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VASB1568EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; training requirement for barbers and cosmetologists. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring, as a condition of licensure that an applicant for a license to practice barbe...
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2019-02-19
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VASB1109EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2019-02-19
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VASB998EngrossNondiscrimination in public employment. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibit...
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2019-02-19
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VASB1259EngrossOfficial designations; state first food. Designates the Virginia oyster (Crassostrea virginica) as the state first food of Virginia.
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2019-02-19
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VASB1062EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory housing practice for any political jurisdiction or its employees or appointed commissions to discriminate in the application of local...
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2019-02-19
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VASB1229EngrossBoard of Housing and Community Development; amusement devices; trampoline courts. Directs the Board of Housing and Community Development to receive and consider regulations pertaining to the construction, maintenance, operation, and inspection of amu...
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2019-02-19
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VASB1527EngrossVirginia 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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2019-02-19
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VASB1099EngrossDepartment of General Services; guidance to state public bodies regarding purchases of materials made in the United States. Directs the Department of General Services to develop and maintain a guidance document assisting state public bodies to purcha...
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2019-02-19
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VASB1199EngrossPublic employment; inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions, charges, and arrests. Prohibits state agencies from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the applicant has ever been arreste...
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2019-02-19
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VASB1535EngrossUniform Statewide Building Code; outdoor advertising. Requires the owner of a sign located along an Interstate System highway that has a height that is greater than the distance from such sign to the shoulder edge of the pavement to have such sign pe...
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2019-02-19
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VAHB1875IntroOfficial emblems and designations; state soft drink. Designates Northern Neck Ginger Ale as the official soft drink of the Commonwealth.
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2522IntroAlcoholic beverage control; annual mixed beverage special events licenses; combined annual mixed beverage special events and mixed beverage caterer's licenses; agritourism resorts. Allows "agritourism resorts," as defined in the bill, to obtain annua...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2334IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; enforcement; authority of investigators. Provides that any complaint alleging an act or omission of a regulant that is within the jurisdiction of any regulatory board under the Department of Pro...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2507IntroOffice of the Attorney General; FOIA Ombudsman; powers and duties; report. Requires the Attorney General to appoint a Virginia Freedom of Information Act Ombudsman (Ombudsman) to promote compliance by state agencies with the provisions of the Virgini...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2176IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; powers of Real Estate Board; active duty military spouses; license reciprocity. Requires the Real Estate Board to issue a real estate license to any applicant whose spouse is the subject of a mi...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2812IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; disclosure of landlord and tenant remedies. Requires a landlord or managing agent to provide to each tenant, on or before the date that the rental agreement is to commence, a clear and conspicuous written...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2335IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; training requirement for barbers and cosmetologists. Prohibits the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology from requiring, as a condition of licensure, an applicant for a license to practice barbering...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2677IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines ...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2730IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; service disabled veteran business procurement enhancement program. Establishes a statewide service disabled veteran business procurement enhancement program. The bill establishes a statewide goal of five percent servi...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2772IntroCertain officers and employees; ability to forswear salary. Authorizes officers and employees exempt from the Virginia Personnel Act to forswear all or part of their official salary or rate of pay.
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1912IntroOfficial emblems and designations; state song. Designates "Virginia, the Home of My Heart" by Susan Greenbaum as the official state folk song.
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2435IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts. Requires under the Virginia Public Procurement Act (?§2.2-4300 et seq.) that every public body, when engaged in procuring contracts for construction...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1764IntroStrikes by government employees. Repeals the provisions of the Code of Virginia that, among other things, provide that any employee of the Commonwealth, a locality, or other political subdivision who strikes or willfully refuses to perform the duties...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2402IntroPublic employment; limitations on inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions. Prohibits state agencies and localities from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the pr...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2211IntroAdministrative Process Act; formal hearings; proceedings held by telephone. Requires officers presiding over formal proceedings that are held by telephone and governed by the Administrative Process Act, or a person designated by such officer, to make...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2703IntroAlcoholic beverage control; distiller licensees; commissions and fees. Requires the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to pay a licensed distiller a commission of 25 percent of the retail price of any spirits sold...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2421IntroProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2353IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; natural gas automobile mechanics and technicians; removal of certification requirement. Removes the certification requirement for, and associated regulatory authority over, the occupation of nat...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2714IntroLandlord-tenant law; applicability; occupancy in a hotel or motel exempt. Provides that occupancy of a hotel or motel is not considered a residential tenancy under landlord-tenant law. Removes hotel and motel occupancy from provisions requiring certa...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2366IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; implementation of certification programs for small businesses; definition of small business; report. Changes the definition of small business, beginning July 1, 2019, to mean a business that (i) is...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2742IntroReligious and charitable matters; charitable or civic organization contracts; report. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to submit an annual written report to the Governor and the General Assembly, by October 1 of each yea...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1647IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Prohibits any locality, its employees, or its appointed commissions from discriminating (i) in the application of local land use ordinances or guidelines; (ii) in the permitting of...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2165IntroIncome 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
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VAHB1879IntroStormwater management facilities; private residential lots; disclosure. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations requiring any local stormwater management authority that requires a residential landowner to maintain a stormwater mana...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1860IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; nonpayment of rent; written notice of termination; time period. Changes from five to 14 days the period within which a tenant is required to pay rent after written notice of termination of the rental agre...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1796IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation; price for professional services. Allows public bodies to request price information in a Request for Proposal for professional services.
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2434IntroManufactured home parks; sale of park; notice; rights of association. Entitles a manufactured home park association, as defined in the bill, to make a bona fide offer to purchase the park in a situation where a landlord has given the required written...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2688IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value procurement; construction. Authorizes any public body to procure construction on a best value procurement basis. Under the bill, if proceeding on a best value procurement basis, the Request for Propo...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2724IntroUniform Statewide Building Code; rental inspection districts; inspection of residential rental dwelling units. Permits a local building department in a locality that has established a rental inspection district to choose to delay the initial inspecti...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2000IntroState agencies; amendment of regulations pertaining to the maximum temperature at which certain rooms may be kept. Directs the Board of Housing and Community Development to revise the Uniform Statewide Building Code to decrease the temperature at whi...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2804IntroVirginia 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
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VAHB1990IntroBarbers 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
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VAHB1859IntroVirginia 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
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VAHB2460IntroIncome 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
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VAHB2802IntroDivision of Human Rights; name change; report. Changes the name of the Division of Human Rights to the Division of Civil Rights (the Division). The bill requires the Division to submit a report, by November 30 of each year, to the Governor and the Ge...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2308IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public institutions of higher education; disclosure required by certain offerors. Requires every offeror who submits a proposal to a public institution of higher education for any construction project that (i) has a t...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2099IntroProfessions and occupations; deregulation of certain professions. Implements the recommendations of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission in its report on Operations and Performance of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regul...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB1645IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Adds discrimination on the basis of a person's source of income to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill defines "source of income" as any source that law...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2094IntroVirginia Personnel Act; hiring preference in state government for persons with disabilities. Establishes a hiring preference in state government for persons with disabilities, provided that such person meets all of the knowledge, skill, and ability r...
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2019-02-05
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VAHB2067IntroNondiscrimination in public employment. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibit...
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2019-02-05
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