2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell, Algie
DPOR Exempt from VITA (language only)

Item 122 #1h

Item 122 #1h

Commerce And Trade
Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of

Page 97, line 7, before "Costs" insert "A."
Page 97, after line 8, insert:
"B. The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation shall be exempt from the requirements of the management services agreement with the Virginia Information Technology Agency.  Any and all cost savings produced as the result of this action shall be utilized to reduce fees charged by the Department to regulated occupations.
C.  The Department shall conduct an internal analysis of all occupations that it regulates and determine if each occupation is regulated by any other state agency.  The Department shall further determine what value is added by state regulation of each occupation.  The Department shall report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than October 1, 2013."

(This amendment exempts DPOR from the requirements of VITA and requires all savings be used to reduce its fees. The amendment further requires an analysis of any duplicative regulation of occupations and requires DPOR to justify the need to regulate each occupation under its current authority.)