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VASJR334PassCommending Paul B. Ebert.
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2019-02-18
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ334ER)
VASB1537PassVirginia Property Owners' Association Act; home-based businesses. Provides that if a development is located in a locality classifying home-based child care services as an accessory or ancillary residential use under the locality's zoning ordinance, t...
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2019-02-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0030)
VASB1030PassWorkers' 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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2019-02-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0026)
VASR110PassCommending the 29th Infantry Division.
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2019-02-14
Bill text as passed Senate (SR110ER)
VASB1387EngrossCovenants not to compete; low-wage employees; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from entering into, enforcing, or threatening to enforce a covenant not to compete between the employer and a low-wage employee. The employer is subject to a civil pen...
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2019-02-12
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 7-N)
VASR109PassCelebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Jasper N. Beauchamp, USA, Ret.
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2019-02-07
Bill text as passed Senate (SR109ER)
VASB1163IntroTrigger activators designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank ...
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2019-02-06
To Senate Finance Committee
VASJR284EngrossConstitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amen...
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2019-02-05
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASJR266PassCommending the Washington Capitals.
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2019-02-05
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ266ER)
VASJR313PassCommending the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia.
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2019-02-05
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ313ER)
VASB1551IntroSchool resource officers; memorandums School resource officers; memorandums of understanding. Requires the school board in each school division in which the local law-enforcement agency employs school resource officers to enter into a memorandum of u...
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2019-01-31
Incorporated by Education and Health
VASB1356IntroVirginia Lottery Board; rename as Virginia Lottery and Virginia Lottery Board; rename as Virginia Lottery and Sports Wagering Commission; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Renames the Virginia Lottery Board as the Virginia Lotte...
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (16-Y 0-N)
VASB1238IntroSports betting; Virginia Sports Betting Department created; Sports betting; Virginia Sports Betting Department created; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; Sports Betting Operations Fund; penalties. Establishes the Virginia Sports Betting De...
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (16-Y 0-N)
VASB1640IntroEligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency.
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2019-01-31
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
VASB1533IntroCoal combustion residuals; Chesapeake Bay watershed; closure. Requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) unit, defined in the bill to include a coal ash pond or landfill, that is located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to c...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
VASB1552IntroAbsentee voting; alternative locations for in-person absentee voting. Provides that the alternative locations approved by the electoral boards for absentee voting in person prior to election day shall be in a public facility owned or leased by the ci...
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2019-01-29
Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 9-N)
VASB1534IntroCoal combustion residuals; cleanup costs. Authorizes an electric utility to recover the costs of the permitted cleanup in the Chesapeake Bay watershed of coal combustion residuals that are generated from the burning of coal for the purpose of generat...
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2019-01-28
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
VASB1687IntroBail; 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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2019-01-28
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice with letter (8-Y 6-N)
VASB1639IntroPaid family and medical leave program. Requires Paid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible e...
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2019-01-28
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (13-Y 0-N)
VASB1740IntroDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources on an individ...
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2019-01-23
Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 7-N)
VASB1465IntroWorkers' 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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2019-01-22
Passed by indefinitely in Finance with letter (10-Y 5-N)
VASB1549IntroVirginia Consumer Protection Act; exclusion. Updates the existing exception in the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for "small loan companies" to refer to "consumer finance companies."
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2019-01-21
Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (4-Y 11-N)
VASB1548IntroConsumer finance companies. Requires the State Corporation Commission, as a condition of licensing a consumer finance company, to find that the applicant will not make consumer finance loans at the same location at which the applicant makes payday lo...
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2019-01-21
Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 9-N 1-A)
VASB1544IntroAssisted conception; parentage presumption. Makes the relevant law regarding children born as a result of assisted conception applicable to both same-sex and opposite-sex married couples. The bill also provides that a person is presumed to be the par...
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2019-01-21
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N)
VASB1438IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Provides that when a landlord as plaintiff requests that an initial hearing on a summons for unlawful detainer be set on a date later than 21 days from the filing of such summons, the initial hearing shal...
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2019-01-21
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VASB1451IntroAbortion; 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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2019-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
VASB1637IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; establishment of right to reproductive choice. Establishes that (i) every individual has a fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization and (ii) every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamenta...
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2019-01-17
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)
VASR89PassCommending the University of Virginia.
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2019-01-17
Bill text as passed Senate (SR89ER)
VASB1536IntroOut-of-state conviction of drug offenses; restricted driver's license. Provides that a person convicted of a drug offense in another state may petition the general district court of the county or city in which he resides for a restricted driver's lic...
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2019-01-16
Incorporated by Transportation
VASB1162IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; age requirement; penalty. Provides that a person must be age 21 or older, or must have attained age 18 by July 1, 2019, to purchase a firearm. The bill requires a background check for any...
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2019-01-16
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N)
VASB1335IntroMotor vehicle safety inspections; charges. Increases the maximum charge for a state safety inspection for a motor vehicle from $16 to $20.
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2019-01-16
Passed by indefinitely in Transportation (6-Y 5-N)
VASJR269PassCelebrating the life of Stacey Visser Dendy.
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2019-01-14
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ269ER)
VASB1291IntroLegal holidays; Election Day. Designates Election Day, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, as a state holiday and removes Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday.
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2019-01-14
Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (5-Y 7-N)
VASB1172IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability Workers' 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...
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2019-01-14
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
VASB767IntroCoal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans; delay of permit. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Director) to delay the issuance of a permit for the closure of a coal ash pond if the Department of Environmental Quality...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB766IntroCitizen water quality monitoring; use as evidence in enforcement actions. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to use certain results of citizen water quality testing as evidence in enforcement actions. Such evidence is...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB93IntroEligibility for parole; at liberty between offenses. Provides that a person convicted of three separate felony offenses of murder, rape, or robbery by the presenting of firearms or other deadly weapon, or any combination of such offenses, shall be el...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB768IntroElectric utilities; recovery of costs associated with closure in place of coal ash facilities. Directs that in a biennial review of an investor-owned electric utility by the State Corporation Commission, any costs incurred by an investor-owned electr...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB574IntroStep therapy protocols. Requires health benefit plans that restrict the use of any prescription drug through the use of a step therapy protocol to have in place a clear, convenient, and expeditious process for a prescribing medical provider to reques...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB765IntroCoal ash ponds; mandatory testing of drinking water wells. Requires the owner or operator of any coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that is closed by capping in place to complete a survey of all drinking water wells within one mile of the ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB613IntroDeposition of local governing body. Provides that when a local governing body is named as a deponent, it shall designate one or more members of such body to serve as a deponent on its behalf. The bill provides that such designee and his testimony sha...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB364EngrossMotor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits. Increases the minimum liability coverage amount from $20,000 to $50,000 for injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident. The bill applies to motor vehicle insurance policies is...
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2018-11-30
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB737IntroDriving under the influence; first offenders; license conditions; penalty. Provides that in the case of an adult offender's first conviction of driving under the influence when the offender's blood alcohol content was less than 0.15, the sole restric...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB770IntroAbsentee voting; alternative locations for in-person absentee voting. Provides that the alternative locations approved by the electoral boards for absentee voting in person prior to election day shall be in a public facility owned or leased by the ci...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB167IntroDiscovery in criminal cases; duty to provide. Requires Discovery in criminal cases; duty to provide. Requires the attorney for the Commonwealth, upon written notice by an accused to the court and to the attorney for the Commonwealth, to permit the ac...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
VASB771IntroAbsentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls on election day. Provides that absentee ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters that are (i) received after the close of the polls on any ele...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB352IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the colon, brain, and testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB808IntroElectric utilities; Transitional Rate Period; coal combustion residuals landfills. Shortens the duration of the Transitional Rate Period (Period) for any Phase II Utility. The measure provides that the Period ends December 31, 2017, which is the date...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB510IntroCigarette tax; counties authorized to hold referendum. Authorizes the board of supervisors of any county to levy a tax on the sale or use of cigarettes if approved in a referendum. If approved, the tax shall not exceed five cents ($0.05) or the amoun...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Finance Committee
VASB938IntroWithholding of income for child support; independent contractors. Requires any person who contracts with an independent contractor, as defined in the bill, to submit information regarding any new independent contractor to the Virginia New Hire Report...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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