SB 337: Joint Commission on Administrative
September 4, 2002
Senate Bill 337 of the 2002
Session of the General Assembly created the Joint Commission on Administrative
Rules (JCAR). The legislation essentially provides JCAR the opportunity
to review any existing or proposed agency rule, and make recommendations
to the Governor and the General Assembly for action based on its review.
Five members of the Senate and seven members of the House of Delegates
compose the membership.
JCAR held its first meeting
on September 4, 2002. Senator Frank Wagner, patron of Senate Bill 337,
was elected chairman and Delegate Morgan Griffith was elected vice-chairman.
JCAR was briefed on Virginia's regulatory process by various state
government department participants in the regulatory process. Additionally,
Division of Legislative Services staff briefed JCAR on the regulatory
processes of a select number of states and presented information for members
to consider in developing its method of review of rules and regulations.
Three substantive issues were
briefly discussed: (i) a State Corporation Commission proposed regulation
relating to bank acquisitions of real estate brokerage subsidiaries, (ii)
existing regulations of the Charitable Gaming Commission, and (iii) Board
of Medicine statutory negligence standards. No action was taken by JCAR;
however, the progression of the issues will be monitored by staff and
an update will be presented at the next meeting, to be held October 30,
The Hon. Frank W. Wagner
For information, contact:
Jennifer K. Garey
Division of Legislative Services
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