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VASB1642EngrossCosmetics animal testing products; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits a cosmetics manufacturer from selling a cosmetic for which such manufacturer or a cosmetics supplier conducted or contracted for a cosmetics animal test, defined in the bill, with cer...
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2019-05-17
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Subcommittee #2
VASB1554PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); civil penalties. Provides that in addition to any penalties imposed under FOIA, (i) if a court finds that any officer, employee, or member of a public body failed to provide public records to a requester in...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0843)
VASB1737PassCivil relief; citizens of the Commonwealth furloughed or otherwise not receiving wages or payments due to partial closure of the federal government. Provides a 30-day stay of eviction and foreclosure proceedings for tenants, homeowners, and owners wh...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0847)
VASB1759PassUndergrounding utility lines pilot program; transportation infrastructure improvement; urban county executive form of government. Establishes a pilot program under which the governing body of any locality operating under the urban county executive fo...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)
VASB1540PassProtective orders; contents of preliminary protective orders; docketing of appeal. Provides that if a preliminary protective order is issued in an ex parte hearing where the petition for the order is supported by sworn testimony and not an affidavit ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)
VASB1542PassCivil actions; determination of indigency. Provides that, in the case of a no-fault divorce proceeding, a person who is a current recipient of a state or federally funded public assistance program for the indigent shall not be subject to fees and cos...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
VASB1756PassVirginia Condominium Act; Virginia Property Owners' Association Act; stormwater facilities; transfer of control of management, maintenance, repair, or replacement. Requires a declarant to deliver to the president of the unit owners' association or hi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0724)
VASB1026PassAbsentee voting; no-excuse in-person voting available beginning on second Saturday immediately preceding election. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in person beginning on the second Saturday immediately preceding any electio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)
VASB1758PassJurisdiction of juvenile and domestic relations district courts; state or federal benefit. Grants the juvenile and domestic relations district courts jurisdiction to make specific findings of fact required by state or federal law to enable a child to...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0631)
VASB1355PassCoal combustion residuals impoundment; 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, within the Chesapeake Bay watershed at Bremo Power Station, Chesap...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0651)
VASB1339PassFoster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws governing the provision of foster care services in the Commonwealth. Among other things, the bill (i) allows the Commissioner of Social Services to develop and implement a corrective action plan...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)
VASB1130PassDepartment 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 (CHAP0488)
VASB1543PassWrongful death beneficiaries; parents who received support or services from the deceased for necessaries. Adds parents who received support or services from the deceased for necessaries within 12 months prior to the decedent's death to the primary li...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0328)
VASB1691PassCharter; Town of Dumfries. Amends the charter for the Town of Dumfries by (i) providing that town council elections shall be held in November rather than May, (ii) altering the date of budget submittal and providing for a midyear budget review, and (...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0311)
VASB1541PassNo-fault divorce; waiver of service. Clarifies that in the case of a no-fault divorce, waivers of service of process may occur within a reasonable time prior to or after the suit is filed, provided that a copy of the complaint is attached to such wai...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0237)
VASB1145PassVirginia 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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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0218)
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
VASB1341FailUse of handheld personal communications devices while driving. Prohibits any person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle. Current law prohibits only the reading of any email or text message and manually...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB1181PassOut-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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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0076)
VASB1386PassJames Madison University; management agreement. Provides a management agreement between the Commonwealth and James Madison University pursuant to the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act (?§23.1-1000 et seq.)...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0125)
VASB1553EngrossUrban county executive form of government; abandoned shopping carts. Provides that any county that has adopted the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) may, by ordinance, provide that it is unlawful for any person to place, leav...
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2019-02-19
To House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee
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
To House General Laws Committee
VASB1538PassCommon interest communities; dissemination of annual budget; reserve for capital components. Requires common interest communities under the Condominium Act, the Property Owners' Association Act, and the Virginia Real Estate Cooperative Act (the Acts)...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0044)
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
VASB1121EngrossMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations 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
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
VASB1445PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; tenant's right of redemption. Extends the amount of time that a tenant may have an unlawful detainer dismissed to two days before a writ of eviction is delivered to be executed if the tenant pays all amou...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0043)
VASB1370PassSemiconductor Manufacturing Grant Fund; creation. Creates the Semiconductor Manufacturing Grant Fund for the award of grants to a qualified semiconductor manufacturing company that makes a capital investment of at least $2.98 billion in a qualified l...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)
VASB1480EngrossVirginia Law Officers' Retirement System; conservation officers. Adds conservation officers of the Department of Conservation and Recreation as members of the Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System. The bill makes conservation officers eligible to ...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations 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
VASB1384EngrossVirginia Retirement System; increased retirement allowance for judges. Increases by five percent the retirement allowance for judges for service earned on and after their fifty-fifth birthday. The bill provides that the increase applies only to judge...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations 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
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
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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