Virginia Senator Monty Mason [D]

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VASB861VetoGroup 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 (i) has been formed an...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB860PassElectric utilities; offshore wind development. Provides that the construction or purchase by a public utility of one or more offshore wind generation facilities located off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline or in federal waters and interconnected...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1273)
VASB588PassLocal tax authority. Modifies or eliminates several restrictions that apply to taxes imposed by counties, and establishes a new restriction on cigarette taxes imposed by any locality. The bill authorizes most counties to impose an admissions tax, not...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1263)
VASB320PassVirginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; loan and grant program. Continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund, providing that the Fund shall include all sums that are deposited from revenue gen...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1254)
VASB1038PassHampton Roads Regional Transit Program. Creates the Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program to develop, maintain, and improve a regional network of transit routes and related infrastructure, rolling stock, and support facilities. The program would be ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1281)
VASB684PassInvoluntary commitment and restoration of firearm rights. Responds to the holding in Paugh v. Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services, Record No. 121562 (2013), in which the Supreme Court of Virginia held that on appeal by trial de novo...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1175)
VASB704PassChesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan initiatives; nutrient management plans; stream exclusion. Sets December 31, 2025, as the target date to achieve the water quality goals contained in Virginia's final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1186)
VASB111PassAbsentee voting; no excuse required. Permits any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons under which a person may be entitled to vote by abse...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1151)
VASB1029PassAlcoholic beverage control; gourmet shop license; distiller participation in tastings. Allows distillers to participate in tastings held by gourmet shop licensees.
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1179)
VASB868PassProhibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia ...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1140)
VASB423PassHealth insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and related servi...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1094)
VASB389PassAlcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with en...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1114)
VASB990PassVirginia Tourism Authority; Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund. Creates the Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund to be administered by the Virginia Tourism Authority to support the local, regional, national, and international airp...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1120)
VASB818PassBehavioral health dockets; established. Establishes, by the Behavioral Health Docket Act (the Act), behavioral health courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intens...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1096)
VASB584PassCommon interest communities; Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act. Amends language in the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act to clarify the use of the terms "project" and "program" as they relate to registration of a time-share program.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1011)
VASB683PassCompetency to stand trial; outpatient treatment. Clarifies that for the purposes of restorative treatment for a person incompetent but restorable to stand trial that outpatient treatment may occur in a local correctional facility or at a location det...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0937)
VASB674PassVoluntary forest mitigation agreements. Authorizes the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, or any agency within those secretariats, or the Virginia Outdoors Foundation to enter into an agreement, with certain mi...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0959)
VASB686PassAssisted living facilities; individualized service plans. Requires the Board of Social Services to amend its regulations governing assisted living facility individualized service plans to require (i) that individualized service plans be reviewed and ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0938)
VASB698PassAlcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses; monthly revenue transfers. Requires the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, upon application by the distiller and satisfaction of certain eligibility criteria, to in...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1017)
VASB1PassSuspension 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965)
VASB407PassAmerican Revolution 250 Commission; report. Establishes the American Revolution 250 Commission to plan, develop, and perform programs and activities to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the indep...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0915)
VASB578PassEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0861)
VASB572PassAlzheimer's disease and related dementias; early detection and diagnosis; risk reduction and care planning. Provides that the Department of Health, in consultation with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, shall have the lead respons...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0854)
VASB679PassEastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee established; sunset. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to reestablish the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee, which expired on January 1, 2018, to assis...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0805)
VASB702PassMarine Resources Commission permit fees; pier application; oyster fund. Requires the submission of an application to the Marine Resources Commission for review and processing prior to the construction of a private pier by an owner of riparian land. T...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)
VASB935PassPublic institutions of higher education; eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that any student is eligible for in-state tuition who (i) attended high school for at least two years in the Commonwealth and either (a) graduated on or after July 1,...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)
VASB776PassWetlands protection; living shorelines. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to promulgate and periodically update minimum standards for the protection and conservation of wetlands and to approve only living shoreline approaches to shore...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)
VASB753PassVirginia National Guard; state active duty for emergency response; pay and allowances for members. Provides that whenever called to state active duty in response to certain emergencies, members of the National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force rec...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)
VASB280PassHealth insurance; mental health parity; required report. Codifies an existing requirement that the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance make an annual report regarding claims information for mental health and substance use disorder bene...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0847)
VASB673PassNonagricultural irrigation wells prohibited outside surficial aquifer. Prohibits any person from constructing a well in a ground water management area for nonagricultural irrigation purposes except in the surficial aquifer. The bill authorizes the St...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0670)
VASB245PassDepartment of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited. Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions fr...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)
VASB672PassProperty Owners' Association Act and Virginia Condominium Act; contract disclosure statement; extension of right of cancellation. Provides for a limited extension of the right of cancellation where such extension is provided for in a ratified real es...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0605)
VASB499PassSpecialty dockets; veterans docket. Provides that any veterans docket authorized and established as a local specialty docket in accordance with the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia shall be deemed a "Veterans Treatment Court Program," as that term ...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)
VASB1072PassProhibition against appointing certain persons as guardian or conservator. Prohibits, except for good cause shown, the court from appointing as guardian or conservator for the respondent an attorney who has been engaged by the petitioner to represent...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0649)
VASB1005PassCorporal Ryan C. McGhee Memorial Bridge. Designates the bridge on Guinea Station Road over Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County the CPL Ryan C. McGhee Memorial Bridge.
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0647)
VASB462PassPublic institutions of higher education; in-state tuition; children of active duty service members or veterans. Provides that any child of an active duty member or veteran who claims Virginia as his home state and filed Virginia tax returns for at le...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0642)
VASB160PassHolding handheld personal communications devices while driving a motor vehicle. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits (i) the reading of any email or text mess...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)
VASB289PassDriver's license designation; traumatic brain injury. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles, upon the request of the applicant and presentation of a form completed by a licensed physician confirming the applicant's condition, to designate a traum...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)
VASB904PassState Council of Higher Education for Virginia; public institutions of higher education; dyslexia and literacy; multisensory structured language education. Directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to facilitate the development of a ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0584)
VASB9PassWorkers' 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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2020-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0499)
VASB676PassZoning; City of Hampton; alcoholic beverage control licensees. Grants the City of Hampton authority to impose a condition upon any special exception or use permit relating to retail alcoholic beverage control licensees which provides that such specia...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0443)
VASB675PassChild care providers; fingerprint-based criminal background checks; sunset and contingency expiration. Repeals the sunset and contingency expiration of the requirement that the following individuals undergo fingerprint-based national criminal history...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)
VASB795PassOffshore oil and gas drilling; prohibition on leases; policy. Prohibits the granting of a lease, easement, or permit on the beds of the coastal waters of the Commonwealth that would allow any infrastructure for conveying to shore oil or gas produced ...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)
VASB849PassLawn fertilizer contractor-applicators. Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to enter into an agreement with a locality to provide oversight and data collection assistance related to the requirements of certified lawn fert...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0413)
VASB791PassManagement of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden, including those necessary to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fish...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)
VASR27FailCelebrating the life of John W. Gerdelman.
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB678PassDepartment of Social Services; central registry; electronic requests and responses. Allows requests for and responses to searches of the central registry of founded complaints of child abuse and neglect maintained by the Department of Social Services...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0300)
VASB670PassUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant is likely to remain incompetent for the foreseeable future due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records a...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0299)
VASB1031PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum diso...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0305)
VASR64PassCelebrating the life of William Levon Stewart.
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2020-03-08
Bill text as passed Senate (SR64ER)
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