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HB1408IntroStudent vision screenings. Requires (i) the principal of each public elementary school to cause the vision of students in kindergarten and grade two or grade three to be screened by a qualified nonprofit vision health organization that uses a digital...
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2016-09-26
Committee Referral Pending
SB795IntroRegister of funds expended; required posting by localities and school divisions. Requires every locality and each school division located within the locality to post on the public government website of the locality a register of all funds expended, s...
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2016-09-22
To Senate Local Government Committee
SB794IntroCity of Chesapeake; pilot program for problem-solving docket. Authorizes the City of Chesapeake to establish a pilot program to promote public safety and reduce recidivism by creating a problem-solving docket to address substance abuse, mental illnes...
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2016-09-21
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SB793IntroWaiver of tax penalties for small businesses. Waives any penalties related to taxes administered by the Department of Taxation for a small business during its first two years of operation as long as the business enters into an installment agreement w...
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2016-09-19
To Senate Finance Committee
HB1407IntroQualified voters; definition of violent felony. Defines the term "violent felony" to be used in determining a person's eligibility for restoration of his civil rights. The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2019, contingent upon voter approval ...
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2016-09-16
Committee Referral Pending
HJR542IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualification of voters and executive clemency. Provides that no person convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote unless his civil rights have been restored. The General Assembly shall prescribe by ...
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2016-09-16
Committee Referral Pending
HB1406IntroRestoration of right to possess, etc., a firearm. Provides that a person convicted of a felony, other than a violent felony, whose civil rights have been restored is not required to petition a circuit court for an order to possess, transport, or carr...
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2016-09-16
Committee Referral Pending
SB792IntroAbsentee voting; eligibility of persons age 65 or older. Entitles a person who will be age 65 or older on the date of the election for which an absentee ballot is requested to vote absentee.
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2016-09-15
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HJR540IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote. Removes the disqualification from voting of persons convicted of felonies.
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2016-09-15
Committee Referral Pending
HJR541IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); top two open primary election. Provides for a top two open primary election to be conducted to select the candidates for the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General, of the House ...
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2016-09-15
Committee Referral Pending
HB1405IntroDesignating the Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer Memorial Bridge. Designates the State Route 143 bridge in the City of Newport News at exit 255 over Interstate 64 the "Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer Memorial Bridge."
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2016-09-12
Committee Referral Pending
HB1404IntroActivation of fire alarms; penalty. Removes the provision that a building must be for public use in order for the Class 1 misdemeanor for maliciously activating a fire alarm to apply. The Class 1 misdemeanor will apply to all buildings.
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2016-09-08
Committee Referral Pending
SJR224IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years)and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both conse...
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2016-09-07
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SJR225IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications of Governor; residency requirement. Increases from five to eight the number of years a person must have been a resident of and a registered voter in the Commonwealth in order to be eligible ...
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2016-09-07
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB791IntroFees for concealed handgun permits. Makes the $10 fee that the clerk of court is now required to charge for processing a concealed handgun permit application or issuing a concealed handgun permit discretionary with the clerk.
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2016-09-07
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB1403IntroDriving while intoxicated; subsequent offenses; penalty. Provides that a person who commits a third offense of driving while intoxicated within a 20-year period is guilty of a Class 6 felony and the punishment for a person who commits a fourth or sub...
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2016-09-05
Committee Referral Pending
HB1402IntroGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires each chairman, vice-chairman, rector, and vice-rector of the governing board of a public institution of higher education and each chairman and vice-chairman ...
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2016-09-02
Committee Referral Pending
HB1401IntroPublic institutions of higher education; speech on campus. Prohibits public institutions of higher education from abridging the freedom of any individual, including enrolled students, faculty and other employees, and invited guests, to speak on campu...
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2016-09-02
Committee Referral Pending
SJR223IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualification of voters and executive clemency. Provides that the civil rights of a person convicted of any nonviolent felony, as defined by the General Assembly, shall be restored upon his completion of s...
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2016-09-01
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1400IntroVirginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School (the Board) as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the full-time virtual school programs offered to student...
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2016-08-31
Committee Referral Pending
SJR222IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights. Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies who have completed se...
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2016-08-30
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB790IntroCrimes against law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel; penalty. Eliminates, for the crime of capital murder of a law-enforcement officer or fire marshal, the element that the killing must be committed for the purpose of...
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2016-08-25
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB1399IntroState Board of Elections and local electoral boards; appointments; proportion of political party representation. Provides that in the appointment of members to the State Board of Elections, one Board member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Ho...
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2016-08-24
Committee Referral Pending
SB787IntroAccelerated sales and use tax payments. Prohibits the accelerated collection of sales and use tax payments from retail merchants and other dealers who collect and return sales and use tax payments.
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2016-08-22
To Senate Finance Committee
SB788IntroIndividual income tax; rate of taxation. Lowers the rate of taxation for each income bracket by one-quarter percent each year for four years beginning in taxable year 2018. For taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2021, income will be taxe...
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2016-08-22
To Senate Finance Committee
SB789IntroCorporate income tax; rate of taxation. Lowers the corporate income tax rate from six percent to 5.5 percent for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.
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2016-08-22
To Senate Finance Committee
SB783IntroNondiscrimination in public employment. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibit...
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2016-08-18
To Senate General Laws and Technology Committee
HJR539IntroCelebrating the life of Eleanor Tart Harrison.
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2016-08-10
Prefiled and laid on Speaker's table; offered 01/11/17 17100037D
HB1398IntroHate crimes; acts against law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel. Expands the definition of hate crime for the purpose of reporting hate crimes within the Department of State Police to include acts against persons employed as law-e...
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2016-08-09
Committee Referral Pending
SB786IntroCharter; Town of Grottoes. Authorizes the town council to appoint a member to the office of vice-mayor, to serve in the event of the mayor's absence or inability to act.
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2016-08-09
To Senate Local Government Committee
HB1397IntroIncome tax subtraction for National Guard pay. Increases from $3,000 to $5,000 the maximum individual income tax subtraction for National Guard pay. Under current law, the maximum annual subtraction for wages or salary received for service in the Nat...
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2016-08-08
Committee Referral Pending
SJR221IntroUnited States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains ...
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2016-08-07
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SB785IntroMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2017, to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018, to $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2019, and to $11.25 per hour...
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2016-08-03
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
SJR220IntroConstitutional 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 a...
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2016-08-02
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1396IntroCharter; Town of Grottoes. Authorizes the town council to appoint a member to the office of vice-mayor, to serve in the event of the mayor's absence or inability to act.
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2016-07-27
Committee Referral Pending
SJR219IntroCelebrating the life of Charles B. Whitehurst, Sr.
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2016-07-21
Prefiled and laid on Clerk's desk; offered 01/11/17 17100070D
SJR218IntroCommending the I.C. Norcom High School boys' basketball team.
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2016-07-20
Prefiled and laid on Clerk's desk; offered 01/11/17 17100005D
HB1393IntroDirect primary care agreements. Provides that the Commonwealth's insurance laws do not apply to direct primary care agreements. The measure further provides that (i) a direct primary care practice is not subject to the jurisdiction of the State Corpo...
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2016-07-18
Committee Referral Pending
SB782IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2016-07-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
HB1395IntroSame-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. These prohibitions are ...
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2016-07-18
Committee Referral Pending
SB784IntroDriver's license; marijuana possession. Revises the existing provision that a person loses his driver's license for six months when convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense to provide that the provision does not apply to defe...
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2016-07-18
To Senate Courts of Justice Committee
SJR216IntroConstitutional 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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2016-07-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
SJR217IntroConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2021 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits...
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2016-07-18
To Senate Privileges and Elections Committee
HB1394IntroEmployees; franchisees excluded. Clarifies that neither a franchisee nor any employee of the franchisee shall be deemed to be an employee of the franchisee's franchisor for any purpose to which the amended section of the Code of Virginia applies, not...
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2016-07-18
Committee Referral Pending
HJR538IntroConstitutional 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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2016-07-18
Committee Referral Pending
HB1392IntroSchool security officers; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Authorizes a school security officer to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties if (i) he is a retired law-enforcement officer who retired or resigned in good standing, (...
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2016-07-18
Committee Referral Pending
SB669EngrossHighway maintenance payments; bicycle lanes. Provides that cities and towns that receive highway maintenance payments from the Commonwealth based on moving-lane miles of highway will not have such payments reduced if moving-lane miles of highway are ...
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2016-03-10
To House Transportation Committee
SB447EngrossOffice of the Attorney General; employment of special counsel. Provides that when entering into a contract with special counsel, the Office of the Governor or Office of the Attorney General, as applicable, must make a copy of the contract available t...
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2016-03-07
To House Appropriations Committee
HB350EngrossCertificate of public need. Makes changes to the Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Program. The bill removes various behavioral health facilities from the list of medical care facilities and projects subject to the requirement of a c...
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2016-03-07
To Senate Finance Committee
SB60EngrossBonds; tolls on I-66. Authorizes the Treasury Board to issue bonds pursuant to Article X, Section 9 (c) of the Constitution of Virginia in an amount up to $1.5 billion plus financing costs to finance the costs of acquiring, constructing, and equippin...
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2016-03-07
To House Appropriations Committee
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