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HB5106EngrossLandlord and tenant, noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on reporting negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; penalty; emergency. Provides that a landlord shall not take any adverse action against a tenant or appl...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (8-Y 3-N 3-A)
HB5115EngrossEmergency laws; civil relief; citizens furloughed or otherwise receiving reduced wages or payments due to state of emergency; COVID-19 pandemic. Provides a 60-day stay of an unlawful detainer for nonpayment of rent for tenants and a 30-day stay of fo...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
HB5064EngrossVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwellin...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 3-N)
HB5090EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; law-enforcement criminal incident information; criminal investigative files. Adds criminal investigative files, defined in the bill, to the types of law-enforcement and criminal records required to be released in ...
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2020-09-18
Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology with letter (14-Y 0-N)
HB5148EngrossDepartment of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill also specifies certain crimes that are subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence...
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2020-09-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB5107EngrossUnemployment compensation; short-time compensation; sunset repeal; emergency. Repeals two sunset provisions from legislation enacted during the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly that, among other things, established a short-time compensati...
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2020-09-18
Reported from Labor and Commerce (18-Y 3-N)
HB5093EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil ...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (12-Y 1-N)
HB5050EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority during a disaster caused by a comm...
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2020-09-18
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB5052EngrossLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-09-18
Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N)
SB5031EngrossLegal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate ...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House General Laws Committee
SB5030EngrossPolicing reform. Adds law-enforcement officers to those persons who are guilty of a Class 6 felony if they are in a position of authority over and carnally know without force, threat, or intimidation any inmate, parolee, probationer, arrestee, detain...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5041EngrossConcealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence; effective date. Amends the delayed enactment clause for Chapter 390 and the delayed enactment clause for Chapter 1130 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020 so that the provisions of such chapters will...
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2020-09-17
To House Public Safety Committee
SB5088EngrossVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Requires a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling units, or more than a 10 percent interest in more than four rental dwellin...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House General Laws Committee
SB5039EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority, during a disaster caused by a com...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House General Laws Committee
SB5081EngrossOutbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residential or day...
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2020-09-17
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
SB5003EngrossCommission on Civil Rights and Policing established; report. Establishes the Commission on Civil Rights and Policing for the purpose of reviewing civil justice, civil liberties, and policing in the Commonwealth and making policy recommendations to th...
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2020-09-17
To House Rules Committee
SB5068EngrossStudent safety drills and student health screenings; waiver; emergency. Permits any school board to waive any mandatory student safety drill and any mandatory student health screening until such time as the General Assembly reconsiders such waivers d...
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
SB5090EngrossCommissioner of Health; publication of information related to COVID-19; COVID-19 indicators. Requires that for the duration of the emergency declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19, the Commissioner of Health make available to the public on ...
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2020-09-17
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
SB5101EngrossPrivate school employees and volunteers; essential workers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a commu...
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
SB5052EngrossLaw-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-wo...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House Public Safety Committee
SB5080EngrossTelemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided throu...
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2020-09-17
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
SB5095EngrossRapid diagnostic testing; essential workers; emergency. Requires the Commissioner to ensure that priority for access to any rapid diagnostic testing indicating the existence of the COVID-19 virus that is already available in the Commonwealth go to es...
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2020-09-17
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
SB5082EngrossCertain hospices, home care organizations, private providers, assisted living facilities, and adult day care centers; immunity from civil liability; COVID-19; emergency. Provides that a licensed hospice, home care organization, private provider, assi...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5050EngrossParole; notice and certification; monthly reports. Provides that the Department of Corrections (the Department) shall release a prisoner no sooner than 21 business days after the date of notification by the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to the ap...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5083EngrossSchool boards; websites; COVID-19 virus mitigation plan; emergency. Requires each school board to post in a publicly accessible and conspicuous location on its website the plan outlining its strategies for mitigating the spread and public health risk...
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2020-09-17
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
SB5012EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; Virginia Parole Board member votes. Provides that individual votes of the members of the Virginia Parole Board shall be public records and subject to the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5096EngrossChild care providers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; essential workers; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of ...
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
SB5013EngrossPossession of marijuana; prepay penalty. Provides that a violation of possession of marijuana by an adult shall be a prepayable offense.
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5007EngrossCriminal cases; sentencing reform. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder. The bill also provid...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5042EngrossState Board of Health; public health emergency; patient visitation; notice to family; emergency. Requires each nursing home, certified nursing facility, and hospice facility to establish a protocol to allow each patient to receive visits, consistent ...
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2020-09-17
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
SB5045EngrossVirginia Criminal Sentencing Commission; Department of Planning and Budget; fiscal impact statements. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to prepare a fiscal impact statement reflecting the operating costs attributable to and necessa...
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2020-09-17
To House Rules Committee
SB5043EngrossExpungement of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created. Provides that final disposition may include (i) conviction of the original charge, (ii) conviction of an alternative charge, or (iii) dismissal of the proceedings. The bill also a...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5018EngrossConditional release of geriatric or terminally ill prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill, and who is not serving a sentence for convic...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5014EngrossMinimum training standards for law-enforcement officers; crisis intervention team training. Requires all law-enforcement officers involved in a crisis intervention team program to complete a comprehensive advanced training course developed by the Dep...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House Public Safety Committee
SB5017EngrossLocal correctional facility; definition. Provides that, for purposes of minimum standards for correctional facilities and enforcement of those standards, the term "local correctional facility" shall also include any facility owned, maintained, or ope...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House Public Safety Committee
SB5047EngrossCapitol Square Preservation Council; powers and duties; review and approval of plans for changes to artifacts contained within the Capitol Building. Grants the Capitol Square Preservation Council the authority to review and approve all plans or propo...
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2020-09-17
To House Rules Committee
SB5106EngrossLocal land use approvals; extension of approvals to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Extends until at least July 1, 2022, the sunset date for various local land use approvals that were valid and outstanding as of July 1, 2020.
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House General Laws Committee
SB5116EngrossIn-home consumer-directed services; electronic visit verification; exception. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to implement an electronic visit verification system to confirm delivery of in-home services by providers of consumer...
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2020-09-17
To House Appropriations Committee
SB5109EngrossCommissioner of Health; nursing home and assisted living facility employees and residents; priority for testing; COVID-19 pandemic. Provides that the Commissioner of Health shall ensure that residents and employees of any nursing home or assisted liv...
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2020-09-17
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
SB5024EngrossLaw-enforcement misconduct. Authorizes the Attorney General to file a civil suit or inquire into or seek to conciliate, through the Division of Human Rights, any unlawful pattern and practice against the Commonwealth or a locality whenever the Attorn...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5118EngrossPublic utilities; Emergency Debt Repayment Plan. Requires every utility providing electric, gas, or water service that is subject to regulation by the State Corporation Commission (the Commission) to develop an Emergency Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP) fo...
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2020-09-17
To House Appropriations Committee
SB5117EngrossEmergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil ...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House Public Safety Committee
SB5036EngrossAlcoholic beverage control; local special events license; limitations on events during public health emergency. Provides that no limitation on the number of special events that may be held by a local special events licensee shall be imposed during th...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House General Laws Committee
SB5035EngrossLaw-enforcement civilian oversight bodies. Authorizes a locality to establish a law-enforcement civilian oversight body that may (i) receive, investigate, and issue findings on complaints from civilians regarding conduct of law-enforcement officers a...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House Public Safety Committee
SB5033EngrossCourt authority in criminal cases; prosecutorial discretion to dispose of a criminal case. Provides that, upon the agreement of the Commonwealth and the defendant, a trial court may defer proceedings; defer entry of a conviction order, if none, or de...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5029EngrossIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic infractions. Changes from primary offenses to secondary offenses the possession of marijuana and the traffic infractions of operating a motor vehicle (i) without a light illuminating a li...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5025EngrossBoard and Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and regulations; duration. Provides that any emergency order or regulation adopted by the Board of Health shall be valid for no more than 30 days and that such order may be extended by the Board of H...
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2020-09-17
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N)
SB5032EngrossAssault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for a simple assault or an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the ca...
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2020-09-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5100EngrossPublic schools; COVID-19-related absences. Excuses from school attendance children diagnosed with COVID-19 or children with a household member diagnosed with COVID-19 while the child or household member is suffering from COVID-19.
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2020-09-17
To House Education Committee
SB5038EngrossComprehensive crisis services; mental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum com...
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2020-09-17
[Hearing: Sep 21]
To House Public Safety Committee
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