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VAHB35IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 25 years of such sentence and...
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2020-01-17
Reported from Public Safety with amendments (15-Y 7-N)
VAHB4IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. 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 the bill, ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
VASB103IntroJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 20 years of such sentence, an...
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2020-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
VAHB100IntroVoir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guil...
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB366IntroPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
VAHB374IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. 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 the bill, ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
VAHB279IntroSentencing proceeding by the jury after conviction; recommendation of leniency. Provides that a jury may, in ascertaining the punishment for a person convicted of a felony or Class 1 misdemeanor, recommend that the sentence imposed be suspended in wh...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VASB240IntroFirearms; removal from persons posing 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 court, circuit cour...
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2020-01-17
Passed by for the day
VAHB903IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, operation, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games i...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
VAHB911IntroVirginia Lottery; repeal prohibition against sale of Virginia Lottery; repeal prohibition against sale of lottery tickets over the Internet; electronic sports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; Sports Betting Operations Fund; penal...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
VAHB1001IntroAssault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction; term of confinement.
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB988IntroCompensating victims of crime; persons eligible for award; grandchildren. Includes grandchildren of the victim of a crime, who are alive at the time of the commission of the crime, in the list of persons eligible for compensation as a result of the d...
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
VAHB1023IntroCustodial interrogations; recording. Provides that any law-enforcement officer shall, if practicable, make an audiovisual recording of any custodial interrogation of a person conducted in a place of detention. The bill provides that if an audiovisual...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1343IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. 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 the bill, ...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
VASB624IntroConditional release of geriatric prisoners. Allows any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who (i) is 55 years of age or older and has served at least 15 years of the sentence imposed...
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2020-01-17
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1423IntroOrders of restitution; enforcement. Provides that an order of restitution shall be docketed in the name of the Commonwealth on behalf of a victim, unless the victim named in the order of restitution requests in writing that the order be docketed in t...
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB1475IntroAssault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction; mandatory minimum term of confinement; penalty. Provides that upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member where it is alleged in the warran...
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2020-01-17
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
VAHB1522IntroForfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt required. Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1544IntroStrip searches of children. Provides that no child under the age of 14 shall be strip searched under any circumstances and that a child who is 14 years of age or older but under 18 years of age shall not be strip searched unless such child's parent, ...
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2020-01-17
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1589IntroVirginia Lottery Board; repeal prohibition against sale of Virginia Lottery Board; repeal prohibition against sale of lottery tickets over the Internet; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices;...
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2020-01-17
To House General Laws: ABC/Gaming Committee
VAHB1661IntroLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board (the Board). The bill limits casino gaming to certain cities that meet the criteria outlined in the bill and requir...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1666IntroVoluntary Registry for People with Special Communication Needs; vehicle registration. Directs the Department of Motor Vehicles to include on the application for registration of a motor vehicle an option for the owner to indicate and provide evidence ...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1686IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game terminals; penalties. Authorizes the manufacturing, distributing, operating, servicing, hosting, and playing of video game...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
VAHB1692IntroExpungement of police and court records; misdemeanor and nonviolent felony convictions. Allows a person convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony to file a petition requesting expungement of the police and court records relating to the convicti...
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2020-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
VASB2IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a fir...
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2020-01-16
To Senate Judiciary: Criminal Law Committee
VAHB752IntroPostrelease incarceration of felons sentenced for certain offenses. Clarifies that offenders who are convicted of knowingly failing to register or reregister with, or knowingly providing materially false information to, the Sex Offender and Crimes Ag...
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2020-01-16
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB1618IntroMulti-jurisdiction grand jury investigations.
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2020-01-16
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1640IntroObtaining records concerning electronic communication service or remote computing service; location data. Expands certain disclosure and search warrant requirements for the purposes of obtaining records concerning an electronic communication service ...
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2020-01-16
Committee Referral Pending
VASB10IntroSuspension 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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2020-01-15
Incorporated by Judiciary
VASB1IntroSuspension 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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2020-01-15
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB72IntroPublic defender offices; Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William. Establishes a public defender office for the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the County of Prince William.
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2020-01-15
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB138IntroBail bondsman; petition for return of deposit for surrender of principal; deposited funds credited to Literary Fund. Provides that if a bail bondsman does not petition the court for the return of funds deposited for the surrender of his principal wit...
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2020-01-15
Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB136-Collins) by voice vote
VAHB136IntroBail bondsman; deposit for surrender of principal for reasons other than principal's failure to appear. Provides that if a bail bondsman on a bond in a recognizance surrenders his principal for any reason other than the principal's failure to appear ...
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2020-01-15
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
VASB169IntroIssuance of warrants by magistrates. Provides that a magistrate may not issue an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor offense where the accused is a law-enforcement officer and the alleged offense arises out of the performance of his public duties upon t...
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2020-01-15
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 5-N)
VAHB277IntroPayments of court fines and costs; community work in lieu of payment; during imprisonment. Allows courts to provide an option to any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs by earning credits ...
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2020-01-15
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB259IntroUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant's competency is primarily compromised due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to suppo...
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2020-01-15
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
VAHB401IntroCompensation of court-appointed counsel; waivers. Allows court-appointed counsel for parents in child welfare cases to submit a waiver application for additional compensation of $120 in district court and $158 for cases appealed to the circuit court.
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2020-01-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB639IntroPersons acquitted by reason of insanity; use of two-way electronic communications in proceedings. Permits hearings required for proceedings involving persons acquitted of a criminal offense by reason of insanity to be conducted using a two-way electr...
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2020-01-15
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
VAHB565IntroDriver 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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2020-01-15
To House Transportation: Innovations and General Topics Committee
VASB348IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, owning, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, owning, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices in the Co...
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2020-01-15
Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB965IntroCommunity service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs. Provides that a court may permit an inmate to earn credits against any fines and court costs imposed against him by performing community service. Under current law, credits may be earned o...
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2020-01-15
Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB277-Price) by voice vote
VASB514IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend 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 cos...
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2020-01-15
Incorporated by Judiciary
VAHB1196IntroSuspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend 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 cos...
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 21]
To House Transportation: Innovations and General Topics Committee
VASB814IntroSuspension 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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2020-01-15
Incorporated by Judiciary
VAHB1592IntroDeferred dispositions; larceny. Provides that a court, upon a plea of guilty or not guilty to a first offense misdemeanor larceny charge, if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with ...
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2020-01-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB971IntroGaming in Virginia; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, owning, hosting, and playing of electronic gaming devices in the Commonwealth, to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the licensing requirements for t...
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2020-01-15
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
VAHB95IntroJurisdiction of Court of Appeals; contempt of court. Provides that the Court of Appeals of Virginia has appellate jurisdiction over a judgment of the circuit court that holds or fails to hold a person in contempt of court. Under current law, the Cour...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 20]
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VAHB787IntroMulti-jurisdiction grand jury; hate crimes. Adds the following to the list of crimes that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate: (i) simple assault or assault and battery where the victim was intentionally selected because of his race, reli...
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2020-01-14
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VASB646IntroTetrahydrocannabinol concentration; definition. Clarifies that "tetrahydrocannabinol concentration" refers to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and is determined using post-decarboxylation testing or other equivalent method. The bill contains an emergency...
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2020-01-14
To Senate Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Hemp Committee
VASB960IntroVirginia Lottery Board; regulation of the manufacturing, distributing, operating, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games; penalties. Authorizes the manufacture, distribution, operation, hosting, and playing of dominant skill video games, ...
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2020-01-14
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
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