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Disability Commission

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  • 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, tmerrion@dls.virginia.gov
    Senate Committee Operations, 804-698-7450

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
The Honorable Patrick A. Hope
The Honorable Robert D. Orrock Sr., Commission Vice-Chair
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:
Name
The Honorable Barbara A. Favola, Commission 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 06/30/2024
Mrs. Gayl Brunk Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2024
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
Meetings:
11/25/2014   MEETING
06/29/2015   CANCELLED-Meeting on June 29
08/17/2015   MEETING
12/15/2015   MEETING
01/12/2016   MEETING CANCELLED
05/17/2016   MEETING
07/19/2016   REMINDER/AGENDA - Tuesday, July 19th - Workgroups @ 9 AM - Full Commission - 10 AM in House Room C - GAB - Richmond
09/27/2016   Work Group Schedule/Tentative Agenda - Tuesday, September 27th @ 2 PM in House Room C - GAB - Richmond
10/18/2016   Cancellation of Housing & Transportation Workgroup @ 9 AM Oct. 18th - Work Groups 9 & 10 AM - Commission @ 11 AM - House Room C, GAB
06/20/2017   REMINDER/AGENDA -Tuesday, June 20th - 10 AM - House Room 3, State Capitol
09/19/2017   REMINDER/AGENDA Tuesday, September 19, 10:00 AM - House Room 3, State Capitol
10/24/2017   REMINDER/AGENDA Tuesday, October 24th - 10:00 AM - House Room 3 - State Capitol
11/28/2017   REMINDER/AGENDA November 28th - 10 AM - House Room 3, State Capitol, Richmond
09/25/2018   AGENDA/REMOTE ACCESS Tuesday, September 25th - 1 PM - House Room 3, State Capitol, Richmond
12/05/2018   Wednesday, December 5th - 10:00 AM - House Room 3, State Capitol, Richmond
12/22/2020   NEW Disability Commission meeting - Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1:00 PM
06/21/2021   NEW VIRTUAL Disability Commission meeting - Monday, June 21, 1:30 PM
06/30/2021   NEW - VIRTUAL Disability Commission meeting - Wednesday, June 30, 9:30 AM
11/18/2021   IN PERSON - Thursday, November 18 at 1:00 PM
09/08/2022   New Meeting - Agenda Attached
10/20/2022   Meeting - Updated Agenda and Presentation Documents Attached
11/21/2022   New Meeting - Agenda Attached
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