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SB1286PassPersons with disabilities; auxiliary grants; supportive housing. Allows individuals receiving auxiliary grants to select supportive housing without any requirement that such individuals wait until their first or any subsequent annual reassessment to ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0658)
HB1839PassIndustrial 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 (CHAP0653)
HB2230PassInsurance; use of credit rating. Clarifies what constitutes adverse action in the use of credit in the rating and underwriting of homeowners and private passenger automobile insurance policies. An insurer is required to notify the applicant or insure...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)
SB1091PassSite 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 (CHAP0744)
HB2561PassPharmacy audits; pharmacy benefits managers. Requires that any contract between a carrier and its intermediary pursuant to which the intermediary has the right or obligation to conduct audits of participating pharmacy providers and any provider contr...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)
SB1634PassEconomic revitalization zone. Allows any town, by ordinance, to establish one or more economic revitalization zones for the purpose of providing incentives to private entities to purchase real property and interests in real property to assemble parce...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)
HB2182PassDepartment of General Services; surplus property; opportunity for economic development entities to purchase prior to public sale. Provides that prior to offering surplus property for sale to the public, the Department of General Services (the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0659)
HB2756PassChild day programs; licensure exemption. Exempts from licensure any child day program in which child-minding services are offered on the premises of a business for no more than four children under the age of 13 at any given time and for no more than ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0667)
SB1681PassDepartment of General Services; surplus property; opportunity for economic development entities to purchase prior to public sale. Provides that prior to offering surplus property for sale to the public, the Department of General Services (the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)
HB1836PassFire insurance policies; change in amount of coverage. Prohibits an insurer from increasing or decreasing the amount of fire insurance coverage, including fire insurance in combination with other coverage, on commercial property under a policy that h...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0693)
HB2017PassAuxiliary grants; supportive housing. Allows individuals receiving auxiliary grants to select supportive housing without any requirement that such individuals wait until their first or any subsequent annual reassessment to make such selection. The bi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)
SB1542PassCivil actions; determination of indigency. Provides that, in the case of a no-fault divorce proceeding, a person who is a current recipient of a state or federally funded public assistance program for the indigent shall not be subject to fees and cos...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
HB2174PassMotor vehicle dealers and manufacturers. Provides that if a motor vehicle manufacturer or factory branch discontinues, sells, or transfers its right to manufacture a line-make of motor vehicles, and the acquiring manufacturer or factory branch does n...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0738)
SB1591PassVirginia Center for School and Campus Safety; guidelines on information sharing. Directs the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (the Center) to convene a work group to develop guidelines and best practices for the sharing of information bet...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0719)
HB2792PassElectric utilities; municipal net energy metering. Directs the State Corporation Commission to establish a pilot program that affords the opportunity for any locality to participate in net energy metering if it is a retail customer of a certain type ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)
HB1730PassFoster care; security freeze on credit report. Requires local departments of social services to request the placement of a security freeze on the credit report or record of any child who has been in foster care for at least six months in order to pre...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)
HB2292PassElectric 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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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)
SB1598PassBoard of Corrections; minimum standards for health care services in local correctional facilities. Authorizes the Board of Corrections (Board) to establish minimum standards for health care services in local, regional, and community correctional faci...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0696)
HB1826PassHealth care professionals; advertising. Prohibits a health care professional from including in any advertisement a reference to marijuana, unless such advertisement is for the treatment of addiction or substance abuse. However, a person registered wi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)
SB1588PassPartial exemption from real property taxes for flood mitigation efforts. Codifies an amendment to Article X, Section 6 of the Constitution of Virginia that was adopted by the voters on November 6, 2018, which enables a locality to provide by ordinanc...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0754)
SB1685PassHealth insurance; credentialing; mental health professionals. Requires health insurers and other carriers that credential the mental health professionals in their provider networks to establish reasonable protocols and procedures for reimbursing a me...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0689)
HB2452PassContempt of court; failure to appear. Provides that contempt of court for willful failure to appear may be punished summarily. The bill also requires judges to indicate, in writing, the reason for a charge and punishment of contempt when punished sum...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)
SB1755PassBoard of Housing and Community Development; Uniform Statewide Building Code; Statewide Fire Prevention Code; safety and security measures for schools; active shooter or hostile threats. Directs the Department of Housing and Community Development to c...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0723)
SB1253PassFoster care; security freeze on credit report. Requires local departments of social services to request the placement of a security freeze on the credit report or record of any child who has been in foster care for at least six months in order to pre...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0676)
SB1625PassStatewide Fire Prevention Code; definition of permissible fireworks. Changes the definition of permissible fireworks for purposes of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code to mean any fountains that do not emit sparks or other burning effects to a distan...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)
SB1540PassProtective orders; contents of preliminary protective orders; docketing of appeal. Provides that if a preliminary protective order is issued in an ex parte hearing where the petition for the order is supported by sworn testimony and not an affidavit ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)
SB1619PassSpoliation of evidence. Establishes that a party or potential litigant has a duty to preserve evidence that may be relevant to reasonably foreseeable litigation. The bill further provides that a court (i) upon finding prejudice to another party from ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
SB1427PassWater and sewerage companies; cost allocation and rate design. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to consider certain factors in making determinations regarding water and sewerage company rate applications or proposals allocating the rev...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0715)
SB1559PassC-PACE loans; resiliency improvements. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to authorize contracts to provide loans for the initial acquisition and installation of resiliency improvements, including improvements for the mitigation of flooding or th...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0753)
SB1501PassCapital murder; law-enforcement officers and fire marshals; mandatory minimum. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder of a law-enforcement officer or certain other public safety officials who was 18 years of age or older at the time of ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0717)
SB1080PassRevision of Title 55. Creates proposed Title 55.1 (Property and Conveyances) as a revision of existing Title 55 (Property and Conveyances). Proposed Title 55.1 consists of 29 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (Property Conveyances), Su...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)
HB2003PassMajor business facility job tax credit; extension; access to information. Extends the sunset date of the major business facility job tax credit from January 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022. The bill also requires the Department of Taxation, for taxable year...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0699)
SB1481PassCommercial driver licenses; entry-level driver training. Amends several statutes regarding the licensure of commercial motor vehicle drivers. The bill codifies federal regulatory requirements relating to the training and licensure of first time appli...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0750)
SB1653PassPrescription Monitoring Program; veterinarians. Exempts the dispensing of feline buprenorphine or canine butorphanol from the requirement that the dispensing veterinarian report certain information about the animal and the owner of the animal to the ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0686)
HB2547PassElectric utilities; net energy metering. Establishes requirements for net energy metering by electric cooperatives effective upon the earlier of July 1, 2019, or the effective date of implementing regulations by the State Corporation Commission. Inst...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0742)
SB1196PassReal property tax exemption for the elderly and disabled; improvements to a dwelling. Provides that, for purposes of the real property tax exemption for the elderly and disabled, certain improvements to exempt land and the land such improvements are ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)
HB2367PassAlcoholic beverage control; delivery permits. Provides that a delivery permittee is only required to collect the taxes due to the Commonwealth and remit any excise taxes monthly to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (the Authority) and any sale...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)
HB2139PassTransfer of development rights; specified sending and receiving areas. Authorizes a locality to designate receiving areas or receiving properties that shall receive development rights only from certain sending areas or sending properties specified by...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0701)
SB1599PassGround water withdrawal; Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area; incentives for use. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations providing incentives for the withdrawal of water from the surficial aquifer, rather than the deep aquif...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0755)
SB1575PassAdvisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure; teacher licensure; dual enrollment and career and technical education. Grants to the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System voting privileges as a member of the Advisory Board on Teacher...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)
HB2224PassLocal board of zoning appeals; certain towns; membership. Authorizes the circuit court for a town with a population of 3,500 or less to appoint either three, five, or seven residents of the locality to the board of zoning appeals. Current law require...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0703)
SB1686PassVolunteer assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth. Permits attorneys for the Commonwealth to appoint volunteer assistants in any jurisdiction. Under current law, attorneys for the Commonwealth may only appoint volunteer assistants in cities with a p...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0722)
SB1724PassEmployment records; written request from employee; subpoena duces tecum; penalty for failure to provide. Provides that an employer shall furnish a copy of certain employment records or papers within 30 days of receipt of a written request of a curren...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0733)
HB1682PassInsurance networks; dental services. Establishes limits on the ability of a health carrier or third-party administrator to sell or otherwise grant access, as provided in a dentist's or oral surgeon's provider contract, to a third-party carrier. The m...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0655)
SB1197PassPharmacies; freedom of choice. Requires carriers that provide exclusive provider policies and contracts to allow consumers freedom of choice for pharmacy benefits. This requirement currently applies to health insurers, health services plans, and heal...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0674)
SB1596PassHealth 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 (CHAP0662)
HB2717PassVirginia Driver's Manual course; computer-based mediums. Provides that the course on the Virginia Driver's Manual required for certain persons who have failed the driver knowledge examination three times may be conducted in a classroom or through a s...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0745)
HB1939PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; adjustment of fees by regulatory boards; distribution of excess fees to regulants. Provides that following the close of any biennium, when the account for any regulatory board within the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)
SB1713PassSchool bus operators; training. Requires the Board of Education to include in its training program for school bus operators safety protocols for responding to adverse weather conditions, unsafe conditions during loading and unloading of students, stu...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)
HB2798PassAll-Payer Claims Database; penalty. Requires the Commissioner of Health, in cooperation with the Bureau of Insurance, to collect health claims data from certain insurers, corporations, managed care organizations, third-party administrators, and any s...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0673)
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