Delegate Randy Minchew’s (R-10) Legislation to Increase Government Efficiency and Save Taxpayer Dollars Passes Both Houses Unanimously

February 23rd, 2012


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Richmond, VA | February 23, 2012

Delegate Randy Minchew’s (R-10) bill to reduce mandated meetings for Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation boards (HB 917) passed unanimously out of the House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor for his signature.

The efficiency-oriented bill will give regulatory boards in the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation the authority to determine when they will call meetings, rather than mandating regular meetings when there are no business items.

Explaining the importance of measures to increase government efficiency, Delegate Minchew stated,  “Simple but effective measures such as HB 917 translate to savings for taxpayers. Virginians want the General Assembly to look at all of our state government operations and ensure that our limited tax dollars are not being spent wastefully. I was amazed that, until passage of this bill, monthly meetings at taxpayer expense were required for the Professional Boxing, Wrestling and Martial Arts Advisory Board. This is a small act but an important signal to say that as a Commonwealth we want to address any and all inefficiencies within state government. I am pleased that this bill found unanimous support in both the House and Senate.”