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HB1760EngrossElectric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. Authorizes an investor-owned electric utility to petition the State Corporation Commission for approval of a rate adjustment clause for recovery of the costs of o...
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2017-01-23
VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
HJR626EngrossCommending Richard W. Harris, Sr.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB1135EngrossInoperable vehicles; James City County. Authorizes James City County to prohibit any person from keeping, unless shielded or screened from view, on any property zoned or used for residential purposes, or on any property zoned for commercial or agricu...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB1565IntroLocal tax and regulatory incentives; green development zones. Authorizes localities to create green development zones that provide certain tax incentives and regulatory flexibility for up to 10 years to a business operating in an energy-efficient bui...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23]
Reported from Finance (19-Y 3-N)
SB1055EngrossRemaining at place of riot or unlawful assembly after warning to disperse; penalty. Increases from a Class 3 to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for failure to leave the place of any riot or unlawful assembly after having been lawfully warned to dis...
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2017-01-23
Read third time and defeated by Senate (14-Y 26-N)
HJR721EngrossCommending the Fort Defiance High School Envirothon team.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB1221EngrossEmergency custody or involuntary admission process; alternative transportation model. Directs the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Director of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunction with the relevant stakeholder...
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2017-01-23
Printed as engrossed 17101684D-E
SB862IntroDriving after forfeiture of license. Provides that a person is guilty of an offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle (i) after his driver's license has been revoked for certain offenses, (ii) in violation of the terms of a restricted license, ...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 8:00 am]
Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (8-Y 7-N)
SB1216IntroAlcoholic beverage control; availability of food when spirits served. Directs the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to promulgate regulations that require mixed beverage licensees to have food, cooked or prepared on the licensed premises, available fo...
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2017-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HJR733EngrossCommending iFly Loudoun.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1578EngrossStudents who receive 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) receives home i...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HJR812IntroCelebrating the life of Elizabeth Florence Kennedy LaGrua.
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2017-01-23
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17103651D
HB1407IntroQualified voters; definition of violent felony. Defines the term "violent felony" to be used in determining a person's eligibility for restoration of his civil rights. The bill has an effective date of January 1, 2019, contingent upon voter approval ...
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2017-01-23
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
HR325IntroCelebrating the life of Calvin H. Thigpen, Sr. M.D.
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2017-01-23
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17104062D
HJR743EngrossCommending Arthur Dean Strickland.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HJR813IntroCommending the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
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2017-01-23
Presented and laid on Speaker's table 17104128D
HB1591EngrossVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; site and building assessment program; minimum size of industrial sites. Lowers the minimum size of industrial sites that may be included in the Authority's site and building assessment program from...
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2017-01-23
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
HB2033IntroLandlord and tenant law; residential tenancies; landlord Landlord and tenant law; residential tenancies; landlord and tenant obligations and remedies. Provides that the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (? 55-248.2 et seq.) (the Act) shall...
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2017-01-23
Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
HJR737EngrossCommending the Atlee High School softball team.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB2398IntroIndustrial hemp; pilot program; license. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a pilot program to study and grow industrial hemp and to create a license for such program. The license is valid for three years and t...
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2017-01-23
Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
HB2039IntroDiscretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; possession of child pornography. Raises the midpoint of the recommended sentencing range for possession of child pornography by (i) 100 percent in cases in which the defendant has no previous conviction o...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23]
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
HB2395IntroPublic schools; dyslexia advisor. Requires one reading specialist employed by each local school board to have training in the identification of and the appropriate interventions, accommodations, and teaching techniques for students with dyslexia or a...
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2017-01-23
Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
HB2383IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and to determine w...
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2017-01-23
Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
HB1668IntroSales and use tax exemption; legal tender coins. Exempts legal tender coins whose total transaction sales price exceeds $1,000 from sales and use tax. The provisions of the bill expire on June 30, 2022.
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23]
Reported from Finance with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
SB1232IntroLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Prohibits a prescriber providing treatment for a patient in an emergency department of a corporation, facility, or institution licensed, owned, or operated by the Commonwealth to pro...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
SB1254EngrossDepartment of Elections; annual audit of ballot scanner machines. Requires the Department of Elections to conduct an annual audit of the ballot scanner machines in use in the Commonwealth. The localities selected for the audit are to be chosen at ran...
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2017-01-23
Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1254E
HB2327IntroDUI; implied consent; refusal of blood or breath tests. DUI; implied consent; refusal of blood or breath tests. Amends the law on implied consent, which currently provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle upon a highway in the Commonwealth ...
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2017-01-23
Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
HJR739EngrossCelebrating the life of James Early Wood.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB2450IntroHunting license; own property. Requires a landowner to obtain a free hunting license to hunt on land that he owns. The bill directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations to provide for the free license for landowners as well as ...
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2017-01-23
Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
HB1474EngrossDental hygiene; remote supervision. Eliminates the Dental hygiene; remote supervision. Eliminates the requirement that a dental hygienist providing dental hygiene services under remote supervision be employed by the supervising dentist; clarifies con...
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2017-01-23
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB1230EngrossOpiate prescriptions; electronic prescriptions. Requires a prescription for any controlled substance containing an opiate to be issued as an electronic prescription and prohibits a pharmacist from dispensing a controlled substance that contains an op...
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2017-01-23
Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1230E
HB2153EngrossDurable Do Not Resuscitate Orders; reciprocity. Provides that a Durable Do Not Resuscitate order or other order regarding life-sustaining treatment executed in accordance with the laws of another state in which such order was executed shall be deemed...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HJR741EngrossCelebrating the life of the Honorable Johnny S. Joannou.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1450EngrossPharmacy freedom of choice. Requires a health insurer or health maintenance organization, or its intermediary (the carrier), when it receives notice from a pharmacy's intermediary of the pharmacy's agreement to accept reimbursement for its services a...
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2017-01-23
VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
SB1091IntroDriver's license; marijuana possession. Revises the existing provision that a person loses his driver's license for six months when convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense to provide that the provision does not apply to defe...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 8:00 am]
Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N)
SB977EngrossCommonwealth's tax code; conformity with federal law; emergency. Advances conformity with the federal tax code to December 31, 2016. The bill contains an emergency clause.
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
SB1348IntroDeath penalty; severe mental illness. Provides that a defendant in a capital case who had a severe mental illness, which is defined in the bill, at the time of the offense is not eligible for the death penalty. The bill establishes procedures for det...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 8:00 am]
Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N)
SB1299EngrossCarrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
HB2023EngrossHighway maintenance payments; bicycle 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 highway are ...
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
SB1306IntroIndustrial hemp; license. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to create a license to grow industrial hemp outside of the industrial hemp research program with certain application, review, and operation requirements.
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2017-01-23
Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
HJR778EngrossCommending Ramoth Baptist Church.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
HB1596EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; public 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 remu...
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2017-01-23
VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 31-N)
HB2444IntroPresidential candidates; required statement regarding disclosure of federal tax returns and foreign payments and remuneration. Requires any person seeking the nomination for the office of President of the United States to submit a statement, signed u...
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2017-01-23
Assigned P & E sub: Campaigns
SB964EngrossRunning bamboo; cutting by localities; ordinance prohibiting spread; designation of certain plants as noxious weeds. Authorizes any locality to adopt ordinances requiring proper upkeep of running bamboo and prohibiting the spread of running bamboo fr...
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2017-01-23
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB964S1
SB1302EngrossWrite-in votes; duties of local electoral boards. Provides that when no person is elected to an office by write-in votes and the total number of write-in votes for that office is less than the total number of votes cast for the candidate receiving th...
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2017-01-23
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1302S1
SB1225EngrossArts and cultural districts. Provides that arts and cultural districts may be created jointly by two or more localities.
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2017-01-23
Read second time and engrossed
SB816IntroGrand larceny; threshold. Increases from $200 to $1,000 the threshold amount of money taken or value of goods or chattel taken at which the crime rises from petit larceny to grand larceny. The bill increases the threshold by the same amount for the c...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 8:00 am]
Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
HB1451EngrossDepartment of Social Services; survey for children aging out of foster care. Directs the Department of Social Services to, in coordination with the Commission on Youth, develop a process and standardized survey to gather feedback from children aging ...
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2017-01-23
To Senate Rules Committee
HJR734EngrossCommending Sihan Sandhu.
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2017-01-23
Laid on Clerk's Desk
SB848IntroDispensing of naloxone. Allows a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an o...
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2017-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 8:30 am]
Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
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