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VASB1539EngrossWithholding of income for child support; independent contractors. Clarifies that income earned by an independent contractor may be withheld by court order for payment of child support obligations.
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2019-02-24
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASJR275EngrossReaffirming equal protection under the law. Reaffirms that all persons residing in Virginia are afforded equal protection under the law. The resolution cites numerous guarantees of equality that currently exist in both federal and state law.
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2019-02-24
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1578EngrossReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1137EngrossDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1107EngrossDisorderly conduct in public places; school activities. Eliminates the Class 1 misdemeanor for disrupting willfully or while intoxicated, whether willfully or not, the operation of any school or any school activity conducted or sponsored by any schoo...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1037EngrossExpungement of certain offenses. Allows a person to petition for expungement of a deferred disposition dismissal for underage alcohol possession or using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offense occurred prior to the person's twenty-first birthd...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1659EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. In order to be tried as an adult in circuit court for charges that require notice of intent to proceed with trial as an adult by the attorney for the Commonwealth, the bill requires, unless waived by the juvenile and his at...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1417EngrossCompetency report; unrestorably incompetent defendant. Provides that in cases where a defendant's competency is primarily compromised due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to suppo...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1013EngrossSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended....
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1545EngrossPublic schools; alternative accountability process. Allows a school board to adopt an alternative accountability process to provide a principal and parties involved in an incident involving assault, or assault and battery without bodily injury, that ...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1757EngrossCustody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; child abuse. Requires the court to consider child abuse, in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law, when determining the best interests of the child for the purposes ...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1263EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases the minimum age that a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony larceny offense from 14 years of age to 16 years of age.
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1613EngrossDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense and (ii) fo...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1129EngrossEligibility for food stamps and TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been con...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1710EngrossCommunity work in lieu of payment of fines and court costs; authority of the court. Clarifies that a court shall oversee a program allowing community service in lieu of payment of fines and court costs, including the monitoring of credit earned towar...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1380EngrossExpungement of certain charges and convictions. Allows a person to petition for expungement of convictions and deferred disposition dismissals for marijuana possession, underage alcohol possession, and using a false ID to obtain alcohol when the offe...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1786EngrossConditional release of terminally ill prisoners. Makes eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release any person who is terminally ill and is serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Clas...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1550EngrossBicyclists and other vulnerable road users. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as a pedestrian or...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1385EngrossSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; registration procedures for change of email address. Provides that any person required to register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry shall reregister in person with the local law...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1688IntroDisorderly conduct; students. Provides that a student at any elementary or secondary school shall not be guilty of disorderly conduct in public places if the disorderly conduct occurred on school property or a school bus.
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2461IntroConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill as defined ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2397IntroEligibility for TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) shall not be denied assistance solely because he has been convicted of a felony offense of possess...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2695IntroCrime victim rights; definition of victim. Expands the definition of "victim," for purposes of the Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act (§19.2-11.01 et seq.), to include (i) a person who has suffered physical, psychological, or economic harm as a...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1903IntroDissemination of criminal history record information; limitations. Limits the criminal history information that the Central Criminal Records Exchange, or the criminal justice agency in cases of offenses not required to be reported to the Exchange, ma...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2162IntroKinship foster care; notice; family assessments. Requires local boards of social services, when identifying foster care placement options, to (i) determine whether the child has any relatives who may be eligible to become a kinship foster parent, (ii...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2010IntroUsing flame producing instrument or device with intent to intimidate; penalty. Provides that any person who, with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons, uses any flame producing torch or other flame producing instrument or device ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2763IntroPersons on conditional release; tracking device; penalty. Provides that any person who was civilly committed as a sexually violent predator who alters, removes, or destroys any GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking device, or other similar device ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2488IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or cos...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1976IntroState Police; reporting hate crimes. Includes within the definition of "hate crime" a criminal act committed against a person because of sexual orientation or gender identification and requires the reporting of the commission of such crime to the Sta...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2277IntroDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense and (ii) fo...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2675IntroInitiation of a civil action; clerk of a general district court. Requires a general district court clerk to file, process, and issue for service of process any pleading initiating a civil action in the general district court within 14 days of receipt...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2428IntroPreliminary protective orders; hearing by two-way electronic video and audio communication. Gives discretion to a court to allow a petitioner granted a preliminary protective order to appear by two-way electronic video and audio communication for a f...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2579IntroDepartment of State Police; reporting hate crimes. Includes within the definition of "hate crime" a criminal act committed against a person because of gender, disability, or sexual orientation and requires the reporting of the commission of such crim...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1834IntroUse of binary explosives; penalty. Creates a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to combine the components of a binary explosive, defined in the bill, to create an explosive material and ignite more than five pounds of such explosive material at a sin...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2121IntroBail; data collection and reporting standards; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to (i) collect data relating to bail determinations for any person who is held in custody pending trial or hearing for an offense, civil or cr...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1744IntroSmoking in motor vehicle with a minor present. Expands the age group of minors in the presence of whom it is illegal to smoke in a motor vehicle from those under the age of eight to those under the age of 18. The bill changes smoking in a motor vehic...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2644IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second violation, and $250 for a third or subsequent v...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2036IntroPrima facie evidence of intent to commit larceny by employed caregiver of an adult. Provides that in any prosecution of an employed caregiver of an adult for larceny, the pawning of property by such caregiver shall be prima facie evidence of intent t...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2283IntroJuvenile court; appointment of counsel; waiver. Prohibits any child age 15 and younger who is alleged to be in need of services, in need of supervision, or delinquent from waiving his right to an attorney. The bill also requires any child who is age ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2472IntroHate crimes; gender, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation; penalty. Adds gender, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault an...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2134IntroPrivate security services businesses; qualifications; felony convictions. Limits to Class 5 or Class 6 felonies the felony convictions for which the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services, upon written request, may waive the prohibit...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2491IntroAbortion; eliminate certain requirements. Eliminates the requirement that an abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy and prior to the third trimester be performed in a hospital. The bill eliminates all the procedures and processes, including th...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1717IntroEmployment discrimination; prohibited against electoral board members and assistant general registrars for election day service; penalty. Prohibits discrimination in employment against electoral board members and assistant general registrars on the b...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2619IntroThreats of death or bodily harm on school property; penalty. Includes orally communicated threats of death or bodily harm on school property as conduct subject to the enhanced penalty of a Class 6 felony. Under current law, only such threats communic...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1653IntroCustody and visitation arrangements; best interests of the child; domestic abuse; child abuse. Requires the court to consider domestic abuse, defined in the bill, and child abuse in addition to family abuse and sexual abuse in current law when determ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1716IntroCriminal sexual assault; definition of sexual abuse; complaining witness under age 13. Includes in the definition of "sexual abuse" the intentional touching of any part of a complaining witness's body, either on the skin or the material covering the ...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2132IntroCrimes 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
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VAHB2027IntroAction 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
VAHB2032IntroAssault 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
VAHB2383IntroJuvenile 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
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