VA Legislation | 2015 | Regular Session

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VAHB1338Electronic textbooks; funding. Requires, for purposes of Standards of Quality basic aid funding, the hardware and software necessary to support electronic textbooks to be considered an instructional expense.
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2014-11-26
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHJR507National Day of the Cowboy in Virginia. Designates the fourth Saturday in July, in 2015 and in each succeeding year, as the National Day of the Cowboy in Virginia.
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2014-11-26
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1337Recordation tax; exemption for bail bondsmen. Exempts from recordation tax any deed of trust given by a property bail bondsman as security on a bond.
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2014-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1334Students' personally identifiable information. Requires the Department of Education to develop and make publicly available on its website policies to ensure state and local compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)...
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2014-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1335Education; agency coordination. Requires the Secretary of Education to consult with the agencies for which he is responsible pursuant to statute and biennially report to the General Assembly on the coordination efforts among such agencies. The bill a...
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2014-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHJR506Study; long-term impact of biosolids and industrial waste; report. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to study the long-term effects of the storage and land application of industrial wastes and sewage sludge on public health, residential...
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2014-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1336State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; policy on course credit at public institutions of higher education for certain examinations. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in consultation with the governing board of each...
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2014-11-25
Committee Referral Pending
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VASB696State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; certain gifts prohibited; penalties. Prohibits state and local government officers and employees and legislators and candidates for the General ...
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2014-11-25
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VASB694Transfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on a prospective transferee before a firearms show vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. The bill...
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2014-11-25
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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VASB693Trap, Neuter, and Return activity. Permits a person or organization, such as an animal shelter or humane society, to trap and sterilize a feral cat before returning it to the site where it was trapped, or to a suitable alternative site. The bill excl...
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2014-11-25
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VASB695Charter, City of Hampton; candidacy of councilmembers in mayoral election. Bars any City of Hampton mayoral candidate from simultaneously running for a place on the Hampton city council and establishes a procedure for the resignation of any serving c...
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2014-11-25
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VASB697Automobile and homeowners insurance policies; notices. Authorizes insurers to send certain notices, including nonrenewal and cancellation notices, pertaining to a motor vehicle or homeowners insurance policy by a first-class mail tracking method used...
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2014-11-25
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VAHB1330Campaign finance; fundraising during legislative sessions. Extends the current prohibition against campaign fundraising during legislative sessions to include candidates for the General Assembly or statewide office and their campaign committees. Curr...
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2014-11-24
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1331Sheriff's office; motor vehicle markings. Clarifies the markings that are to be placed on motor vehicles used by sheriffs' offices.
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2014-11-24
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1332House of Delegates districts; technical adjustment. Changes district assignments of certain census blocks between Districts 5 and 6 in Smyth County in order to reflect a new precinct line. Both Districts will have a deviation of less than one percent...
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2014-11-24
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1329Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; photo identification. Removes certain requirements for an out-of-state concealed handgun permit or license to be recognized and accepted in Virginia and instead requires an out-of-state permit or license holder...
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2014-11-24
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1333Polling places; designation of authorized representatives of political parties. Provides that the state or district chairman of a political party may sign the written statement designating an authorized representative of the party. Such authorized re...
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2014-11-24
Committee Referral Pending
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VASB692Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System; conservation officers. Adds conservation officers of the Department of Conservation and Recreation as members of the Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System. Conservation officers would accrue retirement ben...
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2014-11-21
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VASB690Chaplains of the Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force; sermons. Prohibits censorship by state government officials or agencies of the religious content of sermons in services of worship made by chaplains of the Virginia National Guard w...
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2014-11-21
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VASB691Vote 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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2014-11-21
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VASJR217Constitutional 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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2014-11-21
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VASB689Concealed handgun permits; lifetime permits. Provides for the issuance of concealed handgun permits for Virginia residents that do not expire. Currently, such permits must be renewed every five years.
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2014-11-21
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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VAHB1327Elections; assistance for certain voters. Allows any qualified voter who is 75 years of age or older or a person with a disability to request to go to the front of the line and to vote at the next available voting booth or voting system. The bill req...
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2014-11-21
Committee Referral Pending
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VAHB1328Public schools; impact of student aliens not lawfully present in the United States; report. Requires public school principals to determine the citizenship and immigration status of each enrolled student. The bill requires the Department of Education ...
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2014-11-21
Committee Referral Pending
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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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