HB 1948 Administrative Process Act; impact on small businesses.
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Summary as introduced:
Administrative Process Act; impact on small businesses. Requires the Department of Planning and Budget, in addition to the economic impact analysis it already prepares concerning a proposed regulation, to differentiate between small businesses and other businesses identified; estimate the projected reporting, recordkeeping and other administrative costs required for compliance by such small businesses with the regulation; and include a description of any alternative method for achieving the purpose of the regulation while minimizing adverse impact on small businesses. The bill defines "small business" as a business entity, including its affiliates, that (i) is independently owned and operated and (ii) employs fewer than 500 full-time employees or has gross annual sales of less than $6 million. The bill also requires agencies to periodically review their regulations to minimize the economic impact on small businesses.

Full text:
01/10/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051155496  pdf | impact statement
01/21/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053653412-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1948ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/01/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Conference amendments

Status:
01/10/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051155496
01/10/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #4...
01/20/05  House: Reported from General Laws with sub (21-Y 0-N)
01/21/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053653412-H1
01/24/05  House: Read first time
01/25/05  House: Read second time
01/25/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 053653412-H1
01/25/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1948H1
01/26/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  House: Communicated to Senate
01/27/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/02/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amd (12-Y 0-N)
02/02/05  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/15/05  Senate: Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/05  Senate: Read third time
02/17/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/17/05  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/05  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/17/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/18/05  Senate: Read third time
02/18/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/05  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (37-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (37-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/22/05  House: Senate amendment rejected by House (5-Y 93-N)
02/22/05  House: VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 93-N)
02/23/05  Senate: Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/24/05  House: House acceded to request
02/24/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/05  House: Delegates: Saxman, Cosgrove, Howell, A.T.
02/24/05  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/05  Senate: Senators: Watkins, Obenshain, O'Brien
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (86-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (86-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  House: Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (89-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (37-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1948ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/23/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 619 (effective 7/1/05)
04/01/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0619)