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SB1129IntroEligibility for food stamps; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, ...
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2019-12-29
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
HB1726IntroDistribution of mail voter registration application forms; certain public and private institutions of higher education. Requires the Department of Elections to provide a reasonable number of mail voter registration application forms to public institu...
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2019-01-15
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
HB2597IntroChild abuse and neglect report or complaint; victims of sex trafficking; taking child victim into custody. Provides that a valid report or complaint of child abuse or neglect where a local department of social services has evaluated the allegations a...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1323IntroCapital outlay plan. Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.
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2019-01-15
Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 1-N)
HB2651IntroVirginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund; fees for offenses related to sex trafficking. Establishes the Virginia Prevention of Sex Trafficking Fund to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of promoting awar...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2332IntroElectric utilities; protection of customer data. Requires the State Corporation Commission to prescribe standards to ensure that the Virginia customers of each public electric utility have the right to (i) control how the utility shares personally id...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
HB2603IntroApprenticeship program; discrimination. Prohibits a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program from discriminating against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientati...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
SB1304IntroSmoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue; civil penalty. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to designate reasonable no-smoking areas within an outdoor amphitheater or concert venue owned by the locality. The bill requires such ordinance t...
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2019-01-15
Reported from Local Government (10-Y 3-N)
HB2314IntroLocal enterprise zone; traffic plan. Requires that, upon petition of a locality that has adopted a local enterprise zone development taxation program, the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Virginia Economic Development Partnershi...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2431IntroMy Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for My Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for private employers and their employees. Establishes the My Virginia Plan Board (the Board) and directs the Board to create the My Virginia Plan P...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1137IntroDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, as defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for determini...
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2019-01-15
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB1898IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; lease terms and conditions; acceptance of rent with reservation. Requires a landlord to offer the tenant a written rental agreement and sets forth terms and conditions that will be applicable by operation...
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2019-01-15
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
HB2516IntroHealth insurance rate reviews; minimum anticipated loss ratios; pharmacy benefit price spread. Requires the State Corporation Commission (Commission) to treat the price spread on any contract between the issuer of a health benefit plan and its pharma...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2712IntroPublic institutions of higher education; certain students; eligibility for in-state tuition. Declares eligible for in-state tuition, regardless of domicile, any non-Virginia student enrolled at a public institution of higher education who (i) pays fo...
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2019-01-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB1648IntroPedestrian crossings; Town of Ashland. Adds the Town of Ashland to the list of localities that may provide by ordinance for the installation and maintenance of highway signs at marked crosswalks requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians. A violation ...
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2019-01-15
Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N)
HB1865IntroTowing fees. Sets maximum towing hookup and initial towing fees at $150 for all localities. Current law authorizes local governing bodies to set towing fee limits different from the maximums retained by the bill.
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2019-01-15
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
HB2177IntroHealth insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for medicines to classify medically necessary f...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2218IntroVirginia Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices; unlawful practice of an occupation or profession. Makes the unlawful and unlicensed practice of contracting, real estate brokering, or real estate sales, in connection with a consumer transactio...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
HR218EngrossCommending the Town of Lebanon.
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2019-01-15
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1030IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firef...
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2019-01-15
Incorporates SB1022 (Chase)
HB1832IntroSpecial license plate; Navy and Marine Corps Medal. Creates a special license plate for persons awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal or for unremarried surviving spouses of such persons.
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2019-01-15
Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
HB2537IntroElectric utilities; notice before terminating service. Directs that the requirement that electric utilities give customers 10 days' notice by mail prior to terminating service applies regardless of whether reasonable cause exists to believe the custo...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
SB1314EngrossChildren in residence or custody; participation in educational programs. Requires that any child who is admitted to a state hospital or state mental health facility for inpatient treatment shall, if appropriate, participate in any education and train...
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2019-01-15
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB2294IntroElectric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency goals. Requires investor-owned electric utilities, cooperative electric utilities, and investor-owned natural gas distribution utilities to me...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
HB2501IntroGreenhouse gas emissions; inventory. Directs the Division of Energy of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, as part of the 10-year Virginia Energy Plan required by current law, to inventory greenhouse gas emissions and provide information on...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
HB2555IntroLocal gas severance tax; sunset date. Extends the sunset date from January 1, 2020, to January 1, 2022, for the local gas severance tax that is dedicated to (i) the local Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund, (ii) the Virginia Coalfield Economic Develo...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2492IntroProhibition of sale, transfer, etc., of certain firearms magazines and firearms; penalties. Prohibits any person from importing, selling, bartering, or transferring a firearms magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. A violation i...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1121IntroMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.
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2019-01-15
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB2543IntroHealth benefit plans; balance billing for ancillary services. Prohibits an out-of-network provider from balance billing a covered person for the costs of an ancillary service when an in-network provider referred the covered person to the out-of-netwo...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2166IntroDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; definition of law-enforcement officer; security division of the Virginia Lottery. Removes from the definition of law-enforcement officer, as it applies to an investigator who is a sworn member of the security ...
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2019-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
SB1358EngrossEstablishment of primary health care facility for employees of locality. Provides that any locality may establish and operate a primary care health care facility for the locality's employees, the services of which may include vision and dental care.
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2019-01-15
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB2498IntroMissing and endangered child; Endangered Missing Child Media Alert. Provides that the Virginia State Police may issue a public or media alert at the request of a law-enforcement agency regarding a missing and endangered child who does not meet the de...
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2019-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1633IntroDesignating the Lieutenant Bradford T. Clark Memorial Bridge. Designates the State Route 627 bridge in Hanover County over Interstate 295 the "Lieutenant Bradford T. Clark Memorial Bridge."
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2019-01-15
Stricken from docket by Transportation (22-Y 0-N)
HB2213IntroExchange of medical and mental health information and records of person committed to jail; pretrial services officers. Adds local probation officers and pretrial services officers to the list of persons among whom the medical and mental health inform...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2573IntroUtility easements; pole attachments. Declares that a public service company that has acquired a prescriptive easement that is used to provide electrical service is deemed to have the right to grant to a provider of broadband or other telecommunicatio...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
HB2644IntroMarijuana; decriminalization of simple marijuana possession; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second violation, and $250 for a third or subsequent v...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
SB1038IntroVoter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires Voter registration; verification of social security numbers; provisional registration status. Requires the general registrars to verify that the na...
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2019-01-15
Rereferred to Finance
HB2639IntroHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered health care service from a l...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2109IntroGuaranteed asset protection waivers. Establishes requirements for offering guaranteed asset protection (GAP) waivers, which are agreements, entered into as a part of or addendum to a motor vehicle financing agreement, under which the creditor agrees ...
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2019-01-15
Committee substitute printed 19104769D-H1
HB2518IntroDisabled Veteran's State Museum Passport established; free entry into state museums and other cultural institutions. Establishes a Disabled Veteran's State Museum Passport program for veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a service-connecte...
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2019-01-15
Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
SB1258IntroSchool boards; personnel; behavior analysts. Requires local school boards to employ one full-time equivalent licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst per five schools in the school division.
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2019-01-15
Incorporates SB1528 (Vogel)
HB2424IntroLocal law-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Requires localities to adopt and establish a written policy for the operation of a body-worn camera system, as defined in the bill, that conforms to the model policy established by the Departm...
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2019-01-15
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2432IntroMy Virginia Plan Program; retirement plans for employees of My Virginia Plan Program; retirement plans for employees of private employers. Establishes the My Virginia Plan Board (the Board) and directs the Board to create the My Virginia Plan Program...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
HB1967IntroPhysicians; requirement of medical specialty board certification prohibited. Prohibits hospitals and other entities that employ or provide staff membership or professional privileges to individuals licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth, m...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2117IntroElectric utilities; retail competition; renewable energy. Allows customers of an investor-owned electric utility to purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensed supplier. The measure eliminates the condition t...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
HB1981IntroVirginia Correctional Enterprises; procedure for exemptions to the mandatory purchase provisions. Provides that any department, institution, or agency of the Commonwealth is only required to obtain the written consent of the Chief Executive Officer o...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
SB1108IntroMarsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General District Court and John Marshall Criminal-Traffic Division at Richmond General District Court; concurrent jurisdiction. Clarifies that the Marsh Criminal-Traffic Division at Manchester General Dis...
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2019-01-15
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB2464IntroTestimony by child victims and witnesses using two-way closed-circuit television; commercial sex trafficking and prostitution offenses. Allows a court to order, upon application by the attorney for the Commonwealth or the defendant, that the testimon...
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2019-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 16]
Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2513IntroWorkers' compensation; occupation disease presumptions; PTSD. Establishes a presumption that if certain firefighters, law-enforcement officers, hazardous materials officers, animal protection police officers, or 9-1-1 emergency call takers, dispatche...
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2019-01-15
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
HB2668IntroLocal school boards; support services positions; behavior analysts. Includes licensed behavior analysts and licensed assistant behavior analysts as support services positions in a local school division for the purposes of Title 22.1 (Education) of th...
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2019-01-15
Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
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