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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
10/24/2020

Title 2.2. Administration of Government (2020 Updates)

  • Subtitle I. Organization of State Government
    • Part A. Office of the Governor
      • Chapter 1. Governor
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-106
          Appointment of agency heads; disclosure of resumes; severance
          § 2.2-115
          Commonwealth's Development Opportunity Fund
          § 2.2-115.1
          COVID-19 Relief Fund
      • Chapter 2. Governor's Secretaries
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-200
          Appointment of Governor's Secretaries; general powers; severance
        • Article 2. Secretary of Administration
        • § 2.2-203
          Position established; agencies for which responsible
          § 2.2-203.1
          Secretary to establish telecommuting policy; duties
          § 2.2-203.2:3
          Policy of the Commonwealth regarding the employment of individuals with disabilities; responsibilities of state agencies; report
          § 2.2-203.2:5
          Additional duties of the Secretary; technology programs
        • Article 3. Secretary of Commerce and Trade
        • § 2.2-204
          Position established; agencies for which responsible; additional duties
          § 2.2-205
          Economic development policy for the Commonwealth
          § 2.2-205.2
          Commonwealth Broadband Chief Advisor
          § 2.2-206.3
          Additional duties of the Secretary; advancement of technology
        • Article 4. Secretary of Education
        • § 2.2-208.1
          (Repealed effective July 1, 2021) School Readiness Committee; Secretary to establish
        • Article 6. Secretary of Health and Human Resources
        • § 2.2-213.3
          Secretary to coordinate electronic prescribing clearinghouse
        • Article 7. Secretary of Natural Resources
        • § 2.2-215
          Position established; agencies for which responsible
          § 2.2-220.2
          Development of strategies to prevent the introduction of, to control, and to eradicate invasive species
        • Article 8. Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
        • § 2.2-221
          Position established; agencies for which responsible; additional powers and duties
          § 2.2-222.4
          Chief Resilience Officer
        • Article 11. Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
        • § 2.2-230
          Position established; agencies for which responsible; additional duties
        • Article 12. Virginia Environmental Justice Act
        • § 2.2-234
          Definitions
          § 2.2-235
          Policy regarding environmental justice
      • Chapter 3.2. Office of the State Inspector General
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-309
          Powers and duties of State Inspector General
          § 2.2-309.1
          Additional powers and duties; behavioral health and developmental services
      • Chapter 4. Secretary of the Commonwealth
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-401.01
          Liaison to Virginia Indian tribes; Virginia Indigenous People's Trust Fund
      • Chapter 4.2:1. Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection
        • § 2.2-435.11
          Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection; duties
      • Chapter 4.2:2. Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
        • § 2.2-435.12
          Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; duties
      • Chapter 4.3. Commonwealth Identity Management Standards
        • § 2.2-436
          Approval of electronic identity standards
          § 2.2-437
          Identity Management Standards Advisory Council
      • Chapter 4.4. Office of the Children's Ombudsman
        • § 2.2-438
          Definitions
          § 2.2-439
          Children's Ombudsman; establishment; appointment; removal
          § 2.2-440
          Procedures; training; complaint; investigation; notification of safety concerns
          § 2.2-441
          Individuals making complaint to Children's Ombudsman
          § 2.2-442
          Children's Ombudsman; powers
          § 2.2-443
          Victim of child abuse or child neglect; powers of Children's Ombudsman; child fatality cases; investigation
          § 2.2-444
          Decision to investigate; notice; pursuing administrative remedies or channels of complaint; further investigation; violation of state or federal criminal law; complaint against child-placing agency; petition requesting court jurisdiction or termination of parental rights
          § 2.2-445
          Department and child-placing agency; duties; information to be provided to biological parent, adoptive parent, or foster parent; access to departmental computer networks
          § 2.2-446
          Confidentiality of record of Children's Ombudsman; disclosure; limitations; release of certain information
          § 2.2-447
          Report of findings; recommendations; consultation with individual, Department, local department, or child-placing agency; publication of adverse opinion; notice of actions; information provided to complainant; child fatality investigation; report
          § 2.2-448
          Penalty for filing complaint or cooperating in investigation prohibited
          § 2.2-449
          Children's Advocacy Fund
    • Part B. Department of Law
      • Chapter 5. Department of Law
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-507
          Legal service in civil matters
          § 2.2-515.2
          Address confidentiality program established; victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual violence, or human trafficking; application; disclosure of records
        • Article 4. Division of Human Rights
        • § 2.2-520
          Division of Human Rights created; duties
    • Part C. State Agencies Related to the General Operation of Government
      • Chapter 6. General Provisions
        • Article 1. In General
        • § 2.2-604.2
          Designation of officials; energy manager
          § 2.2-608
          Furnishing reports; Governor authorized to require reports
          § 2.2-608.1
          State publications to be made available electronically
          § 2.2-614.5
          Electric vehicle charging stations
      • Chapter 11. Department of General Services
        • Article 3. Division of Purchases and Supply
        • § 2.2-1110
          Using agencies to purchase through Division of Purchases and Supply; exception
          § 2.2-1124
          Disposition of surplus materials
        • Article 4. Division of Engineering and Buildings
        • § 2.2-1129
          Division of Engineering and Buildings
          § 2.2-1147.3
          Baby changing facilities in restrooms located in public buildings
          § 2.2-1150.3
          Lease of state military reservation property
          § 2.2-1151.1
          Conveyances of right-of-way usage to certain nonpublic service companies by the Department of Transportation
        • Article 5. Abatement of Risk of Asbestos in State-Owned and Public School Buildings
        • § 2.2-1167
          (Effective until July 1, 2021) Commonwealth immune from civil liability
          § 2.2-1167
          (Effective July 1, 2021) Commonwealth immune from civil liability
      • Chapter 12. Department of Human Resource Management
        • § 2.2-1201
          Duties of Department; Director
          § 2.2-1204
          Health insurance program for employees of local governments, local officers, teachers, etc.; definitions
          § 2.2-1211
          Required diversity and cultural competency training
      • Chapter 15. Department of Planning and Budget
        • § 2.2-1509.2
          Budget Bill to include amounts diverted from Commonwealth Transportation Fund
          § 2.2-1514
          (Contingent expiration date) Commitment of general fund for nonrecurring expenditures
          § 2.2-1514
          (Contingent effective date) Commitment of general fund for nonrecurring expenditures
      • Chapter 15.1. Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan
        • § 2.2-1518
          Governor to submit a tentative bill for a capital outlay plan; gubernatorial amendments proposed to the plan
      • Chapter 16.1. Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-1605
          Powers and duties of Department
        • Article 2. Small Business Investment Grant Fund
        • § 2.2-1616
          Creation, administration, and management of the Small Business Investment Grant Fund
        • Article 3. Small Business Permitting
        • § 2.2-1617
          (Effective until July 1, 2021) One-stop small business permitting program
          § 2.2-1617
          (Effective July 1, 2021) One-stop small business permitting program
      • Chapter 18. Department of the Treasury
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-1811
          Unpresented checks drawn by State Treasurer; replacement and payment
      • Chapter 20. Department of Veterans Services
        • § 2.2-2001.3
          Virginia War Memorial division
          § 2.2-2001.5
          Assignment of right to receive veterans' benefits
          § 2.2-2001.6
          Eligibility for veteran status under state and local laws; change in treatment of certain discharges
      • Chapter 20.1. Virginia Information Technologies Agency
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-2005
          Creation of Agency; appointment of Chief Information Officer
          § 2.2-2006
          Definitions
          § 2.2-2007
          Powers of the CIO
          § 2.2-2009
          Additional duties of the CIO relating to security of government information
    • Part D. State Authorities, Boards, Commissions, Councils, Foundations and Other Collegial Bodies
      • Chapter 21. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-2101
          Prohibition against service by legislators on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch; exceptions
      • Chapter 22. Authorities
        • Article 2. Commercial Space Flight Authority
        • § 2.2-2203.3
          Employees; employment; personnel rules
        • Article 3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority
        • § 2.2-2220
          (Repealed effective January 1, 2021) Board of directors; members; President
        • Article 4. Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority
        • § 2.2-2237.1
          Board of directors to develop strategic plan for economic development; marketing plan; operational plan; submission
          § 2.2-2237.3
          Division of Incentives
          § 2.2-2238
          Economic development services
          § 2.2-2240.1
          Grants paid to the Authority to promote research, development, and commercialization of products
          § 2.2-2242
          Forms of accounts and records
        • Article 8. Virginia Tourism Authority
        • § 2.2-2320.1
          Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund
        • Article 10. Fort Monroe Authority Act
        • § 2.2-2336
          Short title; declaration of public purpose; Fort Monroe Authority created; successor in interest to Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority
      • Chapter 24. Boards
        • Article 1. Art and Architectural Review Board
        • § 2.2-2400
          Art and Architectural Review Board; members and officers; travel expenses; quorum; compensation; staff; report
        • Article 10. Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board
        • § 2.2-2423
          Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board; membership; terms; quorum; compensation and expenses
        • Article 17. Virginia-Asian Advisory Board
        • § 2.2-2449
          Membership; terms; vacancies; chairman
        • Article 18. Board of Veterans Services
        • § 2.2-2452
          Board of Veterans Services; membership; terms; quorum; compensation; staff
        • Article 21. Latino Advisory Board
        • § 2.2-2459
          Latino Advisory Board; membership; terms; compensation and expenses
        • Article 24. Virginia Board of Workforce Development
        • § 2.2-2471
          Virginia Board of Workforce Development; purpose; membership; terms; compensation and expenses; staff
          § 2.2-2471.1
          Chief Workforce Development Advisor; staff support
          § 2.2-2472
          Powers and duties of the Board; Virginia Workforce System created
        • Article 26. Virginia Growth and Opportunity Act
        • § 2.2-2485
          Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board; membership; terms; compensation
          § 2.2-2489
          Award of grants to regional councils
        • Article 28. Office of New Americans Advisory Board
        • § 2.2-2496
          Office of New Americans Advisory Board
          § 2.2-2497
          Membership; terms; compensation and expenses
          § 2.2-2498
          Powers and duties; acceptance of gifts and grants
          § 2.2-2499
          Staff; cooperation from other state agencies
      • Chapter 25. Commissions
        • Article 11. American Revolution 250 Commission
        • § 2.2-2544
          (Expires July 1, 2027) American Revolution 250 Commission; purpose
          § 2.2-2545
          (Expires July 1, 2027) Membership; terms
          § 2.2-2546
          (Expires July 1, 2027) Quorum; meetings
          § 2.2-2547
          (Expires July 1, 2027) Compensation; expenses
          § 2.2-2548
          (Expires July 1, 2027) Powers and duties of the Commission
          § 2.2-2549
          (Expires July 1, 2027) Cooperation of agencies of state and local government
          § 2.2-2550
          (Expires July 1, 2027) Sunset
        • Article 12. Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans
        • § 2.2-2551
          (Expires July 1, 2022) Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans; purpose
          § 2.2-2552
          (Expires July 1, 2022) Membership; terms; vacancies; chairman and vice-chairman
          § 2.2-2553
          (Expires July 1, 2022) Quorum; meetings
          § 2.2-2554
          (Expires July 1, 2022) Compensation; expenses
          § 2.2-2555
          (Expires July 1, 2022) Powers and duties of the Commission
          § 2.2-2556
          (Expires July 1, 2022) Staffing; cooperation of agencies of state and local governments
          § 2.2-2557
          (Expires July 1, 2022) Sunset
      • Chapter 26. Councils
        • Article 11. Council on Women
        • § 2.2-2630
          Council on Women; purpose; membership; terms; chairman
          § 2.2-2631
          Powers and duties of Council
        • Article 32. Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council
        • § 2.2-2698
          Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council; purpose; membership; chairman
        • Article 33. Aerospace Advisory Council
        • § 2.2-2699.1
          Aerospace Advisory Council; purpose; membership; compensation; chairman
        • Article 34. Broadband Advisory Council
        • § 2.2-2699.4
          Powers and duties of the Council
        • Article 35. Information Technology Advisory Council
        • § 2.2-2699.5
          Information Technology Advisory Council; membership; terms; quorum; compensation; staff
          § 2.2-2699.7
          Health Information Technology Standards Advisory Committee
        • Article 37. Plastic Waste Prevention Advisory Council
        • § 2.2-2699.13
          (Expires June 30, 2023) Plastic Waste Prevention Advisory Council; purpose; membership; compensation; chairman
          § 2.2-2699.14
          (Expires June 30, 2023) Powers and duties of the Council
          § 2.2-2699.15
          (Expires June 30, 2023) Sunset
      • Chapter 27. Foundations and Other Collegial Bodies
        • Article 6. Veterans Services Foundation
        • § 2.2-2715
          Veterans Services Foundation; purpose; report; membership; terms; compensation; staff
          § 2.2-2715.1
          Executive Director
          § 2.2-2716
          Authority of board of trustees
        • Article 11. Virginia International Trade Corporation
        • § 2.2-2738
          Virginia International Trade Corporation; purpose; membership; meetings
    • Part E. State Officers and Employees
      • Chapter 28. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-2812.1
          State agencies prohibited from inquiring about arrests, charges, or convictions on employment applications; exceptions
          § 2.2-2817.1
          State agencies to establish alternative work schedules; reporting requirement
          § 2.2-2822
          Ownership and use of patents and copyrights developed by certain public employees; Creative Commons copyrights
      • Chapter 29. Virginia Personnel Act
      • Chapter 30. State Grievance Procedure
        • § 2.2-3004
          Grievances qualifying for a grievance hearing; grievance hearing generally
      • Chapter 31. State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act
        • Article 3. Prohibited Conduct Relating to Contracts
        • § 2.2-3110
          Further exceptions
        • Article 5. Disclosure Statements Required to Be Filed
        • § 2.2-3115
          Disclosure by local government officers and employees
        • Article 9. Training for Local Filers
        • § 2.2-3132
          Training on prohibited conduct and conflicts of interest
  • Subtitle II. Administration of State Government
    • Part A. General Provisions
      • Chapter 33. State Holidays and Other Special Days
    • Part B. Transaction of Public Business
      • Chapter 37. Virginia Freedom of Information Act
        • § 2.2-3704
          Public records to be open to inspection; procedure for requesting records and responding to request; charges; transfer of records for storage, etc.
          § 2.2-3704.2
          Public bodies to designate FOIA officer
          § 2.2-3704.3
          Training for local officials
          § 2.2-3705.3
          Exclusions to application of chapter; records relating to administrative investigations
          § 2.2-3705.4
          Exclusions to application of chapter; educational records and certain records of educational institutions
          § 2.2-3705.5
          Exclusions to application of chapter; health and social services records
          § 2.2-3705.6
          Exclusions to application of chapter; proprietary records and trade secrets
          § 2.2-3705.7
          Exclusions to application of chapter; records of specific public bodies and certain other limited exclusions
          § 2.2-3711
          Closed meetings authorized for certain limited purposes
      • Chapter 38. Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act
        • § 2.2-3803
          Administration of systems including personal information; Internet privacy policy; exceptions
          § 2.2-3808.1
          (Effective until January 1, 2021) Agencies' disclosure of certain account information prohibited
          § 2.2-3808.1
          (Effective January 1, 2021) Agencies' disclosure of certain account information prohibited
      • Chapter 39. Virginia Human Rights Act
        • § 2.2-3900
          Short title; declaration of policy
          § 2.2-3901
          Definitions
          § 2.2-3902
          Construction of chapter; other programs to aid persons with disabilities, minors, and the elderly
          § 2.2-3904
          Nondiscrimination in places of public accommodation; definitions
          § 2.2-3905
          Nondiscrimination in employment; definitions; exceptions
          § 2.2-3906
          Civil action by Attorney General
          § 2.2-3907
          Procedures for a charge of unlawful discrimination; notice; investigation; report; conciliation; notice of the right to file a civil action; temporary relief
          § 2.2-3908
          Civil actions by private parties
          § 2.2-3909
          Causes of action for failure to provide reasonable accommodation for known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions
      • Chapter 40. Administrative Process Act
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-4002
          Exemptions from chapter generally
        • Article 2. Regulations
        • § 2.2-4006
          Exemptions from requirements of this article
        • Article 4. Hearing Officers
        • § 2.2-4024
          Hearing officers
        • Article 5. Court Review
        • § 2.2-4030
          Recovery of costs and attorney fees from agency
      • Chapter 41. Virginia Register Act
        • § 2.2-4103
          Agencies to file regulations with Registrar; other duties; failure to file
      • Chapter 42. Fair Employment Contracting Act
        • § 2.2-4200
          Declaration of policy; discrimination prohibited in awarding contracts; definitions
          § 2.2-4201
          Required contract provisions
      • Chapter 43. Virginia Public Procurement Act
        • Article 1. General Provisions
        • § 2.2-4302.1
          Process for competitive sealed bidding
          § 2.2-4302.2
          Process for competitive negotiation
        • Article 2. Contract Formation and Administration
        • § 2.2-4303
          Methods of procurement
          § 2.2-4303.01
          High-risk contracts; definition; review
          § 2.2-4303.1
          Architectural and professional engineering term contracting; limitations
          § 2.2-4310
          Discrimination prohibited; participation of small, women-owned, minority-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses and employment services organizations
          § 2.2-4321
          (Effective until January 1, 2021) Debarment
          § 2.2-4321
          (Effective January 1, 2021) Debarment
          § 2.2-4321.2
          (Effective until May 1, 2021) Public works contract requirements
          § 2.2-4321.2
          (Effective May 1, 2021) Public works contracts; project labor agreements authorized
          § 2.2-4321.3
          (Effective May 1, 2021) Payment of prevailing wage for work performed on public works contracts; penalty
          § 2.2-4323
          Purchase programs for recycled goods; agency responsibilities
          § 2.2-4340
          Action on performance bond
          § 2.2-4340.1
          Statute of limitations on construction contracts
          § 2.2-4340.2
          Statute of limitations on architectural and engineering contracts
        • Article 3. Exemptions and Limitations
        • § 2.2-4343
          Exemption from operation of chapter for certain transactions
          § 2.2-4343.1
          Permitted contracts with certain religious organizations; purpose; limitations
        • Article 5. Remedies
        • § 2.2-4359
          Determination of nonresponsibility
      • Chapter 43.1. Construction Management and Design-Build Contracting
        • Article 4. Procedures for Local Public Bodies
        • § 2.2-4382
          Design-build or construction management contracts for local public bodies authorized
      • Chapter 44. Virginia Security for Public Deposits Act
        • § 2.2-4400
          Short title; declaration of intent; applicability
      • Chapter 45. Investment of Public Funds Act
        • § 2.2-4502
          Investment of funds of Commonwealth, political subdivisions, and public bodies in "prime quality" commercial paper
          § 2.2-4503
          Investments by Fairfax County finance director
          § 2.2-4509
          Investment of funds in negotiable certificates of deposit and negotiable bank deposit notes
          § 2.2-4510
          Investment of funds in corporate notes
          § 2.2-4511
          Investment of funds in asset-backed securities
          § 2.2-4512
          Investment of funds by State Treasurer in obligations of foreign sovereign governments
      • Chapter 48. Virginia Debt Collection Act
        • § 2.2-4806
          Utilization of certain collection techniques
      • Chapter 55. Virginia Biotechnology Research Act