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HB29EnrollBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 854 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-04-02
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
HB30EnrollBudget Bill. Provides for all appropriations of the Budget submitted by the Governor of Virginia in accordance with the provisions of §2.2-1509, Code of Virginia, and provides a portion of revenues for the two years ending respectively on the th...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
HB916PassDepartment of Education; Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee; report. Requires the Department of Education to establish and appoint such members as it deems appropriate to a Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Educa...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 572 (effective 7/1/20)
SB282PassIgnition interlock for first offense driving under the influence of drugs. Provides that a court of proper jurisdiction may, as a condition of a restricted license, prohibit an offender from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a funct...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 530 (effective 7/1/20)
SB289PassDriver's license designation; traumatic brain injury. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles, upon the request of the applicant and presentation of a form completed by a licensed physician confirming the applicant's condition, to designate a traum...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 545 (effective 7/1/20)
SB296PassCredit unions; director compensation. Provides that compensation of members of a credit union's board of directors and members of the credit and supervisory committees shall be determined by a written policy approved by the board of directors, provid...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 547 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1375PassLiving shorelines; resiliency. Includes a shoreline practice that may enhance coastal resilience and attenuation of wave energy and storm surge in the definition of living shoreline for purposes of establishing and implementing a general permit regul...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 566 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1161PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures for buyer to beware; lead pipes. Adds to the disclosure statement required to be furnished by the owner of residential real property to a buyer that the buyer beware and exercise nece...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 520 (effective 7/1/20)
HB617PassWorkers' compensation; repetitive motion injuries. Directs the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission to engage an independent and reputable national research organization to examine the implications of covering workers' injuries caused by repetit...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 549 (effective 7/1/20)
HB690PassTANF; family cap. Repeals the prohibition on increasing the amount of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) that a family receives upon the birth of a child during the period of TANF eligibility or during the period in which the family or ad...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 550 (effective 7/1/20)
SB246PassDepartment of Motor Vehicles; sex designation. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer any applicant the option to mark "male," "female," or "non-binary" when designating the applicant's sex on an application for a driver's license or spec...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 544 (effective 7/1/20)
HB703PassSchool meal debt; donations. Permits any school board to solicit and receive any donation or other funds for the purpose of eliminating or offsetting any school meal debt at any time and requires each school board to use any such funds solely for suc...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1226PassCollection of debts by hospitals affiliated with public institutions of higher education. Prohibits the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority and the University of Virginia Medical Center from participating in debt collection effor...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 577 (effective 7/1/20)
SB40PassLine of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if their birth or adoption occurred after the time o...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 559 (effective 7/1/20)
SB294PassBail bondsman; petition for return of deposit for surrender of principal; deposited funds credited to Literary Fund. Provides that if a bail bondsman does not petition the court for the return of funds deposited for the surrender of his principal wit...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 531 (effective 7/1/20)
SB940PassCircuit court clerk's fee; lodging of wills. Increases from $2 to $5 the fee that the circuit court clerk is required to charge for lodging, indexing, and preserving a will.
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 589 (effective 7/1/20)
HB810PassDepartment of Housing and Community Development and the Virginia Housing Development Authority; stakeholder advisory group; Virginia housing opportunity tax credit program. Directs the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Virginia ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 517 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1268PassConstitutional amendment (voter referendum); personal property tax exemption; motor vehicle owned by a veteran who is disabled. Provides for a referendum at the November 3, 2020, election to approve or reject a personal property tax exemption for a m...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 540 (effective 7/1/20)
SB103PassJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 20 years of such sentence and...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 529 (effective 7/1/20)
SB1070PassCemeteries, special interments; pets. Allows the remains of cremated pets to be interred with human remains.
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 537 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1575PassMerchants' capital tax; separate classification; retailers. Provides that the merchants' capital of any retailer reported as inventory that is located in a structure that contains at least 200,000 square feet, with at least 200,000 square feet used s...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 541 (effective 7/1/20)
SB494PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; crisis intervention team training. Adds the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and brain injury stakeholders to the list of entities with whom the Department of Criminal Justice Services is requi...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 515 (effective 7/1/20)
HB698PassSchool boards; distribution of excess food. Allows public school boards to distribute excess food to students eligible for the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or to students...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1208PassSchool boards; duties; student transportation in certain cases. Requires each school board that provides for the transportation of students and that has established a rule, regulation, or policy to exclude certain students who reside within a certain...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 576 (effective 7/1/20)
SB238PassPublic schools; kindergarten instructional time. Increases from 540 hours to 990 hours the minimum instructional hours in a school year for students in kindergarten, beginning July 1, 2022. The bill directs the Board of Education to adopt regulations...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 582 (effective 7/1/20)
SB1036PassCharter; Town of Blackstone; advisory referendums. Authorizes the Town of Blackstone to hold advisory referendums regarding the use by the Town of Blackstone of town funds to construct, repair, remodel, or improve (i) the Harris Memorial Armory or (i...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 536 (effective 7/1/20)
SB101PassScanning information from driver's license. Allows a merchant to scan the machine-readable zone of an individual's Department of Motor Vehicles-issued identification card or driver's license in order to verify authenticity of the identification card ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 542 (effective 7/1/20)
SB283PassOfficial emblems and designations; state opry. Designates The Virginia Opry as the official opry of the Commonwealth.
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1102PassHampton Roads Regional Arena Authority created; financing of a Hampton Roads arena and facility. Creates the Hampton Roads Regional Arena Authority and grants it certain powers relating to construction of an arena and facility. Among those powers is ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 538 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1622PassOpen-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund; acquisition of interests in property. Authorizes the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, in administering the Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund, to provide grants to persons conveying to the Foundation fee s...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 567 (effective 7/1/20)
SB787PassHampton Roads Regional Arena Authority created; financing of a Hampton Roads arena and facility. Creates the Hampton Roads Regional Arena Authority and grants it certain powers relating to construction of an arena and facility. Among those powers is ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 539 (effective 7/1/20)
SB325PassVoir dire examination of persons called as jurors; criminal case. Allows the court and counsel for either party in a criminal case to (i) ask potential jurors any relevant question to ascertain whether the juror can sit impartially in either the guil...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/20)
SB96PassCharter; City of Norfolk; employees of officers; vagrants. Amends the charter for the City of Norfolk by changing from "election" to "appointment" the term used to describe the selection of certain officers by the city council and clarifying that emp...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 528 (effective 7/1/20)
SB303PassImport and sale of dogs from certain breeders; penalty. Prohibits any dealer or commercial dog breeder from importing for sale, selling, or offering for sale any dog bred by a person who has received certain citations pursuant to enforcement of the f...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 569 (effective 7/1/20)
SB44PassPublic elementary and secondary school students; topical sunscreen. Permits any public elementary or secondary school student to possess and use topical sunscreen in its original packaging on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 579 (effective 7/1/20)
HB443PassCoal combustion residuals impoundment; Giles and Russell Counties; closure. Requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) unit, defined in the bill to include a coal ash pond or landfill, at the Glen Lyn Plant and the Clinch R...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 563 (effective 7/1/20)
SB209PassMaximum number of judges in each judicial district. Increases from 11 to 12 the maximum number of authorized general district court judgeships in the nineteenth judicial district. The Committee on District Courts recommended the additional judgeship ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1106PassHealth insurance program for local government employees; transit companies. Adds employees of a transit company to the definition of "employees of local governments" for the purposes of the Commonwealth's health insurance program for local government...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 555 (effective 7/1/20)
HB581PassDepartment of Human Resource Management; required online training for diversity and cultural competency. Requires the Department of Human Resource Management to develop an online diversity and cultural competency training module. The bill requires al...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 548 (effective 7/1/20)
SB333PassDoor locking mechanisms and other safety devices. Provides that the Department of Housing and Community Development shall convene stakeholders representing entities that enforce the Uniform Statewide Building Code and the Virginia Statewide Fire Prev...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 533 (effective 7/1/20)
SB199PassConduct of charitable gaming. Removes restrictions regarding (i) the number of calendar days that charitable gaming may be conducted, (ii) the number of bingo sessions that may be played in any calendar day and the number of bingo games that may be p...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 568 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1501PassModification of spousal support. Removes requirement that a stipulation or contract that is executed on or after July 1, 2018, contain specific language, as set out in the Code, stating that the amount or duration of spousal support is not modifiable...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 585 (effective 7/1/20)
SB336PassSpecial fishing permits for certain youth camps. Authorizes employees of an organized nonprofit tax-exempt youth camp that holds a special fishing permit for certain youth camps to fish without a license in public waters adjacent to property owned by...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 570 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1570PassPossession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor products, and alternative nicotine products by persons under 21 years of age; exception; scientific study. Provides an exception to the law prohibiting possession of tobacco products, nicotine vapor prod...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 524 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1467PassPrisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide the assistance necessary for ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/20)
SB14PassTrigger activators; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, defined in the bill as a device designed to allow a semi-automatic firearm to sho...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 527 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1062PassElections; political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls and telephone call; text messages. Adds text messages to the definition of campaign telephone calls. The bill also defines "telephone call" as any single telephone c...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 554 (effective 7/1/20)
HB1597PassGO Virginia grants; matching funds. Allows a locality to use funds awarded from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission as matching funds for a GO Virginia grant award. No other state funds are authorized to be used as a source of matching funds...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 525 (effective 7/1/20)
HB396PassRedevelopment and housing authority; compensation of commissioners. Increases from $150 to $500 per month the maximum compensation that may be paid to a redevelopment and housing authority commissioner.
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 516 (effective 7/1/20)
SB904PassState Council of Higher Education for Virginia; public institutions of higher education; dyslexia and literacy; multisensory structured language education. Directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to facilitate the development of a ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 584 (effective 7/1/20)
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