Virginia Delegate Mark Keam [D]

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VAHB2053VetoSchool 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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2019-05-03
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB1839PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0653)
VAHB1939PassDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; adjustment of fees by regulatory boards; distribution of excess fees to regulants. Provides that following the close of any biennium, when the account for any regulatory board within the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)
VAHB2292PassElectric utilities; energy efficiency programs. Provides that any determination by the State Corporation Commission that an energy efficiency program is not in the public interest shall include with its final order the work product and analysis condu...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)
VAHB1881PassPublic schools; instruction on the risks of certain nicotine products. Requires the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to develop and the Department of Education to distribute to each local school division educational materials concerning the heal...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0577)
VAHB1925PassAssumed or fictitious name certificates. Conforms January 1, 2020, as the date when certificates of assumed or fictitious name are to be filed centrally with the clerk of the State Corporation Commission rather than with the clerk of court. A provisi...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0464)
VAHB2577PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)
VAHB2609PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; school resource officers; school administrators; training. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (Department) to establish and every full-time or part-time law-enforcement officer employed as a ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0487)
VAHB1804PassWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0415)
VAHB1675PassServicemembers Civil Relief Act; attorney fees. Provides that, where the appointment of counsel is necessary pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, any attorney fees assessed shall not exceed $125, unless the court deems a higher amount app...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)
VAHB2540PassSales and use tax; reduced rate on essential personal hygiene products. Applies the reduced state sales and use tax rate of 1.5%, which under current law applies only to food purchased for human consumption, to essential personal hygiene products, de...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0549)
VAHB2731PassLyme disease; disclosure of information to patients. Requires every laboratory reporting the results of a test for Lyme disease ordered by a health care provider in an office-based setting to include, together with the results of such test provided t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)
VAHB2527PassTolling; Planning District 8. Prohibits the imposition and collection of tolls on any primary highway that is wholly located in Planning District 8 and that was previously classified as a secondary highway and is between 30 and 35 miles in length wit...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0548)
VAHB2020PassVirginia Community College System; certain registered apprenticeships; uniform instruction. Requires the Virginia Community College System, in consultation with the Department of Labor and Industry, to develop and deliver uniform, related instruction...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0580)
VAHB2380PassPublic institutions of higher education; online course catalogue; no-cost and low-cost course materials. Requires the registrar or another appropriate employee of each public institution of higher education to identify conspicuously in the online cou...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0590)
VAHB1642PassDepartment of Corrections; restrictive housing; data collection and reporting; report. Requires the Department of Corrections to report to the General Assembly and the Governor on or before October 1 of each year certain population statistics of pers...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0453)
VAHB2685PassVirginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility. Extends the benefits of the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program to the spouse or child of a veteran with at least a 90 percent permanent, service-rela...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)
VAHB2741PassClean Energy Advisory Board; low-to-moderate income solar loan and rebate pilot program and fund. Establishes the Clean Energy Advisory Board (the Board) as an advisory board in the executive branch of government for the purpose of establishing a pil...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0554)
VAHB2123PassSchool boards; public institutions of higher education; College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships. Permits each local school board to enter into College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships (Partnerships), currently referred to as agreements...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0582)
VAHB2332PassElectric utilities; protection of customer data. Requires the State Corporation Commission to convene and facilitate a Data Access Stakeholder group to review and consider certain elements of electric utility customer privacy considerations, includin...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0399)
VAHB1660PassLandlord and tenant; renter's insurance; disclaimer. Provides that if a rental agreement does not require the tenant to obtain renter's insurance, the landlord must provide a written notice to the tenant, prior to the execution of the rental agreemen...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0386)
VAHB2037PassTeacher licensure; criteria; assessments. Requires the Board of Education to issue a license to an individual seeking initial licensure who has not completed the professional assessments prescribed by the Board, if such individual (i) holds a provisi...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0407)
VAHB2293PassElectric utilities; stakeholder process for energy efficiency programs. Requires the independent monitor chosen to facilitate the energy efficiency stakeholder process established for the purpose of providing input and feedback on the development of ...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0397)
VAHB1883PassMotor vehicle insurance policies; foster parents and foster children. Prohibits an insurer from refusing to issue or failing to renew a motor vehicle insurance policy solely because of the status of the applicant or policyholder, as applicable, as a ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0334)
VAHB1753PassSchool buildings; electronic room partitions. Prohibits school employees from opening or closing an electronic room partition in any school building except under certain limited circumstances. The bill requires any annual safety review or exercise fo...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)
VAHB2008PassDepartment of Education; energy career cluster. Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with representatives from pertinent industries such as renewable energy, natural gas, nuclear energy, coal, and oil, to establish an energy career c...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0370)
VAHB1884PassVisitors at state correctional facilities; wearing of tampons or menstrual cups. Directs the Director of the Department of Corrections to review the Department's visitation policies concerning visitors' wearing of tampons or menstrual cups at state c...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)
VAHB1934PassElectric vehicle charging stations; operation by certain state agencies. Authorizes the Department of General Services, Department of Motor Vehicles, and Department of Transportation to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0248)
VAHB2384PassPublic schools; tobacco products and nicotine vapor products. Requires each school board to (i) develop and implement a policy to prohibit the use and distribution of tobacco products and nicotine vapor products on a school bus, on school property, o...
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2019-03-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)
VAHB1746PassVirginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare; name change. Changes the name of the Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare to the Virginia Initiative for Education and Work.
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)
VAHB2400PassSchool boards; School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program; web-based application. Requires each local school board that collects information to determine eligibility for participation in the School Breakfast Program or the National Sc...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0228)
VAHB2217PassDepartment of Education; establishment of microcredential program. Permits the Department of Education to establish a microcredential program for the purpose of permitting any public elementary or secondary school teacher who holds a renewable or pro...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0227)
VAHB2238PassPreviously unidentified cemeteries. Adds the category of previously unidentified cemetery to the laws allowing for the removal of remains from graveyards or family cemeteries that have been abandoned or are unused and neglected by their owners. The b...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)
VAHB1871PassVirginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); transitional child care. Allows VIEW participants whose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families financial assistance is terminated to receive child care assistance for up to 12 months after termi...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0166)
VAHB2114PassSpecial license plates; members of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Changes the special license plates for members of the International Association of Fire Fighters from nonrevenue sharing to revenue sharing and provides for the moneys...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0154)
VAHJR677FailStudy; joint subcommittee to study the emergence and integration of blockchain technology in the economy of the Commonwealth; report. Establishes a 21-member joint subcommittee to identify blockchain technology research and economic development oppor...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHJR687PassSmall Business Commission; appeals of tax assessment decisions; report. Directs the Small Business Commission to study models and streamlined procedures for appealing tax assessment decisions. The Small Business Commission shall report its findings t...
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ687ER)
VAHJR873PassCelebrating the life of the Honorable Ralph L. Axselle, Jr.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ873ER)
VAHJR1029PassCommending James Madison High School.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1029ER)
VAHJR1035PassCelebrating the life of James Hoshik Kim.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1035ER)
VAHJR1058PassCelebrating the life of Alexis Wesolowsky Press.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1058ER)
VAHJR1062PassCommending Jane Strauss.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1062ER)
VAHJR918PassCommending David Rosenberg.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ918ER)
VAHJR977PassCommending Paul B. Ebert.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ977ER)
VAHJR1113PassCommending the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1113ER)
VAHJR1124PassCommending the Fairfax County Park Authority.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1124ER)
VAHJR1138PassCelebrating the life of Captain Anthony Reid Adams, USCG, Ret.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1138ER)
VAHR455PassCelebrating the life of Joshua Wayne Bell.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House (HR455ER)
VAHJR655PassAcknowledging with profound regret the existence and acceptance of lynching within the Commonwealth. Expresses the sentiment of the General Assembly in acknowledging with profound regret the existence and acceptance of lynching within the Commonwealt...
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2019-02-22
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ655ER)
VAHJR593PassRemembering the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Remembering the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
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2019-02-22
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ593ER)
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