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SB1594PassConservators of the peace; investigator employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth. Designates an investigator who is employed by an attorney for the Commonwealth as a conservator of the peace, provided that such investigator was an active law-enfo...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 674 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1994PassBoard of zoning appeals. Clarifies that provisions that currently state that appeal costs may not be awarded against the locality unless it appears to the court that the locality acted in bad faith also apply to the governing body.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 661 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1343PassReimbursement for cost of guardian ad litem. Codifies the requirement that, for cases in which a guardian ad litem has been appointed to represent a child, a judge shall order a parent, or other party with a legitimate interest who has filed a petiti...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 676 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1202PassCommercial Space Flight Authority. Requires the Executive Director of the Commercial Space Flight Authority (the Authority) to develop and present to the Authority's board of directors (the Board) every four years a six-year strategic plan for its ad...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 633 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1912PassAbsentee 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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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 631 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1136PassMoney transmitters; investments. Permits the aggregate dollar amount of the outstanding stored value products of a licensed money transmitter to be calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Such licensees are required to...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 654 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1108PassAlcoholic beverage control; culinary walking tour permit. Creates a new permit that allows tour companies guiding individuals for compensation on a culinary walking tour to licensed on-premises retail establishments to collect as one fee from tour pa...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 675 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1697PassExtension of approvals to address housing crisis. Extends the sunset date for several measures related to various land use approvals from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2020. The bill also expands the scope of such measures that will be subject to the exte...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 660 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1573PassMarine Resources Commission; licenses; revocation. Provides that when the Marine Resources Commission (the Commission) revokes a fishing license for a violation of the tidal fisheries law, it shall revoke only the particular type of license that is a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 630 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2395PassPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board that employs a reading specialist to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniqu...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 626 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1654PassExamining and approving a statement in lieu of the settlement of accounts; fee for commissioner of accounts. Removes the provision that allows the commissioner of accounts to charge a fee of up to $75 for the examination and approval of a statement i...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 638 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2230PassStock corporations; shareholders' meetings. Authorizes the board of directors of a stock corporation to determine that any meeting of shareholders not be held at any place and instead be held by means of remote communication, if the articles of incor...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 646 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1180PassBoards of Dentistry and Medicine; regulations for the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine. Directs the Boards of Dentistry and Medicine to adopt regulations for the prescribing of opioids and products containing buprenorphine. The bill requires ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 682 (effective 3/20/17)
SB1158PassInsurance; reciprocals. Allows a foreign reciprocal to obtain a license to transact the business of insurance in the Commonwealth if an affiliate of the foreign reciprocal is licensed to write the class of insurance it proposes to write in Virginia a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 655 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1874PassSearch warrants; customer records from financial institutions. Provides that a search warrant for records pertaining to a customer of a financial institution, money transmitter, commercial business that provides credit reports, or credit card issuer ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 641 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1501PassVictim's right to notification of scientific analysis information. Provides that for any physical evidence recovery kit that was received by a law-enforcement agency prior to July 1, 2016, and submitted for analysis, the victim, a parent or guardian ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 672 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2347PassCommonwealth's Development Opportunity Fund; limitation on use of moneys from the Fund. Provides that unless an exception has been granted by the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, moneys in the Commonwealth's Development Opportunity Fund shall not be ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1498PassPunitive damages for persons injured by intoxicated drivers; evidence. Extends to blood tests performed by the Department of Forensic Science pursuant to a search warrant the rebuttable presumption in civil cases for punitive damages for injuries cau...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 671 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1154PassProviding support to terrorist organizations; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly provides any material support to an individual or organization whose primary objective is to commit an act of terrorism and does so with the intent to furth...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 668 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1074PassAutomobile clubs; insurance. Provides that a service agreement offered by an automobile club does not constitute insurance. The measure also provides that the types of services related to motor travel or to the operation, use, or maintenance of a mot...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 653 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1573PassAppraisal management companies; compensation to appraisers. Requires that an appraisal management company compensate the appraiser within 30 days of the initial delivery by the appraiser of the completed appraisal report, except in the case of breach...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 666 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1494PassTransportation network company; brokers. Allows brokers to arrange rides with transportation network company (TNC) partner vehicles. The bill requires such brokers to be licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles and includes insurance requirements...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 635 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1479PassClaims; Keith Allen Harward. Provides relief in the amount of $1,548,439 to Keith Allen Harward, who was incarcerated from 1983 until 2016 after being convicted of first degree murder. In 2016 he was granted a Writ of Actual Innocence by the Supreme ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 658 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1731PassJoint Commission on Administrative Rules; periodic review of exemptions from the Administrative Process Act. Requires the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, beginning November 1, 2017, on a schedule to be established by the Commission, to cond...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1559PassBoard of zoning appeals. Requires that the recipient of certain notices from the board of zoning appeals receive notice via registered mail to the last known address or usual place of abode of the property owner or its registered agent, if any, prior...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 665 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2436PassAuditor of Public Accounts; online database; register of funds expended. Requires the Commonwealth Data Point website administered by the Auditor of Public Accounts to include information for major categories of spending for each state agency and ins...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1060PassFemale genital mutilation; criminal penalty and civil action. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor. The bill makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 667 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1118PassLine of Duty Act; firefighter trainees. Includes under the Line of Duty Act a person with a recognized membership status with a fire company or department who is enrolled in a Fire Service Training course offered by the Virginia Department of Fire Pr...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 627 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1276PassDismissal of certain traffic violations for proof of compliance with law. Provides that a court may, in its discretion, dismiss a violation for failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of change of address, for failure to register, title, o...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 670 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2296PassVirginia Foundation for the Humanities; identification of the history of formerly enslaved African Americans in Virginia. Directs the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to identify the history of formerly enslaved African Americans in Virginia an...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 647 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1307PassAuditor of Public Accounts; online database; register of funds expended. Requires the Commonwealth Data Point website administered by the Auditor of Public Accounts to include information for major categories of spending for each state agency and ins...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 681 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1025PassPayment of estimated taxes by certain public service corporations; repeal. Repeals provisions requiring that certain public service corporations make payments of estimated state licenses taxes to the State Corporation Commission. The bill has a delay...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 680 (effective 1/1/19)
HB1768PassVirginia Retirement System; stress testing and reporting policies. Requires the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) to formally adopt stress testing and additional reporting policies. The bill requires VRS to analyze and regularly report on projections ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 639 (effective 7/1/17)
SB936PassEmployees of constitutional officers; local leave benefits. Authorizes constitutional officers who have contracted with a county or city to grant vacation and sick leave to their employees under the locality's benefits leave policy instead of the sta...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 632 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1549PassCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that, effective July 1, 2019, the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include (i) same-day acces...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 683 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1548PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; cooperative procurement; Virginia Sheriffs' Association. Provides that a public body may purchase from the contract of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 636 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1396PassCharter; 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. This bill is identical to SB 786.
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 659 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2144PassVirginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council; membership; effect of missing meetings. Increases the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council from 12 members to 14 members by adding one additional member from the House of Delegates and one...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 644 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1412PassParental leave benefits. Creates a new program of parental leave benefits for full-time state employees with one or more years of continuous employment with the Commonwealth who (i) adopt an infant under one year of age or (ii) are the natural father...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 634 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2360PassVirginia Information Technologies Agency; procurement of information technology; compliance with federal laws and regulations pertaining to information security and privacy. Requires the Chief Information Officer of the Virginia Information Technolog...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 664 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1832PassNegotiable instruments; statute of limitations. Provides that the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code establishing a six-year limitations period on actions to enforce the obligation of a party to pay the instrument apply to negotiable and non-n...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 640 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1210PassCivil action for unlawful creation of image of another or unlawful dissemination or sale of images of another. Creates a civil cause of action against an individual who knowingly and intentionally (i) creates any videographic or still image of any no...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1876PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act; public access to library records of minors. Excludes from mandatory disclosure library records that can be used to identify any library patron under the age of 18 years. The bill provides that access shall not be ...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 642 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1516PassPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board that employs a reading specialist to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniqu...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1342PassDistrict courts; attorney fees. Provides that the jurisdictional limit for general district courts does not include any attorney fees. The bill requires that the amount of an appeal bond required for appeals from a district court include any amount a...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 657 (effective 7/1/17)
SB946PassAppeal to Supreme Court; time frame for filing of petition. Expresses the time frame within which petitions for appeal from a final judgment of a trial court or the State Corporation Commission to the Supreme Court shall be filed, currently expressed...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1359PassLocal school boards; school buildings; potable water; lead testing. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a plan to test for lead and, if necessary, remediate potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental Protect...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 628 (effective 7/1/17)
SB947PassPetition for appeal to Supreme Court; time period within which petition must be presented. Authorizes the Supreme Court of Virginia to grant a 30-day extension of the deadline for presentation of the petition for appeal in all cases for good cause sh...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 652 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2146PassVirginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); Freedom of Information Advisory Council; online public comment form. Requires the Freedom of Information Advisory Council to develop an online public comment form to be posted on its official public governm...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1564PassDUI; search warrants for blood withdrawals. Provides that an application for a search warrant to perform a blood test on a person suspected of committing a DUI-related offense shall be given priority over pending matters that do not involve an immine...
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2017-03-20
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 673 (effective 7/1/17)
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