Virginia: Executive Directive to further reduce regulations

In 2018, Virginia's governor issued an executive order for the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, and other Executive branch departments to reduce regulations by 25% in three years. Virginia's new governor has indicated deregulatory measures as a priority, supporting bills to analyze current regulations and remove unnecessary ones. He has issued an Executive Directive "to initiate regulatory processes to reduce by at least 25 percent the number of regulations not mandated by federal or state statute." The Directive also calls for a report from the Secretary of Finance about documentation of legislative mandates that direct agencies to promulgate regulatory requirements, whether exemptions from the Administrative Process Act should continue, and what efforts are needed to ensure consistency across agencies in the approach to regulatory development and review.

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