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Virginia legislature rules out governor veto over discipline decisions

Licensees punished by any occupational licensing board imposing discipline could turn to the Virginia governor for a possible override of the license denial or discipline, under a unique, possibly unprecedented bill proposed by a Democratic lawmaker who cited racial diversity as his objective.

In February, a key legislative subcommittee voted unanimously thumbs down on the measure as proposed by Delegate Don Scott from Portsmouth. The bill would have given the governor authority to restore a license suspended or revoked for disciplinary reasons. Applicants or licensees practicing . . .

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