Legislative Services


The legislative services team within the Department of Regulatory Agencies represents the Department at the General Assembly by working to advance policies for consumer protection.  The team tracks bills that may impact DORA divisions, conducts stakeholder outreach related to actions under consideration by the General Assembly, and assists divisions with implementation of new legislation. The team also plays a vital role reporting on budgetary matters and DORA compliance with SMART Act mandates to state legislators.

SMART Government Act

The State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act was passed by the General Assembly in 2010. The law outlines requirements for budgeting by state departments and created a role in state budgeting for legislative committees of reference. At Annual SMART Act hearings, Departments present performance plans, regulatory and legislative agendas, and budget requests to Joint Committees of Reference. 

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