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HJR513IntroConstitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; state of emergency; special session. Limits the authority of the Governor to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency that restricts, limits, or prohibits otherwise lawful ac...
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2020-11-23
Committee Referral Pending
HB1741IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; contract clause requiring subcontractor reporting of payments to employees and independent contractors. Requires any contract awarded by a state agency or an agency of local government to require the contractor to inc...
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2020-11-23
Committee Referral Pending
HB1740IntroSigns on certain highways; rotation of eligible entities. Requires the Department of Transportation to establish and enforce a system to rotate every three years the entities displayed on directional or official signs pertaining to the availability o...
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2020-11-22
Committee Referral Pending
SB1099IntroChildren's Services Act; special education programs. Expands eligibility for services under the Children's Services Act to students who transfer from an approved private school special education program to a public school special education program es...
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2020-11-19
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB1098IntroAircraft registration; unmanned aircraft. Exempts an owner of an unmanned aircraft from the requirement to register aircrafts.
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2020-11-18
To Senate Transportation Committee
HJR512IntroCommending William Mann, M.D.
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2020-11-16
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/13/21 21100495D
HB1739IntroState parks; discounted rental and service fees; military State parks; discounted rental and service fees; military and veterans. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish a policy that entitles any veteran or person on activ...
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2020-11-09
Committee Referral Pending
SB1097IntroAbsentee voting; witness signature not required. Repeals the requirement that an absentee ballot be opened in the presence of a witness and signed by such witness.
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2020-11-09
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1738IntroAlcoholic beverage control; local outdoor refreshment areas. Defines "outdoor refreshment area" and permits the governing body of any locality in the Commonwealth to designate, by ordinance, up to three outdoor refreshment areas within such locality....
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2020-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
HB1737IntroNurse practitioners; practice without a practice agreement. Reduces from five to two the number of years of full-time clinical experience a nurse practitioner must have to be eligible to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement.
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2020-10-27
Committee Referral Pending
HJR511IntroGospel Music Heritage Month. Designates September, in 2021, and in each succeeding year, as Gospel Music Heritage Month in Virginia.
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2020-10-08
Committee Referral Pending
HB1736IntroSchool personnel; school nurses. Excludes school nurse positions from requirements for student support positions and instead requires each local school board to employ at least one full-time equivalent school nurse position in each elementary school,...
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2020-08-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB1735IntroAlcoholic beverage control; privileges of farm winery licensees and limited brewery licensees. Expands the privileges of farm winery licensees by allowing them to sell at retail beer manufactured by limited brewery licensees for on-premises consumpti...
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2020-07-22
Committee Referral Pending
SJR270IntroConstitutional amendment (first reference); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage a...
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2020-07-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SJR271IntroConstitutional amendment (first reference); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2025 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits ...
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2020-07-20
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1633EngrossBoard of Education; school modernization loan interest rate subsidy payments; eligibility. Requires the Board of Education to establish a program to use Literary Fund proceeds to subsidize interest payments on certain loans made by the Virginia Publi...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB547EngrossVirginia Energy and Economy Transition Council established. Establishes the Virginia Energy and Economy Transition Council, consisting of 30 members, to develop plans to assist the Commonwealth in transitioning from the use of fossil fuel energy to r...
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2020-03-02
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB811EngrossSentencing in a criminal case; jury trial. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment, unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder.
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2020-03-02
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB810EngrossDiscretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets; use by juries. Requires that the jury be given the applicable discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets during a sentencing proceeding and that the court instruct the jury that the sentencing guide...
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2020-03-02
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB253EngrossDeeds of trust; fiduciary duties. Specifies that a trustee under a deed of trust has only the duties, rights, and obligations imposed and conferred on it by the deed of trust or by statute. The bill further requires that a trustee shall comply with a...
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2020-02-28
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB553EngrossPolicies against workplace harassment; legislative branch. Requires each legislative branch agency to adopt and implement the Commonwealth Workplace Harassment Policy established by the Department of Human Resource Management. The bill provides that ...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
SB366EngrossDepartment of Education; learning management system. Directs the Department of Education to obtain a statewide learning management system for use in public schools by the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
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2020-02-28
To House Appropriations Committee
SB805EngrossRobbery; penalty. Defines "robbery" and creates degrees of punishment corresponding to the severity of a robbery offense. Any person who commits a robbery by causing serious bodily injury is guilty of robbery in the first degree, which is punishable ...
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2020-02-28
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB306EngrossDestruction of criminal history information for certain charges and convictions. Provides that a court shall enter an order of destruction for police and court records, in the absence of good cause shown to the contrary by the Commonwealth, for a def...
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2020-02-28
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB723EngrossBail; data collection and reporting standards; report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to (i) collect data relating to bail determinations for any person who is held in custody pending trial or hearing for an offense, civil or cr...
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2020-02-28
To House Appropriations Committee
SB1080EngrossSuperintendent of Public Instruction; Urban Teacher Fund and Program; established. Establishes the Urban Teacher Fund and Program, to be administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, for the purpose of providing grants to persons employed...
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2020-02-28
To House Appropriations Committee
HB1010EngrossCriminal fiscal impact statements. Provides that no bill resulting in an increase in net periods of imprisonment or commitment shall be (i) reported from a standing committee of the House of Delegates or the Senate or (ii) passed by the House of Dele...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Rules Committee
SJR39EngrossStudy; Virginia State Crime Commission; effect of abolishing jury sentencing on the justice system; report. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to (i) identify the most common charges tried before juries within the Commonwealth and determine ...
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2020-02-27
To House Rules Committee
HB845EngrossDefinition of law-enforcement officer; certain employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Adds special agents employed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Office of the Inspector General to the definition of la...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB97EngrossVirginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. Provides that it is an unlawful discriminatory housing practice for any political jurisdiction or its employees or appointed commissions to discriminate in the application of local...
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2020-02-27
To House General Laws Committee
HB332EngrossDepartment of Education; pilot program; reading diagnostic tests and instruction. Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a geographically representative two-year pilot program to administer reading diagnostic tests that include...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB362EngrossDepartment of Veterans Services; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; data collection. Allows the Department of Veterans Services (the Department) to contract with any hospital in the Commonwealth that furnishes the treatment option of hyperbaric oxygen therap...
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2020-02-27
To House General Laws Committee
SB346EngrossDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; contractors; boiler and pressure vessel operator license. Creates a two-tiered category of licensure administered by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation's Board for Contra...
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2020-02-27
To House General Laws Committee
HB1650EngrossDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program established; report. Establishes the Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program (the Program) with a statewide goal of 42 percent of small busines...
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2020-02-27
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HB1134EngrossDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; definitions; small business. Redefines "small business" for the purposes of programs for the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the Virginia Public Procurement Act to mean a bu...
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2020-02-27
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
SB486EngrossStudy; VDACS; sources, scale, and prevention of food waste in the Commonwealth; report. Directs the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) to study, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Quality and stakeholde...
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2020-02-27
To House Rules Committee
SB826EngrossWater and sewer service charges; tenant or lessee. Reduces the maximum potential responsibility of a property owner for a tenant's unpaid water and sewer charges by capping the dollar amount of such property owner's responsibility at $300.
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2020-02-27
To House General Laws Committee
SB304EngrossAnimal shelter euthanasia rate. Requires any public or private animal shelter or releasing agency to annually file with the State Veterinarian (i) a copy of its intake policy, (ii) the number of animals on which a euthanasia procedure was performed, ...
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2020-02-26
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
HB1621EngrossVirginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council created; report. Creates the Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to encourage urban agriculture and contribute to building a loca...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB983EngrossCertificate of public need; definition of "medical care facility." Adds to the list of medical care facilities for which a certificate of public need is required any facility located in Planning District 20 that has common ownership with an affiliate...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB729EngrossTransit funding. Raises the existing regional transportation fee, a grantor's tax, from $0.15 per $100 to $0.20 per $100 for localities in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority that are also members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Di...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB569EngrossDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Department of State Police; mobile applications; mental health and public safety. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to develop or obtain a menta...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
SB993EngrossState Health Commissioner; local health director; additional degrees. Allows the State Health Commissioner and local health directors to either be physicians, as required under existing law, or possess a Doctor of Public Health degree, a Master of Pu...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB1194EngrossDairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that a...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB281EngrossPrisoners; medical care. Eliminates the Department of Corrections prisoner co-payment program for nonemergency health care services.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB352EngrossGuardianship and conservatorship; supported decision-making alternative. Requires a guardian ad litem in a proceeding for the appointment of a guardian or conservator to include in his report to the court information as to whether a supported decisio...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB177EngrossPresidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the Constitution of the United States gives the st...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1329EngrossChesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; local ordinances; penalties. Directs localities in Tidewater Virginia to incorporate certain penalties into their ordinances protecting the quality of state waters in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
SB317EngrossInpatient psychiatric services; in-home follow-up nursing services upon discharge. Directs the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to promulgate regulations that require each provider of inpatient psychiatric services to devel...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
SB1049EngrossInvoluntary commitment; notice and participation. Clarifies the role of individuals identified and requested by a person in the involuntary commitment process to assist him in the process. The bill sets out such authorized individuals' right to recei...
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2020-02-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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