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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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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
SB1424EnrollState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act, and Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; certain gifts prohibited; approvals required for certain travel. Removes the distinction...
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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
SB1333EnrollVirginia 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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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
SB1371EnrollVirginia 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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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
HB2070EnrollState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act, and Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; certain gifts prohibited; approvals required for certain travel. Removes the distinction...
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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
HB1984EnrollMandatory 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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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
SB721EnrollSeizure of property; inventory required. Requires the agency seizing property to, as soon as practicable, conduct an inventory of the seized property and provide a copy of such inventory to the property owner.
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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
SB965EnrollGovernment 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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2015-04-17
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-16
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
HB1917PassCertain 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0736)
SB1232PassAdministration and enforcement of cigarette laws. Modifies several provisions relating to the administration and enforcement of Virginia's cigarette laws by prohibiting persons convicted of certain offenses from being authorized holders, requiring th...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0754)
HB1639PassDUI; 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0729)
HB1332VetoHouse of Delegates districts; technical adjustments. Changes district assignments of certain census blocks between Districts 5 and 6 in Smyth County and between Districts 42 and 43 in Fairfax County in order to reflect new precinct lines. All four di...
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2015-04-15
Passed by for the day
HB1833PassNaloxone; administration in cases of opiate overdose. Provides that a pharmacist may dispense naloxone or other opioid antagonist used for overdose reversal pursuant to an oral, written, or standing order issued by a prescriber and in accordance wit...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
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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2015-04-15
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto
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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2015-04-15
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-15
VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (60-Y 39-N)
SB1309PassCharitable 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0755)
HB2062PassElections 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0740)
SB848PassCommonwealth's Twenty marksmanship award. Establishes the "Commonwealth'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 Champion...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0747)
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-15
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
HB1275PassVeterans Care Center projects. Allocates and appropriates $66.7 million in aggregate of Virginia Public Building Authority bonds for the design, environmental assessments, and construction of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center and the Northern Vi...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
HB1444PassVision care plans; reimbursement for services. Prohibits a participating provider agreement between a vision care plan carrier and an optometrist or ophthalmologist that is entered into, amended, extended or renewed on or after January 1, 2016, from ...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0723)
HB1955PassAdministration and enforcement of cigarette laws. Modifies several provisions relating to the administration and enforcement of Virginia's cigarette laws by prohibiting persons convicted of certain offenses from being authorized holders, requiring th...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0738)
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
SB675PassVeterans Care Center projects. Allocates and appropriates $66.7 million in aggregate of Virginia Public Building Authority bonds for the design, environmental assessments, and construction of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center and the Northern Vi...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0743)
HB1908PassAlcoholic 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0735)
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
SB676PassVeterans Care Center project. Allocates and appropriates $66.7 million in aggregate of Virginia Public Building Authority bonds for the design, environmental assessments, and construction of the Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center and the Northern Vir...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0744)
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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2015-04-15
House sustained Governor's veto
SB712PassInstitutions 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0745)
HB1457PassDirect 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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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0724)
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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2015-04-15
Communicated to Governor
SB1059VetoOffice 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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2015-04-15
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto
HB1752VetoBoard of Education; Common Core State Standards. Prohibits the Board of Education from replacing the educational objectives known as the Standards of Learning with Common Core State Standards without the prior statutory approval of the General Assemb...
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2015-04-15
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto
HB1417VetoHouse of Delegates districts; technical adjustments. Makes technical changes to House of Delegates Districts 7, 8, and 12 in Montgomery County in order to eliminate split voting precincts. Each district will have a deviation of less than one percent ...
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2015-04-15
Passed by for the day
HB1402PassHighway maintenance payments; bicycle and transit 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 ...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0722)
SB986VetoSenate districts; adjustment. Changes district assignments of two census precincts in Louisa County. The bill moves Fredericks Hall from District 17 to District 22 and South Anna from District 22 to District 17. The population deviation for both dist...
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2015-04-15
Passed by for the day
SB1049PassRegional jail construction and contracts; state reimbursement. Reduces from one-half to one-fourth the maximum state reimbursement for capital costs for construction, enlargement, or renovation of regional jails and jails where there is a regional co...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0749)
HB1612PassSchool service providers; student personal information. Requires each entity that, pursuant to a contract with a local school division, operates a website, mobile application, or online service that (i) is designed and marketed solely for use in elem...
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2015-04-15
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0728)
HB1318VetoApplications for absentee ballots; photo identification required. Requires that any voter submitting his application for an absentee ballot by mail or by electronic or telephonic transmission to a facsimile device shall submit with his application a ...
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2015-04-15
VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (65-Y 34-N)
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