VA Legislation | 2015 | Regular Session

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VASB1362State song. Designates "Our Great Virginia" lyrics by Mike Greenly and arranged by Jim Papoulis, as the official traditional state song and "Sweet Virginia Breeze," by Robbin Thompson and Steve Bassett, as the official popular state song. The bill al...
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2015-03-04
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VASB1064Administration of estates; liability of heir or devisee for real estate conveyed. Provides that real estate sold or conveyed as part of a decedent's estate is not liable to persons entitled to be paid out of such real estate if the sale was made more...
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VASB1232Administration and enforcement of cigarette laws. Modifies several provisions relating to the administration and enforcement of Virginia's cigarette laws by prohibiting persons convicted of certain offenses from being authorized holders, requiring th...
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VASB855Capital cases; mental retardation. Requires that the results of an intelligence test given in the process of determining whether a capital case defendant is mentally retarded must be reported as a range of scores calculated by adding to and subtracti...
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VASB1086Trial for false statement or representation on application for Medicaid payment; venue. Provides that the venue for the trial of any person charged with making a false statement or representation with regard to an application for Medicaid payment sha...
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VASB1002Local workforce investment boards; pay-for-performance incentives. Encourages local workforce investment boards to implement pay-for-performance contract strategy incentives for training services as an alternative model to traditional programs. The b...
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VASB1085Enforcement of liens; property value. Increases from $10,000 to $12,500 the maximum value of property that may be sold for cash at auction to satisfy a lien without petitioning for a court order for the sale of such property. The bill also requires t...
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VAHB2255Conveyance; Town of Lawrenceville. Conveys a 0.94-acre parcel from the Department of Corrections (the Department) to the Town of Lawrenceville in Brunswick County. The parcel contains a water booster station and storage tank maintained by the Town of...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2332Roadside safety devices; identification numbers. Requires that certain roadside safety devices installed on or after July 1, 2016, be stamped with identification numbers by the manufacturer.
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VASB894Community Integration Advisory Commission; membership. Expands nonlegislative citizen membership eligibility to include one individual who is receiving or has received services in a state hospital operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and D...
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VASB1381Definition of private animal shelter. Clarifies that the purpose of a private animal shelter is to find permanent adoptive homes for animals.
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VAHB2306Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings trust accounts established; administered by the Virginia College Savings Plan. Establishes ABLE savings trust accounts to be administered by the Virginia College Savings Plan to facilitate the saving ...
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VASB1262Health insurance plans and programs; preauthorization for drug benefits.Requires certain health insurance contracts under which an insurance carrier or its intermediary has the right or obligation to require preauthorization for a drug benefit to inc...
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VAHB2276Standard diploma; career and technical education credential; exemption. Permits a student to receive satisfactory competency-based instruction to satisfy the standard diploma requirements in lieu of achieving a career and technical education credenti...
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VAHB1955Administration and enforcement of cigarette laws. Modifies several provisions relating to the administration and enforcement of Virginia's cigarette laws by prohibiting persons convicted of certain offenses from being authorized holders, requiring th...
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VASB1350Voter registration; cancellation of registration. Allows a voter to cancel his registration by notifying the Department of Elections through electronic means of his request to have his name removed from the registration records. The bill also allows ...
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VAHB2289Auxiliary lights on public utility vehicles. Provides that any electrical service utility vehicle owned and operated by a public utility and having a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 15,000 pounds may be equipped with clear auxiliary lights m...
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VAHB2299Health services plans; effects of actions of other states. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to conduct a proceeding to review and evaluate the effect of a law or other regulatory action of another state that requires a health services ...
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VASB1048Capitol Police; security for Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General-elect, and members of the Court of Appeals. Expands the jurisdiction of the Capitol Police for the purpose of providing security for the Governor-elect, Lieutena...
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VAHB2303Sexually violent predators; notice of hearings; conditional release plan. Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in preparing a conditional release plan for a sexually violent predator, to notify the attorney for th...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2354State Board for Community Colleges; policy for the award of academic credit for military training. Requires the State Board for Community Colleges to adopt, no later than December 31, 2015, a policy for the award of academic credit to any student enr...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2236Chesapeake Hospital Authority. Changes the compensation for members of the Chesapeake Hospital Authority from a maximum of $3,000 per year to $250 per meeting attended and requires the Authority to adopt as part of its bylaws a definition of "compen...
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VAHB2350Department of Education; student data security. Directs the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, to develop a model data security plan that may be used by school divisions to implement policies ...
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VASB1114Temporary detention for testing, observation, and treatment of person who is the subject of an emergency custody order. Provides that a court or magistrate may issue an order for temporary detention for medical testing, observation, and treatment for...
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VASB1351Polling place; authorized representative of political party; permitted handheld wireless communication devices. Removes the prohibition against use of handheld wireless communication devices containing a camera or other imaging device by authorized r...
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VASB789Committee on District Courts; district court seal. Permits the Committee on District Courts to adopt an official seal and authorize its use by district court clerks and deputy district clerks.
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VASB815Co-chairmen of the Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High-Speed Rail Compact. Allows Virginia and North Caroline to each elect a co-chairman from among their membership. This will allow a co-chairman from each state to serve together instead of as c...
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VAHB2216Epinephrine; possession and administration in private schools. Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations for the possession and administration of epinephrine in private schools for students with disabilities. The bill authorizes employees ...
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VASB1451Tolls on Interstates Highways. Requires General Assembly approval prior to tolling on Interstate 95 south of Fredericksburg, pursuant to the federal Interstate System Reconstruction or Rehabilitation Pilot Program. This bill codifies the 11th enactme...
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VASB1049Regional jail construction and contracts; state reimbursement. Reduces from one-half to one-fourth the maximum state reimbursement for capital costs for construction, enlargement, or renovation of regional jails and jails where there is a regional co...
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VASB781Passing with a double yellow line. Allows drivers to cross double yellow lines or a solid yellow line immediately adjacent to a broken yellow line in order to pass a pedestrian or a device moved by human power, if such movement can be made safely. Th...
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2015-03-04
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VASB982Graduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard units of credit. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing course and credit requirements for a high school diploma, to permit local school divisions to waive the requirement for stu...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2312Blue Star Memorial Highway. Designates the portion of Virginia Route 36 in Prince George County between the City of Hopewell and the City of Petersburg the "Blue Star Memorial Highway."
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2015-03-04
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VASB847Interstate 73 Transportation Compact. Creates the Interstate 73 Transportation Compact to develop and plan the Interstate 73 corridor, advocate for federal and other funding resources for the project, and facilitate plans and programs for the project...
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VASB928Virginia Administrative Process Act; default by nonappearing party. Establishes a mechanism to more efficiently dispose of contested matters under the Virginia Administrative Process Act where the defendant in an administrative proceeding fails to ap...
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VASB927Administrative Process Act; disqualification; presiding officers and hearing officers. Establishes a process for the disqualification of presiding officers and hearing officers in situations where such officers cannot accord a fair and impartial hear...
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VASB915Indecent liberties; venue. Provides that the venue provisions for taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship will be the same as those for the crime of taking indecent liberties with a child when the...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2266Powers and duties of the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability. Adds to the duties of the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability (JCTA) (i) reviewing actions of the Commonwealth Transportation Board and (ii) making recommendati...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2295Real Estate Board; educational requirements for brokers and salespersons. Requires curricula for brokers and salespersons who are new licensees of the Real Estate Board and for the continuing education curricula of salespersons to include information...
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2015-03-04
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VASB1084General Assembly districts; technical adjustments. Changes district assignments of certain Loudoun County census blocks between Senate Districts 13 and 33 and House of Delegates Districts 10, 32, 33, 67, and 87 in order to follow new precinct boundar...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2368Involuntary civil admissions; evaluations. Directs the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive plan to authorize psychiatrists and emergency physicians to evaluate individuals for involuntary civil admi...
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2015-03-04
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VASB860Satisfaction of judgment required to be noted by creditor. Requires a creditor to note satisfaction of a judgment only when it has been fully paid.
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2015-03-04
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VASB776Direct access to physical therapy. Provides that a physical therapist who has completed a doctor of physical therapy program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education or who has obtained a certificate of authorization ...
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2015-03-04
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
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VASB727School Performance Report Card; A-F school grading system. Requires the Board of Education, in consultation with the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee and no later than July 1, 2016, to redesign the School Performance Report Card so that it ...
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2015-03-04
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VASB1136Joint Commission on Administrative Rules; powers and duties; effect of administrative rules on private sector employment. Adds to the powers and duties of the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules the power to review proposed rules and regulations...
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VASB1156Writ of habeas corpus; service; dismissal of petition. Specifies the proper respondent to be named in a writ of habeas corpus based upon whether the petitioner is in prison or jail, is on parole or probation, or has a suspended sentence. The bill als...
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2015-03-04
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VASB1314Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; regional plan. Requires NVTA's regional transportation plan to make reducing congestion its primary objective in Planning District 8 to the greatest extent practicable. Also, each locality embraced by the A...
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2015-03-04
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VASB1098Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention. Broadens the scope of the Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice to include review of juvenile delinquency prevention activities in the Commonwealth. The bill also adds the Commissioner of Health...
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2015-03-04
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VASB1206Public institutions of higher education; required reports on intellectual property and externally sponsored research. Requires public institutions of higher education to include in its six-year plan the following for the most recently ended fiscal ye...
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2015-03-04
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VAHB2243Psychologists; continuing education requirements. Allows a psychologist who completes more than 14 hours of continuing education in a single year to carry up to seven hours forward to meet the requirements for the next year.
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2015-03-04
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