VA Legislation | 2015 | Regular Session

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VAHJR505Study; reforming Virginia's state and local tax structure; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study reforming Virginia's tax structure, including the feasibility of adopting a flat tax or a fair tax.
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2014-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1325Visually impaired students; Braille. Requires each visually impaired student to be evaluated by a certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and requires the student to receive instruction in Braille or the use of Braille unless the team responsible ...
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2014-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1324Boating safety education. Exempts a motorboat operator who is serving or has served in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine as an Officer of the Deck Underway or a boat coxswain from the boating safety education course requirement.
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2014-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1326Income tax credit; donations to nonprofits preserving historical battlefields. Establishes beginning January 1, 2015, an individual and corporate income tax credit for monetary or marketable securities donations made by a person to a nonprofit organi...
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2014-11-20
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1321Public institutions of higher education; student right to representation at proceedings for the violation of institution's policies for the conduct of students. Provides that any student enrolled at a public institution of higher education who is all...
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2014-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1322Public institutions of higher education; officially recognized student organizations; right to representation at proceedings for the violation of institution's policies for the conduct of students. Provides that any student organization that is offic...
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2014-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1323Students and officially recognized student organizations; proceedings for the violation of institution's policies for the conduct of students; petition for review. Provides that any (i) student who, as a result of any disciplinary proceeding or other...
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2014-11-19
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1316Virginia Retirement System; average final compensation. Provides that if an employee receives increases in compensation related to a promotion or new position in the last four years of service that exceed 400 percent of the employee's average annual ...
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2014-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1318Applications for absentee ballots; photo identification required. Requires that any voter submitting his application for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic or telephonic transmission to a facsimile device shall submit with his application a ...
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2014-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1317Speeding; reckless driving. Raises the threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding from driving in excess of 80 miles per hour to driving in excess of 85 miles per hour. The threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding for driving at or ...
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2014-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1319Special license plates; CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER. Authorizes the issuance of special license plates for supporters of curing childhood cancer bearing the legend CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER.
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2014-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1320Teacher licensure renewal; college credit. Prohibits the Board of Education from requiring any teacher seeking renewal of a license to satisfy professional development requirements by completing coursework and earning credit at an institution of high...
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2014-11-18
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHJR503Commending Opera on the James.
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2014-11-17
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/14/15 15100598D
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VAHJR504Study; teacher turnover; report. Requests the Department of Education to study the feasibility of implementing a program in the Commonwealth to track teacher turnover by developing exit questionnaires and other means.
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2014-11-17
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1315Jury commissioners; lists of unqualified persons transmitted to State Board of Elections. Requires jury commissioners to transmit to the State Board of Elections a list of those persons not qualified to serve as jurors as a result of (i) not being a ...
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2014-11-16
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHR189Commending H. V. Traywick, Jr.
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2014-11-13
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/14/15 15100471D
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VAHJR502Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance a...
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2014-11-12
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1311Civil contempt; limits on imprisonment. Limits the length of time a person can be imprisoned for civil contempt to 30 days except as otherwise provided by law.
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2014-11-12
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1312Vote centers; pilot program. Authorizes the State Board of Elections to conduct a pilot program under which one or more localities unanimously approved by the State Board would establish vote centers for use in primary elections instead of operating ...
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2014-11-12
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1314Student eligibility for in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education; state subsidy. Requires the General Assembly, in the event that it amends any provision of law to increase the number of students who are eligible for in-state tuiti...
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2014-11-12
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1313School Performance Report Card; rankings. Eliminates the A-F school grading system created in the 2013 Session and amended in the 2014 Session and permits the Board of Education to rank schools and school divisions based on the information contained ...
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2014-11-12
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1310Taxes on electronic cigarettes and other vapor products. Creates a state tax on electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic cigarillos, and similar products and devices (vapor products) and authorizes cities and towns and certain counties to...
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2014-11-11
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1309Local school boards; arming of school security officers. Permits local school boards to arm school security officers with batons, stun weapons, or any spray device designed to incapacitate a person and to allow school security officers to use such de...
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2014-11-10
Committee Referral Pending
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VASJR216United 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 ...
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2014-11-07
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VAHB1308Right to privacy in electronic communications; confidential relationship; penalty; civil action. Provides that any person who without lawful authority intercepts, monitors, examines, or otherwise accesses electronic transmissions of messages, data, s...
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2014-11-07
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1307Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers. Prohibits the Department of Education and each local school board from requiring any student enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school or his parent to provide the stu...
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2014-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1305General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; revolving door prohibition. Prohibits any legislator, during the one year following his termination of service as a legislator, from accepting an appointment to or employment with a governmental agency. Th...
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2014-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1304Virginia Public School Educational Technology Grants Program; leases of educational technology. Permits eligible school divisions to apply for grants to lease educational technology under the Virginia Public School Educational Technology Grants Progr...
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2014-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1303Local school boards; administration of Standards of Learning assessments. Requires the Board of Education to make Standards of Learning assessments available to each local school board in advance of each school year and requires the school board to a...
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2014-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1302Standards of Learning tests; expedited retake. Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations to provide the same criteria for eligibility for an expedited retake of any Standards of Learning test to all students regardless of grade level or co...
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2014-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1306Graduation requirements; naturalization test. Directs the Board of Education, in establishing course and credit requirements for a high school diploma, to require each eleventh grade student to achieve a passing score on the civics portion of the U.S...
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2014-11-06
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1297Machinery and tools tax; production of renewable energy. Classifies machinery and tools owned by a business and used directly in producing or generating renewable energy as a separate class of property for tax rate purposes. The bill authorizes each ...
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2014-11-05
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1298Noncommercial vessels; probable cause. Requires conservation police officers, Marine Resources Commission inspectors, and other law-enforcement officers to have probable cause before stopping, boarding, or inspecting a noncommercial vessel on the nav...
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2014-11-05
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1299Schools denied accreditation; memoranda of understanding. Abolishes the Opportunity Educational Institution and requires each school division that contains a school that has been denied accreditation to enter into a memorandum of understanding with t...
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2014-11-05
Committee Referral Pending
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VASB688Voter identification; accepted forms of identification. Adds to the list of accepted forms of identification for purposes of voting valid student photo identification cards issued by any private school located in the Commonwealth or by any public or ...
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2014-11-05
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VAHB1301Compensation and expenses of electoral board members and general registrars. Provides for reimbursement to the localities of the whole amount of compensation and expenses of electoral board members and general registrars, notwithstanding any provisio...
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2014-11-05
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1300Elections; costs of primaries; reimbursement to localities. Requires the proper political party committee to reimburse in full each county and city conducting a primary election at the direction of the Commonwealth. The bill also shifts payment of th...
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2014-11-05
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1296Members of the United States Congress; filling vacancies. Prohibits the Governor from issuing a writ of election if a vacancy occurs in the representation of the Commonwealth in the United States Senate or the House of Representatives within the 55 d...
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2014-11-03
Committee Referral Pending
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VASB687Virginia Retirement System; average final compensation. Provides that if an employee receives increases in compensation related to a promotion or new position in the last four years of service that exceed 400 percent of the employee's average annual ...
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2014-11-03
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VAHB1295Repeal of egg tax. Repeals the tax on egg handlers for eggs purchased or sold per 30-dozen case or in liquid form. The bill eliminates the Virginia Egg Fund (Fund), into which moneys generated from the tax are deposited, and the Egg Board, which admi...
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2014-10-31
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1294Churches and other religious bodies. Exempts churches, religious associations, and religious denominations from all state and local taxes, fees, and other charges.
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2014-10-31
Committee Referral Pending
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VASB686Marijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession. Decriminalizes marijuana possession and changes the current $500 criminal fine for simple marijuana possession to a maximum $100 civil penalty payable to the Literary Fund and eliminates th...
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2014-10-31
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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VAHJR501Study; JLARC; reorganization of law-enforcement agencies; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study reorganizing all or some state law-enforcement functions under the Department of State Police.
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2014-10-30
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1293Stormwater fees; exemptions for religious groups. Requires the State Water Control Board, in establishing a statewide fee schedule for stormwater management programs, to waive permit fees for land-disturbing activities undertaken on property owned by...
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2014-10-30
Committee Referral Pending
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VASB685United States Postal Service; inspectors. Removes the word "Inspection" from references to the United States Postal Inspection Service in several criminal procedure sections. The United States Postal Service restructured its law-enforcement agencies ...
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2014-10-30
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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VAHB1292Electoral boards; appointments. Requires that appointments to the electoral board in a county or city be made by the senior judge of the judicial circuit for that county or city. Currently, such appointments are made by the senior judge only if a maj...
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2014-10-28
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHJR500Constitutional amendment (first resolution); failure to pass an appropriation act. Provides that if an appropriation act has not been adopted 30 days prior to the expiration of the current appropriation act, a joint session of the General Assembly sh...
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2014-10-28
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1291Real property tax; notice of assessments. Clarifies that the information required on the notice of assessment regarding assessments in the immediately prior two tax years refers to the immediately prior two tax years' final assessments.
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2014-10-22
Committee Referral Pending
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VASB684Forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; conviction required. Requires that any action for the forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of a crime be stayed until the person whose property is the s...
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2014-10-21
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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VAHB1290Home-produced or farm-produced food products. Exempts food products and food made from milk processed or prepared in private homes or farms from Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulations, so long as (i) the sale is made directly to end c...
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2014-10-16
Committee Referral Pending
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