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.
CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES
4VAC15-270. Game: Firearms (adding 4VAC15-270-90).
A public hearing
will be held on October 16, 2007 at 9 a.m. at the Department of Game and
Inland Fisheries, 4000 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.
amendment fulfills the requirement of Chapter 642 of the 2007 Acts of
Assembly and §29.1-528 A of the Code of Virginia by promulgating
model local government ordinances for hunting with firearms. The model
ordinances address such matters as the caliber of the firearm, the type
of firearm, and the type of ammunition used when hunting within a locality;
individual Virginia county or city governments subsequently would have
the option of adopting or not adopting one or more such model local
government ordinances. The proposed amendment would not enact the model
local government ordinances either statewide or within specific localities;
rather, the applicability of one or more model ordinance in any Virginia
locality would be dependent on the respective individual county or city
governments subsequently adopting such model ordinance or ordinances.
For additional information please contact Phil Smith,
Policy Analyst, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Game and Inland
Fisheries, telephone (804) 367-1000, fax (804) 367-0488, or email email@example.com.
TITLE 14. INSURANCE
14VAC5-420. Rules Governing Military Sales Practices (adding
14VAC5-420-10 through 14VAC5-420-60).
may be submitted to the State Corporation Commission until October 15,
In September 2006, Congress passed the Military Personnel Financial
Services Protection Act (Pub. L. No. 109-290). Congress found it imperative
that members of the United States Armed Forces be shielded from "abusive
and misleading sales practices" and protected from certain life
insurance products that were "improperly marketed as investment
products, providing minimal death benefits in exchange for excessive
premiums...., making them entirely inappropriate for most military personnel."
To address these concerns, Congress required that the states collectively
work with the Secretary of Defense to ensure implementation of appropriate
standards to protect members of the Armed Forces from dishonest and
predatory sales practices while on a military installation. To that
end, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners worked with
the Department of Defense to develop the Military Sales Practices Model
Regulation to address these Congressional mandates. The rules proposed
by the Bureau of Insurance closely follow the Model Regulation.
For additional information please contact James Young, Senior Market
Examiner, State Corporation Commission, telephone (804) 371-9532 or email
TITLE 22. SOCIAL
FOR THE AGING
The Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program (adding 22VAC5-30-10
comments may be submitted to the Department for the Aging until 5 p.m.
on November 16, 2007.
regulation sets forth requirements for the statewide Virginia Public
Guardian and Conservator Program to ensure uniformity among programs
in serving eligible persons, at public expense, who need a guardian
or conservator or both, to assist them in meeting essential requirements
for physical and emotional health and management of financial resources,
For additional comment
please contact Janet James, Esq., State Legal Services Developer, Department
for the Aging, telephone (804) 662-7049, fax (804) 662-9354, or email
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