Rules Committee (Senate)

Senate Rules Committee

Summary

Meets on: The call of the Chair

MembersMamie Locke (Chair) – George Barker – Creigh Deeds – John Edwards – Barbara Favola – Janet Howell – Lynwood Lewis – Louise Lucas – Dave Marsden – Ryan McDougle – Jeremy McPike – Tommy Norment  –   Chap Petersen – Dick Saslaw  – Jill Vogel

(12 Democrats and 3 Republicans)

Subcommittees: None

 

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Rules Committee bills passed by the General Assembly
Virginia Legislative Information System

Note: Details on bills passed below are in the Heading “Bills passed”

  • SB 1126 Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads; change in membership.
  • SB 1273 Behavioral Health Commission; created, report.
  • SB 1414 Henrietta Lacks Commission; extends sunset provision.
  • SB 1473 Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider.
  • SJ 293 Assisted living and auxiliary grants; Joint Commission on Health Care to study available data.
  • SJ 294 JLARC; costs of education, report.

 

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Rules 2021 Committee Hearings
Virginia Senate Live Session Video Stream

Standing Committee: 1/22 1/29 2/12 2/19 

About

From Senate Rules: “A Committee on Rules, which shall be in addition to the foregoing standing Committees, consisting of the standing Committee Chairs; the President pro tempore, if the person is not a Chair; the Majority Leader, if the person is not a Chair; the Minority Leader; and other Senators to comprise not more than 17. The Chair of the Committee on Rules shall not be Chair of any standing Committee.”.

The Committee shall consider all resolutions amending or altering the Rules of the Senate; all joint rules with the House of Delegates; all bills and resolutions creating study committees or commissions; and all other resolutions (except those of a purely procedural nature, those concerning nominations and appointments to any office or position in the Commonwealth including the nominations of Justices and Judges, and those concerning constitutional amendments). The Committee may report such bills or resolutions with the recommendation that they be passed, or that they be rereferred to another Committee. In considering a bill or resolution, the Committee is empowered to sit while the Senate is in session. There shall be a subcommittee of the Committee, consisting of the Chair and members appointed by the Chair to equal the number of House members appointed to the subcommittee, which shall exercise on behalf of the Committee such powers as are delegated to the Committee when acting jointly with the Committee on Rules of the House of Delegates or a subcommittee thereof.

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VA Legislative Information Systems (LIS)

Bills in committee   

Bills reported out 

SB 1126 Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads; change in membership. Adds a member of the House of Delegates and Senate to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads

SB 1172 Capitol Square Preservation Council; powers and duties, review and approval of plans for changes. Gives authority to the Preservation council to approve any changes to any artifacts within the Capitol Square.

SB 1273 Behavioral Health Commission; created, report. Creates the Behavioral Health Commission to study and improve health services provided by the state.

SB 1408 Health Care, Joint Commission on; repeals sunset provision. Repeals the sunset provision for the Joint Commission on Health Care.

SB 1414 Henrietta Lacks Commission; extends sunset provision.Extends the expiration of the Henrietta Lacks Commission from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2026.

SB 1473 Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Refers certain legislation regarding a mandated health insurance benefit or provider to the Health Insurance Reform Commission for review.

SJ 276 Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month; designating as September 2021 and each succeeding year thereafter.

SJ 285 Barrier Crimes and Criminal History Records Checks, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued.Continues the Joint Subcommittee to Study Barrier Crimes and Criminal History Records Checks for one additional year, through November 30, 2021.

SJ 286 Emergency Management Professionals Week; designating third week in March, in 2021 & each succeeding.

SJ 288 National Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol; Barbara Rose Johns. Replaces Robert E. Lee’s statue in the Capitol Building with Barbara Johns.

SJ 292 Women’s Suffrage Month; designating as August 2020 and each succeeding year thereafter.

SJ 293 Assisted living and auxiliary grants; Joint Commission on Health Care to study available data.Requests the Joint Commission on Health Care to study available data regarding assisted living and auxiliary grants

SJ 294 JLARC; costs of education, report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the true cost of education in the Commonwealth and what it would cost to get it to the standards of quality.

SJ 308 COVID-19; JLARC to study the impact on Virginia’s public schools, students, and school employees. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the impact of COVID-19 on Virginia’s public schools, students, and school employees.

SJ 323 Liberty Amendments Month; designating June 19 through third Monday in July, in 2021.

SR 95 Washington, Booker T.; establishes commemorative commission to honor w/statue in Old Senate Chamber.

Bills Passed

SB 1126 Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads; change in membership. Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads; membership. Adds a member of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, and a member of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads. Such legislative members must represent districts that include certain cities in the Hampton Roads region. The bill also requires that nonlegislative citizen members of the Commission appointed by the Governor have experience in one of the following fields: transit, transportation, or land use planning; management of transit, transportation, or other public sector operations; public budgeting or finance; corporate communications; government oversight; or state or local government. The new qualifications do not affect the appointment of any current members of the Commission until the expiration of their terms.

SB 1273 Behavioral Health Commission; created, report. Behavioral Health Commission created. Creates the Behavioral Health Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of (i) studying and making recommendations for the improvement of behavioral health services and the behavioral health service system in the Commonwealth to encourage the adoption of policies to increase the quality and availability of and ensure access to the full continuum of high-quality, effective, and efficient behavioral health services for all persons in the Commonwealth and (ii) providing ongoing oversight of behavioral health services and the behavioral health service system in the Commonwealth, including monitoring and evaluation of established programs, services, and delivery and payment structures and implementation of new services and initiatives in the Commonwealth and development of recommendations for improving such programs, services, structures, and implementation.

SB 1414 Henrietta Lacks Commission; extends sunset provision. Henrietta Lacks Commission; sunset. Extends the expiration of the Henrietta Lacks Commission from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2026.

SB 1473 Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Health Insurance Reform Commission; mandated health insurance benefit or provider. Provides that, for the purposes of the requirement that the Chair of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce or Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor refer certain legislation regarding a mandated health insurance benefit or provider to the Health Insurance Reform Commission for review, “mandated health insurance benefit or provider” means coverage required under the laws of the Commonwealth to be provided in a policy of accident and sickness insurance or a contract for a health-related condition that (i) includes coverage for specific health care services or benefits; (ii) places limitations or restrictions on deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or any annual or lifetime maximum benefit amounts; or (iii) includes a specific category of licensed health care practitioners from whom an insured is entitled to receive care.

SJ 293 Assisted living and auxiliary grants; Joint Commission on Health Care to study available data. Study; Joint Commission on Health Care; assisted living and auxiliary grants; report. Requests the Joint Commission on Health Care to study available data regarding assisted living and auxiliary grants and develop a blueprint for implementing recommendations that will allow the Commonwealth to provide a more realistic system of addressing housing and care needs.

SJ 294 JLARC; costs of education, report. Study; JLARC; costs of education; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the true cost of education in the Commonwealth and provide an accurate assessment of the costs to implement the Standards of Quality.

Commissions

Joint Commission on Administrative Rules

Source: Webpage

To review existing agency rules or regulations and agency rules or regulations during the promulgation or final adoption process.

Code Commission

Source: Webpage

The Commission is charged with the responsibility of publishing and maintaining a Code of the general and permanent statutes of the Commonwealth. The Commission also has the responsibility of publishing and maintaining the Virginia Administrative Code.

Senate Ethics Advisory Panel

Source: Webpage

To inquire into any alleged violation of Articles 2 through 5 (§ 30-102 et seq.) of this chapter by any member of the respective house of the General Assembly in his current term or his immediate prior term. In addition to the other powers and duties specified in the Code of Virginia the Panel has the power to organize and preserve statements and reports filed with the Panel for a period of five years from the date of receipt.

Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation

Source: Webpage

To encourage and arrange conferences with officials of other states and other units of government; carry forward the participation of Virginia as a member of the Council of State Governments, both regionally and nationally; formulate proposals for cooperation between Virginia and other states; establish such committees as it deems advisable to conduct conferences and formulate proposals concerning subjects of interstate cooperation; monitor and evaluate the Commonwealth’s participation in interstate compacts; review, evaluate, and recommend suggested uniform state legislation; require, at its discretion, from any appointee representing Virginia on any interstate compact, commission, committee, or board, a report on that organization’s work and accomplishments; and review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning federal policies that are of concern to the Commonwealth.

Legislative Support CommissionLegislative Support

Source: Webpage

To supervise the printing and distribution of bills, resolutions, joint resolutions, House documents, Senate documents or other matters directed to be printed for use of the Senate or the House of Delegates and intended for temporary use, as well as the printing and distribution of House Journals, Senate Journals and the Acts of Assembly; to supervise the maintenance and operation of the General Assembly Building; to supervise and assist the Capitol Tour Guides; and to supervise the Capitol Police Force.

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      Samuel Strathmann
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      I think SB 1273, formation of the Behavioral Health Commission, is a good thing because of the increased emphasis on metal health services.

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