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HB30PassBudget Bill. Provides a portion of revenues for the two years ending respectively on the thirtieth day of June, 2009, and the thirtieth day of June, 2010.
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2008-06-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0879)
SB320PassCovenants restricting solar energy collection devices. Provides that a community association shall not prohibit an owner from installing or using any solar energy collection on the owner's property; but such association may establish reasonable rest...
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2008-05-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0881)
SB596PassCommission on Electric Utility Regulation. Continues the Commission on Electric Utility Restructuring as the Commission on Electric Utility Regulation and extends its scheduled expiration from July 1, 2008, until July 1, 2010. The Electric Utility Re...
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2008-05-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0883)
SB464PassVirginia Commission on Energy and Environment. Establishes the Virginia Commission on Energy and Environment as a legislative study commission to review and recommend steps to implement the Virginia Energy Plan. The Commission is charged, among other...
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2008-05-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0882)
SB772PassBail. Allows the court as a condition of bond to bar a person who holds an elected constitutional office and who is accused of a felony arising from the performance of his duties from physically returning to his constitutional office.
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2008-05-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0884)
SB7PassElections; absentee voting. Extends to persons with any disability or illness, rather than only a "physical" disability or illness, the ability to obtain an absentee ballot and provides a definition for "person with a disability"...
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2008-05-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0880)
SB301PassCommon Interest Community Board. Establishes a Common Interest Community Board, creates a Common Interest Management Information Fund, and allows for a certification process for Common Interest Association managers. The bill adds several new definiti...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0871)
SB562PassManufacturing, selling, giving, distributing of methamphetamine; penalty. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who manufactures, sells, gives, distributes, or possesses with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or dist...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0874)
HB499PassInvoluntary commitment; outpatient treatment; etc. Changes the criteria for emergency custody orders, temporary detention orders, and involuntary commitment proceedings, including how that criteria is applied to prisoners and juveniles, so that a per...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0850)
SB314PassVeterans Services Foundation. Establishes the Veterans Services Foundation as a body politic and corporate for the purposes of carrying out its statutory powers and duties. The bill also (i) adds the Chair of the Joint Leadership Council and eight c...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0872)
SB62PassVoter registration procedures; applications and receipts. Provides that the state form for the application to register to vote shall contain a receipt that will be given to the applicant by any person receiving the application. The receipt states the...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0865)
HB766PassFraudulent academic credentials; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to operate a degree/diploma mill and to issue or manufacture a fraudulent academic credential or for a person to use one.
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0856)
SB584PassAlcoholic beverage control; prohibited acts by licensees; exceptions. Allows a mixed beverage licensee to make sangria. The bill defines sangria and provides that a mixed beverage licensee is not prohibited from pre-mixing containers of sangria to b...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0875)
HB516PassCommon Interest Communities. Establishes a Common Interest Community Board, creates a Common Interest Management Information Fund, and allows for a certification process for Common Interest Association managers. The bill adds several new definitions...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0851)
SB588PassPayday Loan Act. Requires the State Corporation Commission, by January 1, 2009, to certify and contract with one or more third parties to develop, implement, and maintain an Internet-accessible database, and requires payday lenders to query the data...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0876)
SB590PassSex offenders; registration; penalty. Makes various amendments addressing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry including which crimes require what level of registration and the length of registration (15 years prior to petition, 25 yea...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0877)
HB12PassPayday Loan Act. Requires the State Corporation Commission, by January 1, 2009, to certify and contract with one or more third parties to develop, implement, and maintain an Internet-accessible database, and requires payday lenders to query the data...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0849)
HB1551PassVehicle overweight and overload permits; fee structure. Requires the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Motor Vehicles, to review the current fee structure applied to overload and overweight vehicles. From July 1, 2...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0864)
HB538PassCommercial dog breeding operations; penalty. Defines a commercial breeder as any person who, during any 12-month period, maintains 30 or more adult female dogs for the primary purpose of the sale of their offspring as companion animals. Commercial b...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0852)
HB546PassMultiline telephone systems. Provides that an alternative method of providing call location information exists when a 9-1-1 call to a public safety answering point (PSAP) provides sufficient information to ensure that emergency responders are dispat...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0853)
SB116PassDMV service charges. Imposes, in addition to any other fee imposed and collected by DMV, a service charge of $5 for any registration renewal carried out in any of its customer service centers, if the transaction is one that can be conducted by mail,...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0866)
HB819PassContinuing care retirement communities; medical assistance. Allows nursing facilities in continuing care retirement communities in Planning District 8 to participate in the Medical Assistance Program so long as (i) the nursing facility is no longer o...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0857)
HB1331PassRevision of Title 3.1; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; commodity-related boards; protection of food supplies; domestic animals. Creates proposed Title 3.2 (Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food) as a revision of existing Title 3.1 (Agr...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0860)
SB145PassNatural gas utilities; recovery of capital costs. Establishes a mechanism for a natural gas utility that places a strategic natural gas facility into service on or after July 1, 2008, to recover the entire prudently incurred costs of the facility fro...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0867)
SB171PassAdoption by former stepparents. Allows former step-parents to adopt the child they were a stepparent to, if they stood in loco parentis to the child, as if they were still the stepparent of the child. Also allows parents who adopted a child in a for...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0868)
HB1135PassExpression of religious viewpoints in the public schools. Provides that a student's voluntary expression of a religious viewpoint on an otherwise permissible subject must be not be discriminated against by local school divisions.
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0859)
HB1407PassSuspended license; unpaid fines. Authorizes the issuance for good cause shown and upon verification of employment of a six-month restricted permit to operate a motor vehicle during a period of suspension for unpaid fines and costs. This bill incorpo...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0861)
SB472PassLicensure of group homes and residential facilities for children. Eliminates the interdepartmental regulation of children's residential facilities and group homes, and provides that the Departments of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance ...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0873)
HJR619EngrossAdjournment Sine Die.
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2008-04-23
Senate: Failed to pass in Senate
SB226PassPurchase of firearms; consent form; mental health questions. Requires that a person seeking to purchase a firearm from a firearms dealer answer questions on the state background check consent form concerning whether the applicant has ever been acquit...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0869)
HB1442PassDUI ignition interlock limitations. Provides that a person who is required to have an ignition interlock may not operate a school bus or school vehicle. The bill has an effective date of October 1, 2008.
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0862)
HB931PassManufacturing, selling, giving, distributing of methamphetamine; penalty. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who manufactures, sells, gives, distributes, or possesses with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or dist...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0858)
SB246PassInvoluntary commitment; outpatient treatment; etc. Changes the criteria for emergency custody orders, temporary detention orders, and involuntary commitment proceedings, including how that criteria is applied to prisoners and juveniles, so that a per...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0870)
HB709PassPurchase of firearms; consent form; mental health questions. Requires that a person seeking to purchase a firearm from a firearms dealer answer questions on the state background check consent form concerning whether the applicant has ever been acquit...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0854)
HB1487PassHome ownership protection. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to impose a fine not exceeding $2,500 upon a mortgage lender or mortgage broker that is required to be licensed under the Mortgage Lender and Broker Act for violating any other l...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0863)
HB721PassApproval of plats, site plans, and plans of development in certain localities. Creates a more compact approval process for commercial property in localities with a population greater than 90,000.
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0855)
SB797PassHigh-risk mortgage lenders or servicers; 10 days' notice; 30 days' forbearance. Requires high-risk mortgage lenders or servicers to provide written notice of the intention to send a notice to accelerate the loan balance 10 business days prior to sen...
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2008-04-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0878)
HB990PassPyramid promotional schemes; penalty. Revises the definition of "pyramid promotional scheme," "compensation," and "consideration" and provides that in addition to the Class 1 misdemeanor for contriving, preparing, setting up, operating, advertising ...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0791)
SB549PassMultijurisdictional grand juries. Adds crimes related to identity theft and credit card fraud to the matters that a multijurisdictional grand jury may investigate.
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)
HB995PassUnlawful filming of another; penalty. Provides that the third offense of unlawful filming of another is a Class 6 felony. Under current law unlawful filming is a felony only if it involves a nonconsenting person under the age of 18.
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)
SB297PassDepartment of Veterans Services; mental health and rehabilitative services. Requires that the Department of Veterans Services, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Rehabilitative Servi...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0754)
HB1254PassJuvenile crime; reports. Provides that a juvenile intake officer must report to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the United States Department of Homeland Security a juvenile who has been detained in a secure facility based on an ...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0798)
HB1510PassGang-related criminal information. Requires the Department of State Police to include arrest statistics for certain gang-related crimes in the annual Crime in Virginia report. This bill incorporates
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)
SB559PassLocal composite index; number of students. Increases from 350 to 1,100 the maximum number of students allowed for a school division to qualify to have its state share of aid adjusted, based on a cost-sharing agreement with a neighboring school divis...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0705)
SB563PassCases held under advisement; time limit. Provides that whenever a judge of a circuit court holds a civil case under advisement for more than 90 days after final submission of the case, the court shall report, in writing, to the parties or their couns...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0813)
HB1007PassVirginia Fusion Intelligence Center; confidentiality; immunity. Provides that papers, records, documents, reports, materials, databases or other evidence or information relative to criminal intelligence or any terrorism investigation in the possessi...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0792)
SB54PassCharter; City of Falls Church. Provides that the city attorney shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the city council rather than serving a four-year term. Also, the city's zoning powers are amended to include provisions related to the ...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0683)
SB566PassWithdrawal of appeals from district courts; civil proceedings. Establishes procedures for parties who appeal decisions from district courts in civil actions to withdraw such appeals. Currently there are only procedures for the withdrawal of appeals ...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)
HB242PassStandards of Learning; physical fitness program. Requires local school boards to provide a physical fitness program with a goal of 150 minutes per week for all students.
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0661)
SB313PassChild support; exemption; parents who are imprisoned for life. Clarifies that only parents who are imprisoned for life with no chance of parole are exempted from paying the presumptive minimum child support obligation of $65 per month. Currently, a...
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2008-04-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0697)
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