Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Regulatory Activity
Actions Underway Petitions for Rulemaking Legislative Mandates Periodic Reviews General Notices
What is a Legislative Mandate?

Showing: 156 recently enacted state laws mandating a regulatory change for all agencies and boards.
Current Mandates     Old/Completed mandates     Overdue mandates
More options
Accountancy, Board for
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Amendments to Public Participation Guidelines Chap 795 (2012)

Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Auxiliary Grant and Supportive Housing Chap 657 (2019), Chap 658 (2019)
Reconsideration Chap 694 (2016) 4880 / Proposed

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 / Proposed

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 / Proposed

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
Certification of recovery residences Chap 220 (2019) 5364 / Fast-Track

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
Mandatory certification for automatic fire sprinkler inspectors Chap 726 (2019)

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 / Emergency/NOIRA

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)

Dentistry, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Protocol for remote supervision of VDH and DBHDS dental hygienists Chap 86 (2019) 5323 / Emergency/NOIRA
Dentistry Chap 664 (2019) 5382 / Emergency/NOIRA

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

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)

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
Amend Disease Reporting and Control Regulations concerning reporting of Healthcare Associated Infections Chap 293 (2019) 5208 / Fast-Track
Promulgate Regulations for Use of Greywater and Rainwater Chap 817 (2018)
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

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)

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 / NOIRA
5252 / NOIRA

Lottery Department, State
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Lottery Board; regulation of casino gaming, penalties, report. Chap 789 (2019)

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 / 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
CMHRS Documentation of Qualifications Item 303 (2018) 4990 / Fast-Track
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) 5224 / Fast-Track
5100 / Proposed
Medicaid Expansion Item 303 (2018) 5203 / Emergency/NOIRA
5203 / Emergency/NOIRA
5164 / Emergency/NOIRA
5163 / Emergency/NOIRA
Service Authorization Item 303 (2018)
2018 Provider Reimbursement Updates - Part 2 Item 303 (2018) 5302 / Fast-Track
Settlement Agreement Discussion Process Item 303 (2018) 5162 / Emergency/NOIRA
Update Average Commercial Rate for Eastern Virginia Medical School Item 303 (2018) 5224 / Fast-Track
2019 Reimbursement Changes Item 303 (2019) 5366 / Final
Fair Rental Value for New and Renovated Nursing Facilities Item 303 (2019)

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

Nursing, Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Autonomous practice for nurse practitioners Chap 776 (2018) 5132 / Proposed
Waiver for electronic prescribing Chap 664 (2019) 5413 / Emergency/NOIRA

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

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 / Proposed
Schedule I in regulation Chap 85 (2019) 5396 / 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 / Emergency/NOIRA

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

Racing Commission, Virginia
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Historical Horse Racing Chap 811 (2018) 5154 / Proposed

Social Services, State Board of
Title Legislation ActionID / Latest Stage
Child Welfare Mandates Chap 631 (2016) 4886 / Final
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
Fostering Futures program; background check. Chap 194 (2017) 4886 / Final
Adoptive and foster placements; Mutual Family Assessment home study. Chap 193 (2017) 4886 / Final
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 / Proposed
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 / 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)

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)
Paper Filing Fee Chap 874 (2010), Item 79 (2010) 5363 / Fast-Track
Paper Filing Fee Chap 874 (2010), Item 79 (2010) 5363 / Fast-Track
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)

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
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)