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PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1SJR78PassedCelebrating the life of Gerald Thomas Halpin.
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2018-02-02
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ78ER)
#2SJR83PassedCommending the George Mason University Alumni Association.
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2018-01-26
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ83ER)
#3HB343IntroducedEligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency. Declares eligible for in-state tuition any individual who (i) graduated from a public or private high school in the Commonwealth or passed a high school e...
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2018-02-13
#4HB309IntroducedNursing home standards of care. Increases the staffing and care standards in nursing homes to require a minimum of specific direct care services to each resident per 24-hour period.
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2018-02-13
#5HB17IntroducedGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 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 cla...
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2018-02-12
#6HB1112IntroducedVoter registration at the DMV; REAL ID compliant Voter registration at the DMV; REAL ID compliant applications. Provides that any person 17 years of age or older who comes into an office of the Department of Motor Vehicles to apply for, replace, or r...
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2018-02-13
#7SB181EngrossedSuspension 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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2018-02-14
#8HB71EngrossedConstitutional 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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2018-02-20
Rereferred to Finance
#9SB608EngrossedExpungement of police and court records; plea agreements. Provides that any provision in any plea agreement that purports to waive, release, or extinguish the right of a person to file a petition requesting the expungement of police and court records...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 1-N)
#10HB21IntroducedReproductive health services. Requires health benefit Reproductive health services. Requires health benefit plans to cover the costs of specified health care services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures related to reproductive health, including...
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2018-02-13
#11HB133IntroducedEmployees; exclusions for home healthcare workers and home adult day care service providers. Provides that home healthcare workers and home adult day care service providers are not employees for purposes of labor and employment laws, unemployment com...
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2018-02-13
#12HB403IntroducedVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Voter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any p...
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2018-02-13
#13SB872EngrossedTethering animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that outdoor tethering of a companion animal shall not meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate shelter, unless the animal is actively engaged in an agricultural or hunting activity...
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2018-02-19
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
#14HB1595EngrossedVested rights; existing landscape cover materials. Provides that, notwithstanding any local ordinance to the contrary, an owner of real property who has an occupancy permit issued as of January 1, 2018, shall not be required to retrofit existing land...
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2018-02-23
Passed by for the day
#15HB834IntroducedVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Voter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any p...
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2018-02-13
#16SB80EngrossedState School Health Advisory Board. Establishes the State 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...
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2018-02-22
Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
#17HB676EngrossedChildren who are deaf or hard of hearing; services; advisory subcommittee. Declares it the goal of the Commonwealth that each child who is deaf or hard of hearing is (i) as linguistically ready for kindergarten as his peers who are not deaf or hard o...
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2018-02-22
#18HB1082IntroducedEnvironmental regulations; no stricter than federal law. Prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality, the State Air Pollution Control Board, the State Water Control Board, and the Virginia Waste Management Board from adopting any environmental ...
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2018-02-13
#19HB104IntroducedPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person may petition for a writ of actual innocence based on biological evidence regardless of the type of plea he entered at trial. Under current law, a person may petition for a writ based on bi...
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2018-02-15
#20HB974IntroducedMedical marijuana; written certification. Allows a Medical marijuana; written certification. Allows a person to possess marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a physician for the treatment of any medical...
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2018-02-15
#21SB56IntroducedLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if such coverage does not result in an increase in t...
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2018-01-30
#22HB181EngrossedDistracted driving; handheld communications device. Provides that any person who drives a motor vehicle on any highway while using a handheld personal communications device where such use substantially diverts the driver's attention from the operatio...
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2018-02-14
#23HB1326IntroducedVirginia Retirement System; E-911 dispatchers. Adds E-911 dispatchers to the list of local employees eligible to receive enhanced retirement benefits similar to those provided to State Police officers.
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2018-02-13
#24HB139EngrossedHealth insurance; physician reimbursements; credentialing. Requires health insurers and other carriers that credential the physicians in their provider networks to establish protocols and procedures for reimbursing physicians for health care services...
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2018-02-01
#25SB372EngrossedCarrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship. Repeals the statutory prohibition on carrying a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religi...
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2018-01-29
#26SB954EngrossedPossession of marijuana; first offense; expungement; penalty. Reduces the penalties for possession of marijuana to a fine of not more than $500 and makes a first offense violation that has been deferred and dismissed under § 18.2-251 eligible for ex...
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2018-02-22
Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
#27SB104EngrossedReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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2018-02-21
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 0-N)
#28HB5IntroducedCampaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; penalty. Prohibits the conversion of any contributed moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property by any person to the personal use of a candid...
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2018-02-13
#29HB90IntroducedTeacher 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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2018-02-13
#30HB106IntroducedKinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives and ensure permanency for children for whom adoption or being returned home are not appropriate p...
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2018-02-13
#31SB106EngrossedStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, respect for existing political...
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2018-02-23
Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (20-Y 1-N)
#32HB124EnrolledReal property tax; general reassessment. Authorizes Bedford County to perform a general reassessment of real property every five or six years instead of every four years.
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2018-02-22
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 1, 2018
#33HB130IntroducedChief Resiliency Officer. Directs the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to designate a Chief Resiliency Officer. The Chief Resiliency Officer, who shall hold no other position, shall serve as the primary coordinator of resilience and a...
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2018-02-13
#34HB140IntroducedFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firea...
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2018-02-13
#35HB362EngrossedDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; definition of "law-enforcement officer"; security division of the Virginia Lottery. Removes from the definition of law-enforcement officer, as it applies to an investigator who is a sworn member of the securit...
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2018-02-14
Rereferred to Finance
#36HB487IntroducedOyster planting-ground lease; transfer or assignment. Authorizes the holder of an oyster-planting ground lease to transfer or assign the lease to localities and other political subdivisions of the Commonwealth.
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2018-02-13
#37HB836PassedChild day programs at public school facilities; exemptions. Prohibits the Board of Social Services from adopting regulations governing child day programs located at public school facilities that require inspection or approval of the building, vehicle...
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2018-02-22
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 11 (effective 7/1/18)
#38HB910IntroducedAlcoholic beverage control; Beer Franchise Act. Exempts Alcoholic beverage control; Beer Franchise Act. Exempts the purchase of a brewery that manufactures less than 5,000 barrels of beer per year from the requirement that the purchaser become obliga...
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2018-02-13
#39HB1243IntroducedParole Board; parole review; sentencing guidelines. Requires the Parole Board to base its parole decision for any person eligible and under consideration for and seeking parole for whom the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission has determined, or w...
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2018-02-13
#40SB397EngrossedHampton Roads Coastal Resiliency Authority. Creates the Hampton Roads Coastal Resiliency Authority (Authority) as a body politic and corporate, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth. The Authority may by ordinance consist of any locality that m...
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2018-02-21
Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
#41HB1133IntroducedMedical and mental health treatment of prisoners incapable of giving consent. Establishes a process for the sheriff or administrator in charge of a local or regional correctional facility to petition a court to authorize medical or mental health trea...
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2018-02-15
#42HB1250IntroducedElectoral boards and general registrars; direction by the State Board and Department of Elections. Provides that the State Board of Elections, through the Department and the Commissioner of Elections, shall coordinate the work of the electoral boards...
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2018-02-13
#43HB1296IntroducedEstablishment of statewide public defender system; appellate defender officer. Establishes a public defender office in each judicial circuit. Currently, public defender offices have been established in certain localities. The bill also establishes an...
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2018-02-15
#44SB580EngrossedData collection and dissemination; governance. Amends the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) to facilitate the sharing of data among agencies of the Commonwealth and between the Commonwealth and political...
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2018-02-20
Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
#45SB679EnrolledRegulation of parking on secondary highways; Albemarle. Adds Albemarle County to the list of counties that may, by ordinance, regulate parking on secondary highways. This bill is identical to HB 776.
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2018-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB679ER)
#46HB825IntroducedHerd shares; written shared herd ownership agreements; requirements; penalty. Authorizes any person to enter into a written agreement with the owner of a herd of milk-producing animals to obtain an ownership interest in the owner's milking herd and a...
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2018-02-13
#47SB305EngrossedDepartment of Health; cognitive impairment. Directs the Department of Health, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and the Alzheimer's Association, to inco...
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2018-02-23
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
#48SB269EnrolledPatient notice of observation or outpatient status. Provides that, for Medicare patients placed in observation or outpatient status, any hospital that provides a written notice and an oral explanation of such notice to the patient that satisfies the ...
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2018-02-22
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB269ER)
#49HB1251EngrossedCBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use; dispensing. Provides that a practitioner may issue a written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease ...
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2018-02-21
VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N)
#50HB911EngrossedAutomatic renewal offers and continuous service offers; penalties. Prohibits a supplier making an automatic renewal or continuous service offer to a consumer in the Commonwealth from (i) failing to present the automatic renewal or continuous service ...
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2018-02-26
Placed on Calendar
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