VA Legislation | 2014 | Regular Session

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Pass
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VASB651Office of the Attorney General; employment of outside counsel where a conflict of interests exists. Requires the Attorney General's office to enter into an agreement with outside counsel to provide legal services in a matter when the Attorney General...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0824)
Pass
100%
VASB150Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith. Prohibits any person from making in bad faith an assertion of patent infringement. The Attorney General or an attorney for the Commonwealth is empowered to accept assurances of voluntary compliance a...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0819)
Veto
100%
VASB650Political contributions and gifts; prohibition in connection with the Governor's Development Opportunity Fund. Provides that the Governor, his campaign committee, and any political action committee established on his behalf shall not knowingly solici...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
Pass
100%
VASB657Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals; onsite sewage installers and operators. Directs the Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals to extend one t...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0825)
Pass
100%
VAHB1005Health insurance policies; coverage; conversion policies. Repeals provisions relating to the conversion of coverage under a group policy to an individual policy. The measure also provides that certain mandated offers do not apply to health care plans...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0814)
Pass
100%
VASB282Virginia Fire Services Board; meetings. Allows the Virginia Fire Services Board to meet two additional times per calendar year for a total of six meetings. Under current law, the Board is limited to meeting no more than four times per calendar year.
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0820)
Pass
100%
VAHB133Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; eligibility criteria. Permits a student to enroll in a four-year institution by the spring following the award of an associate's degree and remain eligible for a grant under the program. Current law requires a...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)
Pass
100%
VASB551Scenic river designation. Designates a 10.7-mile segment of the Cranesnest River in Dickenson County as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The bill also removes from several sections a provision regarding the suitability of certain lan...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0823)
Pass
100%
VASB377Firearm transfers to dealers; penalty. Establishes a process to be administered by the Department of State Police so that firearm dealers can find out whether a firearm that is being transferred to the dealer by a person other than a dealer, importer...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0821)
Pass
100%
VAHB638Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; tenant's noncompliance; death of tenant. Provides that the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act may also be cited as the "Virginia Rental Housing Act." The bill also allows a landlord, regardless ...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0813)
Pass
100%
VAHB1009Workforce development. Recasts the Virginia Workforce Council as the Virginia Board of Workforce Development. The Governor is authorized to appoint a Chief Workforce Development Advisor, and related responsibilities of the Governor are assigned to t...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0815)
Pass
100%
VAHB375Patent infringement; assertions made in bad faith. Prohibits any person from making in bad faith an assertion of patent infringement. The Attorney General or an attorney for the Commonwealth is empowered to accept assurances of voluntary compliance a...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0810)
Veto
100%
VAHB1212Political contributions and gifts; prohibition in connection with the Governor's Development Opportunity Fund. Provides that the Governor, his campaign committee, and any political action committee established on his behalf shall not knowingly solici...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
Pass
100%
VASB110Unemployment compensation; short-time compensation program. Establishes a short-time compensation program that provides employers with the option of reducing the hours worked by employees, while permitting the employees whose hours are reduced to rec...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0818)
Pass
100%
VAHB272Judicial performance evaluation program. Requires the judicial performance evaluation program, which provides a self-improvement mechanism for judges and a source of information for the reelection process, established by the Supreme Court of Virginia...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)
Pass
100%
VAHB354Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations; powers and duties. Clarifies that the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations may advise the General Assembly regarding methods of providing support for ongoing veterans s...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)
Veto
100%
VAHB868Conditional release of geriatric prisoners; persons subject to protective orders ineligible. Provides that a prisoner is ineligible for conditional release due to age if he was convicted of a felony act of violence and was subject to a protective ord...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
Veto
100%
VAHB650Boating safety course. Exempts from the requirements of the boating safety education course persons who hold various landing and aquaculture licenses and permits from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and persons 45 years of age or older who h...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
Pass
100%
VAHB199Legislation affecting local government expenditures or reductions. Requires the Division of Legislative Services to identify and forward to the Commission on Local Government (Commission) introduced joint resolutions calling for a study of local gove...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0807)
Pass
100%
VAHB377Adjustment or relocation of billboard signs. Includes the erection of a sound barrier as an action that allows relocation of a billboard sign. The bill also allows a billboard to remain in its original location until the Commissioner of Highways or o...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0811)
Veto
100%
VASB561Conditional release of geriatric prisoners; persons subject to protective orders ineligible. Provides that a prisoner who was convicted of a felony act of violence and who was subject to a protective order at the time of the offense is ineligible fo...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
Pass
100%
VAHB1109Virginia Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments; membership. Increases the membership of the Virginia Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments from seven to eight by adding one faculty member of a public institution of higher educ...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0816)
Pass
100%
VAHB606Number of circuit and district court judges. Increases and decreases the number of circuit, general district, and juvenile court judges authorized for each judicial circuit and district in accordance with a study report issued by the National Center ...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0812)
Pass
100%
VAHB1191Secretary of Commerce and Trade; annual reports evaluating the effectiveness of certain economic development incentive programs. Requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to submit an annual report to the Chairs of the Senate Finance and the House...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)
Pass
100%
VASB443Number of circuit and district court judges. Increases and decreases the number of circuit, general district, and juvenile court judges authorized for each judicial circuit and district in accordance with a study report issued by the National Center ...
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2014-05-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0822)
Pass
100%
VAHJR243Celebrating the life of Lawrence Hubbard Tate, Jr.
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2014-04-29
Introduced bill reprinted 14103981D
Pass
100%
VAHB10Judges; retirement allowance and service after retirement. Provides that the annual retirement allowance of any person who has served as a judge but retires under a different defined benefit retirement plan shall not exceed 78 percent of the person's...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0776)
Pass
100%
VASB71Emergency protective orders; arrests for certain offenses. Includes special conservators of the peace who have met the certification requirements for a law-enforcement officer in the definition of a law-enforcement officer for the purposes of obtaini...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)
Pass
100%
VAHB1053Office of the State Inspector General; powers and duties; internal auditors. Provides that the performance review of a state agency, nonstate agency, or independent contractor of a state agency conducted by the Office of the Inspector General include...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)
Veto
100%
VAHB1040Use of photo-monitoring systems to enforce traffic light signals; appeals. Provides that operators found in violation of ordinances created to enforce photo-monitoring systems for traffic lights have a right to appeal to the circuit court in a civil ...
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2014-04-23
Requires 26 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
Pass
100%
VAHB1211State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council. Establishes the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council composed of 15 ...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)
Pass
100%
VASB239Public institutions of higher education; violence prevention committee policies and procedures. Requires the violence prevention committee of each public institution of higher education to establish policies and procedures that outline circumstances ...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)
Pass
100%
VASB14Certain sex crimes. Adds the words "anal intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, and anilingus" to numerous Code sections criminalizing certain conduct to clarify the behaviors that are prohibited. The bill also clarifies the sex crimes that are prohibit...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)
Pass
100%
VAHB132Commissioned officers; tuition-free instruction. Adds the departments of emergency management, emergency services, public safety, and disaster management to the list of departments at state institutions of higher education in which commissioned offic...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0778)
Pass
100%
VAHB882Alcoholic beverage control; sale of cider in certain containers. Allows cider containing less than seven percent of alcohol to be sold in any containers that comply with federal regulations for wine or beer and cider containing seven percent or more ...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)
Veto
100%
VASB236Student religious viewpoint expression. Codifies the right of students to (i) voluntarily pray or engage in religious activities or religious expression before, during, and after the school day in the same manner and to the same extent that students ...
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2014-04-23
Requires 26 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
Pass
100%
VASB565Commercial driver's licenses, etc.; compliance with federal requirements. Amends several sections relating to commercial driver's licenses to comply with new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements relating to commercial motor vehicl...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)
Pass
100%
VASB40Scanning information from driver's license. Prohibits any merchant in the Commonwealth from scanning the machine-readable zone of an individual's Department of Motor Vehicles-issued identification card or driver's license, except to (i) verify authen...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)
Pass
100%
VAHB104Elections; officers of elections; chief and assistant chief election officers. Allows the chief and assistant chief election officers to be nonpartisan if a representative for one or both of the two political parties receiving the highest and next hi...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0777)
Pass
100%
VAHB866Charter; Town of Christiansburg. Updates the town boundary description. Other changes alter the method for filling vacancies on council or in the office of mayor, require an annual audit of the town's financial records, delete or update numerous obso...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0786)
Pass
100%
VAHB492Notaries; providing advice on immigration; advertising. Prohibits a notary public from offering or providing legal advice to any person in immigration or other legal matters or representing any person in immigration proceedings unless such notary pub...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)
Pass
100%
VASB649State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council. Establishes the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council composed of 15 ...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0804)
Veto
100%
VASB555Chaplains of the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force; sermons. Prohibits censorship by state government officials or agencies of the religious content of sermons made by chaplains of the Virginia National Guard while in Title 32 or Sta...
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2014-04-23
Requires 26 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
Pass
100%
VASB480Real property tax; notice of assessment. Requires every notice of assessment to set forth (i) the new and prior two assessed values of land and assessed value of improvements; (ii) the new tax rate and the rates for the prior two tax years; (iii) the...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0802)
Pass
100%
VAHB403Prior sex offenses admissible in evidence; sex crimes against child. Provides that in a criminal case in which the defendant is accused of a felony sexual offense involving a child victim, evidence of the defendant's conviction of another sexual offe...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0782)
Veto
100%
VASB310Senate districts; adjustments. Changes district assignments of certain census blocks in Districts 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, and 33 in Bedford, Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Halifax, and Loudoun Counties and changes district assignments of two preci...
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2014-04-23
Requires 26 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
Pass
100%
VASB376Emergency vehicles of the Virginia National Guard. Provides that, for the purposes of exemptions granted to emergency vehicles in certain situations, the term "emergency vehicle" shall include any Virginia National Guard Civil Support Team vehicle wh...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0800)
Pass
100%
VAHB285Emergency protective orders; arrests for certain offenses. Includes special conservators of the peace who have met the certification requirements for a law-enforcement officer in the definition of a law-enforcement officer for the purposes of obtaini...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)
Pass
100%
VAHB791Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; rule enforcement. Provides that associations may file or defend a legal action in general district or circuit court to seek an order to require that any violation of the condominium instruments or ru...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0784)
Pass
100%
VAHB311Revision of Title 33.1. Creates proposed Title 33.2 (Highways and Other Surface Transportation Systems) as a revision of existing Title 33.1 (Highways, Bridges and Ferries), as well as portions of Titles 15.2 (Counties, Cities and Towns), 56 (Public ...
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2014-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0805)
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