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HB1616IntroUse or display of firearm during commission of a felony; killing or injuring police animals; penalty. Adds maliciously shooting, stabbing, wounding, or otherwise causing bodily injury to or administering poison to any animal used or trained by a law-...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2132IntroCrimes against incapacitated and vulnerable adults; penalties. Expands the crime of abuse and neglect of an adult to include abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, defined in the bill as persons 60 years of age or older. Current law applies only to ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2196IntroDebt settlement services; civil penalties. Establishes procedures and requirements for the licensure by the State Corporation Commission of agencies providing debt settlement services. The measure defines debt settlement services as any action or neg...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2545IntroGovernor's secretaries; Secretary of Workforce Development created. Creates in the Governor's cabinet the position of Secretary of Workforce Development (the Secretary). The bill removes the position of Chief Workforce Development Advisor and reassig...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1641IntroAbsentee voting; no-excuse absentee. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1769IntroManagement of menhaden. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (the Commission) to adopt regulations to implement the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden and authorizes the Commission...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB1899IntroConcealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence. Removes the option for concealed handgun permit applicants to demonstrate competence with a handgun by completing an electronic, video, or online course conducted by a state-certified or Nationa...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2112IntroNatural gas companies; right of entry upon property. Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property. Curtails the ability of a natural gas company to enter upon real property for the purpose of conducting surveys and other tests for its proposed...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2254IntroIce cream trucks; warning lights. Authorizes ice cream trucks to be equipped with amber warning lights for use when the vehicle is stationary or being operated on a highway with a speed limit that does not exceed 25 miles per hour. The bill contains ...
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
HB2240IntroVirginia Energy Plan; covenants restricting solar energy collection devices. Clarifies that no condominium instruments may be amended to prohibit a property owner in a community association from installing a solar energy collection device on that own...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2469IntroElectric utility regulation; pilot program for Electric utility regulation; pilot program for undergrounding electrical transmission lines. Provides that the State Corporation Commission's approval of a proposed transmission line for inclusion in a p...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2531IntroHealth Insurance Premium Payment program; enrollment of eligible individuals. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to enroll in the Health Insurance Premium Payment program every person who is eligible for medical assistance service...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2646IntroSchool boards; assignment of teachers; class size limits. Reduces from 29 to 28 the maximum class size in kindergarten; from 30 to 28 the maximum class size in grades one, two, and three; and from 35 to 29 the maximum class size in grades four, five,...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1747IntroWorkers' compensation; retaliatory discharge of employee. Prohibits an employer or other person from discharging an employee if the discharge is motivated to any extent by knowledge or belief that the employee has filed a claim or taken or intends to...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB1844IntroTeacher shortages; data; task force. Requires (i) each school board to report to the Department of Education annually no later than December 31 the number of full-time teacher vacancies in the school division as of November 1, by endorsement area, an...
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2019-02-05
To House Education Committee
HB1764IntroStrikes by government employees. Repeals the provisions of the Code of Virginia that, among other things, provide that any employee of the Commonwealth, a locality, or other political subdivision who strikes or willfully refuses to perform the duties...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2468IntroDepartment of Transportation to study State Route 28; report. Directs the Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of implementing improvements to State Route 28 between U.S. Route 15 in Fauquier County and State Route 29 in Fairfax Coun...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
HB1619IntroChildren's Services Act; special education programs. Expands eligibility for services under the Children's Services Act to students who transfer from an approved private school special education program to a public school special education program es...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1989IntroExtended Employment Services. Removes the eligibility of individuals with a significant disability to receive Extended Employment Services. Under current law, Extended Employment Services are available to individuals with a significant disability or ...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
HB1904IntroVoter registration; registration on election day; registration of provisional voters; close of registration records. Provides that persons who are otherwise qualified to register to vote are entitled to register to vote and cast a ballot in person in...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB2402IntroPublic employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions. Prohibits state agencies and localities from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the pr...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2774IntroMinority language accessibility; voting and election materials. Requires the State Board of Elections to prescribe, and a covered locality to provide, voting and election materials in languages other than English. A county, city, or town is designate...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1837IntroStudents who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch; dual enrollment; tuition or fees. Provides that no student who is eligible to receive free or reduced price lunch and who enrolls in a dual enrollment course shall be charged tuition or any o...
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2019-02-05
To House Education Committee
HB2027IntroAction against parents for minor knowingly possessing a firearm on school property; civil liability. Creates a civil cause of action against the parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis of a minor for injury to the...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2588IntroElectronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; Electronic return of voted military-overseas ballots; blockchain; pilot program. Directs the Commissioner of Elections to establish and supervise a pilot program by which an active duty member of ...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB2032IntroAssault and battery against a family or household member; enhanced penalty. Reduces from two prior convictions to one prior conviction the required number of prior convictions of assault and battery against a family or household member before the Cla...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2383IntroJuvenile and domestic relations court; social history report; consideration and waiver. Requires a court, whenever it adjudicates a juvenile delinquent of an act that would be a violent felony offense if committed by an adult, to direct an investigat...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2211IntroAdministrative Process Act; formal hearings; proceedings held by telephone. Requires officers presiding over formal proceedings that are held by telephone and governed by the Administrative Process Act, or a person designated by such officer, to make...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2394IntroProduct safety; flame retardants; regulations; fund; civil penalty. Prohibits the manufacture or sale in the Commonwealth, beginning July 1, 2020, of upholstered furniture intended for residential use or any product that is intended to come into clos...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB2703IntroAlcoholic beverage control; distiller licensees; commissions and fees. Requires the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to pay a licensed distiller a commission of 25 percent of the retail price of any spirits sold...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2436IntroCommunity Policing Act; data collection and reporting Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. Prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officers from engaging in bias-based profiling, defined in the bill, in the p...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2606IntroExposure to bodily fluids; infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C viruses; expedited testing. Requires a general district court to hold a hearing within 48 hours of a petition being filed seeking to compel collection of a blo...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1795IntroStudent voters; Virginia voter registration. Requires each public high school and public institution of higher education to provide to any enrolled student who is of voting age or otherwise eligible to register to vote access to Virginia voter regist...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB2530IntroMedicaid; cost-sharing. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to require individuals receiving medical assistance pursuant to the state plan for medical assistance whose household income is greater than 100 percent of the federal pov...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1906IntroResidential automatic pesticide misting systems; prohibition; civil penalties. Prohibits, beginning January 1, 2020, the installation or use of any residential automatic pesticide misting system, defined in the bill as a device that is designed to be...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB2154IntroStormwater management; grandfathered land-disturbing activities. Authorizes any land-disturbing activity that is eligible to take place pursuant to technical criteria that were adopted by the State Water Control Board prior to July 1, 2014, to be gov...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB2381IntroOffice of the Children's Ombudsman; Children's Advocacy Fund. Creates the Office of the Children's Ombudsman to provide ombudsman services, including investigation of complaints, advocacy, and information for children, parents, and citizens involved ...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1845IntroCarnal knowledge of pretrial or posttrial offender by owner or employee of bail bond company or volunteer or employee of residential substance abuse program; penalties. Provides that an accused is guilty of carnal knowledge of a pretrial or posttrial...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2041IntroStudents; suspension; sufficient cause. Provides that in no cases shall sufficient cause for student suspensions include only instances of cell phone use or only instances of dress code violations. Under current law, sufficient cause for suspension m...
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2019-02-05
To House Education Committee
HB2144IntroDuty-Free Lunch Grant Fund and Program established. Establishes the Duty-Free Lunch Grant Fund and Program for the purpose of awarding grants on a competitive basis to school boards to provide teachers in the local school division with an uninterrupt...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2281IntroWorkers' compensation; occupation disease presumptions; PTSD. Establishes a presumption that if certain firefighters, law-enforcement officers, hazardous materials officers, animal protection police officers, or 9-1-1 emergency call takers, dispatche...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2399IntroTransfer of firearms; criminal history record check delay; penalty. Increases from the end of the next business day to within five business days the time in which State Police must advise a dealer if its records indicate that a firearms buyer or tran...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2753IntroProhibited solicitation; penalty. Provides that no seller or person acting for him shall make or attempt to make a home solicitation sale (i) to any person on property where he knows or reasonably should know that such person resides in a dwelling un...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2085IntroTransit funding. Raises the existing regional transportation fee, a grantor's tax, from $0.15 per $100 to $0.20 per $100 for localities in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority that are also members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Di...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
HB2323IntroClerks; refusal to record certain liens or encumbrances. Provides that a clerk may refuse to record a lien or encumbrance filed by a person previously convicted of filing a false lien or encumbrance, provided that such lien or encumbrance to be recor...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2635IntroSocial media websites; regulation as public service corporations. Requires the State Corporation Commission to regulate as a public service corporation any social media website that is open to the public, that has more than 75 million subscribers, an...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2581IntroMaternal Mortality Review Team established; investigation. Directs the Department of Health to establish a Maternal Mortality Review Team to review all pregnancy-associated deaths and pregnancy-related deaths, as defined in the bill, occurring in the...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
HB2780IntroScience, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs; grants. Creates a special fund known as the STEAM Education Fund.
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2130IntroElection laws; time off to vote. Requires employers to give their employees sufficient time off to vote, which shall be either before the employees' shifts begin or after their shifts end, unless otherwise agreed to by the employer and employee. The ...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2246IntroHigher Education Advisory Committee; higher education funding. Requires the Higher Education Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to (i) develop a methodology by which to rate the performance of each public institution of higher education and (ii)...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
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