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VASB34PassDriver 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 or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1246)
VAHB1211PassDriver 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 or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1227)
VAHB1049PassProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1137)
VAHB1371PassTANF; diversionary cash assistance. Imposes a minimum threshold of $1,500 on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversionary cash assistance. The bill provides that any person who receives TANF diversionary cash assistance waives his elig...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1159)
VAHB799PassChild day programs; potable water; lead testing. Requires licensed child day programs and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1084)
VASB393PassChild day programs; potable water; lead testing. Requires licensed child day programs and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1085)
VAHB1209PassDepartment of Social Services; Office of New Americans created. Establishes the Office of New Americans within the Department of Social Services and the Office of New Americans Advisory Board to assist with immigrant integration within the Commonweal...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1078)
VASB991PassDepartment of Social Services; Office of New Americans created. Establishes the Office of New Americans within the Department of Social Services and the Office of New Americans Advisory Board to assist with immigrant integration within the Commonweal...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1079)
VASB297PassVirginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Fund; report. Creates the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Fund, which shall be administered by the Department of Social Services, in coordination with the Department of Health and the ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0913)
VAHB600PassFamily day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that during hours of operation, all firearms in a licensed family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system be stored unloaded in a locked container, compa...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0910)
VAHB623PassGender-neutral terms; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions removed from Code; certain gender-specific crimes; penalty. Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife," as well as related terms, with gender-neutral terms throughout the Code to c...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0900)
VASB391PassAdult abuse; financial exploitation; required report by financial institution. Requires financial institutions to report to the local department of social services or the adult protective services hotline within five business days any refusal to exec...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0931)
VAHB1015PassVirginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Fund; report. Creates the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Fund, which shall be administered by the Department of Social Services, in coordination with the Department of Health and the ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0912)
VASB472PassFoster care; termination of parental rights; independent living needs assessments; supervisory spans of control. Requires local boards of social services and child-placing agencies, if the child has been in the custody of a local board or child-placi...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0934)
VASB593PassFamily day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that during hours of operation, all firearms in a licensed family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system be stored unloaded in a locked container, compa...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0911)
VASB668PassChild care providers; out-of-state background checks. Requires certain child care providers and employees or volunteers thereof to submit to background checks that include a criminal history record information check and sex offender registry check in...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0936)
VAHB1012PassEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0860)
VASB578PassEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0861)
VASB185PassNursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice programs, and hospice facilities; possession and administration of cannabidiol or THC-A oil. Allows nursing home, assisted living facility, hospice program, and hospice facility employees and staff m...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0846)
VAHB1410PassFood stamps; Restaurant Meals Program. Directs the Department of Social Services to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill requires the Department to develop and implement a...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0843)
VASB579PassSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Makes numerous changes to the provisions governing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. The bill changes the number of classifications of offenders who are required to register under th...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
VASB156PassFostering Futures program. Establishes the Fostering Futures program to provide services and support to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 who were in foster care as a minor and are transitioning to full adulthood and self-sufficiency.
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
VASB429PassWithholding 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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0722)
VAHB690PassTANF; family cap. Repeals the prohibition on increasing the amount of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) that a family receives upon the birth of a child during the period of TANF eligibility or during the period in which the family or ad...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VASB1025PassKinship foster care; training and approval processes. Requires local boards of social services to request a waiver of training requirements necessary for the approval of a kinship foster parent upon determining that training requirements are a barrie...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0562)
VAHB1235PassReligious-exempt child day centers; staff-to-children ratios. Provides that, with respect to a child day center that is exempt from licensure due to its operation under the auspices of a religious institution, the applicable staff-to-children ratio f...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0494)
VASB927PassReligious-exempt child day centers; staff-to-children ratios. Provides that, with respect to a child day center that is exempt from licensure due to its operation under the auspices of a religious institution, the applicable staff-to-children ratio f...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0495)
VAHB904PassChild abuse and neglect reporting; public sports programs. Adds to the list of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect athletic coaches, directors, and other persons 18 years of age or older that are employed by or volunteering with ...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0461)
VAHB566PassEligibility for food stamps and TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under curr...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0361)
VAHB933PassKinship Guardianship Assistance program; eligibility; fictive kin. Expands eligibility for the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program by allowing payments to be made to fictive kin who receive custody of a child of whom they had been the foster pare...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0366)
VASB678PassDepartment of Social Services; central registry; electronic requests and responses. Allows requests for and responses to searches of the central registry of founded complaints of child abuse and neglect maintained by the Department of Social Services...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0300)
VASB124PassEligibility for food stamps and TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under curr...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0221)
VASB178PassKinship Guardianship Assistance program; eligibility; fictive kin. Expands eligibility for the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program by allowing payments to be made to fictive kin who receive custody of a child of whom they had been the foster pare...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0224)
VAHB637PassChild support; reasonable cost of health care coverage. Modifies the definition of "reasonable cost" for purposes of health care coverage in child support arrangements by capping the maximum amount to five percent of the gross income of the parent re...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0213)
VASB412PassFamily assessments; timeline. Increases from 45 days to 60 days the allowable time for completing a family assessment by a local department of social services and removes the local department's opportunity to request a 15-day extension.
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0228)
VASB706PassHuman trafficking assessments by local departments. Changes the name of sex trafficking assessments to human trafficking assessments and allows local departments of social services conducting such human trafficking assessments to interview the allege...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0234)
VASB187EngrossTANF; time limitations. Removes the time limitations on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) that limited Virginia Initiative for Education and Work (VIEW) participants to receiving TANF for a maximum of 24 consecutive months. The provision...
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB400PassFostering Futures program. Establishes the Fostering Futures program to provide services and support to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 who were in foster care as a minor and are transitioning to full adulthood and self-sufficiency.
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2020-03-03
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0095)
VASB570EngrossState-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives, including fictive kin, and ensure permanency for children in foster ca...
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB501EngrossAdoption and foster care; persons authorized to conduct home studies. Allows home studies for purposes of adoption or foster care placements to be conducted by any person who has completed the home study training program established by regulations of...
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2020-03-03
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB287PassDepartment of Social Services; central registry; retention of records. Extends from one year to three years the period of time for which the Department of Social Services must retain records of unfounded investigations of child abuse or neglect befor...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)
VASB715EngrossTANF; feminine hygiene products. Requires the Board of Social Services to provide monthly payments for menstrual supplies in the amount of $10 to each female who is at least 10 years of age but not older than 55 years of age and is considered part of...
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2020-02-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 2-N)
VAHB94PassLegal custodian; parties to a pending custody Legal custodian; parties to a pending custody or visitation case; notice of adoption proceeding. Provides that a legal custodian of a child being placed for adoption, and any other named parties in pendin...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)
VAHB778PassFamily assessments; timeline. Increases from 45 days to 60 days the allowable time for completing a family assessment by a local department of social services and removes the local department's opportunity to request a 15-day extension.
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2020-02-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)
VAHB673EngrossCruelty to children; penalty. Increases the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony for any person employing or having custody of a child to willfully cause or permit such child to be tortured physically or psychologically, tormented, mutil...
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2020-02-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1006PassHuman trafficking assessments by local departments. Changes the name of sex trafficking assessments to human trafficking assessments and allows local departments of social services conducting such human trafficking assessments to interview the allege...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0006)
VAHB1137PassTemporary Assistance for Needy Families and Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; hardship exception. Requires the Department of Social Services to (i) keep records of the number of Virginia Initiative for Education and Work participants who re...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0007)
VAHB130IntroMotor vehicle safety inspection program. Abolishes the state motor vehicle safety inspection program.
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2020-02-11
To House Transportation Committee
VAHB289IntroChild abuse; interviews. Requires that interviews of child victims of alleged sexual abuse be conducted as a forensic interview at the local child advocacy center in accordance with the center's protocol, unless a forensic interview is not appropriat...
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB580IntroChild abuse and neglect; gender identity or sexual orientation. Expands the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include any child whose parents, or other person responsible for his care, create or inflict, threaten to create or inflict, or a...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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