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Disability Commission

    » Code ยง30-233
  • Description: To identify and recommend legislative priorities and policies for adoption or examination by the General Assembly in order to provide ongoing support in developing and reviewing services and funding related to Virginians with disabilities.
  • Report Date: October 1, Annually
  • Expiration Date: Contingent expiration date
  • Qualifications: Citizen members are appointed by either the Speaker of the House or Senate Rules Committee upon consideration of the recommendation of the Governor, if any, for terms of 2 (two) years.
  • Staff Contact:

    Trevor Merrion, Division of Legislative Services,
    House Committee Operations, 804-698-1540

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Patrick A. Hope
The Honorable Robert D. Orrock Sr.
The Honorable Phillip A. Scott
The Honorable Howard Otto Wachsmann Jr.
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Barbara A. Favola, Vice Chair
The Honorable Ghazala F. Hashmi
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
John Toscano Member of medical, insurance or rehabilitative profession Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Conner Cummings Consumer with a disability Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Teresa Elder Citizen-at-Large Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Amy Laufer Member of the medical, insurance, or rehabilitation professions Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
John Tolleris Consumer with a disability Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 4 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 5
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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