VA Legislation | 2016 | Regular Session

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SB727EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; public access to noncriminal records. Clarifies public access to noncriminal records maintained by public bodies engaged in criminal law-enforcement activities. The bill reverses an April 2015 Virginia Supreme Cou...
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2016-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
SB115EngrossTax credit for contributions to political candidates. Repeals the personal income tax credit for contributions to political candidates.
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2016-02-15
To House Finance Committee
SB120EngrossPassing stopped school buses; mailing of summons; rebutting presumption. Provides that a locality that has authorized by ordinance the installation and operation of a video-monitoring system on school buses for recording violations of unlawfully pass...
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2016-02-15
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB125EngrossPunitive damages for persons injured by intoxicated drivers. Provides that, for the purposes of a punitive damages award in a civil action for personal injury or death arising from the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, in order to have ...
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2016-02-15
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB488EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; food-beverage ratio. Modifies the food-beverage ratio for mixed beverage restaurant licensees to require that such licensees sell a minimum of 25 cents of food and nonalcoholic beverages for every dollar of mixed beverages...
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2016-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
SB580EngrossIncome tax credit; food crop donations to a food bank. Establishes an individual and corporate income tax credit beginning in 2016 for food crops that are grown by a person engaged in the business of farming and donated by such person to a nonprofit ...
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2016-02-15
To House Finance Committee
SB393EngrossPreliminary protective orders; contents of order. Provides that if a preliminary protective order is issued in an ex parte hearing where the petition for the order is supported by sworn testimony and not an affidavit, the court issuing the order shal...
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2016-02-15
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SB136EngrossElectrical transmission line siting; hearing requested by locality. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to hold at least one hearing in the area that would be affected by construction of an electrical transmission line of 138 kV or more, ...
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2016-02-15
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SB687EngrossTimber cutting; determination of damages; attorney fees. Clarifies that any person found liable for the unauthorized removal of, or the direction of unauthorized removal of, timber from another's land must also pay reasonable attorney fees incurred b...
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2016-02-15
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SB534EngrossDissemination of criminal history record information; civil actions. Provides that any person or entity who is regularly engaged in the business of disseminating or publishing, for a fee, criminal history record information and who knowingly dissemin...
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2016-02-15
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SB459EngrossVirginia Collaborative Economic Development Act. Creates the Virginia Collaborative Economic Development Performance Grant Fund. Two or more localities that collaborate and adopt a collaborative economic development plan will be eligible for grants f...
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2016-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
SB572EngrossImproper driving; jury. Provides that a jury hearing a case involving a person charged with reckless driving where the accused's degree of culpability is slight may find the accused not guilty of reckless driving but guilty of improper driving, which...
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2016-02-15
To House Transportation Committee
SB85EngrossRegulation of water and sewer utilities. Makes water and sewer companies subject to the rules of the State Corporation Commission (SCC) regarding meetings and communications between SCC commissioners and any party, or between commissioners and staff,...
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2016-02-15
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SB728EngrossPunitive damages; injury by intoxicated drivers; admission of evidence. Provides that, when considering what amount of punitive damages to award in a civil action for personal injury or death resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle while into...
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2016-02-15
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SB566EngrossInvoluntary psychiatric admission from local correctional facility. Clarifies that for the purposes of petitioning for the involuntary psychiatric treatment of an inmate in a local correctional facility, the petition shall be filed by the sheriff or ...
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2016-02-15
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SB391EngrossDriving after forfeiture of license. Provides that a person may be guilty of an offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle (i) after his driver's license has been revoked for certain offenses, (ii) in violation of the terms of a restricted licen...
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2016-02-15
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SB493EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); closed meeting not authorized for discussion of pay increases for local governing bodies and elected school boards. Clarifies that nothing in the personnel exemption in the open meetings law of FOIA shall b...
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2016-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
SB64EngrossSales and use tax exemption; certain data centers. Removes the sunset date (June 30, 2020) from a sales and use tax exemption for certain data centers. The bill also makes a technical correction regarding a subdivision that is erroneously set out twi...
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2016-02-15
To House Finance Committee
SB707EngrossFailure to appear; service of process. Provides that a summons for failure to appear on a mailed summons may be served by any person authorized to serve process. Under existing law any person age 18 or older who is not a party or otherwise interested...
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2016-02-15
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SB562EngrossHealth benefit plans; federal law changes. Authorizes health carriers to sell, issue, or offer for sale any health benefit plan that would otherwise not be permitted to be sold, issued, or offered for sale due to conflict with the requirements of the...
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2016-02-15
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SB282EngrossVirginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund. Establishes the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund for the purpose of creating a low-interest loan program to help residents and businesses that are subject to recurrent flooding. Moneys from the Fund may be used t...
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2016-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
SB746EngrossLiability of governmental entity for certain inspections. Provides that a governmental entity employing a person who exceeds the scope of his authority when performing an inspection of a private entity to determine compliance with any law, regulation...
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2016-02-15
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SB564EngrossFreedom of Information Act; exclusions for school personnel licensure applications. Excludes records of an application for licensure or renewal of a license for teachers and other school personnel, including transcripts or other documents submitted i...
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2016-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
SB688EngrossLimited liability companies; registered agent. Authorizes a limited liability company (LLC) to designate an officer of the LLC as its registered agent. An officer of an LLC is defined in this measure as an employee of the LLC, other than a member or ...
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2016-02-15
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SB602EngrossVirginia Economic Development Incentive Grant Program. Extends the award of Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grants for eligible projects on and after July 1, 2016, in the aggregate amount of not more than $6 million in any fiscal year and an ...
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2016-02-15
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SB508EngrossCorporate income tax; addback for Captive REIT dividends. Provides that the voting power or value of the beneficial interests or shares in a real estate investment trust (REIT) that is held in a segregated asset account of a life insurance corporatio...
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2016-02-15
To House Finance Committee
SB729EngrossUse of unmanned aircraft system to commit crime or obstruct services; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he knowingly uses or attempts to use an unmanned aircraft system (i) to commit or attempt to commit a crime, (...
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2016-02-15
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
HB444IntroNotice to customers of renewable electric power options. Expands the requirement that investor-owned utilities provide customers with information on purchasing renewable energy by requiring the notice to provide information on electric energy provide...
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2016-02-13
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HB47IntroMixed-Delivery Preschool Services Fund and Grant Program established. Establishes the Mixed-Delivery Preschool Services Fund and Grant Program for the purpose of awarding grants on a competitive basis to urban, suburban, and rural community applicant...
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2016-02-13
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HB1197IntroInternet publication of personal information of law-enforcement officers; penalty. Prohibits the Commonwealth from publishing on a publically accessible website the personal information of any law-enforcement officer without first obtaining written p...
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2016-02-13
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HB971IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; implementation of certification programs for small businesses; definition of small business; report. Changes the definition of small business, beginning July 1, 2017, to meet the small business siz...
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HB1189IntroOperation of a child welfare agency without a license; negligence resulting in death of or injury to a child; penalty. Provides that in any case in which a person operates or engages in the conduct of a child welfare agency without first obtaining a ...
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2016-02-13
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HB48IntroForfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes; finding of guilt 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...
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2016-02-13
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HB768IntroVictims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services may distribute funds from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund to reimburse an entity that offers a fir...
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2016-02-13
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HB1318IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); noncriminal incidents and reports. Clarifies that the FOIA exclusion for noncriminal incidents and reports applies to any public body that engages in criminal law-enforcement activities and does not rely on...
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2016-02-13
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HB499IntroProfessions and occupations; standards for regulation. Provides that a professional and occupational regulatory board cannot abridge the right of every person to engage in any lawful profession, trade, or occupation of his choice unless (i) such boar...
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HB1264IntroVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; representations related to covenants and restrictions affecting the property. Provides that, in delivering the residential property disclosure statement to a prospective purchaser of residential property ...
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2016-02-13
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HB605IntroRestitution; extension of probation. Provides that a defendant's probation period is automatically extended until any required restitution is paid in full or any required community service fully performed.
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2016-02-13
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HB665IntroCommission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform established. Creates the Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform in the legislative branch to study and make recommendations relating to the financial soundness of re...
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2016-02-13
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HB1328IntroUnfaithful delegates; penalty. Provides that an individual representing the Commonwealth at a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution called pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution who votes for a propose...
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2016-02-13
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HB451IntroCommission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring and Diverse Communities; report. Establishes, subject to appropriation in the 2016 general appropriation act, a 12-member legislative Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in A...
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2016-02-13
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HB1288IntroDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; certification of employment services organizations; public procurement. Provides that for solicitations under the Virginia Public Procurement Act, each public body shall include, in addition to sma...
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2016-02-13
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HB1068IntroAdvanced Shipbuilding Production Facility Grant Program. Establishes a grant program for new facilities and activities related to the production of a class of nuclear warships for the United States Navy not previously built in Virginia. Grants would ...
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2016-02-13
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HB517IntroWarrantless arrest; conservation police officers and conservation officers. Allows a conservation police officer of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and a conservation officer of the Department of Conservation and Recreation to make warran...
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2016-02-13
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HB922IntroComputer trespass; government computers and computers used for public utilities. Increases the Class 1 misdemeanor computer trespass crimes to a Class 6 felony if the computer targeted is one that is exclusively for the use of, or used by or for, the...
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2016-02-13
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HB1135IntroPurchase of Virginia-grown food products by state agencies and institutions and local school divisions. Provides for the Department of General Services to establish procurement procedures to facilitate the purchase of Virginia-grown food products by ...
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2016-02-13
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HB741IntroVirginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors; licensing of home inspectors. Provides that beginning July 1, 2017, home inspectors must be licensed by the Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors (the Board). Currently home ins...
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2016-02-13
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HB588IntroProtective orders; contacts. Provides that the term "such contacts" includes being within 100 feet of the petitioner for purposes of a protective order that prohibits such contacts between the respondent and the petitioner or the petitioner's family ...
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2016-02-13
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HB1345IntroLine of Duty Act. Revises the Line of Duty Act (the Act) by codifying revisions to the Act from the appropriation act and, among other changes, transferring overall administration of the Act to the Virginia Retirement System, transferring administrat...
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2016-02-13
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HB1160IntroPhysical evidence recovery kits. Establishes a comprehensive procedure for the collection and analysis of physical evidence recovery kits for victims of sexual assault, including those who elect at the time of the exam not to report a sexual assault ...
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2016-02-13
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