VA Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session

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HB1791VetoConspiracy; incitement, etc., to riot; public safety personnel; penalty. Provides that any person who conspires with others to cause or produce a riot against, or directs or incites other persons who participate in a riot to acts of force or violence...
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2017-04-28
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB1500PassBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 780, 2016 Acts of Assembly.
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2017-04-28
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 836 (effective 4/28/17)
SB1315VetoFoster care; possession of firearm. Requires that possession of any firearms or other weapons in a foster home comply with federal and state laws and that the individual providing foster care services store all firearms, other weapons, and ammunition...
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2017-04-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB1023VetoConcealed handgun permits; sharing of information. Prohibits sharing of information regarding Virginia concealed handgun permits in the Virginia Criminal Information Network with law enforcement in states that do not recognize a Virginia concealed ha...
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2017-04-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB800PassDirect primary care agreements. Provides that direct agreement between a patient, the patient's legal representative, or the patient's employer and a health care provider for ongoing primary care services in exchange for the payment of a monthly peri...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0831)
HB2168PassVirginia Coal Train Heritage Authority. Creates the Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority (the Authority) with rights and powers to be exercised by a 25-member board, which will consist of three representatives from the governing body of each of the...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)
SB1312PassLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)
HB2383PassDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0826)
HB2053PassDirect primary care agreements. Provides that a direct agreement between a patient, the patient's legal representative, or the patient's employer and a health care provider for ongoing primary care services in exchange for the payment of a monthly pe...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0830)
HB1854PassLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
SB898PassDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0827)
SB1282PassWireless communications infrastructure. Provides a uniform procedure for the way in which small cell facilities on existing structures are approved by localities and approved and installed in public rights-of-way. The measure includes provisions that...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)
HB1960PassTow truck drivers and towing and recovery operators; requirements; penalties. Creates a civil penalty of $150 to be paid into the Literary Fund for any tow truck driver or towing and recovery operator convicted of improperly towing in Planning Distri...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)
SB1296PassCounty food and beverage tax; referendum. Prohibits a county from holding a new referendum on the levy of a food and beverage tax in the three calendar years subsequent to its electoral defeat, but only if such referendum is initiated by a resolution...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0833)
SB1102PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; completed unattended death investigations; mandatory disclosure. Requires that records of completed unattended death investigations be released to the parent or spouse of the decedent or, if there is no living par...
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2017-04-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)
HB1400VetoVirginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the full-time virtual school programs offered to student...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
HB2101PassHealth care providers; data collection. Defines "charity care" and "bad debt" as used in the context of certificate of public need, establishes a uniform framework for determining the value of charity care provided, and requires health care providers...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0791)
HB1582VetoConcealed handgun permits; age requirement for persons on active military duty. Allows a person at least 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age to apply for a concealed handgun permit if he is on active military duty or has received an honorab...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
HB2191VetoSchool boards; procedures; sexually explicit instructional materials or related academic activities. Requires each school board's procedures for handling challenged controversial instructional materials to include procedures for (i) annually notifyin...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
SB864PassElectoral board appointments; chief judge of the judicial circuit or his designee to make appointment. Provides that appointments to the electoral board of each county and city are to be made by the chief judge of the judicial circuit for the county ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0807)
HB1578VetoStudents who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs. Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) receives home i...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
HB1721PassState Board for Community Colleges; reduced rate tuition and mandatory fee charges; certain students who are active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Permits the State Board for Community Colleges to charge reduced rate tuition a...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0782)
SB865VetoFurnishing certain weapons to minor; exemption. Exempts the transfer of a dirk, switchblade knife, or bowie knife between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity from the current prohibition against selling, bart...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB1671PassQualified projects of natural gas utilities. Exempts any natural gas utility serving fewer than 2,000 residential customers and fewer than 350 commercial and industrial customers in the year in which the utility makes an investment for qualifying pro...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)
HB2336PassReport of law-enforcement officer involved in accident. Provides that any law-enforcement officer who is listed as a driver in a motor vehicle accident report submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles will not have the accident listed on his driv...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0800)
HB2016PassElectric personal delivery devices. Allows for the operation of electric personal delivery devices on the sidewalks and shared-use paths and across roadways on crosswalks in the Commonwealth unless otherwise prohibited by a locality. The bill directs...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)
SB1418PassElectric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. Authorizes an investor-owned electric utility to petition the State Corporation Commission for approval of a rate adjustment clause for recovery of the costs of o...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0820)
SB1116PassCertain public school employees; assistance with student insulin pumps. Authorizes, but does not require, local school board employees who are registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, or certified nurse aides and who have been trained in the adm...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0811)
SB1574PassVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership; powers and duties. Restructures the membership of the board of directors (the Board) of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (the Authority), designates the Board as ...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0824)
HB1753VetoProhibit certain local government practices that would require contractors to provide certain compensation or benefits. Prohibits local governing bodies from establishing provisions related to procurement of goods, professional services, or construct...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
HB2411VetoHealth insurance; reinstating pre-Affordable Care Act provisions. Repeals provisions that were added, and restores provisions that were amended or repealed, by the General Assembly since 2011 in efforts to bring the laws of the Commonwealth in confor...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
HB1525PassRevocation or suspension of driver's licenses; laws of other jurisdictions. Provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles is limited to reviewing the text of another jurisdiction's law when determining whether a person's driver's...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0776)
SB1258PassVirginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority. Continues the Virginia Solar Energy Development Authority and renames it the Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority. The measure expands the purposes of the autho...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0813)
HB2149PassRegistration of aircraft. Updates terminology by changing "license" to "registration" to better reflect the responsibility of the Department of Aviation to locate and count aircraft. The bill removes from the Virginia Aviation Board the power and dut...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0793)
HB1605VetoParental Choice Education Savings Accounts established. Permits the parent of a public preschool, elementary, or secondary school student who meets certain criteria to apply to the school division in which the student resides for a one-year, renewabl...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
HB2390PassRenewable energy power purchase agreements; pilot programs. Expands the pilot program for renewable energy power purchase agreements authorized under legislation enacted in 2013 by directing that a pilot program be conducted by Appalachian Power. Cur...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)
HB2014PassBoard of Education; biennial review of the standards of quality; odd-numbered years. Changes from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years the biennial review of the standards of quality that is required of the Board of Education.
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)
HB1851PassAssault and battery against a family or household member; deferred disposition; waiver of appeal. Provides that a person charged with a first offense of assault against a family or household member who consents to probation and a deferred disposition...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)
SB1299VetoCarrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
SB1324VetoReligious freedom; solemnization of marriage. Provides that no person shall be (i) required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage or (ii) subject to any penalty by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or ag...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
SB812PassBoard for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors; home inspections; required statement related to the presence of yellow shaded corrugated stainless steel tubing. Provides that whenever a home inspector observes the presence of any shade of yellow shade...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0805)
HB1596VetoVirginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage provisions. Prohibits state agencies from requiring bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors to pay, or require the payment of, wages, salaries, benefits, or other remu...
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2017-04-05
House sustained Governor's veto
HB2017PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; bid, performance, and payment bonds; waiver by localities. Authorizes a locality, where the bid, performance, and payment bond requirements are waived, to waive the requirement for prequalification for a bidder or con...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0789)
HB2092VetoApplication for public assistance; eligibility; review of records. Requires entities processing applications for medical assistance and other public assistance to conduct a review of death records and records relating to incarceration status, employm...
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2017-04-05
(67 affirmative votes required to override)
HB1708EnrollBoard of Education; standards of accreditation; industry certification credentials obtained by high school students. Requires the Board of Education (the Board) to consider for inclusion in the student outcome measures included in the Standards of Ac...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
HB2026PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; regulation of property carriers. Combines the current property carrier and bulk property carrier authorities and eliminates the current license requirement for property brokers. The bill eliminates the requirement for th...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0790)
SB1105VetoReports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires the local electoral boards to direct the general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the p...
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2017-04-05
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB2386PassCollection of unpaid court fines, etc. Increases the grace period after which collection activity for unpaid court fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution may be commenced from 30 days to 90 days after sentencing or judgment. The bill a...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0802)
SB1493PassNorthern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development for teachers. Requires Northern Virginia Community College (i) in consultation with the Department of Education, to contract with a Virginia-based partner org...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0823)
SB1285EnrollRestitution; probation. Provides that for any offense that occurs on or after July 1, 2017, if restitution is ordered at the time of sentencing, the court shall place the defendant on an indefinite term of probation until all ordered restitution is p...
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2017-04-05
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
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