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HB1616EngrossFelony homicide; certain drug offenses; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and is punishable by confinement of not less than five nor more than 40 years, if the underlying felonious ac...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB1566EngrossProfessions and occupations; regulatory boards. Establishes a statewide policy for the regulation of professions and occupations specifying criteria for government regulation with the objective of increasing opportunities, promoting competition, enco...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB1941EngrossImmunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party; statements made at a public hearing. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
HB1721EnrollState Board for Community Colleges; reduced rate tuition and mandatory fee charges; certain students who are active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Permits the State Board for Community Colleges to charge reduced rate tuition a...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
SB1005EngrossCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include, effective July 1, 2018, (i) same-day acces...
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HJR967IntroCommending Maria J. K. Everett.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
SB1574EngrossVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership; powers and duties. Restructures the membership of the board of directors (the Board) of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (the Authority), designates the Board as ...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
HR475EngrossCommending Virginia DeMolay.
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2017-02-25
Agreed to by House by voice vote
SB1312EngrossLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (93-Y 0-N)
HB2383EngrossDepartment 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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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N 1-A)
HB1525EngrossRevocation or suspension of driver's licenses; laws of other jurisdictions. Precludes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles from administratively revoking or suspending a person's driver's license solely on the basis that such person w...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N)
HB2014EnrollBoard of Education; biennial review of the standards of quality; odd-numbered years. Changes from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years the biennial review of the standards of quality that is required of the Board of Education.
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
HB2251EngrossVirginia Retirement System; optional defined contribution retirement plan. Requires the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) to establish an optional defined contribution retirement plan for state and local employees. Participation in the plan is in lieu...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB1602IntroInvasion of privacy; civil action; damages; attorney fees and costs. Creates a civil cause of action for the physical and constructive invasion of privacy where a person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass, enters onto the land or into ...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
SB1128EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; failure to respond to request for records; rebuttable presumption. Provides that there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a failure to respond to a request for records was willful and knowing.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
SB1493EngrossVirginia Community College System; computer science training for public school teachers; advisory committee. Directs the Virginia Community College System, acting through Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), to contract with a 501(c)(3) nonpro...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
SB1063EngrossState Board of Corrections; membership. Establishes requisite qualifications for individuals appointed to the State Board of Corrections.
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1500EngrossBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 780, 2016 Acts of Assembly.
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N)
SB1413EngrossImmunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i) regarding matters of public concern...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
HB1530EngrossDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; certification of small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses and employment services organizations; appeals. Removes the exemption from the Administrative Process Act (the Act) currently gran...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB2002VetoDepartment of Social Services; refugee and immigrant resettlements; report. Requires nonprofit resettlement agencies and their local affiliates that provide refugee or other immigrant resettlement services in the Commonwealth to annually report to th...
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2017-02-25
Passed by until Wednesday, April 5, 2017
HB2264VetoDepartment of Health; restrictions on expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services. Prohibits the Department of Health from spending any funds on an abortion that is not qualified for matching funds under the Medicaid progra...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: SUSTAINED GOVERNOR'S VETO (62-Y 33-N)
SB854EngrossCollection of unpaid court fines, etc. Increases the grace period after which collection activity for unpaid court fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution may be commenced from 30 days to 90 days after sentencing or judgment.
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1264EngrossVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that a seller may be held liable for violations of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act that are committed by a third-party telemarketer under common law principles of agency when the third...
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2017-02-25
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HJR981IntroCelebrating the life of William Henry Anderson, Jr.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB1534EngrossStudent discipline; long-term suspension. Reduces the maximum length of a long-term suspension from 364 calendar days to 90 school days. The bill prohibits a long-term suspension from extending beyond any 45 school day period unless the school princi...
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2017-02-25
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SJR388IntroCommending Kenneth Mason Easley, Jr.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
HB2366EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management contracts. Restricts the use of construction management procurements by public bodies, to include state public bodies, covered institutions as defined in the bill, and l...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
HJR646IntroCelebrating the life of the Honorable Johnny S. Joannou.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
SB1239EngrossChild day programs; exemptions from licensure. Removes certain programs from the list of child day programs exempt from licensure and clarifies that such programs are not considered child day programs and therefore are not subject to licensure. The b...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 7-N)
SB898EngrossDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Potomac River Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Potomac River Watershed and to determine wha...
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N 1-A)
HB2304EngrossDepartment of Medical Assistance Services; requirements related to long-term care. Provides that the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall require all individuals who administer preadmission screenings for long-term care services to receive...
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1554EngrossTransportation district commissions; Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission. Provides that the membership of the Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission shall consist of nine nonlegislative citizen members appointed b...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
HB2248EngrossCapital 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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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB1536EngrossPublic schools; student discipline. Prohibits students in preschool through grade three from being suspended for more than five school days or expelled except for drug offenses, firearm offenses, or certain criminal acts.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HJR911IntroCommending Broad Run High School DECA.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB1692EngrossEffect of divorce proceedings; transfer of matters to the juvenile and domestic relations district court; concurrent jurisdiction. Provides that, where a circuit court enters a divorce decree and transfers certain matters to the juvenile and domestic...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
SB1129EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management contracts. Establishes a statewide policy for governmental procurement of construction management and design-build contracting procurement methods. The bill restricts th...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
SB1045EngrossCapital 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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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HB2220EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops. Creates a new limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops. The bill sets out the privileges of this new license, including a requirement that at least 60 per...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
SJR284EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); real property tax; exemption for surviving spouse of a soldier who died in a combat zone. Provides that the real property tax exemption for the principal residence of the surviving spouse of a member of th...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
HB2324EnrollPayment of jurors; prepaid debit card or card account. Adds payment by credit to a prepaid debit card or card account to the methods by which a juror may be paid. The bill requires that, where such method is used, such card or card account permit the...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
HB1549EngrossCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include, effective July 1, 2019, same-day access to...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
HJR693EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance a...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (71-Y 23-N)
HB1837EngrossLicensure exemptions; private preschool and nursery school programs. Modifies the licensure exemption requirements for certified preschool or nursery school programs operated by a private school that is accredited by an organization recognized by the...
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
HJR912IntroCommending Stone Bridge High School DECA.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
SB1110EngrossUtility Facilities Act; associated facilities of an electrical transmission line. Provides that the issuance by the State Corporation Commission of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of an electrical transmission line ...
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2017-02-25
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
HR387IntroCommending Autry O. V. DeBusk.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB1974EngrossClean Power Plan; state implementation plan; General Assembly approval. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to receive approval from the General Assembly for a state implementation plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing ...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in House
HB2471EngrossVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership; powers and duties. Restructures the membership of the board of directors (the Board) of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (the Authority), designates the Board as ...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
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