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HB91IntroConcealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence. Removes the option for concealed handgun permit applicants to demonstrate competence with a handgun by completing an electronic, video, or online course conducted by a state-certified or Nationa...
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2017-12-11
Committee Referral Pending
HB90IntroTeacher grievance procedures; hearing; three-member fact-finding panel. Permits a school board to conduct a teacher grievance hearing before a three-member fact-finding panel consisting of one member selected by the teacher, one member selected by th...
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2017-12-11
Committee Referral Pending
HB89IntroConditional zoning proffers; affordable dwelling units. Exempts onsite proffers related to affordable dwelling units from provisions that determine whether a proffer is unreasonable.
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2017-12-11
Committee Referral Pending
HB86IntroSecurity freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security ...
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2017-12-09
Committee Referral Pending
HB85IntroVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative f...
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2017-12-09
Committee Referral Pending
HB87IntroPro se minors; signing of pleading, motion, or other paper by next friend. Provides that a minor who is not represented by an attorney shall sign his pleading, motion, or other paper by his next friend. The bill further provides that either or both p...
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2017-12-09
Committee Referral Pending
HB88IntroMarijuana field test; evidence at trial. Provides that a law-enforcement officer is permitted to testify as to the results of any field test approved by the Department of Forensic Science regarding whether or not any plant material is marijuana in an...
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2017-12-09
Committee Referral Pending
HB84IntroInstruction in American Sign Language; academic credit; foreign language requirements. Requires any local school board that does not offer any elective course in American Sign Language to (i) grant academic credit for successful completion of an Amer...
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2017-12-08
Committee Referral Pending
SB81IntroLandowner liability; educational activity. Provides that a landowner whose property is used for an educational activity shall owe no duty of care to a member of the public arising out of the educational use of the land. Current law provides such an e...
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2017-12-07
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
HB80IntroTeacher licensure by reciprocity; third-party verification of application documents. Requires the Board of Education, in its regulations providing for teacher licensure by reciprocity, to permit third-party verification of any documents required to b...
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2017-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
HB83IntroFeminine hygiene products; no cost to female prisoners or inmates. Provides that feminine hygiene products shall be provided to female prisoners and inmates at no cost.
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2017-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
HB82IntroWorkers' compensation; Uninsured Employer's Fund; financing Workers' compensation; Uninsured Employer's Fund; financing tax. Repeals an enactment clause that provides that the maximum tax rate that may be assessed on uninsured or self-insured employe...
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2017-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
HB81IntroDivision superintendents; vacancies; appointment. Eliminates the requirement that school boards appoint a new division superintendent (i) within 180 days after a vacancy occurs or (ii) within 60 days after an appointed division superintendent who has...
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2017-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
HB78IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; waiver of first-time licensing fees for low-income applicants. Requires any regulatory board within the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to waive the initial application fe...
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2017-12-06
Committee Referral Pending
HB79IntroDog boarding establishments; group play requirements; notice; penalties. Requires an employee of a dog boarding establishment to be present at all times that a dog is able to have physical contact with another dog. The bill limits the number of dogs ...
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2017-12-06
Committee Referral Pending
HB76IntroPolitical campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements; advertisements placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform. Subjects any message that is placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to whic...
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2017-12-06
Committee Referral Pending
HB75IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2017-12-06
Committee Referral Pending
SB79IntroFirearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or ...
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2017-12-06
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB80IntroSchool Health Advisory Board. Establishes the School Health Advisory Board in the executive branch to advise the General Assembly and the Governor on pending or proposed legislation concerning the role of employees in public elementary or secondary s...
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2017-12-06
To Senate Rules Committee
SJR6IntroStudy; Department of Education to study teacher licensing process; report. Requests to study the teacher licensure process and the assessment requirements therein for any inherent biases that may prevent minority teacher candidates from entering the ...
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2017-12-06
To Senate Rules Committee
HB77IntroVenue in criminal cases; concurrent jurisdiction; obsolete provisions. Provides that the courts of a locality have concurrent jurisdiction with the courts of any other adjoining locality over criminal offenses committed in or upon the premises, build...
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2017-12-06
Committee Referral Pending
HB74IntroElections; early voting. Allows any registered voter to vote early in any election in which he is qualified to vote without providing a reason or making prior application for an absentee ballot. The bill requires that early voting be available beginn...
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2017-12-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB73IntroMaximum speed limits on certain highways. Increases from 55 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour the maximum speed limit on U.S. Route 301, the entirety of U.S. Route 17, and State Routes 3 and 207.
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB59IntroDepartment of Transportation; use of practical design methods. Requires the Department of Transportation to employ practical design methods for any highway system project, including all projects costing more than $5 million. "Practical design methods...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB61IntroBattlefield property; termination of easement upon transfer to United States. Directs the Board of Historic Resources (the Board) to require that any easement granted to the Board on a battlefield property include provisions for the termination of th...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB60IntroGoochland County; Economic Development Authority; board of directors; quorum. Authorizes the Board of Supervisors of Goochland County to appoint five members to the Board of Directors of the Goochland County Economic Development Authority. Three memb...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB58IntroLight-emitting diode (LED) use on outdoor lighting fixtures. Requires any state agency that installs, replaces, or maintains an outdoor lighting fixture to use LEDs instead of traditional incandescent light bulbs when installing new outdoor lighting ...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB68IntroControl of firearms; libraries owned or operated by localities. Allows a locality to adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or a combination thereof in libraries owned or operated by the locality.
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB65IntroTax credits for employing individuals released from incarceration for conviction of a felony. Establishes, for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, but before January 1, 2023, an individual and corporate income tax credit for taxpaye...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB63IntroPrivate security; compliance agent experience; surety bond. Removes the requirement that a compliance agent for a private security services business have either five years of experience or three years of managerial or supervisory experience in a priv...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB67IntroVirginia Human Rights Act; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; causes of action. Provides that no employer may discharge any employee on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation. Current...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB62IntroLocal and regional libraries; boards not mandatory; Caroline County. Adds Caroline County to the list of localities that are not required to establish a library board.
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB66IntroHealth insurance credits for retired school division employees. Requires school divisions to provide a health insurance credit of $4 per year of service to all retired members of local school divisions with at least 15 years of total creditable servi...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB64IntroLocal regulation; making of fires. Defines "making of fires," which under current law a locality can regulate or prohibit, as any use of a flame, including bonfires, cooking stoves, torches, and candles.
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB69IntroVirginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Grocery Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative f...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HJR6IntroConstitutional amendment (second resolution); real property tax; exemption for surviving spouse of a disabled veteran. Provides that the real property tax exemption for the principal residence of the surviving spouse of a disabled military veteran ap...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
SB76IntroTeacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Requires Teacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs. Requires the Board of Education to include in its teacher licensure regulations standards for the approval of teacher educa...
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2017-12-04
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB77IntroDual enrollment courses; quality standards; universal transfer course credit. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), in consultation with the Department of Education and each public institution of higher education,...
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2017-12-04
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB78IntroTrust decanting; authorized fiduciary. Reinstates the restriction in Virginia's former trust decanting law that limits the type of fiduciary who may exercise the decanting power to a disinterested trustee. The bill also reinstates the former provisio...
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2017-12-04
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB75IntroInterest on child support arrearages. Provides that no Interest on child support arrearages. Provides that no interest shall accrue on arrearages for child support obligations when the
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2017-12-04
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB71IntroConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); real property tax exemption for surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2018, election to approve or reject an amendment to the real property tax exempt...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB70IntroImmunity of employers; employees and independent contractors convicted of a nonviolent offense; negligent hiring. Provides that no cause of action for negligent hiring against an employer shall arise solely because such employer hired an employee or ...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB72IntroStatewide prioritization process project selection. Requires the total cost of a transportation project to be considered in evaluating projects under the statewide prioritization process. The bill requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to eva...
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2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
HB54IntroRenewable energy property tax credit. Establishes, Renewable energy property tax credit. Establishes, beginning in taxable year 2018, a tax credit for renewable energy property placed in service. The bill defines "renewable energy property"...
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2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
HB57IntroAbsentee voting; no excuse. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons for which a person may be entitled to vote by absentee bal...
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2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
HB56IntroCrab scraping; possession of hard crabs; characteristics of scrape. Removes the prohibitions against the possession of hard crabs while having a crab scrape on board a vessel and against the use of a mechanical scrape. The bill also increases the max...
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2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
HB55IntroMaximum speed limit on U.S. Route 501. Increases from 55 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour the maximum speed limit on U.S. Route 501 between the Town of South Boston and the North Carolina state line.
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2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
HB51IntroEvidentiary hearings in the Supreme Court of Virginia; Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission. Clarifies that the hearings allowed under the Constitution of Virginia related to complaints filed by the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission are to be ...
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2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
HB53IntroPersons acquitted by reason of insanity; evaluation. Provides that a person acquitted of a crime by reason of insanity may, based on the determination of the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, be evaluated for commitment or...
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2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
SB72IntroElectric distribution lines; minimum height. Requires that electric distribution lines installed on or after July 1, 2018, upon or over agricultural land shall be placed at a height that is not less than the minimum height requirement that applies to...
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2017-12-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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