Virginia Delegate Steven Landes [R]

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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
VAHB2528VetoFelony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious ac...
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2019-05-02
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB2306PassLong-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services. Directs the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to make referrals to any employment services organization that provides competitive or commensurate wages and is elig...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0851)
VAHB1620VetoState Board of Elections; membership; appointment of Commissioner of Elections. Increases the membership of the State Board of Elections from three members to five members and increases the terms of Board members from four years to five years. Repres...
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2019-04-29
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB2441PassSpecial identification card without a photograph; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a special identification card without a photograph to a person with a sincerely held religious belief prohibiting th...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)
VAHB2718PassInterstate 81; Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund. Creates an Interstate 81 Committee, tasked with developing and updating a program related to Interstate 81 Corridor safety and improvements, and creates an Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fun...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0837)
VAHB2142VetoSchool protection officers; minimum training standards; exemption. Defines a school protection officer as a retired law-enforcement officer hired on a part-time basis by the local law-enforcement agency to provide limited law-enforcement and security
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2019-04-03
(66 affirmative votes required to override veto)
VAHB2615PassCapital murder; law-enforcement officers and fire marshals; mandatory minimum. Provides that any person convicted of capital murder of a law-enforcement officer or certain other public safety officials who was 18 years of age or older at the time of ...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0835)
VAHJR591PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); reapportionment; technical adjustments permitted. Gives the General Assembly the authority to make technical adjustments to legislative electoral district boundaries following the enactment of any decennia...
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2019-03-26
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0820)
VAHB1611PassVirginia College Savings Plan; prepaid tuition contracts; pricing reserves. Provides that in the event that the ratio of the assets of the Virginia College Savings Plan (the Plan) to the obligations of the Plan exceeds 105 percent, the pricing reserv...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)
VAHB1972PassVirginia College Savings Plan. Makes several changes to the provisions that establish the Virginia College Savings Plan (the Plan), including (i) permitting the Plan to maintain an independent disbursement system for the disbursement of prepaid tuiti...
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2019-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)
VAHB2652PassRegulation of licensed providers; Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to require disclosure of certain information about employees. Directs the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend regulations governing lic...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0776)
VAHB2653PassPublic institutions of higher education; innovation; Innovative Internship Fund and Program established. Permits any public institution of higher education to propose in conjunction with the six-year plan process, and the General Assembly to adopt by...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)
VAHB1730PassFoster care; security freeze on credit report. Requires local departments of social services to request the placement of a security freeze on the credit report or record of any child who has been in foster care for at least six months in order to pre...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)
VAHB2790PassAbsentee 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 (CHAP0668)
VAHB2662PassHigh school graduation requirements; work experience; capstone project. Directs the Board of Education to develop and submit to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than November 1...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0640)
VAHB2258PassChild day programs; staff training requirements; exemption for cooperative preschools. Exempts parents and other persons who participate in a cooperative preschool center on behalf of a child attending such cooperative preschool center, including suc...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)
VAHB2586PassProstitution and sex trafficking; offenses involving a minor; penalties. Provides that any person who commits an act of aiding prostitution or illicit sexual intercourse or using a vehicle to promote prostitution or unlawful sexual intercourse, when ...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)
VAHB2786PassCoal 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 (CHAP0650)
VAHB2015PassDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; mitigating risk of improper payments; report. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to conduct a pilot program to develop and implement means to mitigate the risk of improper payments to pro...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0422)
VAHB2337PassPublic institutions of higher education; tuition and fee increases; public comment; report. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education, prior to a vote on an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees, to per...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)
VAHB2107PassPublic schools; parental review of certain anti-bullying and suicide prevention materials. Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies that ensure parents the right to review any audio-visual materials that contain graphic sexual o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0581)
VAHB2356PassMajor Headquarters Workforce Grant Fund. Creates the Major Headquarters Workforce Grant Fund. A qualified e-commerce company that makes a capital investment of at least $2 billion in a major headquarters facility in Arlington County and that creates ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)
VAHB1987PassFinancial exploitation of aged or incapacitated adults; authority to refuse transactions or disbursements. Authorizes financial institution staff to refuse to execute a transaction, to delay a transaction, or to refuse to disburse funds, regardless o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0420)
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)
VAHB1733PassSchool boards; local law-enforcement agencies; memorandums of understanding. Requires (i) the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a model memorandum of understanding and (ii) the school board in each school division in which the l...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0455)
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)
VAHB2738PassPublic utilities; acquisition of rights-of-way for economic development sites. Authorizes a public utility providing water, sewer, electric, or natural gas service to propose an Economic Development Program (Program) under which it may acquire utilit...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0494)
VAHB2325PassSchool board employees; discipline; written reprimand. Requires the Board of Education to include, in its regulations that prescribe the requirements for the licensure of teachers and other school personnel required to hold a license, procedures for ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)
VAHB1734PassVirginia Center for School and Campus Safety; threat assessment; case management tool. Requires the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety to develop a case management tool for use by public elementary and secondary school threat assessment tea...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)
VAHB1817PassPromoting travel for prostitution; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any travel agent to knowingly promote travel services for the purposes of prostitution or certain offenses involving minors that require registration on the Sex Offender a...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)
VAHB2576PassSex Trafficking Response Coordinator; duties; report. Creates, within the Department of Criminal Justice Services, a Sex Trafficking Response Coordinator (the Coordinator) who shall (i) create a statewide plan for local and state agencies to identify...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)
VAHB2336PassPublic institutions of higher education; executive officers; salaries. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to report by September 1 of each year to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Edu...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0408)
VAHB2457PassPractitioners of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic; retiree license. Provides that the Board of Medicine may issue a retiree license to any doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic who holds an active, unrestricted lice...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0379)
VAHB1807PassState share for basic aid; duration of certain agreements. Provides that certain cost-savings agreements between school divisions will remain in effect until terminated by the school divisions. Under current law, such agreements are valid for a perio...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0405)
VAHB1887PassPosting human trafficking hotline information. Requires the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority and the Virginia Employment Commission to post notice of the existence of a human trafficking hotline in government stores, except for governmen...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)
VAHB1623PassMilitary families; relocation to the Commonwealth; student registration. Permits any student whose service member parent is relocated to the Commonwealth pursuant to orders received to register for courses and other academic programs and participate ...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0404)
VAHB2719PassHealth insurance; small employers. Revises the definition of "small employer" for purposes of group health insurance policies to provide that an individual who performs any service for remuneration under a contract of hire for (i) a corporation in wh...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)
VAHB2411PassTimber sales; theft; accounting; penalty. Provides that a person who buys and removes timber from a landowner's property is guilty of timber theft if he fails to pay the landowner by the date specified in their agreement or, if there is no written ag...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0348)
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)
VAHB2169PassPhysician assistants; licensure by endorsement. Authorizes the Board of Medicine to issue a license by endorsement to an applicant for licensure as a physician assistant who (i) is the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)
VAHB2681PassHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Hampton. Adds seven cemeteries in Hampton to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African Ameri...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)
VAHB2809PassCharter; Town of Grottoes. Extends the term of the mayor from two years to four years.
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0316)
VAHB2473PassMinimum wage; exemptions. Eliminates the exemptions to Virginia's minimum wage requirements for newsboys, shoe-shine boys, babysitters who work 10 hours or more per week, ushers, doormen, concession attendants, and cashiers in theaters. The measure c...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0330)
VAHB2542PassTemporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency. Allows a parent or legal custodian of a minor to delegate to another person by a properly executed power of attorney any powers regarding care, custody, or property of ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0297)
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)
VAHB2220PassSpecial license plate; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Creates a special license plate for persons awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or for unremarried surviving spouses of such persons.
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0194)
VAHB2239PassCourt buildings; ownership, location, and jurisdiction. Allows courthouses to be located on property owned jointly by a county and city. Other changes allow Albemarle County to locate its general district courts immediately across the street from the...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)
VAHB2699PassVirginia Foundation for the Humanities; task force; membership. Adds five members to the task force established to assist the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in its work regarding the history of formerly enslaved African Americans in Virginia....
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0230)
VAHB1738PassSchool buildings; plans to be reviewed by an individual or entity experienced in crime prevention through environmental design. Requires the plans and specifications for new or remodeled public school building construction to be reviewed by an indivi...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0226)
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