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SB5030EngrossPolicing reform. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony if they are in a position of authority over and carnally know without force, threat, or intimidation any inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, detain...
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2020-09-29
Read second time
HR608IntroCelebrating the life of Saba Labib Shami.
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
HB5106EngrossLandlord and tenant, noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on reporting negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; penalty; emergency. Provides that a landlord shall not take any adverse action against a tenant or appl...
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
HR607EngrossCommending the House Clerk's Office.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HR609EngrossCelebrating the life of Bruce L. Fariss, Sr., M.D.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House
HR610EngrossCommending Officer Nathaniel Spicer.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB5083EngrossSchool boards; websites; COVID-19 virus mitigation plan; emergency. Requires each school board to post in a publicly accessible and conspicuous location on its website the plan outlining its strategies for mitigating the spread and public health risk...
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2020-09-29
Passed House with amendment (98-Y 0-N)
HR611EngrossCommending Norton W. Hurd.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HR613EngrossCommending Brenda Clarkson.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HR612EngrossCelebrating the life of Cody Lee Wingate.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House
SB5007EngrossCriminal cases; sentencing reform. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder. The bill also provid...
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2020-09-29
Read second time
SB5043EngrossExpungement of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created. Provides that final disposition may include (i) conviction of the original charge, (ii) conviction of an alternative charge, or (iii) dismissal of the proceedings. The bill also a...
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2020-09-29
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HB5005IntroBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-09-29
Passed House (58-Y 40-N)
SB5018EngrossConditional release of geriatric or terminally ill prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill, and who is not serving a sentence for convic...
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2020-09-29
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SB5014EngrossMinimum training standards for law-enforcement officers; crisis intervention team training. Requires all law-enforcement officers involved in a crisis intervention team program to complete a comprehensive advanced training course developed by the Dep...
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2020-09-29
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SB5017EngrossLocal correctional facility; definition. Provides that, for purposes of minimum standards for correctional facilities and enforcement of those standards, the term "local correctional facility" shall also include any facility owned, maintained, or ope...
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2020-09-29
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SB5106EngrossLocal land use approvals; extension of approvals to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Extends until at least July 1, 2022, the sunset date for various local land use approvals that were valid and outstanding as of July 1, 2020.
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
HB5041EngrossNursing homes, certified nursing facilities, and hospices; visitation; public health emergency. Requires the Board of Health to amend regulations governing nursing homes, certified nursing facilities and hospices to require that during a public healt...
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
SB5024EngrossLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-09-29
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HB5093EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil ...
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
HB5048EngrossOutbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residential or day...
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
HR592EngrossCommending the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House by voice vote
HR606EngrossCelebrating the life of Joseph Alexander.
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2020-09-29
Agreed to by House
HB5046EngrossTelemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided throu...
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
SB5036EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; local special events license; limitations on events during public health emergency. Provides that no limitation on the number of special events that may be held by a local special events licensee shall be imposed during th...
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2020-09-29
Passed by for the day
HR615IntroCommending Hilton Elementary School.
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2020-09-29
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 20201280D
HR614IntroCommending New Jerusalem Ministries International.
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2020-09-29
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 20201207D
SB5038EngrossComprehensive crisis services; mental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum com...
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2020-09-29
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SB5034EngrossRelease of prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release. The bill a...
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2020-09-29
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SB5031EngrossLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-09-25
VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N)
HB5099EngrossSearch warrants; prohibition on no-knock search warrants. Prohibits any law-enforcement officer from seeking, executing, or participating in the execution of a no-knock search warrant, defined in the bill as any search warrant executed without law-en...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SB5088EngrossVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwellin...
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2020-09-25
VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 42-N)
SB5039EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority, during a disaster caused by a com...
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2020-09-25
VOTE: Adoption (65-Y 32-N)
SB5081EngrossOutbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residential or day...
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2020-09-25
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N)
SR556IntroCelebrating the life of Walter H. Peake III.
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2020-09-25
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HR594EngrossCelebrating the life of Diane Elaine Harris Marsh, DDS.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House
HJR5010EngrossAppointments by the Speaker of the House of Delegates. Confirms appointments made by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority Board of Director...
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2020-09-25
Passed by for the day
SR553IntroCelebrating the life of Douglas Dee Moore.
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2020-09-25
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SR557IntroCelebrating the life of Cody Lee Wingate.
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2020-09-25
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB5090EngrossCommissioner of Health; publication of information related to COVID-19; COVID-19 indicators. Requires that for the duration of the emergency declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19, the Commissioner of Health make available to the public on ...
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2020-09-25
VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N)
SR554IntroCelebrating the life of Albert Sidney Johnston Tucker, III.
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2020-09-25
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB5104EngrossMinimum qualifications for law-enforcement officer, etc.; disclosure of information. Provides that any sheriff or chief of police, the director or chief executive of any agency or department employing deputy sheriffs or law-enforcement officers, and ...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
HB5058EngrossIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Changes from a primary offense to a secondary offense the traffic infractions of operating a motor vehicle (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective ...
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2020-09-25
Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
SR555IntroCelebrating the life of Nancy Lewey Spigle.
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2020-09-25
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB5080EngrossTelemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided throu...
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2020-09-25
VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N)
HR599EngrossCelebrating the life of Lawrence Randolph Thomas.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House
HR597EngrossCelebrating the life of Saraia Monae Squire.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House
SR552IntroEstablishing a provision to recess during the 2020 Special Session I of the General Assembly.
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2020-09-25
To Senate Rules Committee
HR598EngrossCelebrating the life of Aaliyah Nichole Ramsey.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House
HR596EngrossCelebrating the life of Azaraia Ladaisha Williams.
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2020-09-25
Agreed to by House
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