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HB1197VetoSecretariat agency responsibilities; Department of Juvenile Justice. Directs the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to convene a stakeholder work group to deter...
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2022-04-28
VOTE: (48-Y 52-N)
HB675VetoHealth insurance; tobacco surcharge. Eliminates the authority of a health carrier to vary its premium rates based on tobacco use. Under current law, a health carrier may charge premium rates up to 1.5 times higher for a tobacco user than for a nonuse...
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2022-04-28
VOTE: (48-Y 52-N)
HB573VetoStatute of limitations; contracts for health care services. Provides that the statute of limitations for an action on any contract, written or unwritten, for health care services, including actions brought by the Commonwealth, is three years. The bil...
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2022-04-28
VOTE: (48-Y 52-N)
SB591Enroll

Sine Die
Marijuana; shape prohibitions; definitions of marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinol. Modifies the definition of "marijuana" in several Code sections to (i) include any substance containing a total tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that exceeds 0.3 perc...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
HB802VetoVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; enforcement by localities. Provides that if a condition exists in a rental dwelling unit that constitutes a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement or with any provision of law th...
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2022-04-28
VOTE: (48-Y 52-N)
HB820VetoDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; disparity study. Requires the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity to conduct a disparity study every five years, next due no later than January 1, 2026. Department of Small Busines...
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2022-04-28
VOTE: (48-Y 52-N)
SB283Enroll

Sine Die
Removal of county courthouse; Augusta County; authorization by electorate. Allows Augusta County to hold a referendum on the courthouse removal in 2022, despite the 10-year waiting requirement, if plans are developed for (i) relocating to a newly con...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB1063Enroll

Sine Die
Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion; includes outward religious expression. Clarifies that "religion" as it relates to freedom of expression includes any outward expression of religious f...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB1272PassPublic elementary and secondary schools and public school-based early childhood care and education programs; student instruction; masks. Requires, except in the case of the 10 unscheduled remote learning days otherwise permitted by law or in certain ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)
SB4Enroll

Sine Die
Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders. Limits the duration of any executive order issued by the Governor pursuant to his powers under the Emergency Services and Disaster Law to no more than 45 days from the d...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB614Enroll

Sine Die
Requirement for appeals bond; indigent parties; appeal of unlawful detainer. Removes the requirement for an indigent defendant, as defined in the bill, to post an appeal bond in an unlawful detainer action appealed from the general district court.
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB450PassParking of vehicles; electric vehicle charging spots; civil penalties. Prohibits a person from parking a vehicle not capable of receiving an electric charge or not in the process of charging in a space clearly marked as reserved for charging electric...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0758)
SB36Enroll

Sine Die
School principals; incident reports. Requires that school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense and report to the parents of any minor student who is the specific object of such act tha...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
SB288VetoVirginia taxable income; corporations; deductions; business interest. Increases from 20 percent to 30 percent the Virginia individual and corporate income tax deduction for business interest disallowed as a deduction under § 163(j) of the Internal R...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
HB1298VetoHigh school student-athletes; compensation for name, image, or likeness. Prohibits any high school student-athlete who participates in an athletic competition from entering into any contract to receive compensation in relation to such student's athle...
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2022-04-27
House sustained Governor's veto
HB192PassPrescription of opioids; sunset. Repeals sunset provisions for the requirement that a prescriber registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program request information about a patient from the Program upon initiating a new course of treatment that i...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0747)
SB595PassNitrile Glove Manufacturing Training Program; established. Establishes the Nitrile Glove Manufacturing Training Program, a funding program of up to $4,601,000 for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, through the Virginia Talent Accelerator ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0731)
SB647PassCommissioner of Health; administration and dispensing of necessary drugs, devices, and vaccines during public health emergency; emergency. Allows the Commissioner of Health to authorize persons who are not authorized by law to administer or dispense ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0733)
HB766PassEnforcement of gaming laws; Gaming Enforcement Coordinator established. Establishes the Office of the Gaming Enforcement Coordinator in the Department of State Police and charges such Coordinator with coordinating local, state, and federal enforcemen...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0768)
SB401PassEnforcement of gaming laws; Gaming Enforcement Coordinator established. Establishes the Office of the Gaming Enforcement Coordinator in the Department of State Police and charges such Coordinator with coordinating local, state, and federal enforcemen...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)
SB593PassCustody and transportation of persons subject to emergency custody or temporary detention order; alternative custody; auxiliary police officers. Allows auxiliary police officers to provide transportation for a person subject to an emergency custody o...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)
HB1199PassTobacco products tax; remote retail sales. Clarifies the provisions of the tobacco products tax on cigars and pipe tobacco sold by remote retail sellers, defined in the bill, to consumers in the Commonwealth. The bill provides that such remote retail...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)
HB517Enroll

Sine Die
Chief Resilience Officer. Clarifies the designation and role of the Chief Resilience Officer by moving the position from under the responsibility of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resourc...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB1270VetoSNAP benefits program; inmates of state or local correctional facilities. Directs the Department of Social Services (the Department) to convene a work group to analyze and develop a proposal to request a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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2022-04-27
House sustained Governor's veto
HB307PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; estimated charges; exception for certain scholastic. Provides that a public body subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act shall make all reasonable efforts to supply records requested by a citizen at the...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0756)
HB1066PassNotice of probate; exception to notice. Removes the exception to the notice of probate under current law that allows such notice to not be given when assets passing under a will or in intestacy do not exceed $5,000. Notice of probate; exception to n...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0777)
HB339Enroll

Sine Die
Charter; City of Falls Church; qualifications of members of boards and commissions. Removes the requirement in the City of Falls Church charter that board and commission members be qualified voters, replacing it with an age requirement of at least 18...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB1138Enroll

Sine Die
Loudoun County School Board; staggering of member terms; lot drawing; timeframe. Requires the lot drawing required to be conducted by the Loudoun County Electoral Board to determine the members of four of nine districts who will be elected to the Lou...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
SB389VetoSupport of parents by child; repeal. Repeals the provision of the Code of Virginia requiring an adult child to assist in providing for the support and maintenance of his or her parent, when such parent requires assistance. Under current law, failure ...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
SB722VetoImproper parking. Authorizes localities in Planning District 8 to prohibit parking a motor vehicle with its wheels fully on the curb or with its wheels straddling the curb and provides that any motor vehicle parked on a curb is subject to a fine and ...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
SB733PassExempted vehicles; insurance. Requires motor vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers exempted from the registration requirement to be covered by motor vehicle insurance; a general liability policy; or an umbrella or excess insurance policy. The bill re...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0736)
HB186PassNitrile Glove Manufacturing Training Program; established. Establishes the Nitrile Glove Manufacturing Training Program, a funding program of up to $4,601,000 for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, through the Virginia Talent Accelerator ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)
HB95PassAdult protective services investigations; financial institutions; furnishing of records and information. Requires financial institutions to cooperate in any investigation of alleged adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation conducted by a local departmen...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0743)
HB745PassRespiratory therapists; practice pending licensure. Provides that a person who has graduated from an accredited respiratory therapy education program may practice with the title "Respiratory Therapist, License Applicant" or "RT-Applicant" until he ha...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0764)
HB4Enroll

Sine Die
School principals; incident reports. Requires that school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense and report to the parents of any minor student who is the specific object of such act tha...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB81PassBoard of Health; Statewide Telehealth Plan; Virginia Telehealth Network. Requires the Board of Health (the Board) to consult with the Virginia Telehealth Network in amending and maintaining the Statewide Telehealth Plan. The bill requires the Board t...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0742)
HB229PassDepartment of Health; social determinants of health. Department of Health; social determinants of health. Directs the Department of Health to collect and analyze information, including demographic data, regarding social determinants of health, define...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0750)
SB278VetoParking of vehicles; electric vehicle charging spots; civil penalties. Prohibits a person from parking a vehicle not capable of receiving an electric charge in a space clearly marked as reserved for charging electric vehicles. A violation is subject ...
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2022-04-27
Senate sustained Governor's veto
SB250VetoNonhazardous solid waste fees. Increases the annual fees for nonhazardous solid waste management facilities and indexes the fees annually based on the change in the Consumer Price Index. Nonhazardous solid waste fees. Increases the annual fees for n...
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2022-04-27
Passed by for the day
SB192Enroll

Sine Die
Local health director; qualifications. Amends the qualification requirements for local health directors to provide that a person may be a local health director if he possess a master's or doctoral degree in the area of public health and has at least ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
SB120PassDepartment of Energy; waste coal piles; report. Directs the Department of Energy, in cooperation with public institutions of higher education serving the coalfield region of the Commonwealth, to identify the approximate volume and number of waste coa...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)
SB474Enroll

Sine Die
Requirement for appeals bond; indigent parties; appeal of unlawful detainer. Removes the requirement for an indigent defendant, as defined in the bill, to post an appeal bond in an unlawful detainer action appealed from the general district court.
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB270PassVirginia Employment Commission; administrative reforms; reporting requirements; electronic submissions; Unemployment Compensation Ombudsman established. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to calculate and report the (i) average unemployment ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0754)
SB776PassSale or auction of surplus property; General Assembly replacement project. Provides for the sale or auction of surplus property from the Pocahontas Building as part of the General Assembly replacement project and for the transfer of all net proceeds ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)
SB342PassTransit Ridership Incentive Program. Directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board to use at least 25 percent of the funds available for the Transit Ridership Incentive Program for grants to fund reduced-fare or zero-fare transit projects. Under curr...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0719)
SB464VetoWitness summons in a criminal matter; requirements. Requires the attorney for the Commonwealth to file with the clerk of the court a copy of any witness subpoena and to provide a copy of such subpoena to any defendant or attorney for the defendant in...
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2022-04-27
Passed by for the day
HB902Enroll

Sine Die
Removal of county courthouse; Augusta County; authorization by electorate. Allows Augusta County to hold a referendum on the courthouse removal in 2022, despite the 10-year waiting requirement, if plans are developed for (i) relocating to a newly con...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
HB419PassInstitutions of higher education; education preparation programs; coursework; audit. Requires each education preparation program offered by a public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education that provides training for...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0757)
HB585PassMiddle and high school end-of-course assessments; number and type. Requires, except for those middle and high school students with significant cognitive disabilities who participate in an alternate assessment, each student in middle and high school t...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)
SB741PassFacial recognition technology; authorized uses; penalty. Authorizes local law-enforcement agencies, campus police departments, and the Department of State Police (the Department) to use facial recognition technology for certain authorized uses as def...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)
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