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VASB1402EngrossHealth care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers; public hospitals. Requires any vertically integrated carrier to offer to every public hospital participation in each provider panel or network established for each of the vertically integra...
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2019-02-19
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2603IntroApprenticeship program; discrimination. Prohibits a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program from discriminating against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientati...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2431IntroMy Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for My Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for private employers and their employees. Establishes the My Virginia Plan Board (the Board) and directs the Board to create the My Virginia Plan P...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2516IntroHealth insurance rate reviews; minimum anticipated loss ratios; pharmacy benefit price spread. Requires the State Corporation Commission (Commission) to treat the price spread on any contract between the issuer of a health benefit plan and its pharma...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2697IntroElectric utilities; retail competition. Shortens the period that a utility's customer who switches from an investor-owned electric utility to a licensed competing supplier is barred from returning as a customer of its utility from five years to 90 da...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2177IntroHealth insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for medicines to classify medically necessary f...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2537IntroElectric utilities; notice before terminating service. Directs that the requirement that electric utilities give customers 10 days' notice by mail prior to terminating service applies regardless of whether reasonable cause exists to believe the custo...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1869IntroNet energy metering; schools. Directs Appalachian Power Company to conduct a pilot program, not exceeding 10 megawatts in the aggregate, under which any public school in the Commonwealth that generates more electricity from a wind-powered or solar-po...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2669IntroHealth insurance; coverage for prosthetic devices. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for prosthetic devices, including myoelectric, b...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2671IntroReal estate settlements; kickbacks and other payments; remedies; penalties. Relocates within Title 55 the existing provision that prohibits persons from paying or receiving a kickback, rebate, commission, thing of value, or other payment pursuant to ...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2294IntroElectric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency goals. Requires investor-owned electric utilities, cooperative electric utilities, and investor-owned natural gas distribution utilities to me...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2501IntroGreenhouse gas emissions; inventory. Directs the Division of Energy of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, as part of the 10-year Virginia Energy Plan required by current law, to inventory greenhouse gas emissions and provide information on...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2543IntroHealth benefit plans; balance billing for ancillary services. Prohibits an out-of-network provider from balance billing a covered person for the costs of an ancillary service when an in-network provider referred the covered person to the out-of-netwo...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2573IntroUtility easements; pole attachments. Declares that a public service company that has acquired a prescriptive easement that is used to provide electrical service is deemed to have the right to grant to a provider of broadband or other telecommunicatio...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2049IntroHealth insurance; coverage for donated human breast milk. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for expenses incurred in the provision of...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2432IntroMy Virginia Plan Program; retirement plans for employees of My Virginia Plan Program; retirement plans for employees of private employers. Establishes the My Virginia Plan Board (the Board) and directs the Board to create the My Virginia Plan Program...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1967IntroPhysicians; requirement of medical specialty board certification prohibited. Prohibits hospitals and other entities that employ or provide staff membership or professional privileges to individuals licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth, m...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2117IntroElectric utilities; retail competition; renewable energy. Allows customers of an investor-owned electric utility to purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensed supplier. The measure eliminates the condition t...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1713IntroEmployment; prohibited retaliatory action. Prohibits an employer from discharging, disciplining, threatening, discriminating against, penalizing, or taking other retaliatory action against an employee regarding the employee's compensation, terms, con...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1749IntroWorkers' compensation; foreign injuries. Provides that an injured employee is eligible for benefits under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when a compensable accident happens while the employee is employed outside Virginia if (i) the employment...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2641IntroThird-party power purchase agreements. Exempts sellers under third-party power purchase agreements from being defined as a public utility, public service corporation, public service company, or electric utility solely because of the sale of electrici...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1928IntroRenewable energy power purchase agreements; pilot programs. Increases the aggregated capacity of all solar-powered or wind-powered generation facilities that are subject to third party power purchase agreements from 50 megawatts to 150 megawatts in D...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2112IntroNatural 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
VAHB2240IntroVirginia 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
VAHB2469IntroElectric 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
VAHB1747IntroWorkers' 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
VAHB2281IntroWorkers' 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
VAHB2635IntroSocial 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
VAHB2130IntroElection 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
VAHB2793IntroCybersecurity; care and disposal of customer records; Cybersecurity; care and disposal of customer records; security for connected devices. Requires any business to take all reasonable steps to dispose of, or arrange for the disposal of, customer rec...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2195IntroMinimum wage; tipped employees. Increases the cash wage for tipped employees to $3.50 per hour in 2020, $4.75 in 2021, and $6 in 2022. The measure also eliminates the tip credit effective January 1, 2023.
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2564IntroVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act; transmission of caller identification information. Prohibits any person, with the intent to defraud, harass, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value, from making, placing, or initiating a call or ...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1806IntroRight to work; union shops and agency shops. Repeals the provisions of the Code of Virginia that, among other things, prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the unio...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2120IntroPaid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2022. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2401IntroPublic service corporations; statements of government influence spending. Requires each public service corporation to file with the State Corporation Commission an annual statement of government influence spending that discloses each expenditure made...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1750IntroWorkers' Compensation; coverage for certain employees. Ends the exclusion from coverage under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act for a person who suffers an injury if there is jurisdiction under either the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensati...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHJR724IntroGreen New Deal; Recognizing the need for a Green New Deal in Virginia which promotes a Just Transition to a clean energy economy through lifting working families. States that the General Assembly supports the movement Green New Deal Virginia, focused...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1809IntroElectric utilities; renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Requires the State Corporation Commission to conduct annual proceedings to determine if Dominion Energy Virginia and Appalachian Power are making satisfactory efforts to meet object...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1789IntroRailroads; crew size; civil penalty. Requires a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of railroad freight in the Commonwealth to operate with a crew of at least two individuals, unless such movement involves hostler service or ut...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2363IntroNonpayment of wages; discriminatory actions prohibited. Prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding relat...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1683IntroElectric cooperatives; rates. Authorizes any electric cooperative to (i) increase or decrease its rates without State Corporation Commission approval for any of its services, rather than only for distribution services, at any time if such adjustments...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1748IntroWorkers' compensation; employer to notify employee of intent. Requires an employer whose employee has filed a claim under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act to advise the employee whether the employer intends to accept or deny the claim or is una...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2001IntroPayment of wages. Removes the exemptions that exclude newsboys, shoe-shine boys, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and theater cashiers from coverage under the Virginia Minimum Wage Act (the Act). The measure limits the Act's exemption for baby...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2157IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour effective January 1, 2020, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective Janu...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2202IntroHealth care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers; public hospitals. Requires any vertically integrated carrier to offer to every public hospital participation in each provider panel or network established for each of the vertically integra...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1862IntroEmployment; break and location to express breast milk. Requires employers, including the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her nursing chi...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2596IntroMisbranded devices; menstrual products. Provides that certain menstrual products shall be deemed a misbranded device unless the packaging and labeling of the device indicates whether the product contains synthetic fibers, dioxin, or bisphenol A.
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1706IntroWorkers' compensation; PTSD. Declares that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suffered by a first responder is an occupational disease suffered in the line of duty if, among other conditions, the PTSD is demonstrated by clear and convincing eviden...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2706IntroCredit unions; director compensation. Provides that compensation of members of a credit union's board of directors and members of the credit and supervisory committees, including reimbursement for business-related travel, shall be determined by a wri...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1850IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2019, to $10 per hour effective January 1, 2020, to $11 per hour effective January 1, 2021, to $13 per hour effectiv...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
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