On Tuesday, the Senate passed SB 561 by a vote of 29-20. The senate bill amends the Regulatory Review Act to require the General Assembly and the Governor to approve all regulations with an economic impact or cost to the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, and the private sector that exceed $1.0 million. The bill has been referred to the House State Government Committee.
RCPA staff has been successful in amending the bill to include legislative language – “the private sector” – because of the economic impact regulations have on health and human service providers’ budgets. RCPA continues to work with the prime sponsor and has reached out to House leadership to let them know that this is an important piece of legislation. Questions, contact Jack Phillips.