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HB2109PassGuaranteed asset protection waivers. Establishes requirements for offering guaranteed asset protection (GAP) waivers, which are agreements, entered into as a part of or addendum to a motor vehicle financing agreement, under which the creditor agrees ...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)
SB1093PassLiterary Fund; school modernization. Requires the Board of Education to create a program in which monies from the Literary Fund would be used to subsidize interest payments by local governing bodies and school boards on certain loans from the Virgini...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0807)
SB1558PassCharter; Town of Onley. Sets out the appointment and duties of the town manager of the Town of Onley. The bill contains technical amendments.
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0798)
HB1972PassVirginia College Savings Plan. Makes several changes to the provisions that establish the Virginia College Savings Plan (the Plan), including (i) permitting the Plan to maintain an independent disbursement system for the disbursement of prepaid tuiti...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)
SB1406PassSchool boards; staffing ratios; guidance counselors. Changes the name of guidance counselors to school counselors and requires school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios: in elementary schools, one hour per day ...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)
SB1505PassNaming highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities; cost of signage. Provides that for highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities named after a state official killed during the performance of his off...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0802)
SB1325PassGuaranteed asset protection waivers. Establishes requirements for offering guaranteed asset protection (GAP) waivers, which are agreements, entered into as a part of or addendum to a motor vehicle financing agreement, under which the creditor agrees ...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0800)
SB1270PassReal property tax exemption for disabled veterans; surviving spouses; ability to move to a different residence. Enacts as statutory law an amendment to subdivision (a) of Section 6-A of Article X of the Constitution of Virginia that was adopted by th...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)
HB2760PassRedistricting; Geographic Information System maps required; review by the Department of Elections. Requires the clerk of the county, city, or town to send a Geographic Information System (GIS) map, along with the ordinance containing a description of...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0777)
SB1371PassCigarette taxes; definitions of noncombustible tobacco products. Defines, for purposes of cigarette taxes, alternative nicotine product, heated tobacco product, liquid nicotine, and nicotine vapor product. The bill also provides that the definition o...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0790)
SB1628PassPublic institutions of higher education; innovation; Innovative Internship Fund and Program established. Permits any public institution of higher education to propose in conjunction with the six-year plan process, and the General Assembly to adopt by...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)
SB1293PassUninsured motorist insurance coverage; settlement and release. Provides that any release executed as a result of a liability insurer settling a personal injury claim with an underinsured claimant for the available limits of the liability insurer's co...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)
HB2752PassMotorized skateboards or scooters; operation; local authority. Authorizes localities to regulate the operation of companies providing motorized skateboards or scooters for hire. The bill changes the definition of motorized skateboard or scooter by (i...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)
SB1759PassUndergrounding utility lines pilot program; transportation infrastructure improvement; urban county executive form of government. Establishes a pilot program under which the governing body of any locality operating under the urban county executive fo...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)
SB1126PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0789)
SB1421PassEminent domain; entry upon private property; calculation of just compensation; damages. Makes various changes to provisions related to entry upon private property in an eminent domain proceeding, including (i) requiring that the number of persons for...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)
SB1425PassLocal license tax; mobile food units. Provides that when the owner of a mobile food unit, defined as a restaurant mounted on wheels and readily moveable at any time during its operation, pays a license tax in the locality in which the mobile food uni...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0791)
HB2494PassGovernment Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; dissemination of information concerning religious preferences and affiliations. Prohibits any state agency maintaining an information system that includes personal information from dissemina...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0774)
SB1507PassUse of unmanned aircraft systems by law-enforcement officers; persons sought for arrest. Provides that a law-enforcement officer may deploy an unmanned aircraft system (i) to aerially survey a primary residence of the subject of the arrest warrant to...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0781)
HB2653PassPublic institutions of higher education; innovation; Innovative Internship Fund and Program established. Permits any public institution of higher education to propose in conjunction with the six-year plan process, and the General Assembly to adopt by...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)
SB1705PassVirginia War Memorial Board; transfer of duties and sunset. Sunsets the Virginia War Memorial Board effective January 1, 2020, and, upon dissolution, transfers its advisory duties to the Board of Veterans Services. The Virginia War Memorial Board cur...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0784)
HB2289PassJurisdiction of claim; plaintiff's motion to amend claim amount; transfer of matter. Provides that, where a matter is pending in either the general district court or the circuit court, upon motion of the plaintiff seeking to amend the amount of the c...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)
SB1662PassElectric utilities; energy efficiency programs. Provides that any determination by the State Corporation Commission that an energy efficiency program is not in the public interest shall include with its final order the work product and analysis condu...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0773)
SB1224PassProtective services; adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation; multidisciplinary teams. Authorizes local departments of social services to foster, when practicable, the creation, maintenance, and coordination of hospital and community-based multidiscip...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775)
SB1626PassUnlawful detainer; appeal bond. Provides that for an appeal in an unlawful detainer case, the defendant shall post an appeal bond into the general district court in the amount of outstanding rent, late charges, attorney fees, and any other charges or...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)
SB1790PassCity of Virginia Beach; sports or entertainment project. Grants the City of Virginia Beach certain powers relating to construction of a sports or entertainment project and any related facilities. Among those powers is the authority to (i) issue bonds...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0793)
SB1166PassClerks of court; collection of DNA sample for certain offenses; disclosure of tax information; Torrens system. Provides that a blood, saliva, or tissue sample shall be taken for any person convicted of a violation of a local ordinance that is similar...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0786)
SB1018PassRedistricting; Geographic Information System maps required; review by the Department of Elections. Requires the clerk of the county, city, or town to send a Geographic Information System (GIS) map, along with the ordinance containing a description of...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0778)
SB1602PassReports to Central Criminal Record Exchange; duties and authority of the Central Criminal Records Exchange; unapplied criminal history record information. Requires the Central Criminal Records Exchange (Exchange) to review offenses containing unappli...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0782)
HB2652PassRegulation of licensed providers; Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to require disclosure of certain information about employees. Directs the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend regulations governing lic...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0776)
HB2343PassReports to Central Criminal Record Exchange; duties and authority of the Central Criminal Records Exchange; unapplied criminal history record information. Requires the Central Criminal Records Exchange (Exchange) to review offenses containing unappli...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
SB1547PassMusic therapy. Directs the Board of Health Professions to evaluate whether music therapists and the practice of music therapy should be regulated and the degree of regulation to be imposed. The bill requires the Board to report the results of its eva...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)
HB2651PassVirginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund; fees for offenses related to sex trafficking. Establishes the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of promoting awar...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)
SB1304PassSmoking 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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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0713)
SB1499PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles hearings; motor vehicle dealers; report. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide to the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board or person reporting an alleged violation with regard to motor vehicle dea...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)
SB1644PassDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; plan for sharing inmate health information between community services boards and local and regional jails. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to c...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)
HB2047PassOyster-planting grounds; municipal dredging projects; compensation. Extends the duration of an exception, for municipal dredging, to the right of a person to lease oyster-planting grounds, and establishes a procedure for determining compensation to s...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0735)
SB1738PassIllegal gambling; definition. Amends the definition of illegal gambling to clarify that the making, placing, or receipt of any bet or wager of money or other consideration or thing of value shall include the purchase of a product, Internet access, or...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0761)
HB2515PassHealth insurance; payments made on behalf of enrollee. Requires any carrier issuing a health plan in the Commonwealth to count any payments made by another person on the enrollee's behalf, as well as payments made by the enrollee, when calculating th...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0661)
SB1692PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)
HB2559PassElectronic transmission of certain prescriptions; exceptions. Provides certain exceptions, effective July 1, 2020, to the requirement that any prescription for a controlled substance that contains an opioid be issued as an electronic prescription. Th...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0664)
SB1661PassChild abuse and neglect report or complaint; victims of sex trafficking; taking child victim into custody. Requires a local department of social services to conduct a sex trafficking assessment upon receiving a complaint of suspected child abuse that...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0687)
SB1789PassDesignating the Trooper Lucas B. Dowell Bridge. Designates Designating the Trooper Lucas B. Dowell Bridge. Designates the bridge on Interstate 81 in Smyth County over Whitetop Road the
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)
SB1618PassOffice of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance; Broadband Advisory Council; expiration. Extends the expiration of the Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2021. The bill also repeals the expiratio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0710)
HB2213PassExchange of medical and mental health information and records of person committed to jail; local probation officers. Adds local probation officers to the list of persons among whom the medical and mental health information and records of any person c...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)
HB2621PassSite plan approval; decommissioning certified solar energy equipment, facilities, or devices. Requires a locality, as part of the local legislative approval process or as a condition of approval of a site plan, to require an owner, lessee, or develop...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0743)
SB1429PassMedical evidence admissible in juvenile and domestic relations district court; preliminary protective order hearings. Adds preliminary protective order hearings to the list of hearings where 24-hour written notice of intention to present medical evid...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0716)
HB2639PassHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered comparable health care servi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0666)
SB1728PassStandards of Learning Innovation Committee; repeal. Repeals the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee.
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0771)
HB2790PassAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person voting available beginning on second Saturday immediately preceding election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the second Saturday immediately preceding any electio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0668)
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