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SB114IntroAbsentee voting; no excuse. Allows for any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he is qualified to vote. The bill removes the current list of statutory reasons for which a person may be entitled to vote by absentee bal...
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2017-12-15
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB112IntroHate crimes; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability; penalty. Adds disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation to the categories of victims whose intentional selection for a hate crime involving assault, assault an...
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2017-12-15
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB111IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana Marijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second violati...
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2017-12-15
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB113IntroMechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of any device used to increase the rate of fire of any semi-automatic fir...
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2017-12-15
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB115IntroCounty food and beverage tax. Increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to as the meals tax. The bill also removes the requiremen...
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2017-12-15
To Senate Finance Committee
SB116IntroSpecial license plates; NO BULLY ZONE. Authorizes the issuance of revenue-sharing special license plates for members and supporters of the Parents Against Bullying organization bearing the legend NO BULLY ZONE.
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2017-12-15
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB115IntroReckless driving; penalty. Expands the conduct that constitutes reckless driving to include driving a vehicle without giving proper time and attention to driving.
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2017-12-15
Committee Referral Pending
HJR10IntroCelebrating the life of Donald Williams, Sr.
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2017-12-15
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/10/18 18100574D
HB114IntroGolf carts and utility vehicles on public highways; equine events. Authorizes the use of golf carts and utility vehicles to cross a highway from one portion of a venue hosting an equine event to another portion thereof, provided that such crossing oc...
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2017-12-15
Committee Referral Pending
HJR9IntroCelebrating the life of Joseph C. Smiddy.
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2017-12-15
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/10/18 18100015D
HB116IntroLocal authority; distracted driving. Authorizes any local governing body to adopt an ordinance prohibiting any person from driving a vehicle on any highway within the locality while failing to provide proper time and attention necessary for the safe ...
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2017-12-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB117IntroWorkers' Compensation Commission; quorum. Provides that the commissioners of the Workers' Compensation Commission, for purposes of constituting a quorum, shall include any deputy commissioner or retired commissioner who is appointed or recalled, resp...
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2017-12-15
Committee Referral Pending
SB110IntroMarijuana field test; evidence at trial. Provides that a law-enforcement officer is permitted to testify as to the results of any field test approved by the Department of Forensic Science regarding whether or not any plant material is marijuana in an...
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2017-12-14
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB109IntroCertain school divisions; plan to fund and phase in full-day kindergarten. Requires each local school board that does not offer a full-day kindergarten program for each kindergarten student in the school division to develop a plan to fund and phase i...
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HB108IntroCorrectional officers; survey upon resignation, etc.; report. Requires the Director of the Department of Corrections to submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the results of the survey administered to each correctional of...
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HB110IntroEmployees; franchisees excluded. Provides that, notwithstanding any voluntary agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and the franchisee or franchisor, neither a franchisee nor a franchisee's employee shall be deemed to be an employee of the f...
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HB107IntroWorkers' compensation; disease presumptions; correctional officers. Adds correctional officers to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to a presumption that hypertension and heart disease and certain infectious diseases are occupation...
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HJR8IntroStudy; Department of Transportation; purchase of the Dulles Greenway; report. Requests the Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of purchasing all or part of the Dulles Greenway.
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HB111IntroHealth insurance; coverage of proton radiation therapy; report. Directs the Bureau of Insurance to conduct an analysis of issues related to health insurers' approvals for cancer treatment involving use of proton radiation therapy. The Bureau shall re...
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HB113IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $1,000 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HB112IntroFalsely signing a summons. Provides that a person who signs a summons with a false name is guilty of giving a false identity to a law-enforcement officer, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, such conduct is punished as forging a public record, a Class ...
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2017-12-14
Committee Referral Pending
HB106IntroKinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives and ensure permanency for children for whom adoption or being returned home are not appropriate p...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB100IntroMethod of execution; lethal injection drugs. Eliminates the provision making the identities of (i) any pharmacy or outsourcing facility that enters into a contract with the Department of Corrections for the compounding of drugs necessary to carry out...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB97IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement; single or term contracts for professional services. Increases the maximum permissible aggregate or sum of all phases of single or term contracts for professional services that may be procured w...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB99IntroPresidential electors; National Popular Vote Compact. Enters Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the United States Constitution gives the states ex...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB98IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services. Provides that for competitive negotiation for professional services, a public body may conduct negotiations simultaneously with the top two ranked offerors if the pub...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HJR7IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage ...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB104IntroPetition for writ of actual innocence. Provides that a person may petition for a writ of actual innocence based on biological evidence regardless of the type of plea he entered at trial. Under current law, a person may petition for a writ based on bi...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB105IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services training standards; community engaged policing. Expands the responsibilities of the Department of Criminal Justice Services regarding community policing by requiring the compulsory training standards for basic ...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB101IntroBoard for Contractors; tradesmen licenses; expiration date. Provides that licenses for tradesmen shall expire three years from the date of issuance by the Board for Contractors. The bill requires the Board to sync the expiration date of a tradesman l...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB103IntroAdditional lanes of Interstate 95. Directs the Department of Transportation to immediately commence a transportation project to add an additional lane of travel to that portion of Interstate 95 between Exit 126 in Spotsylvania County and Interstate 4...
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB102IntroAlcoholic beverage control; gourmet shop licensees. Eliminates the requirement that gourmet shop licensees maintain each year an average monthly inventory and sales volume of at least $1,000 in products such as cheeses and gourmet food.
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2017-12-13
Committee Referral Pending
HB96IntroElectric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review w...
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2017-12-12
Committee Referral Pending
SB98IntroExpungement of police and court records; deceased persons. Provides that in the event that a person who is entitled to bring a petition for expungement dies before filing a petition, the next of kin of the decedent may file on the decedent's behalf w...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB101IntroHigh school family life education curricula; law and meaning of consent. Requires any high school family life education curriculum offered by a local school division to incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-based programs on ...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB105IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the cla...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB107IntroDual enrollment courses; quality standards; universal transfer course credit. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), in consultation with the Department of Education and each public institution of higher education,...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB102IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $1,500 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny.
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB96IntroJuvenile offenders; sentencing; geriatric parole. Provides that for any juvenile felony a circuit court shall consider a juvenile's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change in determining the particular sentence to be imposed. The bi...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB95IntroSecurity freezes for protected consumers. Raises the age of eligibility for someone to qualify as a "protected consumer" from 16 to 18. The measure also clarifies that if the protected consumer is under age 18 sufficient proof of authority may be a b...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SB99IntroRelease of hunting dogs on a highway. Provides that any person who intentionally releases five or more hunting dogs on or within 15 feet of a highway is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and a second or subsequent violation within three years of the fi...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB104IntroReckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises from 80 to 85 miles per hour the speed above which a person who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth is guilty of reckless driving regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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2017-12-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB106IntroCongressional and state legislative districts; compactness standard. Requires congressional and state legislative districts to be composed of compact territory, meaning districts are not to be oddly shaped or have irregular or contorted boundaries, u...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB108IntroOrders of publication to enforce tax lien; limited-value property. Provides that an order of publication for the enforcement of a lien for taxes owed on real property that has a value of $50,000 or less need be published only once. Under current law,...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB109IntroDissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants. Provides that juvenile record information maintained in the Central Criminal Records Exchange may be disseminated (i) to the State Health Commissioner or his ...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB100IntroNew sentencing hearing; abolition of parole. Provides that a person who was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. Commonwealth, 260 Va. 104 (June 9, 2000), in which the Court held that a jury s...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB97IntroDriving with animal prohibited. Prohibits any person, while operating a moving motor vehicle, to (i) have an animal on his lap, (ii) permit an animal to impede his free access to and use of vehicle controls, or (iii) obstruct his vision.
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2017-12-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB94IntroDog boarding establishments; group play; penalty. Requires an employee of a dog boarding establishment to be present at all times that a dog is able to have physical contact with another dog. Failure to adequately supervise dogs in group play is esta...
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2017-12-12
Committee Referral Pending
SB103IntroTeacher licensure; reciprocity; spouses of Armed Forces members. Requires the Board of Education to provide for teacher licensure by reciprocity for a period of one year for any spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB94IntroExpungement of police and court records; crimes defined. Provides that police and court records for all felony or misdemeanor offenses, or traffic infractions, are potentially eligible for expungement if the person seeking the expungement qualifies u...
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2017-12-12
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
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