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SB1581PassParental leave. Codifies the policy described in Executive Order Number 12 (2018) providing parental leave to state employees, consisting of eight weeks (320 hours) of paid leave in addition to leave provided under other state and federal programs. T...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)
HB1911EnrollDuties of drivers of vehicles approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights; penalty. Makes a driver's failure to move into a nonadjacent lane on a highway with at least four lanes when approaching a stationary vehicle displaying ...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1689EnrollGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations; benefits consortium. Provides that certain trusts constitute a benefits consortium and are authorized to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring association that is a nonstock corporat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1737PassCivil 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 of eviction and foreclosure proceedings for tenants, homeowners, and owners wh...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0847)
HB2269VetoRegional transportation sector emissions programs; participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing or bringing about the participation by the Commonwealth in the Transportation and C...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
SB1087EnrollElection districts; remedying split precincts; technical adjustments permitted. Authorizes the General Assembly to make technical adjustments to legislative district boundaries subsequent to the decennial redistricting solely for the purpose of causi...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1455EnrollState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years. Repres...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1038VetoVoter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the name, date of birth, and social security number provided by an applicant on the voter registration applic...
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2019-04-03
Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
HB2263PassFirefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Procedural Guarantee Act; breach of procedures. Provides that any evidence gathered through the conduct of an interrogation that violates the provisions of the Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technici...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0831)
SB1240VetoHealth insurance; short-term, limited-duration plans. Authorizes health insurance carriers in the Commonwealth to offer short-term, limited-duration health plans. Short-term, limited-duration health plans are defined as plans that have an expiration ...
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2019-04-03
Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
HB2686EnrollBoard of zoning appeals; vote requirement. Changes the vote requirement for certain board of zoning appeals decisions from a majority of the membership to a majority of the membership present and voting.
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2270VetoRelease of certain incarcerated aliens from jail; notice to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Requires that the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other official in charge of a local correctional facility or a regional jail in which an alien is inca...
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2019-04-03
(66 affirmative votes required to override veto)
SB1768EnrollUse of handheld personal communications devices; highway work zones; penalty. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device in his hand while driving a motor vehicle in a highway work zone, with certain exceptions. The b...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2441PassSpecial identification card without a photograph; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a special identification card without a photograph to a person with a sincerely held religious belief prohibiting th...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)
HB2252PassFirearms ordinances; applicability to property located in multiple localities. Allows a landowner whose property, including multiple contiguous parcels, spans two or more localities to elect to have the firearms ordinances of the locality in which th...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0830)
HB2141PassLocal services districts; broadband and telecommunications services. Authorizes a local governing body, with respect to a service district, to contract with a nongovernmental broadband service provider who will construct, maintain, and own communicat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)
HB2749VetoTemporary Assistance for Needy Families; restrictions on use of cash assistance; report. Directs the Department of Social Services to report annually by December 1 to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the ...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
HB2260VetoHealth insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential h...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
SB1025EnrollTethering of animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that in order to meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate space, a tether must be at least three times the length of the animal or 10 feet in length, whichever is greater, and no...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB1719PassCampaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to certain candidates for town offices. Makes the provisions of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act (the Act) applicable to any candidate for a town office in a town with a population of less tha...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)
HB2142VetoSchool protection officers; minimum training standards; exemption. Defines a school protection officer as a retired law-enforcement officer hired on a part-time basis by the local law-enforcement agency to provide limited law-enforcement and security
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2019-04-03
(66 affirmative votes required to override veto)
SB1592EnrollDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; certification of certain small businesses. Directs the Director of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to amend its regulation regarding the certification of businesses as any s...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2615PassCapital 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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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)
HB2042EnrollAssault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction; mandatory minimum term of confinement. Provides that upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member where it is alleged in the warrant, petiti...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2306EnrollLong-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services. Directs the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to make referrals to any employment services organization that provides competitive or commensurate wages and is elig...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1494PassFirefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Procedural Guarantee Act; breach of procedures. Prohibits evidence gathered through the conduct of an interrogation that violates the provisions of the Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Proc...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0841)
SB1696PassWage payment statements. Requires each employer to provide on each regular pay date a written statement, by a paystub or online accounting, that shows the name and address of the employer, the number of hours worked during the pay period, and the rat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0845)
HB2718PassInterstate 81; Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund. Creates an Interstate 81 Committee, tasked with developing and updating a program related to Interstate 81 Corridor safety and improvements, and creates an Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fun...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0837)
SB1554PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); civil penalties. Provides that in addition to any penalties imposed under FOIA, (i) if a court finds that any officer, employee, or member of a public body failed to provide public records to a requester in...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0843)
HB2611VetoRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program or bringing about the participation by the C...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
HB2443EnrollGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations; benefits consortium. Provides that certain trusts constitute a benefits consortium and are authorized to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring association that is a nonstock corporat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB1700EnrollBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 2, 2018 Special Session I Acts of Assembly.
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1521PassHandheld photo speed monitoring devices. Requires the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to review and report on the proposed use of handheld photo speed monitoring devices and any legal or constitutional implications of dedicating civi...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0842)
HB2053EnrollSchool 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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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2764VetoVoter registration; persons assisting with completion or collection of completed voter registration applications; certain identifying information required. Requires any person who assists an applicant with the completion of a paper voter registration...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
HB2034VetoGeneral registrars; petition for removal. Provides for the removal of a general registrar by the circuit court upon a petition signed by a majority of members of the local electoral board. Currently, a local electoral board may remove a general regis...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
HB1942PassBehavioral health services; exchange of medical and mental health information and records; correctional facilities. Authorizes the State Board of Corrections (the Board) to establish minimum standards for behavioral health services in local correctio...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0827)
HB2234PassParental leave. Codifies the policy described in Executive Order Number 12 (2018) providing parental leave to state employees, consisting of eight weeks (320 hours) of paid leave in addition to leave provided under other state and federal programs. T...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
HB2296EnrollRights of persons with disabilities; procedures for certain actions; website accessibility. Provides that when a complaint is filed alleging that the website of a bank, trust company, savings institution, or credit union does not comply with applicab...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2253VetoNonresident concealed handgun permits; time of issuance. Requires the Department of State Police (Department) to issue a concealed handgun permit to a nonresident within 90 days of receipt of the nonresident's completed application unless it determin...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
HB2664PassWage payment statements. Requires each employer to provide on each regular pay date a written statement, by a paystub or online accounting, that shows the name and address of the employer, the number of hours worked during the pay period, and the rat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)
HB1661EnrollAssociation health benefit plans established by associations of employers; health benefit plans for members of certain agricultural organizations. Authorizes a trust, as a benefits consortium, to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring ...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1047EnrollSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification of registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared stat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1485EnrollLong-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services. Directs the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to make referrals to any employment services organization that provides competitive or commensurate wages and is elig...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
SB1251VetoManufacture and distribution of switchblade knives. Exempts from the prohibition on selling or possessing switchblade knives the possession of any switchblade knife by a manufacturer or distributor in the course of his employment, or employee thereof...
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2019-04-03
Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
SB1156VetoSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy intended to restrict the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
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2019-04-03
Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
HB1620EnrollState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years. Repres...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2339EnrollDepartment of Taxation; sharing information with the Department of Social Services. Authorizes the Department of Taxation to share certain specified tax information with the Department of Social Services as necessary to administer public assistance a...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB2303EnrollSex offenders in emergency shelters; notification of registration. Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared stat...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
HB1915PassExpedited review of adverse coverage determinations; cancer patients. Provides that a covered person shall not be required to have exhausted his health carrier's internal appeal process before seeking an external review of an adverse determination re...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0826)
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