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HB1673EnrollGovernment Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; collection and use of personal information by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that, unless a criminal or administrative warrant has been issued, law-enforcement and regulatory agencies sh...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1879EnrollCoal tax credits. Limits the aggregate amount of credits that may be allocated or claimed for the coal employment and production incentive tax credit to $7.5 million. An electricity generator must file an application with the Department of Taxation e...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1702EnrollTransfer, etc., of firearms from licensed dealer; criminal history record information. Provides that a licensed firearms dealer may perform a criminal history record information check before selling, renting, trading, or transferring any firearm owne...
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2015-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 15105774D-H1
SB1021PassInstructional hours; waivers. Authorizes the Board of Education to grant a waiver to a school division that is unable to meet the required 990 instructional hours in a school year because of severe weather conditions or other emergency situations.
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 706 (effective 7/1/15)
HB1917EnrollCertain contracts between governmental agencies prohibited. Requires any governmental agency that intends to purchase services for an amount over $25,000 from another governmental agency, which service is found on the commercial activities list, to p...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2148EnrollVirginia Public Procurement Act; small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses. Defines "historically black colleges and universities" and provides that the term "minority-owned business" includes historically black colleges and universities, reg...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1639EnrollDUI; persons convicted under laws of other states or federal law; restricted license; ignition interlock. Provides that a person convicted in a federal court of an offense substantially similar to Virginia's DUI law may petition the general district ...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2056PassElection administration; lists of registered voters and persons who voted in certain elections. Requires the local electoral boards to provide to the Department of Elections within 14 days after the election the list of persons who voted, including t...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 712 (effective 7/1/15)
SB1122PassPublic institutions of higher education; students exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior; notification of student health or counseling center. Requires each public institution of higher education's policies that advise students, faculty, and staf...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 716 (effective 7/1/15)
HB1833EnrollFirst responders; administration of naloxone. Allows first responders, members of an emergency medical services agency, or law-enforcement officers to possess naloxone and administer naloxone to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to...
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2015-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 15105737D-H2
HB1964PassCommercial sex trafficking; penalties. Creates new felonies for trafficking of persons for commercial sexual activity. The bill provides that any person who solicits, invites, recruits, encourages, or otherwise causes or attempts to cause a person to...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 690 (effective 7/1/15)
HB2009VetoLaw-enforcement certification of certain firearms. Provides that when the certification of a chief law-enforcement officer is required by federal law for transfer of a firearm as defined in the National Firearms Act, such certification must be provid...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB1608VetoProhibiting certain local government practices that would require contractors to provide certain compensation or benefits. Prohibits local governing bodies from establishing provisions related to procurement of goods, professional services, or constr...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB2206EnrollSpecial conservators of the peace; training, orders of appointment, registration, etc. Makes various changes to the laws providing for the appointment of special conservators of the peace, including (i) requiring the Criminal Justice Services Board t...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2318PassHigh school graduation rate formula; Standards of Accreditation; exclusions. Requires the Board of Education (the Board) to report high school graduation rates that exclude any student who fails to graduate because he is in the custody of the Departm...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 705 (effective 7/1/15)
HB1626VetoStudents receiving home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs. Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) is receiving home...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB1309EnrollCharitable Gaming Board; membership. Increases the total number of members of the Charitable Gaming Board from nine to eleven and transfers from the Governor to the General Assembly the authority to appoint five of the eleven members. Of the five mem...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1001PassSale and procurement of certain pets. Prohibits the sale or display of a dog or cat on or in a roadside, parking lot, flea market, or similar place, with certain exceptions. The bill limits the sources of pet shop dogs to humane societies, public or ...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/15)
SB1019PassLand preservation tax credit. Makes several changes to the land preservation tax credit by (i) reducing the maximum amount of tax credits that may be issued in each calendar year from $100 million to $75 million beginning in 2015; (ii) with the excep...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 680 (effective 7/1/15)
HB2062EnrollElections administration; pre-election and post-election activities. Makes technical amendments to certain pre-election and post-election activities, including voter registration, voting system requirements in polling places, and recounts, that refle...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB848EnrollGovernor's Twenty marksmanship award. Establishes the "Governor's Twenty" marksmanship award to recognize the top 20 competitors in each of the rifle and pistol Excellence-in-Competition matches conducted at the annual Virginia State Championships co...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1272PassAlcoholic beverage control; limited distiller's license. Creates a limited distiller's license for distilleries that (i) manufacture no more than 36,000 gallons of spirits per calendar year, (ii) are located on a farm in the Commonwealth on land zone...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/15)
SB854PassVirginia Small Business Financing Authority; Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business Loan Fund. Abolishes the Capital Access Fund for Disadvantaged Businesses, which provides loan guarantees, loan loss reserves, and interest rate write-downs ...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 697 (effective 7/1/15)
HB2391PassAllocation of highway funds by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Provides that the five percent of moneys currently allocated annually by the Commonwealth Transportation Board for paving unpaved highways carrying more than 50 vehicles per day wi...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 676 (effective 7/1/16)
SB878PassMotor vehicle dealer buyer's orders. Includes new motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 or more pounds in the category of vehicles that have accumulated mileage in excess of 750 miles that may be sold as new if the motor vehicle...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 682 (effective 7/1/15)
HB2322EnrollHealth benefit plans; essential health benefits waiver. Authorizes health carriers to offer, sell, issue, or renew any health benefit plan in the individual and group markets that does not include the essential health benefits as required by the fede...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB876PassState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; prohibited contracts by officers and employees of hospital authorities. Clarifies that officers and employees of hospital authorities are included under the prohibited contract provisions for loca...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 699 (effective 7/1/15)
SB1161EnrollCoal tax credits. Limits the aggregate amount of credits that may be allocated or claimed for the coal employment and production incentive tax credit to $7.5 million. An electricity generator must file an application with the Department of Taxation e...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB2395VetoPublic 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 remuneration to persons employed to p...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB1835EnrollVirginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA); methods of procurement; job order contracting and cooperative procurement. Clarifies that small purchase procedures include the procurement of non-transportation-related construction and that any such procedure...
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2015-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 15105742D-H3
SJR256PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); charter schools. Grants the Board of Education authority, subject to criteria and conditions prescribed by the General Assembly, to establish charter schools within the school divisions of the Commonwealth...
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2015-03-27
Assigned Chapter 719 (effective - see bill)
HB1355PassUse of photo-monitoring systems to enforce traffic light signals; appeals. Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle found in violation of an ordinance created to enforce photo-monitoring systems for traffic lights has a right to appeal to the cir...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 7/1/15)
HB1275EnrollHampton Roads Veterans Care Center project. Provides for funding of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center project by making $32.7 million in Virginia Public Building Authority Bonds authorized in 2014 available as a priority for the project. The bil...
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2015-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 15105776D-H2
SB1301EnrollUse of unmanned aircraft systems by public bodies; search warrant required. Replaces the moratorium currently set to expire on July 1, 2015, on the use of unmanned aircraft systems by state and local law-enforcement and regulatory entities, except in...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1066EnrollVacancies in elected offices; terms of office; special elections. Prohibits a special election to fill a vacancy in an office from being held on the same day as the general election at which that office is regularly scheduled to be filled. The bill f...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB1315EnrollJury commissioners; lists of unqualified persons provided to general registrars. Requires the jury commissioner to retain information obtained from those persons not qualified to serve as jurors as a result of (i) not being a citizen of the United St...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1444EnrollVision care plans; reimbursement for services. Prohibits a participating provider agreement between a vision care plan carrier and an optometrist or ophthalmologist from establishing the fee or rate that the optometrist or ophthalmologist is required...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB1193EnrollAcademic transcripts; suspension, permanent dismissal, or withdrawal from institution. Requires the registrar of certain public and private institutions of higher education, or the other employee, office, or department of the institution that is resp...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB1790PassProhibition on payments without an appropriation; prohibition on IOUs. Prohibits a state agency or official from attempting, guaranteeing, or purporting to pay for a good or service or a debt unless the General Assembly has appropriated funds, or fun...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 673 (effective 7/1/15)
SB675EnrollNorthern Virginia Veterans Care Center project. Provides for funding of the Northern Virginia Veterans Care Center project through an allocation of the proceeds of bonds to be identified and authorized by a separate act of the 2015 Session of the Gen...
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2015-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 15105788D-S3
HB1908EnrollAlcoholic beverage control; powdered or crystalline alcohol; penalty. Adds powdered or crystalline alcohol to the definition of alcoholic beverages, prohibits containers sold in or shipped into the Commonwealth from including powdered or crystalline ...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1887PassTransportation funding; formula, reporting, and allocations. Removes the Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority from the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) and makes the members of the CTB subject to removal by the Governor for malfea...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective - see bill)
SB1350EnrollVoter 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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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB676EnrollHampton Roads Veterans Care Center project. Provides for funding of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center project by making $32.7 million in Virginia Public Building Authority Bonds authorized in 2014 available as a priority for the project. The bil...
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2015-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 15105791D-S3
HB1473VetoGeneral registrars; appointment from adjoining locality. Permits local electoral boards to appoint a general registrar who is a qualified voter of a county or city that adjoins the county or city for which he is appointed. Current law requires the ge...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB712EnrollInstitutions of higher education; reporting acts of sexual violence. Requires any responsible employee of a public or private nonprofit institution of higher education who in the course of his employment obtains information that an act of sexual viol...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HJR490PassConstitutional amendment (first resolution); right to work. Provides that any agreement or combination between any employer and any labor union or labor organization whereby persons not members of such union or organization are denied the right to wo...
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2015-03-27
Assigned Chapter 717 (effective - see bill)
HB1457EnrollDirect 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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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB1196EnrollMandatory judicial retirement. Increases the mandatory retirement age under the Judicial Retirement System from 70 years of age to 73 years of age. The provisions of this bill apply to justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia and judges of the Court...
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2015-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB761PassPersonal injury and wrongful death actions; disclosure of address of insured person. Requires an insurance company to disclose the address of an alleged tortfeasor upon request of an injured person, personal representative, or attorney in a cause of ...
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2015-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 711 (effective 7/1/15)
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