Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts [D]

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VAHR4023EngrossCommending Bob Mosier.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR4022EngrossCommending the Freedom High School Soul Squad marching band.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR4015EngrossCelebrating the life of Katherine Anne Marie Lusich-Nixon.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House
VAHB4011IntroReporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department o...
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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB4009IntroProtective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Prohibits any person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm wh...
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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB4015IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establi...
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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
VAHR4017EngrossCommending Lillian Garland.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR4025EngrossCommending Warrenton Church of Christ.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR4020EngrossCommending the Montclair Property Owners Association.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR4021EngrossCommending the New Baltimore Animal Hospital.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR4016EngrossCommending Omicron Chi Omega.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHR4024EngrossCommending the PATH Foundation.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHB4005IntroControl of firearms by localities. Grants localities authority to adopt or enforce an ordinance, resolution, or motion, governing the possession, carrying, storage, or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof in the ...
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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
VAHR4036EngrossCommending Ángel Cabrera.
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2019-07-09
Agreed to by House by voice vote
VAHB4003IntroFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district c...
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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB4006IntroAllowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Current law p...
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2019-07-09
Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety with letter to Crime Commission (12-Y 9-N)
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
VAHB2042VetoAssault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction; mandatory minimum term of confinement. Provides that upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member where it is alleged in the warrant, petiti...
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2019-05-01
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VAHB2792PassElectric utilities; municipal net energy metering. Directs the State Corporation Commission to establish a pilot program that affords the opportunity for any locality to participate in net energy metering if it is a retail customer of a certain type ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)
VAHB2089PassSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry; reregistration schedule. Changes the dates for required reregistration of persons on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry (the Registry) from a repeating specified number of days after i...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0613)
VAHB2080PassPhysical evidence recovery kit tracking system. Provides that the Department of Forensic Science (Department) shall maintain a statewide electronic tracking system for physical evidence recovery kits where such kits will be assigned a unique identifi...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)
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)
VAHB1997PassPublic elementary and secondary school students; protective orders; notification. Requires any school principal who receives notice that a circuit court, general district court, juvenile and domestic relations court, or magistrate has issued a protec...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0579)
VAHB1659PassChild abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination u...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)
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)
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)
VAHB2147PassStandards for Accreditation; review and corrective action. Aligns the state review process of underperforming schools and school divisions with the new Standards for Accreditation adopted by the Board of Education (Board). The bill requires the Board...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0585)
VAHB2081PassCommon Interest Community Board; association fees; Common Interest Community Management Information Fund. Eliminates annual assessments levied by the Common Interest Community Board. The bill allows for the collection of application, renewal, and ann...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)
VAHB2225PassFinancial institutions; reporting by financial institution staff; supporting information and records. Provides that any financial institution staff who suspects that an adult has been financially exploited may provide supporting information and recor...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0339)
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)
VAHB2205PassFamily life education; consent. Requires any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division to incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on the law and meaning of consent. Under cur...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0372)
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)
VAHB2722PassCertificate of public need; certain nursing facilities in a continuing care retirement community; nursing home bed cap. Changes from 10 percent of a nursing facility to the lesser of 25 percent of a nursing facility or 15 nursing home beds the cap on...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0299)
VAHB2499PassDOC; policies to improve exchange of offender medical information. Directs the Department of Corrections to develop policies to improve the exchange of offender medical and mental health information, including policies to improve access to electronic...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0202)
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)
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)
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)
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)
VAHB2087FailProstitution-related crimes; minors; penalties. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalties for the following crimes if a minor is involved: (i) keeping, residing in, or visiting a bawdy place; (ii) aiding prostitution; and...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1811FailUse 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 House
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)
VAHJR1058PassCelebrating the life of Alexis Wesolowsky Press.
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2019-02-23
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1058ER)
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)
VAHJR581PassStudy; Interstate 95 Corridor Improvement Plan; report. Requests the Commonwealth Transportation Board to study the portion of the Interstate 95 corridor between Exit 118 and the Springfield Interchange, financing options for improvements to the corr...
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2019-02-22
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ581ER)
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)
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)
VAHJR716PassCommending the Honorable Daun Sessoms Hester.
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2019-02-22
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ716ER)
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