Trending Virginia Legislation

Virginia Legislation - Virginia Dashboard - Virginia Datasets - National Trending

Current trends in Virginia legislation over the last 72 hours as measured by public interest and activity.

PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1SB79IntroducedFirearms 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 ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-06
#2HB38IntroducedSchool calendar; opening day of the school year. Makes local school boards responsible for setting the school calendar and determining the opening day of the school year and eliminates the post-Labor Day opening requirement and "good cause" scenarios...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
#3SB62IntroducedSecurity 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 ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-30
#4HB26IntroducedPawnbrokers; allowable late fees. Provides that a pawnbroker may charge a late fee, not to exceed 10 percent of the amount loaned, for each item that is not claimed by the pledged due date.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
#5HB40IntroducedFamily and Medical Leave Insurance Program. Entitles Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program. Entitles individuals to a family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit payment for each month they are engaged in qualified caregiving, not to excee...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-29
Committee Referral Pending
#6SB11IntroducedState Corporation Commission; members. Increases the number of members of the State Corporation Commission from three to five. The measure requires that one of the new members be initially elected during the 2019 Session of the General Assembly and t...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#7SB10IntroducedCampaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in ? 56-1, or any political action committee established and administered by...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#8HB83IntroducedFeminine 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.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
#9SB25IntroducedDispensing drugs without a prescription. Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense up to a five-day supply of a Schedule VI drug to an individual who has been displaced from his residence by a natural or man-made disaster; has had his supply of the drug lo...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#10HB39IntroducedLocal alternative minimum wage. Establishes a procedure by which a local alternative minimum wage may be imposed in any locality. If imposed by ordinance of the local governing body, the alternative minimum wage requirement shall become effective on ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-29
Committee Referral Pending
#11SB20IntroducedRed Tape Reduction Commission; review of regulatory Red Tape Reduction Commission; review of regulatory requirements; report. Creates the Red Tape Reduction Commission (the Commission) to develop and maintain a state regulatory baseline of all curren...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#12HB36IntroducedSchool calendar; opening day of the school year. Makes local school boards responsible for setting the school calendar and determining the opening day of the school year and eliminates the post-Labor Day opening requirement and "good cause" scenarios...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
#13HB13IntroducedInstructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency. Requires state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act to support 20 full-time equivalent instructional positions for each 1,000 students ide...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
#14SB17IntroducedUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits for a claim for unins...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#15SB73IntroducedOverweight permits for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce; bridges and culverts. Provides that no vehicle issued an overweight permit for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce, regardless of the vehicle's axle weights or axle spacing, shall cross any ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-01
#16SB80IntroducedSchool 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-06
#17SB4IntroducedAbsentee voting; persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the day of an election to vote by absentee ballot in that election.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#18HB35IntroducedPlaces of confinement for juveniles. Provides that when juveniles who are determined by the court to be a threat to the security or safety of other juveniles detained in a juvenile secure facility are transferred to or confined to a jail or other fac...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
#19HB5IntroducedCampaign 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
#20HB17IntroducedGrand 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
#21HB81IntroducedDivision 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
#22HB80IntroducedTeacher 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-07
Committee Referral Pending
#23HB61IntroducedBattlefield 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
#24HB1IntroducedVirginia Freedom of Information Act; scholastic records; directory information. Clarifies that the definition of "scholastic records" in the Virginia Freedom of Information Act includes directory information, but also provides that such directory inf...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
#25HB18IntroducedTransient occupancy tax; Arlington County. Removes the sunset date, July 1, 2018, from Arlington County's authority to impose a transient occupancy tax at a rate not to exceed 0.25% to be used for the purpose of promoting tourism and business travel ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
#26SB9IntroducedElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#27SJR2IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of Governor and Lieutenant Governor; residency requirement. Increases from five to eight the number of years a person must have been a resident of and registered voter in the Commonwealth in...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#28SB16IntroducedSecurity 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 ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#29SB18IntroducedSecurity 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 if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the con...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#30SJR3IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both cons...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#31HB19IntroducedEligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who Eligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency; certain individuals approved under deferred action programs. Declares eligible for in-state tuit...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
#32SB28IntroducedMedical research on dogs and cats; prohibition on use of state funds; civil penalty. Prohibits appropriating or expending state funds for or to any organization, whether public or private, to carry out any medically unnecessary scientific or medical ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#33SB37IntroducedVirginia 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#34SB35IntroducedSentence reduction; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced if such person provides substantial assistance, defined in the bill, in the furtherance of the investigation or prosecution of another perso...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-20
#35SB42IntroducedBanks; loan applicant verification. Requires banks that receive a loan application form that names an existing customer as the applicant to contact the customer and verify that the customer has applied for the loan. The duty applies when the loan app...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-21
#36SB40IntroducedMarijuana; reduced penalties for distribution or possession with intent to distribute. Raises the threshold amount of marijuana subject to the offense of distribution or possession with intent to distribute from one-half ounce to one ounce. The bill ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-21
#37HB20IntroducedFair Repair Act. Requires the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of digital electronic equipment to make available to independent repair providers or owners of equipment manufactured by the OEM the same diagnostic and repair information timely and...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-22
Committee Referral Pending
#38HJR2IntroducedUnited States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-26
Committee Referral Pending
#39SB50IntroducedSame-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 have...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-27
#40SB51IntroducedIncome withholding orders. Repeals the requirement, enacted in 1993, that an employer request that each new employee disclose whether the employee has an income withholding order. This requirement has been superseded in practice by requirements that ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-27
#41HJR5IntroducedConstitutional amendment (first resolution); apportionment; criteria for electoral districts. Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. The amendment directs that electoral districts are (i) to be composed of contig...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-28
Committee Referral Pending
#42SB58IntroducedMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2020, unless a higher mi...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-29
#43SB60IntroducedTuition Assistance Grant Program; eligible institutions. Removes the requirement for private institutions of higher education to operate on a not-for-profit basis in order to be eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-11-30
#44HB51IntroducedEvidentiary 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 ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
#45HB56IntroducedCrab 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-01
Committee Referral Pending
#46SB72IntroducedElectric 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-01
#47SB71IntroducedService of process on domestic limited liability company. Extends to domestic limited liability companies the rules for service of process on a domestic corporation.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-01
#48HB63IntroducedPrivate 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
#49HB62IntroducedLocal 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.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
#50HB65IntroducedTax 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...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2017-12-04
Committee Referral Pending
feedback