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HB1341EngrossVeterans Services Foundation.
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2016-02-08
Read third time and passed House (93-Y 4-N)
HB340EngrossPrivate animal shelter. Clarifies that a private animal shelter is a facility that operates for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes for animals or for any other purpose authorized in the animal care section of the Code that provides for t...
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2016-02-08
Printed as engrossed 16104831D-EH1
HB693IntroStandard deduction; adjusted for inflation. Adjusts the individual income tax standard deduction annually beginning with the 2017 taxable year by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), for all items, from...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 8:30 am]
To House Finance Committee
HJR226EngrossCelebrating the life of Karen Correia Radley.
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2016-02-08
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB343EngrossPossession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; cancer. Provides an affirmative defense in a prosecution for the possession of marijuana if the marijuana is in the form of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil possessed pursuant to a valid writt...
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2016-02-08
Read second time and engrossed
HB832IntroVacancies in constitutional offices; special elections. Allows the governing body of a county or city in which a vacancy in a constitutional office has occurred to request in its petition for a writ of election that the circuit court order the specia...
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2016-02-08
Read first time
HB541EngrossLaw-enforcement records concerning juveniles; disclosure. Allows the disclosure of law-enforcement records concerning a juvenile who is referred to a court services unit-authorized diversion program. The bill prohibits further disclosure of such reco...
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2016-02-08
Read second time and engrossed
SB438EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; social media accounts. Prohibits a public or private institution of higher education from requiring a student to disclose the username or password to any of such student's social media accounts.
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2016-02-08
Engrossed by Senate as amended SB438E
HB443IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; exception. Allows any person who regardless of having met the demonstration of competence requirement is otherwise qualified to obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun concealed in any place where such perso...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8]
Subcommittee recommends striking from docket by voice vote
HB671EngrossAppointed counsel for parents or guardians. Requires court-appointed counsel for a parent or guardian of a child in cases of alleged abuse or neglect or termination of parental rights to be selected from the list of attorneys who qualify as guardians...
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2016-02-08
Printed as engrossed 16101497D-E
SB341IntroCertificate of relief from collateral criminal consequences. Creates a procedure whereby a person who has been convicted of certain crimes can petition the court for a certificate of relief that will remove collateral consequences of the conviction. ...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 8:00 am]
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N 1-A)
SB549EngrossConditional zoning. Provides that no locality shall (i) request or accept any unreasonable proffer in connection with a rezoning or a proffer condition amendment as a condition of approval of a new residential development or new residential use or (i...
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2016-02-08
Passed by for the day
HB1196IntroResisting arrest; penalty. Removes the requirement that a person flee in order to be convicted of the Class 1 misdemeanor of resisting arrest and replaces it with failing to submit to the lawful commands of a law-enforcement officer or failing to all...
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2016-02-08
Committee substitute agreed to 16105041D-H1
SB781IntroTransport of prisoners. Provides that the sheriff or administrator in charge of a local or regional correctional facility and the employees of the facility acting on the direction of the sheriff or administrator have the authority to transport the pr...
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2016-02-08
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
HB305IntroIssuance of certain special license plates. Prohibits the DMV from issuing to registered sex offenders special license plates for supporters of the Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia bearing the legend KIDS FIRST or renewing the registratio...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm]
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
HB1096IntroRegulation of firearms by state entities. Prohibits any state entity from adopting or enforcing any rule, regulation, policy, or administrative action governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, storage, or transporting of fire...
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2016-02-08
Read first time
HB1207IntroFamily and Children's Trust Fund; exempt from taxation. Clarifies that the Family and Children's Trust Fund performs an essential governmental function and thus gifts, contributions, grants, devises, or bequests, whether personal or real property, an...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 8:30 am]
Reported from Finance (22-Y 0-N)
SB691IntroProduction of industrial hemp. Clarifies that it is lawful for a person with a license to manufacture industrial hemp products or engage in scientific, agricultural, or other research involving the applications of industrial hemp and that no person s...
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2016-02-08
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB417EngrossDepartment of Motor Vehicles transactions. Allows the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to enter into contracts with contractors of state or federal agencies to conduct customer service transactions on behalf of such agencies for the benefit of Virg...
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2016-02-08
Printed as engrossed 16100482D-E
SB247EngrossSearch warrants; person subject to arrest. Authorizes the issuance of a search warrant to search for and seize any person for whom a warrant or process for arrest has been issued.
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2016-02-08
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8]
Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
SB626EngrossCarrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun...
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2016-02-08
Read second time and engrossed
SB420EngrossVoter registration; information required on voter registration application; adjudication of incapacity or felony conviction. Removes the requirement that a person registering to vote who states that he was previously adjudicated incapacitated or conv...
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2016-02-08
Assigned P & E sub: Elections
HB895IntroBoard of Education; high school graduation requirements. Removes existing provisions related to standard and advanced studies diplomas and standard and verified units of credit and requires the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduati...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 7:00 am]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
HB157EngrossGuidance documents for care of animals. Requires that guidance documents developed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) for the care of animals be subject to public comment prior to their adoption by the Department....
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2016-02-08
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
HB1131IntroPublic schools; Standards of Learning assessments. Reduces the total number and type of required Standards of Learning assessments to the minimum requirements established by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended.
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 9 @ 7:00 am]
Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
SB690EngrossLocal tax officials; electronic dissemination of tax bills and tax documents. Authorizes treasurers, commissioners of the revenue, and other local tax officials to convey tax bills and other tax documents via electronic means, with the consent of the...
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2016-02-08
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB460EngrossVoter registration; notification to other states of a person's registration in Virginia. Requires the general registrars, when registering any person who was previously registered in another state, to notify the appropriate authority in that state of...
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2016-02-08
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB216IntroParole; limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is entitled to parole 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...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 8:00 am]
Rereferred to Finance
HB582EngrossCriminal defendants; evaluation for insanity or competence. Sets qualifications for persons who conduct evaluations of criminal defendants where there is an issue of sanity or competency to stand trial. Evaluators will be required to send redacted co...
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2016-02-08
Printed as engrossed 16101381D-E
HR123IntroCommending Loudoun County Public Schools.
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2016-02-08
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 16104789D
SB446EngrossConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); right to work. Provides for a referendum at the November 8, 2016, election to approve or reject an amendment to prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organiza...
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2016-02-08
Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
HJR260IntroCelebrating the life of Maggie Lee Dixon Ingram.
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2016-02-08
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 16103980D
HB1018IntroEducational improvement scholarships tax credit program. Modifies the educational improvement scholarships tax credit program by increasing the tax credit beginning in taxable year 2017 from 65 percent to 90 percent of the value of donations made to ...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 8:30 am]
Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (9-Y 13-N)
HB381IntroCustomized Standards of Learning assessments for children with disabilities. Permits any local school board and its employees to design, consistent with guidelines established by the Board, a customized Standards of Learning assessment for children w...
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 8 @ 7:00 am]
Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
SB671EngrossTreatment of a patient for Lyme disease. Provides that when patient chooses to accept treatment in accordance with a clinical practice guideline maintained by the National Guideline Clearinghouse a health care provider will not be subject to health r...
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2016-02-08
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB671S1
HJR262IntroCelebrating the life of Ashby B. Allen.
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2016-02-08
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 16103982D
HJR266IntroCommending Mongrel.
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2016-02-08
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 16103990D
SJR89IntroStudy; Virginia Housing Commission; report. Directs the Virginia Housing Commission to study the impact of tenant bankruptcy proceedings on landlords in Virginia.
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2016-02-08
Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
SB598IntroErosion and sediment control; stormwater management program. Clarifies that certain flow rate capacity and velocity requirements for plans approved on and after July 1, 2014, shall be satisfied by compliance with Virginia Stormwater Management Progra...
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2016-02-08
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB428EngrossSupport payments by county or city. Designates the Department of Social Services as the entity to which a county or city within the boundaries of which a prisoner is put to work on a workhouse, city farm, or work squad shall pay funds for the support...
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2016-02-08
Read second time and engrossed
HB854EngrossFirefighter or emergency medical services personnel interrogation; observer. Allows firefighters or emergency medical services personnel subjected to an interrogation that could lead to dismissal, demotion, or suspension for punitive reason to have a...
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2016-02-08
Read second time and engrossed
SB427EngrossStandards of Learning assessments; students who refuse to take. Prohibits the Board of Education from including in its calculation of the passage rate of a Standards of Learning assessment for the purposes of state accountability any student who has ...
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2016-02-08
Printed as engrossed 16101535D-E
HJR267IntroCommending the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
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2016-02-08
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 16104457D
SB443EngrossNutrient credit certification; priority consideration. Directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) to establish a system for priority consideration of an application for a land conversion project, with a $10,000 fee. The Department of Environme...
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2016-02-08
Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
SB7EngrossAppointed counsel for parents or guardians. Requires court-appointed counsel for a parent or guardian of a child in cases of alleged abuse or neglect or termination of parental rights to be selected from the list of attorneys who qualify as guardians...
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2016-02-08
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
HB684IntroCondominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; rental of units and lots; disclosure packets. Prohibits a unit owners' association or property owners' association from charging an annual or monthly rental fee or any other fee not expressly authori...
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2016-02-08
Read first time
HJR265IntroCommending Marshall W. Butler, Jr.
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2016-02-08
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 16103979D
SB222EngrossVoter registration; automatic voter registration. Provides for the automatic electronic transmission by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Elections of certain information for any person coming into an office of the Department of M...
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2016-02-08
Read second time and engrossed
HB1232IntroRecalled motor vehicles. Requires a motor vehicle dealer to disclose whether a used vehicle sold at retail has been recalled and, if the used vehicle is subject to a recall that remains unremedied at the time of sale, inform the buyer of the process ...
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2016-02-08
Passed by for the day
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