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VASB1251VetoManufacture and distribution of switchblade knives. Exempts from the prohibition on selling or possessing switchblade knives the possession of any switchblade knife by a manufacturer or distributor in the course of his employment, or employee thereof...
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2019-04-03
Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
VAHB2042EnrollAssault 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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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
VAHB2253VetoNonresident concealed handgun permits; time of issuance. Requires the Department of State Police (Department) to issue a concealed handgun permit to a nonresident within 90 days of receipt of the nonresident's completed application unless it determin...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's 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)
VAHB2528EnrollFelony 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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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
VASB1675EnrollKilling or injuring police animals; penalty. Requires a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of six months for any person who maliciously kills or injures an animal owned, used, or trained by a law-enforcement agency, regional jail, or the Departme...
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2019-04-03
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
VASB1126PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming; penalties. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). Casino gaming shall be limited to certain cities that meet the criteria that is outlined in...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0789)
VAHB2343PassReports to Central Criminal Record Exchange; duties and authority of the Central Criminal Records Exchange; unapplied criminal history record information. Requires the Central Criminal Records Exchange (Exchange) to review offenses containing unappli...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
VASB1602PassReports to Central Criminal Record Exchange; duties and authority of the Central Criminal Records Exchange; unapplied criminal history record information. Requires the Central Criminal Records Exchange (Exchange) to review offenses containing unappli...
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2019-03-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0782)
VASB1080PassRevision of Title 55. Creates proposed Title 55.1 (Property and Conveyances) as a revision of existing Title 55 (Property and Conveyances). Proposed Title 55.1 consists of 29 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (Property Conveyances), Su...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)
VAHB1826PassHealth care professionals; advertising. Prohibits a health care professional from including in any advertisement a reference to marijuana, unless such advertisement is for the treatment of addiction or substance abuse. However, a person registered wi...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)
VAHB1839PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0653)
VAHB2452PassContempt of court; failure to appear. Provides that contempt of court for willful failure to appear may be punished summarily. The bill also requires judges to indicate, in writing, the reason for a charge and punishment of contempt when punished sum...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)
VASB1501PassCapital 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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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0717)
VASB1738PassIllegal gambling; definition. Amends the definition of illegal gambling to clarify that the making, placing, or receipt of any bet or wager of money or other consideration or thing of value shall include the purchase of a product, Internet access, or...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0761)
VASB1692PassIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to exclude industrial hemp in the possessio...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)
VASB1719PassCannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; registered agents and pharmaceutical processors. Authorizes a patient or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult, such patient's parent or legal guardian to designate an individual to act as his registered...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)
VAHB1636PassTrespass; unmanned aircraft system; prohibited take off or landing; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to take off or land in violation of current Federal Aviation Administration Speci...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)
VASB1179PassApplication for a resident concealed handgun permit; United States Armed Forces. Provides that for purposes of determining domicile to obtain a resident concealed handgun permit a member of the United States Armed Forces is domiciled in the county or...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0624)
VASB1349PassSafe reporting of overdoses. Eliminates the requirement to substantially cooperate with law enforcement in any investigation of any criminal offense reasonably related to an overdose in order to qualify for an affirmative defense from prosecution for...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0626)
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)
VASB1031PassFalse information and hoax criminal activities; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly, with the intent to mislead a law-enforcement agency, cause another to give a false report to any law-enforcement official by publicly...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0498)
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)
VAHB1941PassMaiming, etc., of another; driving while intoxicated; operating watercraft while intoxicated; penalties. Increases from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony the punishment for a person who, as a result of driving while intoxicated or operating a wate...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0465)
VAHB2056PassFalse information and hoax criminal activities; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly, with the intent to mislead a law-enforcement agency, cause another to give a false report to any law-enforcement official by publicly...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0471)
VAHB2118PassDepartment of Forensic Science; accrediting bodies. Removes a forensic lab accrediting body no longer in existence and provides that laboratories that are accredited or certified by an accrediting body that requires conformance to forensic-specific r...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)
VAHB2170PassFalse caller identification information; penalty. Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for any person who, with the intent to defraud, intimidate, or harass, causes a telephone to ring and engages in conduct that results in the display of false caller iden...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0476)
VASB1395PassThreats of death or bodily injury to a health care provider. Provides that any person who orally makes a threat to kill or to do bodily injury against any health care provider who is engaged in the performance of his duties in a hospital or in an eme...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0506)
VAHB2396PassBreach of personal information notification; passport and military identification numbers. Requires an individual or entity that owns or licenses computerized data that includes the first name or first initial and last name in combination with or lin...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)
VASB1604PassCruelty to animals; serious bodily injury; penalty. Provides that any person who tortures, willfully inflicts inhumane injury or pain not connected with bona fide scientific or medical experimentation, or cruelly and unnecessarily beats, maims, or mu...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0537)
VAHB2678PassUnlawful dissemination or sale of images of another person; penalty. Provides, for the purposes of the prohibition against the unlawful dissemination or sale of certain images of another person, that "another person" includes a person whose image was...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0490)
VASB1736PassUnlawful dissemination or sale of images of another person; penalty. Provides, for the purposes of the prohibition against the unlawful dissemination or sale of certain images of another person, that "another person" includes a person whose image was...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0515)
VASB1632PassPossession or distribution of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil; public schools. Provides that no school nurse employed by a local school board, person employed by a local health department who is assigned to the public school pursuant to an agreement bet...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)
VAHB1674PassAbuse and neglect of incapacitated adults; informed consent. Clarifies, for the purposes of the exemptions to abuse and neglect of incapacitated adults, that the informed consent or a declaration of the incapacitated person must have been given when ...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0234)
VAHB2563PassDrug paraphernalia and controlled paraphernalia; fentanyl testing products. Clarifies that narcotic testing products used to determine whether a controlled substance contains fentanyl or a fentanyl analog are not drug paraphernalia or controlled para...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0215)
VAHB2548PassRestoration of firearms rights; report to State Police. Creates a method whereby circuit courts shall report to the Department of State Police the issuance of a restoration order that unconditionally authorizes the possession, transportation, or carr...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0203)
VAHB2484PassOffenses relating to credit cards; venue. Provides that a prosecution for an offense related to credit cards may occur in the county or city in which the cardholder resides. Under current law, such prosecution may only be had in the county or city in...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0177)
VASB1012EngrossCarrying a concealed handgun; firefighters and
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2019-02-24
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
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
VAHB2470FailProstitution and human trafficking related crimes; minors; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 felony to a Class 2 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years for the following crimes if minors under 15 years of age are invo...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB2464PassTestimony by child victims and witnesses using two-way closed-circuit television; commercial sex trafficking and prostitution offenses. Allows a court to order, upon application by the attorney for the Commonwealth or the defendant, that the testimon...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0146)
VAHB1656PassSchool security officers; employment by private or religious schools; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Allows private or religious schools to employ a school security officer and to authorize a school security officer to carry a firearm i...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0120)
VASB1727PassPurchase, possession, and sale of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products; minimum age requirements; penalties. Increases the minimum age for persons prohibited from purchasing or possessing tobacco products, nico...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0102)
VAHB2748PassPurchase, possession, and sale of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products; minimum age requirements; penalties. Increases the minimum age for persons prohibited from purchasing or possessing tobacco products, nico...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0090)
VASB1024EngrossCarrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship. Repeals the statutory prohibition on carrying a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religi...
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2019-02-19
To House Rules Committee
VASB1095EngrossSuperintendent of Public Instruction and Commissioner of Social Services; early childhood care and education. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Social Services to (i) convene a stakeholder group to consider the...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations 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
VASB1263EngrossJuveniles; trial as adult. Increases the minimum age that a juvenile can be tried as an adult in circuit court for a felony larceny offense from 14 years of age to 16 years of age.
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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
VASB1655PassSpecialty dockets; report. Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to develop a statewide evaluation model and conduct ongoing evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of all local specialty dockets established in a...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0051)
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