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VASB2PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1286)
VAHB972PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1285)
VASB36PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1248)
VAHB4PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1197)
VAHB10PassQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1198)
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)
VASB77PassQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1250)
VASB1071PassPost-conviction testing of DNA. Permits private laboratories that are accredited and follow the appropriate Quality Assurance Standards issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to complete post-conviction testing of DNA evidence.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1282)
VAHB1544PassStrip searches of children. Provides that no child under the age of 18 shall be strip searched or subjected to a search of any body cavity by a law-enforcement officer or a jail officer. The bill provides exceptions for (i) children committed to the ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1236)
VASB971PassIllegal gambling; skill games; exception. Includes the playing or offering for play of any skill game in the definition of "illegal gambling." The bill also includes skill games within the definition of "gambling devices." The bill defines a "skill g...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1277)
VAHB873PassDiscovery in criminal cases. Establishes requirements and procedures for discovery by an accused and by the Commonwealth in a criminal case. The bill requires a party requesting discovery to request that the other party voluntarily comply with such r...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1167)
VAHB259PassUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant is likely to remain incompetent for the foreseeable future due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records a...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1121)
VAHB298PassMisdemeanor sexual offenses where the victim is a minor; statute of limitations. Increases the statute of limitations for prosecuting misdemeanor violations where the victim is a minor from one year after the victim reaches the age of majority to fiv...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1122)
VASB312PassPostrelease 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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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1116)
VAHB806PassCriminal Injuries Compensation Fund; uncompensated medical costs; victims of sexual assault. Adds to those persons invited to participate in the annual meeting of the group led by the attorney for the Commonwealth to coordinate the multidisciplinary ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1072)
VAHB752PassPostrelease 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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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1115)
VAHB824PassEx parte requests for expert assistance in criminal cases. Provides that in any case in which a defendant is charged with a felony offense or a Class 1 misdemeanor and determined to be indigent by the court, the defendant or his attorney, upon notice...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1124)
VAHB1023PassCustodial interrogations; recording. Provides that any law-enforcement officer shall, if practicable, make an audiovisual recording of the entirety of any custodial interrogation of a person conducted in a place of detention. The bill provides that i...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1126)
VASB949PassCriminal Injuries Compensation Fund; uncompensated medical costs; victims of sexual assault. Adds to those persons invited to participate in the annual meeting of the group led by the attorney for the Commonwealth to coordinate the multidisciplinary ...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1073)
VASB1PassSuspension 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965)
VASB133PassDeferred disposition in criminal cases. Allows a court to defer and dismiss a criminal case where the defendant has been diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability and the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the criminal conduc...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1004)
VASB286PassDeferred dispositions; property crimes; larceny and receiving stolen goods. Provides that a court, upon such plea if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accus...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0990)
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)
VAHB660PassDeferred dispositions; property crimes; larceny and receiving stolen goods. Provides that a court, upon such plea if the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accus...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0989)
VASB511PassPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony or who was adjudicated delinquent by a circuit court of an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult may petition for a writ of actual innocence...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0994)
VAHB974PassPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony or who was adjudicated delinquent by a circuit court of an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult may petition for a writ of actual innocence...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0993)
VAHB1462PassAdmission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates the provision prohibiting a judicial officer who is a magistrate, clerk, or deputy clerk of a district court or circuit court from admitting to bail, that is not set by a judge, any ...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0999)
VASB491PassInquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Provides that the provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) officers in charge o...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0996)
VAHB1150PassInquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Provides that the provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) officers in charge o...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0995)
VAHB1196PassSuspension 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0964)
VASB683PassCompetency to stand trial; outpatient treatment. Clarifies that for the purposes of restorative treatment for a person incompetent but restorable to stand trial that outpatient treatment may occur in a local correctional facility or at a location det...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0937)
VAHB1522PassForfeiture 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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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1000)
VASB240PassFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations dist...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0888)
VAHB674PassFirearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations dist...
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2020-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0887)
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)
VAHB1618EngrossMulti-jurisdiction grand jury investigations. Provides that a multi-jurisdiction grand jury may investigate any condition that involves or tends to promote criminal violations of any law of the Commonwealth. Under current law, the jurisdiction of a m...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Virginia State Crime Commission
VASB1017IntroPost-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence. Provides that a person who was convicted of certain offenses, upon a plea of not guilty or an Alford plea, or who was adjudicated delinquent, upon a plea of not guilty or an Alford plea...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Virginia State Crime Commission
VASB801PassSubpoena duces tecum; attorney-issued subpoena duces tecum; criminal cases. Provides that in any criminal case a subpoena duces tecum may be issued by the attorney of record who is an active member of the Virginia State Bar at the time of issuance, a...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0771)
VAHB1666PassVoluntary registry for people with disability that impairs communication; vehicle registration. Authorizes an individual with a disability that can impair communication to voluntarily indicate such disability on his application for registration of a ...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0786)
VAHB113PassProtected information; newspersons engaged in journalism. Provides that no newsperson engaged in journalism shall be compelled by the Commonwealth or a locality in any criminal proceeding to testify about, disclose, or produce protected information, ...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0650)
VAHB808PassServices for survivors of sexual assault. Requires every hospital in the Commonwealth to provide treatment or transfer services, as defined in the bill, to survivors of sexual assault pursuant to a plan approved by the Department of Health; establish...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0725)
VAHB787PassMulti-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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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0747)
VASB622PassState Board of Corrections; rename as the State Board of Local and Regional Jails; powers and duties. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to develop and establish operating procedures to maintain prisoners residing in state corre...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)
VASB1018PassSentence reductions; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced by the sentencing court if the court determines such person provided substantial assistance in the furtherance of the investigation or pros...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0765)
VASB103PassJuvenile 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 and...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0529)
VASB294PassBail 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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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0531)
VASB325PassVoir 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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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)
VAHB988PassCompensating 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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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)
VASB788PassGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $500 to $1,000 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0401)
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