2017 Uncodified Acts

2017 Virginia Uncodified Acts




Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article IV a section numbered 19, relating to legislative review of administrative rules.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 7, 2017

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 20, 2017


RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same hereby is, proposed and referred to the General Assembly at its first regular session held after the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence in conformity with the provisions of Section 1 of Article XII of the Constitution of Virginia, namely:

Amend the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article IV a section numbered 19 as follows:



Section 19. Legislative review of administrative rules.

The General Assembly may review any administrative rule to ensure it is consistent with the legislative intent of the statute that the rule was written to interpret, prescribe, implement, or enforce. After that review, the General Assembly may approve or reject, in whole or in part, any rule as provided by law. The approval or rejection of a rule by the General Assembly shall not be subject to gubernatorial veto under Article V, Section 6 of this Constitution.