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HB2185PassVirginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program, to be administered by the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, for the pu...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 647 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2605PassCommunity corrections alternative program; establishment. Repeals the boot camp incarceration program, diversion center incarceration program, and detention center incarceration program established and maintained by the Department of Corrections and ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 618 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2272PassLimited liability companies; Protected Series Act. Provides for the creation by a limited liability company (LLC) of one or more protected series. The measure provides that each protected series may have different ownership, management structures, as...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 636 (effective 7/1/20)
SB1269PassLength of school term; waiver for evacuation. Requires the Board of Education to waive the requirement that school divisions provide additional teaching days or teaching hours to compensate for school closings resulting from an evacuation directed an...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/19)
HB1636PassTrespass; unmanned aircraft system; prohibited take off or landing; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to take off or land in violation of current Federal Aviation Administration Speci...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2058PassRemote access to land records; fee; exemption for certain state agencies. Exempts the Department of General Services, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Forestry, and the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority fro...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 611 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1617PassTech Talent Investment Program. Creates a grant program to assist qualified public institutions of higher education, defined in the bill, in reaching, by 2039, a goal of increasing by at least 25,000 degrees the number of bachelor's and master's degr...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 639 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1477PassClaims; Gary Linwood Bush. Provides relief in the amount of $520,163 to Gary Linwood Bush, who was wrongfully convicted of two bank robberies in 2007. In May 2018, after Mr. Bush served 11 years in prison, the Court of Appeals issued writs of actual ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 652 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2270VetoRelease of certain incarcerated aliens from jail; notice to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Requires that the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other official in charge of a local correctional facility or a regional jail in which an alien is inca...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB1828PassFuneral services; sale of caskets. Prohibits any person except a licensed funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee from offering for sale or selling a casket when preneed arrangements for funeral services are being made, including pr...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 603 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1355PassCoal combustion residuals impoundment; closure. Requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) unit, defined in the bill to include a coal ash pond or landfill, within the Chesapeake Bay watershed at Bremo Power Station, Chesap...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2140PassSchool calendar; opening of the school year; Planning District 16. Authorizes the school board of any school division located in Planning District 16 that was not granted a good cause waiver for the 2018-2019 school year but would qualify for such a ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 637 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1488PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; causes of high state hospital census; report. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a stakeholder work group to examine the causes of the high census at the Commonwe...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 609 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1758PassJurisdiction of juvenile and domestic relations district courts; state or federal benefit. Grants the juvenile and domestic relations district courts jurisdiction to make specific findings of fact required by state or federal law to enable a child to...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 631 (effective 7/1/19)
HB1668PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; high-risk contracts; report. Requires the Department of General Services (DGS), the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), and the Office of the Attorney General, as appropriate, to review contract solicitat...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 601 (effective - see bill)
HB2305PassSections not set out in Code of Virginia. Sets out sections in Title 15.2 that are currently carried by reference only. Locality descriptions are replaced with locality names, and various technical amendments are made. This bill is a recommendation o...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 632 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2662PassHigh school graduation requirements; work experience; capstone project. Directs the Board of Education to develop and submit to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than November 1...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 640 (effective - see bill)
SB1174PassTinting films; exemption for security canine handlers. Exempts vehicles operated in the performance of private security duties by a licensed security canine handler from limitations on window tinting. The bill contains technical amendments.
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 623 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1346PassElectric cooperatives; rates. Authorizes any electric cooperative to (i) if it does not hold a membership interest in a utility aggregation cooperative, petition the Commission for approval of one or more rate adjustment clauses for the timely and cu...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1509PassDisposition of property in Carroll County; Southwestern Virginia Training Center. Provides that the Commonwealth shall work with representatives of Carroll and Grayson Counties and the City of Galax, as well as other stakeholders, to develop a plan f...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 610 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2258PassChild day programs; staff training requirements; exemption for cooperative preschools. Exempts parents and other persons who participate in a cooperative preschool center on behalf of a child attending such cooperative preschool center, including suc...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 604 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1349PassSafe reporting of overdoses. Eliminates the requirement to substantially cooperate with law enforcement in any investigation of any criminal offense reasonably related to an overdose in order to qualify for an affirmative defense from prosecution for...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 626 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1510PassPolice-requested towing; local regulation. Provides that only towing requests made by local law-enforcement officers are subject to local ordinances regulating towing services for unattended, abandoned, or immobile vehicles.
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 630 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1491PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school districts; hiring of relatives of superintendent. Allows a school district to hire a relative of the division superintendent if (i) the superintendent certifies that he had no involvement w...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 641 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2124PassLength of school term; waiver for evacuation. Requires the Board of Education to waive the requirement that school divisions provide additional teaching days or teaching hours to compensate for school closings resulting from an evacuation directed an...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 644 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1420PassAlcoholic beverage control; alcoholic beverage licenses. Creates a coworking establishment license that allows facilities that have at least 100 members and offer shared office space to serve wine and beer to members and guests on the licensed premis...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 628 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1415PassPublic adjusters. Provides that public adjusting includes soliciting an insured. The measure expands the list of activities in which any person other than a licensed public adjuster is prohibited from engaging to include (i) preparing, completing, or...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 627 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1638PassNewspapers; legal notice and publications; requirements. Alters the requirements for newspapers that may be used for legal notices and publications by (i) changing the publication and circulation requirement from 24 consecutive weeks to at least 50 o...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 635 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2320PassResetting bail, bond, and recognizance determinations; jurisdiction. Provides that any motion to alter the terms and conditions of bail where the initial bail decision is made by a judge or clerk of a district court or by a magistrate on any charge o...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 616 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1329PassMajor information technology project procurement; terms and conditions; limitation of liability provisions. Requires, in any contract for a major information technology project, terms and conditions relating to the indemnification obligations and lia...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 606 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2133PassVirginia Department of Emergency Management; annual reporting requirements; Virginia Comprehensive Emergency Management Report. Eliminates the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's requirement to submit an annual Commonwealth Threat and Hazar...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 615 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2324PassMajor information technology project procurement; terms and conditions; limitation of liability provisions. Requires, in any contract for a major information technology project, terms and conditions relating to the indemnification obligations and lia...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 605 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2497PassCharter; City of Bristol. Amends the charter for the City of Bristol. Changes to the charter (i) update provisions related to special meeting notices and notices related to removal by city council of certain appointees, (ii) clarify the description o...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 633 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1495PassVirginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program, to be administered by the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, for the pu...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 646 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2345PassHealth insurance rates; minimum loss ratios. Codifies certain provisions that currently are set out in regulations adopted by the State Corporation Commission pertaining to the establishment of minimum loss ratios to assure that the benefits provided...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective 7/1/19)
HB1634PassAdditional sales and use tax in Halifax County; appropriations to incorporated towns for educational purposes. Authorizes Halifax County to impose an additional local sales and use tax at a rate not to exceed one percent, as determined by the governi...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 648 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1050PassForgery; venue. Provides that, in addition to the current forgery venue provisions, forgery may be prosecuted in any county or city where an issuer, acquirer, or account holder sustained a financial loss as a result of the offense. This bill is ident...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2482PassLand preservation tax credits; operation of facility on donated land; agreements between the Commonwealth and a third party related to donated land. Provides that if Virginia or one of its political subdivisions operates a facility on land donated fo...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 649 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1492PassFOIA; exclusions; proprietary records and trade secrets; Virginia Telecommunication Initiative. Excludes trade secrets, financial information, and research-related information supplied to the Department of Housing and Community Development (the Depar...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1156VetoSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy intended to restrict the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
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2019-03-19
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB2089PassSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; reregistration schedule. Changes the dates for required reregistration of persons on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (the Registry) from a repeating specified number of days after i...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 613 (effective 7/1/20)
SB1418PassSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; reregistration schedule. Changes the dates for required reregistration of persons on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (the Registry) from a repeating specified number of days after i...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 614 (effective 7/1/20)
HB2620PassPublic institutions of higher education; governing boards; educational programs. Requires educational programs for the governing boards of public institutions of higher education to include presentations relating to student debt trends.
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 643 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1234PassPublic institutions of higher education; governing boards; educational programs. Requires educational programs for the governing boards of public institutions of higher education to include presentations relating to (i) board members' primary duty to...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 642 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2690PassMoney transmitters. Requires money transmitters to be licensed through the National Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS). The bill increases, from five percent to 10 percent, the interest that a person is required to own or control in a li...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 634 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1048PassPurchase of handguns or other weapons; auxiliary law-enforcement officers. Eliminates the requirement that a sheriff or local police department seek written authorization or approval from the local governing body before allowing an auxiliary law-enfo...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 608 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1171PassAlcoholic beverage control; local special events license. Creates a local special events license, which allows a locality, business improvement district, or nonprofit organization to permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages within the area desig...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 622 (effective 7/1/19)
SB1179PassApplication for a resident concealed handgun permit; United States Armed Forces. Provides that for purposes of determining domicile to obtain a resident concealed handgun permit a member of the United States Armed Forces is domiciled in the county or...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 624 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2490PassTech Talent Investment Program. Creates a grant program to assist qualified public institutions of higher education, defined in the bill, in reaching, by 2039, a goal of increasing by at least 25,000 degrees the number of bachelor's and master's degr...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 638 (effective 7/1/19)
HB2746PassCentral Criminal Records Exchange; background checks through Live Scan device. Requires the Department of State Police (the Department) to accept requests for background checks through the use of a Live Scan device certified by the Federal Bureau of ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 620 (effective 7/1/19)
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