HB 612 – DSS Review of Procedures/Rule Making

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Sarah Stevens (R-Surry), Rep. Dennis Riddell (R- Alamance), Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston)

Bill Summary

This bill requires the Social Services Commission to review existing publications, policies, and procedures and submit a report with finding s to the Office of Administrative Hearings.

This bill would clarify the authority of boards to require criminal history records.

The bill would prohibit agencies from implementing or enforcing guidelines or other interpretive statements that should be adopted as Rules under the Administrative Procedure Act.


Bill  Movement

This bill was filed on April 4, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following House Committees:

  • Health – passed April 30, 2019.
  • Rules – passed  May 1, 2019
  • Passed House – 113-0 – May 2, 2020



  • Bill adds new amendments in Senate Health Care Committee  and passed on 6/3/2020
  • Passed Judiciary Committee on 6/9/2020
  • Passed Senate Rules on 6/10/2020
  • Passed Senate on 6/11/2020
  • House voted not to concur with the Senate changes on 6/18/2020
  • Conferees were appointed on June 24, 2020
  • The House and Senate adopted the conference report on June 25, 2020