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HB2348IntroEconomic development investments and grants; minimum wage requirements. Increases the minimum wage requirements from 135 percent to 175 percent of the federal minimum wage for new jobs to be eligible for economic development incentives under the Smal...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2379IntroCharitable gaming; regulations of the Charitable Gaming Board; prohibited acts. Removes provisions specifying the amount of bingo prize money and raffle prize money that an organization qualified to conduct charitable gaming in the Commonwealth may a...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
HB2610IntroInstitutions of higher education; certain students issued visas. Repeals provisions that (i) require each associate-degree-granting and baccalaureate public institution of higher education and private institution of higher education and the governing...
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2019-02-05
To House Education Committee
HB1792IntroEmployment; covenants not to compete; low-wage employees. Prohibits an employer from entering into a covenant not to compete with any of its low-wage employees. The measure declares that covenants not to compete entered into by an employer and a low-...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2505IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; stormwater regulations; Tennessee River Basin. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to adopt regulations to permit, regulate, and control stormwater runoff in the Tennessee River Basin that are no more ...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB1644IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires a person who lawfully possesses a firearm to report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department of State Police within 24 hours after such person di...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB1813IntroAlcoholic beverage control; interdiction; possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by interdicted persons; repeal. Repeals provisions allowing for a court to enter an order of interdiction prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages to any pe...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2295IntroEnergy Efficiency Fund, Board, and Program. Establishes the Energy Efficiency Fund (the Fund) with such funds as shall be appropriated and such other funds as it receives. Moneys in the Fund are to be used to finance cost-effective energy efficiency ...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1857IntroHealth insurance credits for retired school division employees. Requires school divisions to provide a health insurance credit of $4 per year of service to all retired members of local school divisions with at least 15 years of total creditable servi...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2627IntroVoir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guil...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1618IntroIndividual income tax; itemization; emergency. Allows an individual taxpayer to itemize for state income tax purposes regardless of whether he itemizes on his federal return for taxable years 2018 through 2025. Current law requires a taxpayer to clai...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
HB2227IntroMulti-jurisdiction grand jury; hate crimes. Adds the following to the list of crimes that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate: (i) simple assault or assault and battery where the victim was intentionally selected because of his race, reli...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1691IntroManufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of undetectable firearms; penalty. Creates a Class 5 felony for any person who manufactures, imports, sells, transfers, or possesses any firearm that, after removal of all parts other than a major co...
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2050IntroCertificate of public need; exception. Directs the State Health Commissioner to accept, review, and issue a certificate of public need for the establishment of and related equipment for a freestanding diagnostic imaging center located in Planning Dis...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
HB2423IntroApparel-cleaning serves; discrimination; civil penalty. Prohibits a cleaning establishment from discriminating against a person because of the person's gender with respect to the price charged for apparel-cleaning services of similar or like kind. Pr...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2645IntroElectric utility regulation. Prohibits public electric Electric utility regulation. Prohibits public electric utilities from making nonessential expenditures, which includes expenditures related to lobbying, political contributions, certain advertisi...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2736IntroLocal employee grievance procedure. Provides that qualifying grievances by local government employees shall advance to a final step as agreed upon by the aggrieved and the local government; however, if an agreement cannot be reached on whether to use...
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2019-02-05
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
HB2804IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; professional Virginia Public Procurement Act; professional and information technology project services contracts; verification of work. Requires state agencies contracting for professional and information technology p...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2146IntroLand development; conservation or replacement of trees; local option. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance providing for either the conservation of or the planting and replacement of trees during the land development process. Currently, only...
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2019-02-05
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
HB2562IntroInvestigation of social history of juvenile; mental health examination for offenses indicating sexual abnormality. Requires a juvenile and domestic relations court or a circuit court that has adjudicated a juvenile delinquent of an offense that indic...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2661IntroSaltwater recreational fishing license; exceptions; commercial license holder. Exempts from the requirements of obtaining a saltwater recreational fishing license a holder of a commercial fishing license and one immediate family member who is accompa...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB2782IntroBilling of certain medical expenses of local sheriff's deputies and police officers. Provides that in any instance in which a sheriff's deputy or police officer of a locality incurs medical expenses for treatment by a health care provider for an inci...
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2019-02-05
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
HB1707IntroCampaign finance; audits of campaign finance reports; certain campaign committees. Requires the State Board of Elections to conduct audits of the campaign finance reports filed by the campaign committees of candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governo...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1741IntroFailure to disclose material facts in order to obtain aid or benefits under housing assistance program; penalty. Provides that any person who (i) knowingly makes or causes to be made any false statement in writing or fails to disclose any material fa...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2575IntroAdditional real property tax on commercial and industrial property in certain localities. Authorizes counties and cities in Planning District 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 to impose an additional real estate tax on commercial and industrial property at a rate of ...
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2019-02-05
To House Finance Committee
HB1856IntroControl of firearms; libraries owned or operated by localities. Allows a locality to adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or a combination thereof in libraries owned or operated by the locality.
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2019-02-05
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
HB2145IntroModel exit questionnaire for teachers; statewide implementation. Requires each local school board to (i) administer the model exit questionnaire for teachers developed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to each teacher who ceases to be emplo...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2159IntroPlastic Pollution Prevention Advisory Council. Establishes in the executive branch of state government the Plastic Pollution Prevention Advisory Council to study and make recommendations regarding plastic pollution problems in the Commonwealth, with ...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
HB2496IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; creation of cause of action for Virginia Human Rights Act; creation of cause of action for discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or age. Cr...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1990IntroBarbers and cosmetologists; exemptions; threading. Exempts persons whose activities are confined solely to removing unwanted hair by the use of string or thread from being required to obtain an occupational license.
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2066IntroStolen firearms; penalties. Creates or enhances penalties for crimes related to larceny of a firearm or use of a stolen firearm during the commission of a felony. The bill provides that it is (i) a Class 3 felony with a five-year mandatory minimum se...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2155IntroVehicles stopped at crosswalks; prohibition on passing. Prohibits the driver of a vehicle from overtaking and passing a vehicle stopped at a marked crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to cross the highway.
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2019-02-05
To House Transportation Committee
HB1810IntroCentral registry; retention of records. Extends from one year to three years the period of time for which the Department of Social Services must retain records of reports and investigations of unfounded complaints of child sexual abuse before purging...
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2019-02-05
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
HB2387IntroStudent discipline; alternative education programs. Requires local school boards to provide alternative education programs for suspended students and assign licensed instructional personnel for such programs in a manner that produces divisionwide rat...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2458IntroEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires Early childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth t...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1797IntroPlaces of confinement for juveniles; separation of juveniles from adult offenders. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are tra...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1859IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; causes of action. Provides that no employer shall discharge any employee on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation. Curre...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2592IntroPetit larceny defined; how punished.
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1969IntroSchool boards; unexpended local funds. Requires all sums derived from local funds unexpended by a school board in any year to remain a part of the funds of the school board for use the next year. Under current law, such sums are required to remain a ...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2511IntroHOT lanes on Interstate 66; operating hours. Sets the operating hours for HOT lanes on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for eastbound lanes and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for westbound lanes.
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB2716IntroElections and voter registration; early voting; same day voter registration. Provides for early voting beginning the twenty-first day prior to any general election, the seventh day prior to any special election held on a date other than the date of a...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB2580IntroProhibited pesticides; chlorpyrifos; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, distribution, sale, offer for sale, use, or offer for use of any pesticide containing chlorpyrifos, defined in the bill, as an active ingredient. The bill authorizes the Virgini...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB2657IntroThreats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family by telephone or wireless communication device; penalty. Provides that any person who communicates a threat over any telephone or wireless communications device to kill or do bodily...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1851IntroVirginia income tax; emergency. Advances conformity of Virginia income tax; emergency. Advances conformity of the Commonwealth's tax code with the federal tax code to December 31, 2018, starting with taxable year 2018. The bill increases, starting wi...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
HB2460IntroIncome tax credit; solar energy equipment. Creates a nonrefundable tax credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy equipment in certain nonresidential areas for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2019, but before January 1, ...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
HB2630IntroOpen-end credit plans; governing law. Provides that an open-end credit plan shall be governed solely by federal law and the laws of the Commonwealth, regardless of whether the seller or lender has a physical location in the Commonwealth. The measure ...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HB2707IntroVirginia Charitable Gaming Board; conduct of charitable gaming. Requires the Virginia Charitable Gaming Board to conduct an annual evaluation of the conduct of charitable gaming operations in Virginia. The bill also removes restrictions regarding the...
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2019-02-05
To House Rules Committee
HB1690IntroLine of Duty Act; Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police officers. Expands the list of disabled persons and the beneficiaries of disabled or deceased persons eligible to receive benefits under the Line of Duty Act to include Metropolitan W...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1721IntroChild abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination u...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB2504IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony for a person who is subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) for subjecting another person to an...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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