization of memorials for war veterans Chap 1101 (2020)

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)
Uniform Statewide Building Code and Statewide Fire Prevention Code Locking and Barricade Provisions Related to School Safety Chap 723 (2019) 5253 / Proposed
5252 / Proposed
Uniform Statewide Building Code and Statewide Fire Prevention Code: Locking Devices, Barricade Devices, and other Safety Measures in Public Buildings Chap 533 (2020)

Juvenile Justice, Department (Board) of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Regulations Governing Housing of Youth Pursuant to Contracts with Federal Government Chap 599 (2020)
Truancy Diversions Chap 753 (2020)
Training Regarding Pregnant Inmates for Staff in Juvenile Correctional Facilities Chap 526 (2020)

Lottery Department, State
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
[Superseded by 2020 legislation] Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming, penalties, report. Chap 789 (2019)
Lottery Board; regulation and control of casino gaming, definitions. Chap 1248 (2020)
Virginia Lottery; powers and duties of Board, sports betting, etc. Chap 1256 (2020)

Medical Assistance Services, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Levels A-B--C Psychiatric Services Item 301 (2015)
CCC Plus Item 306 (2016) 4781 / Emergency/NOIRA
4766 / Final
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
Electronic Visit Verification Item 306 (2017), Item 303 (2019) 5039 / Proposed
CCC Plus Waiver Item 306 (2016) 4781 / Emergency/NOIRA
CCC Plus Waiver Item 306 (2016) 4781 / Emergency/NOIRA
FFS Supplemental Payments and Hospital Assessment Item 303 (2018) 5100 / Proposed
Medicaid Expansion Item 303 (2018) 5203 / Emergency/NOIRA
5203 / Emergency/NOIRA
5164 / Emergency/NOIRA
5163 / Emergency/NOIRA
Service Authorization Item 303 (2018) 5172 / Emergency/NOIRA
Settlement Agreement Discussion Process Item 303 (2018) 5162 / Emergency/NOIRA
Fair Rental Value for New and Renovated Nursing Facilities Item 303 (2019) 5368 / Fast-Track
2020 Provider Reimbursement Changes Item 313 (2020)

Medicine, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Patient care team physician for physician assistants Chap 137 (2019), Chap 92 (2019) 5357 / Proposed
Retiree license in medicine Chap 379 (2019)
Waiver for electronic prescribing Chap 664 (2019) 5355 / Proposed
Licensure of surgical assistants Chap 448 (2020)

Mines, Minerals and Energy, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Conforming to federal regulations regarding persons allowed to work in mines Chap 804 (2020)

Motor Vehicles, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Transfer of dealer advertising practices and enforcement to MVDB Chap 615 (2015) 5508 / Fast-Track
Transfer authority for collection of the motor vehicle rental tax from DMV to TAX Chap 405 (2011), Chap 639 (2011) 5507 / Fast-Track

Nursing, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Autonomous practice for nurse practitioners Chap 776 (2018) 5132 / Final
Waiver for electronic prescribing Chap 664 (2019) 5413 / Emergency/NOIRA
Criteria for licensure of massage therapists Chap 727 (2020)
Prescriptive authority for certified registered nurse anesthetists Chap 100 (2020), Chap 161 (2020)

Optometry, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Waiver for electronic prescribing Chap 664 (2019) 5438 / Emergency/NOIRA

Pharmacy, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Delivery of medical devise on behalf of a medical equipment supplier Chap 242 (2018), Chap 241 (2018) 5084 / Final
Registration of agents for patients and wholesale distribution of cannabidioil and THC-A oil products; changes in employment and timing of growing cannabis Chap 690 (2019) 5398 / Proposed
Revisions to Schedule I of Drug Control Act Chap 101 (2020), Chap 229 (2020)
Changes in Certification for cannabidioil Chap 730 (2020)
Training of pharmacy technicians Chap 102 (2020), Chap 237 (2020)
Limited-use permits for Schedule VI drugs Chap 609 (2020), Chap 610 (2020)
Permits for dispensing facilities Chap 1278 (2020)
Pharmacists initiating treatment Chap 731 (2020)

Physical Therapy, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Physical Therapy Compact Chap 300 (2019) 5362 / Proposed

Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Mandatory licensure of athlete agents Chap 481 (2020)
Deregulation of natural gas automobile mechanic certification program Chap 1168 (2020)

Psychology, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Psychology Compact Chap 1162 (2020)

Racing Commission, Virginia
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Historical Horse Racing Chap 811 (2018) 5154 / Proposed
To Promulgate Regulations Pertaining to Historical Horse Racing Chap 1197 (2020)

Real Estate Board
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Add source of funds as a protected class under fair housing law Chap 477 (2020)
Add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under fair housing law Chap 1137 (2020)
Add sexual orientation, gender identity, and status as a veteran as protected classes under fair housing law Chap 1140 (2020)
Escrow deposits of rent payments received by real estate licensees Chap 1014 (2020)

Social Services, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Child day centers and family day homes; regulations, national background check required, report. Chap 758 (2015) 5077 / Proposed
5077 / Proposed
Child day centers and family day homes; regulations, national background check required, report. Chap 758 (2015) 5077 / Proposed
5077 / Proposed
Kinship Foster Care; Removal of Child from Physical Custody of Kinship Foster Parent Chap 257 (2014)
Putative Father Registry. Chap 200 (2017) 4885 / Final
Foster care; enrollment in the Commonwealth's program of medical assistance. Chap 203 (2017) 4885 / Final
Department of Social Services; survey for children aging out of foster care. Chap 187 (2017) 4885 / Final
In utero exposure to a controlled substance. Chap 176 (2017), Chap 428 (2017) 4888 / Final
Child-protective services; complaints involving members of the United States Armed Forces. Chap 142 (2017), Chap 88 (2017) 4888 / Final
State Board of Social Services; complaints of child abuse or neglect where child is under the age of two. Chap 604 (2017) 4888 / Final
Storage & Preservation of Adoption Files Chap 10 (2018)
Kinship Guardianship Assistance program Chap 769 (2018), Chap 770 (2018) 5092 / Proposed
Notifications when Board of Education Licensee is Subject To Founded Complaint of Child Abuse or Neglect Chap 5 (2018), Chap 209 (2018) 4888 / Final
Child care providers; criminal history background check; sunset and contingency. Chap 278 (2018), Chap 146 (2018) 5077 / Proposed
Child care providers; criminal history background check; penalty. Chap 189 (2017), Chap 751 (2017) 5077 / Proposed
Temporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency. Chap 297 (2019) 5369 / NOIRA
Foster care omnibus. Chap 446 (2019) 5369 / NOIRA
5318 / NOIRA
Foster care; security freeze on credit report. Chap 677 (2019), Chap 676 (2019) 5318 / NOIRA
Local departments of social services; foster care; notice of developmental disability. Chap 301 (2019) 5318 / NOIRA
Family First Prevention Services Act; statutory alignment. Chap 282 (2019), Chap 688 (2019) 5369 / NOIRA
5318 / NOIRA
Kinship foster care; notice. Chap 437 (2019), Chap 438 (2019) 5318 / NOIRA
Child welfare mandates. Chap 631 (2016) 5370 / NOIRA
5369 / NOIRA
Shaken baby syndrome; distribution of information. Chap 551 (2010) 5370 / NOIRA
5369 / NOIRA
Budget Bill Chap 780 (2016), Item 346 (2016) 5369 / NOIRA
Foster care agreements; rights of foster parent; dispute resolution. Chap 336 (2019) 5383 / Emergency/NOIRA
Department of Social Services; central registry; retention of records. Chap 38 (2020)
Fostering Futures program. Chap 95 (2020)
Group homes; licensure; certain information required.
TANF; family cap. Chap 550 (2020)
Family assessments; timeline. Chap 5 (2020), Chap 228 (2020)
Kinship Guardianship Assistance program; eligibility; fictive kin. Chap 366 (2020), Chap 224 (2020)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; hardship exception. Chap 7 (2020)
TANF; diversionary cash assistance. I Chap 1159 (2020)
Fostering Futures program. Chap 732 (2020)
Foster care; termination of parental rights; independent living needs assessments; supervisory spans of control. Chap 934 (2020)
Assisted living facilities; individualized service plans. Chap 938 (2020)
Kinship foster care; training and approval processes. Chap 562 (2020)
Religious-exempt child day centers; staff-to-children ratios. Chap 494 (2020)
Human trafficking assessments by local departments. Chap 6 (2020), Chap 234 (2020)

Social Work, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Licensure of music therapists Chap 103 (2020), Chap 233 (2020)

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

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)

Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program, Commission on the
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Remote Alcohol Monitoring Chap 1007 (2020)

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 / Final
Groundwater Withdrawal Incentives for Use of Surficial Aquifer in Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area Chap 755 (2019) 5341 / NOIRA

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