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Regulatory Alert

A Convenient Guide to Regulatory Activity in the Commonwealth

October, 2005

The Regulatory 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.

The Regulatory 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.

Access the Virginia Register of Regulations online at http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/issfiles.htm or contact epalen@leg.state.va.us or the Code Commission staff at (804) 786-3591 for further information.

Proposed Regulations Open to Public Comment:




REGISTRAR'S 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.

11 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).

11 VAC 10-90. Appeals to the Commission (amending 11 VAC 10-90-10, 11 VAC 10-90-30, and 11 VAC 10-90-50).

Written public comment may be submitted until December 16, 2005.

The amendments 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.

For 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 david.lermond@vrc.virginia.gov.




REGISTRAR'S 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 regulations.

13 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).

A public 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.

The proposed 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.

For 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 judson.mckellar@vhda.com.


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