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SB1129IntroEligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, ...
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2019-12-29
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
SB1314EngrossChildren in residence or custody; participation in educational programs. Requires that any child who is admitted to a state hospital or state mental health facility for inpatient treatment shall, if appropriate, participate in any education and train...
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2019-01-18
To House Education Committee
SB1358EngrossEstablishment of primary health care facility for employees of locality. Provides that any locality may establish and operate a primary care health care facility for the locality's employees, the services of which may include vision and dental care.
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2019-01-18
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
SB1298EngrossAlternative education programs; data. Requires the Department of Education to annually collect from each school board and publish on its website various enrollment and achievement data on alternative education programs for students who have been susp...
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2019-01-18
To House Education Committee
SJR284EngrossConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-01-18
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
SB1220EngrossDevelopment and review of school crisis, emergency management, and medical emergency response plans; include certain first responders. Requires each school board to include the chief law-enforcement officer, the fire chief, the chief of the emergency...
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2019-01-18
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
SB1249EngrossMilitary families; relocation to the Commonwealth; student registration. Permits any student whose parent has received orders to relocate to a duty station in the Commonwealth to register for courses and other academic programs and participate in the...
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2019-01-18
To House Education Committee
SB1215EngrossSchool safety procedures; emergency situations; annual training. Requires each public elementary and secondary school principal to develop and deliver to each student and employee in the school at least once annually training on safety procedures in ...
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2019-01-18
To House Education Committee
SB1021IntroDriver education programs; home instruction. Requires any school board that offers a program of driver education in the safe operation of motor vehicles to make the program available to any student who receives home instruction and resides in the loc...
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2019-01-17
Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)
HB1778EngrossTransient occupancy tax; state parks. Permits localities to impose transient occupancy taxes on transient room rentals and travel campgrounds in state parks.
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2019-01-17
Printed as engrossed 19101537D-E
HB1871IntroVirginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); transitional child care. Allows VIEW participants whose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families financial assistance is terminated to receive child care assistance for up to 12 months after termi...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
HJR690IntroCompletion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Designates May 10, 2019, as the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in Virginia.
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2019-01-17
To House Rules: Subcommittee #2
SJR282EngrossCommending the Virginia Governmental Employees Association.
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2019-01-17
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
HB2461IntroConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled 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 as defined ...
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2019-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
To House Courts: Subcommittee #1
SB1323EngrossCapital outlay plan. Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.
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2019-01-17
Printed as engrossed 19103643D-E
HB2161IntroDepartment of General Services; disposition of surplus materials; veteran-owned small business and veterans service organizations. Provides that the Department of General Services shall permit surplus materials to be sold to (i) small businesses cert...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
SB1745IntroDEQ permits; technical assistance grants. Creates the Permitting Technical Assistance Fund (the Fund) for the purpose of issuing grants to qualified groups to obtain technical assistance in (i) interpreting information with regard to permits, permit ...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB1304IntroSmoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to designate reasonable no-smoking areas within an outdoor amphitheater or concert venue owned by the locality. The bill requires such ordinance t...
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2019-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB2331IntroWildlife Corridor Action Plan; Advisory Council. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (the Department) to create a Wildlife Corridor Action Plan (the Plan) that assesses the connections between core habitat areas, lists potential proje...
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2019-01-17
To House Rules: Subcommittee #1
HJR722IntroCelebrating the life of Richard Mimms Lee, M.D.
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2019-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 19101745D
SB1137EngrossDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2019-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
HB1898IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; lease terms and conditions; acceptance of rent with reservation. Requires a landlord to offer the tenant a written rental agreement and sets forth terms and conditions that will be applicable by operation...
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2019-01-17
Committee substitute printed 19104868D-H1
HJR681IntroStudy; JLARC; impact of changes in health care financing and delivery on charity care; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study how recent changes in health care financing and delivery in the Commonwealth, including ...
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2019-01-17
To House Rules: Subcommittee #1
HB2330IntroEnvironmental Justice Advisory Council established; consideration for environmental justice. Establishes the Environmental Justice Advisory Council (the Council), consisting of 19 members, to advise the Governor on environmental justice in the Common...
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2019-01-17
To House Rules: Subcommittee #1
SB1593IntroState Council of Higher Education for Virginia; financial aid award notification. Requires any comprehensive financial aid award notification provided to a student by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education...
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2019-01-17
Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
HB2697IntroElectric utilities; retail competition. Shortens the period that a utility's customer who switches from an investor-owned electric utility to a licensed competing supplier is barred from returning as a customer of its utility from five years to 90 da...
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2019-01-17
To House Commerce and Labor: Subcommittee #3
SB1490IntroFinancial exploitation of aged or incapacitated adults; authority to refuse transactions or disbursements. Authorizes financial institution staff to refuse to execute a transaction, to delay a transaction, or to refuse to disburse funds if the financ...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Rehabilitation: Subcommittee #2
SB1738IntroSimulated gambling. Defines "simulated gambling" and "simulated gambling device."
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2019-01-17
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB1648IntroPedestrian crossings; Town of Ashland. Adds the Town of Ashland to the list of localities that may provide by ordinance for the installation and maintenance of highway signs at marked crosswalks requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians. A violation ...
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2019-01-17
Read first time
HB2696IntroEnvironmental Justice Advisory Council established. Establishes the Environmental Justice Advisory Council, consisting of 13 members, to advise the Governor on environmental justice in the Commonwealth through equitable development, implementation, e...
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2019-01-17
To House Rules: Subcommittee #1
SB1469IntroTimber sales; theft; accounting; penalty. Provides that a person who buys and removes timber from a landowner's property is guilty of larceny if he fails to pay the landowner by the date specified in their agreement or, if there is no written agreeme...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
HB1914IntroRequirements for issuing prescriptions; exceptions for public health practitioners. Authorizes practitioners contracted by the Department of Health and practitioners employed or contracted by a local health department to prescribe antibiotic therapy ...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
HJR721IntroCelebrating the life of William Clinton Walker.
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2019-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 19104260D
HB1938IntroBlind or vision impaired; definition. Amends the definition of "blind person" in conformance with the definition set forth by the Social Security Administration.
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2019-01-17
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 0-N)
HB1832IntroSpecial license plate; Navy and Marine Corps Medal. Creates a special license plate for persons awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal or for unremarried surviving spouses of such persons.
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2019-01-17
Committee substitute printed 19104952D-H1
SB1148IntroEligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency. Declares eligible for in-state tuition any individual who (i) graduated from a public or private high school in the Commonwealth or passed a high school e...
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2019-01-17
Incorporated by Education and Health
HB1734IntroVirginia Center for School and Campus Safety; threat assessment; case management tool. Requires the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a case management tool for use by public elementary and secondary school threat assessment tea...
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2019-01-17
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2669IntroHealth insurance; coverage for prosthetic devices. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for prosthetic devices, including myoelectric, b...
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2019-01-17
To House Commerce and Labor: Subcommittee #1
HB2671IntroReal estate settlements; kickbacks and other payments; remedies; penalties. Relocates within Title 55 the existing provision that prohibits persons from paying or receiving a kickback, rebate, commission, thing of value, or other payment pursuant to ...
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2019-01-17
To House Commerce and Labor: Subcommittee #2
SB1737IntroCivil relief; citizens of the Commonwealth furloughed or otherwise not receiving wages or payments due to partial closure of the federal government. Provides a 30-day stay for eviction and foreclosure proceedings for tenants and homeowners who provid...
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2019-01-17
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HJR628IntroStudy; Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; threat of phishing attacks; report. Directs the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council (FOIA Council) to study the threat of phishing attacks on citizens and public employees whose co...
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2019-01-17
To House Rules: Subcommittee #1
SB1289IntroBoard of Pharmacy: seizure of controlled substances and prescription devices. Establishes a process by which the Board of Pharmacy, an authorized agent of the Board, or law enforcement can seize and place under seal controlled substances and prescrip...
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2019-01-17
Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
HJR679IntroStudy; Virginia Retirement System; part-time public school teachers; report. Requests the Virginia Retirement System to study the impact of permitting part-time public school teachers to participate in a retirement plan administered by the Virginia R...
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2019-01-17
To House Rules: Subcommittee #1
HB2492IntroProhibition of sale, transfer, etc., of certain firearms magazines and firearms; penalties. Prohibits any person from importing, selling, bartering, or transferring a firearms magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. A violation i...
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2019-01-17
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)
SB1121EngrossMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
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2019-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1109EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2019-01-17
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1109S1
SB1087IntroElection districts; requirements for precincts; remedying Election districts; requirements for precincts; remedying split precincts. Requires counties, cities, and towns to adjust local election district lines to coincide with congressional or state ...
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2019-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB1905IntroAlcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage referendum; exception. Provides that, notwithstanding the requirement for a referendum for liquor by the drink, the Board of Directors of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority may issue a mixed beverage l...
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2019-01-17
Committee substitute printed 19105157D-H1
SR85IntroCelebrating the life of Brenda Lee Hansen-Ike.
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2019-01-17
Passed by for the day
SB1661IntroChild abuse and neglect report or complaint; victims of sex trafficking; taking child victim into custody. Provides that a valid report or complaint of child abuse or neglect where a local department of social services has evaluated the allegations a...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Rehabilitation: Subcommittee #2
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