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HB2208IntroFood stamp program; electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card. Requires that each EBT card issued to a food stamp program recipient display a photograph of the recipient. The bill directs the Department of Social Services to (i) establish procedures to ...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1499IntroApportionment of income; corporate income tax. Makes Apportionment of income; corporate income tax. Makes several changes to the current method used by multistate corporations to apportion income to Virginia for purposes of the corporate income tax, ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1683IntroProhibited public carrying of certain firearms; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of a loaded shotgun or rifle in places open to the public in certain cities and counties. Current law prohibits the carrying in such locations of certain loaded firearms ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2382IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord to inspect vacated dwelling unit for abandoned animals; penalty. Requires a landlord who knows or should have known that a dwelling unit has been vacated to inspect such dwelling unit within two ...
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2017-01-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1760IntroElectric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. Authorizes an investor-owned electric utility to petition the State Corporation Commission for approval of a rate adjustment clause for recovery of the costs of o...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Commerce and Labor (19-Y 0-N)
HB2098IntroRelating to possession of certain firearms by minors; parental permission; penalty.Requires any minor who possesses certain firearms in the home or on the property of his parent, grandparent, or legal guardian to have prior permission from such paren...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
HB2309IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $11 per hour effective July 1, 2017, and to $15 per hour effective July 1, 2019, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labo...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1912IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons granted protective order. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person has been granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of any court of competent jurisdiction.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
HB1792IntroPossession of firearms; shared residence. Exempts a person prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a felony conviction from such prohibition if he is in constructive possession of a firearm owned by another person by virtue of sharing a residence...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
SB1055IntroRemaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for failure to leave the place of any riot or unlawful assembly after having been lawfully warned to dis...
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2017-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB2180IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain persons. Entitles a person to vote absentee if he is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for a child or for an ill or disabled indiv...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
HB1944IntroDepartment of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certain regulations. Sets out additional procedures to be followed by the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Be...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
HB1749IntroAccident and sickness insurance rate filings; agent commissions. Requires that premium rate filings for certain health benefit plans include a description of agent commissions and any limitations or exceptions as they relate to the payment of such co...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Tabled in Commerce and Labor by voice vote
HR305IntroCommending Tom Harding.
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2017-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103537D
HB2006IntroVirginia Fair Housing Law; rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling. Sets out the rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Fair Housing Law (? 36-96.1 et seq.) with respect to maintaining an assi...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
HB2308IntroCarrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
SB913IntroUniform Trust Decanting Act; creation. Codifies the Uniform Trust Decanting Act, which governs a trustee's ability to distribute assets from one trust into a second trust.
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2017-01-17
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HB1671IntroQualified projects of natural gas utilities. Exempts any natural gas utility serving fewer than 2,000 residential customers and fewer than 350 commercial and industrial customers in the year in which the utility makes an investment for qualifying pro...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 0-N)
HB1571EngrossWorkers' compensation; fees for medical services. Provides that the pecuniary liability of an employer for a medical service provided for the treatment of a traumatic injury or serious burn includes liability for any professional service rendered dur...
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2017-01-17
Printed as engrossed 17102180D-E
SB1032EngrossComprehensive community colleges; tuition grants. Provides that certain Virginia students who were in foster care or in the custody of the Department of Social Services or considered a special needs adoption and are enrolled in a noncredit workforce ...
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2017-01-17
Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1684IntroRestricting access to firearms by children; mental state; penalty. Removes the requirement that conduct required for a conviction of unlawfully leaving a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under th...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB1773IntroTransfer of firearms; criminal history record information check; penalties. Requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before a vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. A violation is a Cla...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB2099IntroOfficer-involved shootings; model policy for investigations; disclosure of report. Provides that an attorney for the Commonwealth shall disclose a report of his findings for any "officer-involved shooting" if no criminal charges are brought against a...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
HB1898IntroLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Prohibits a prescriber providing treatment for a patient in an emergency department of a corporation, facility, or institution licensed, owned, or operated by the Commonwealth to pro...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2383IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
SB981EngrossCharity health care services; liability protection for administrators. Provides that persons who administer, organize, arrange, or promote the rendering of services to patients of certain clinics shall not be liable for any civil damages for any act ...
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2017-01-17
Passed by for the day
HB2266IntroRetail establishments and restaurants; posting of signs relating to firearms policy. Provides that if a retail establishment or restaurant has a policy of carrying firearms onto the premises, the proprietor or other person in charge of the retail est...
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2017-01-17
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
HB1810IntroSales and use tax; online access to certain information. Requires the Department of Taxation to provide online access to registered dealers of the names and certificate of registration numbers of dealers who are currently registered for the retail sa...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2134IntroLocal law-enforcement agencies; body-worn cameras. 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 Department of ...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #2
HB1992IntroLien priority. Inserts "real estate" in several places related to the priority of tax liens so that the operative language now reads "on a parity with liens for unpaid local real estate taxes."
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB1889IntroLocal license taxes; exemption for certain defense production businesses. Clarifies that the exemption for wholesale manufacturers from local license taxes includes a defense production business selling manufacturing, rebuilding, repair, and maintena...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
HB2378IntroHigh school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding credit for foreign language credit. Requires the Board, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to provide for the substitution of computer coding course credit for any...
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2017-01-17
Committee Referral Pending
HB2187IntroFirearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firea...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 19]
Assigned MPPS sub: #1
HB1474IntroDental hygiene; remote supervision. Eliminates the Dental hygiene; remote supervision. Eliminates the requirement that a dental hygienist providing dental hygiene services under remote supervision be employed by the supervising dentist; clarifies con...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
HB2097IntroTesting for infection with human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B or C virus; order of magistrate. Allows a magistrate to issue an order requiring a person to provide a blood specimen for testing for human immunodeficiency virus or the hepatitis...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1995IntroHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of ...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
HB1838IntroNeighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; Board of Education. Changes the process of allocating credits to neighborhood organizations submitting education proposals. The bill directs the Board of Education to develop regulations that would allow credi...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HB1422IntroVirginia Consumer Protection Act; roofing-related services. Provides that it is a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for a supplier to promise to pay or rebate all or any portion of the deductible payable under a consumer'...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Assigned C & L sub: Special Sub-Consumer Lending
HB1603IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of certain caregivers. Entitles a person to vote absentee if the person is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabl...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
HR304IntroCelebrating the life of Ralph Edmond Stanley.
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2017-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103530D
HB1518IntroSales and use tax; automotive repair supplies. Requires that sales and use tax be collected on the separately stated charges of supplies used during the repair of automobiles, whether or not title or possession of the supplies passes to the customer....
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18]
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
HB1450IntroPharmacy freedom of choice. Requires a health insurer or health maintenance organization, or its intermediary (the carrier), when it receives notice from a pharmacy's intermediary of the pharmacy's agreement to accept reimbursement for its services a...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Committee substitute printed 17103648D-H1
HB1625IntroMobile food units; licenses. Directs the Department of Health to issue a license in the form of a sticker to a restaurant that is a mobile food unit that meets the requirements for licensure and requires the licensee to prominently display the licens...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17 @ 9:30 am]
Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
HB1806IntroIncome tax subtractions and credits for investments in Income tax subtractions and credits for investments in technology businesses. Modifies the qualified equity and subordinated debt investments tax credit by (i) increasing the maximum amount of cr...
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2017-01-17
Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
HJR778IntroCommending Ramoth Baptist Church.
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2017-01-17
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17100821D
HB1596IntroVirginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage provisions. Prohibits state agencies from requiring bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors to pay, or require the payment of, wages, salaries, benefits, or other remu...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 17]
Reported from General Laws (15-Y 7-N)
HB2092IntroApplication for public assistance; eligibility; review of records. Requires entities processing applications for medical assistance and other public assistance to conduct a review of death records and records relating to incarceration status, employm...
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2017-01-17
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
SB968EngrossHunting license; bear, deer, or turkey; electronic carry. Removes the requirement that a license to hunt bear, deer, or turkey be carried in paper form, allowing it to be carried by electronic or computerized means.
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2017-01-17
Read second time and engrossed
SB1103IntroVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); closed meeting violations; civil penalty. Provides that in addition to any penalties imposed under FOIA, if the court finds that a member of a public body voted to certify a closed meeting and at the time o...
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2017-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 9:00 am]
Assigned GL&T sub: #1
HB2318IntroVirginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. Removes the condition for a child's eligibility for the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program that a birth-related injury suffered in the course of resuscitati...
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2017-01-17
Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
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