A Convenient Guide to Regulatory
Activity in the Commonwealth
Alert is intended to assist General Assembly members as they keep
up with the myriad regulations being proposed by agencies in the
Commonwealth. The goal of this project is to provide a timely, simple,
and accurate summary of the rules that are being proposed by agencies,
boards, and commissions. Highlighting regulations when they are
published as "proposed regulations" gives General Assembly
members notice that the critical public participation phase of the
rulemaking process is well underway. It is during the public participation
process that the questions of an Assembly member or constituent
may be most effectively communicated to the agency and examined
by the individuals crafting the regulatory proposal.
Alert is not intended to be a substitute for the comprehensive information
on agency rulemaking activity that is currently published biweekly
in the Virginia Register of Regulations or the notification
services offered by the Regulatory Town Hall website maintained
by the Department of Planning and Budget. It is hoped that the Legislative
Record will assist all members as they monitor the development,
modification and repeal of administrative rules in the Commonwealth.
Virginia Register of Regulations online at http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/issfiles.htm
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Code Commission staff at (804) 786-3591 for further information.
Open to Public Comment:
TITLE 11. GAMING
NOTICE: The Virginia Racing Commission is exempt from the Administrative
Process Act pursuant to subdivision A 18 of § 2.2-4002 of the
Code of Virginia when acting by and through its duly appointed stewards
or in matters related to any specific race meeting.
The Virginia Racing Commission adopted the regulations to apply to
the harness race meeting scheduled to begin on September 16, 2005,
and end on November 14, 2005.
VAC 10-70. Stewards (amending 11 VAC 10-70-20, 11 VAC 10-70-30, 11 VAC
10-70-40, 11 VAC 10-70-60, 11 VAC 10-70-70, 11 VAC 10-70-80, 11 VAC 10-70-90
and 11 VAC 10-70-170; repealing 11 VAC 10-70-50).
VAC 10-90. Appeals to the Commission (amending 11 VAC 10-90-10, 11 VAC
10-90-30, and 11 VAC 10-90-50).
public comment may be submitted until December 16, 2005.
clarify the authority of the stewards appointed by the Virginia Racing
Commission to enforce and interpret the commission's regulations. The
definition of "participant" has been added, which provides
that certain individuals associated with a horse that is entered to
run in Virginia shall be considered as participants and come under the
jurisdiction of the commission. Additionally, the amendments provide
the authority of the commission to take disciplinary actions through
stewards or at a meeting at which a quorum is present and clarify that
such disciplinary actions must be determined by a preponderance of the
evidence. These amendments are made to conform the regulation to Chapter
700 of the Acts of Assembly of 2005.
additional information contact: David S. Lermond, Jr., Regulatory Coordinator,
Virginia Racing Commission, New Kent, VA , (804) 966-7404, FAX (804) 966-7418,
or e-mail email@example.com.
TITLE 13. HOUSING
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
NOTICE: The Virginia Housing Development Authority is exempt from
the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code
of Virginia) pursuant to § 2.2-4002 A 4; however, under the provisions
of § 2.2-4031, it is required to publish all proposed and final
VAC 10-160. Rules and Regulations for Administration of Rent Reduction
Tax Credits (amending 13 VAC 10-160-10, 13 VAC 10-160-30, 13 VAC 10-160-55,
13 VAC 10-160-60, 13 VAC 10-160-80, and 13 VAC 10-160-90).
hearing will be held November 10, 2005, at 10 a.m., Virginia Housing Development
Authority, Richmond, Virginia. Written public comment may be submitted
until November 10, 2005.
amendments continue the rent reduction tax credit program through December
31, 2010, if (i) rent reduction tax credits were validly claimed for
the dwelling unit for all or part of December 1999, and (ii) the tenant
was an occupant of such unit on December 31, 2005. The
proposed amendments to such rules and regulations implement the amendments
to § 58.1-339.9 of the Code of Virginia enacted in the 2005 Session
of the General Assembly.
more information contact: J. Judson McKellar, Jr., General Counsel, Virginia
Housing Development Authority, Richmond, VA (804) 343-5540, FAX (804)
783-6701, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.