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HB2101EnrollHealth care providers; data collection. Defines "charity care" and "bad debt" as used in the context of certificate of public need, establishes a uniform framework for determining the value of charity care provided, and requires health care providers...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1402PassGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires the president or any one of the vice presidents of the board of visitors of Virginia Military Institute, the chairman or the vice-chairman of the State Board...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 764 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1574EnrollVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership; powers and duties. Restructures the membership of the board of directors (the Board) of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (the Authority), designates the Board as ...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1312EnrollLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB2411VetoHealth insurance; reinstating pre-Affordable Care Act provisions. Repeals provisions that were added, and restores provisions that were amended or repealed, by the General Assembly since 2011 in efforts to bring the laws of the Commonwealth in confor...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB2386EnrollCollection of unpaid court fines, etc. Increases the grace period after which collection activity for unpaid court fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution may be commenced from 30 days to 90 days after sentencing or judgment. The bill a...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1500EnrollBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 780, 2016 Acts of Assembly.
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB854EnrollCollection of unpaid court fines, etc. Increases the grace period after which collection activity for unpaid court fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution may be commenced from 30 days to 90 days after sentencing or judgment. The bill a...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB1854EnrollLobbyist reporting, the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, and the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; filing of required disclosures; registration of lobbyists; candidate filings; judges; definition of gift; informal advi...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB1533PassPossession of antique firearms; nonviolent felons. Permits nonviolent felons to possess, transport, and carry muzzle-loading firearms and black powder in a quantity not exceeding five pounds if it is intended to be used solely for sporting, recreatio...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 767 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1544PassCertificates of public need; alternative plans of compliance. Provides that in cases in which a certificate holder holds more than one certificate of public need with conditions, and the certificate holder is unable to satisfy the conditions of one c...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 768 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1282EnrollWireless communications infrastructure. Provides a uniform procedure for the way in which small cell facilities on existing structures are approved by localities and approved and installed in public rights-of-way. The measure includes provisions that...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB907PassGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; leadership; residency. Requires the president or any one of the vice presidents of the board of visitors of Virginia Military Institute, the chairman or the vice-chairman of the State Board...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 766 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2000VetoSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
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2017-03-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB1102EnrollVirginia Freedom of Information Act; completed unattended death investigations; mandatory disclosure. Requires that records of completed unattended death investigations be released to the parent or spouse of the decedent or, if there is no living par...
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2017-03-27
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB2471EnrollVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; membership; powers and duties. Restructures the membership of the board of directors (the Board) of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (the Authority), designates the Board as ...
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2017-03-27
Governor's substitute printed 17106050D-H3
HB1437PassSight and hearing testing of public school students; exception. Excludes from the requirement that the sight and hearing of public school students be tested any student who has an Individualized Education Program or a Section 504 Plan that documents ...
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2017-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 765 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1315EnrollFoster care; possession of firearm. Requires that possession of any firearms or other weapons in a foster home comply with federal and state laws and that the individual providing foster care services store all firearms, other weapons, and ammunition...
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2017-03-24
Governor's substitute printed 17105970D-S1
SB800EnrollDirect primary care agreements. Provides that direct agreement between a patient, the patient's legal representative, or the patient's employer and a health care provider for ongoing primary care services in exchange for the payment of a monthly peri...
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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1023EnrollConcealed handgun permits; sharing of information. Prohibits sharing of information regarding Virginia concealed handgun permits in the Virginia Criminal Information Network with law enforcement in states that do not recognize a Virginia concealed ha...
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2017-03-24
Governor's substitute printed 17106002D-S1
HB2006PassVirginia Fair Housing Law; rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling. Sets out the rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Fair Housing Law (§ 36-96.1 et seq.) with respect to maintaining an ass...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 729 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1216PassAlcoholic 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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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 744 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1341PassDigital certification of government records. Provides for the Secretary of the Commonwealth, in cooperation with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, to develop standards for the use of digital signatures by government agencies on electronic...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 738 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1587PassAlcoholic beverage control; wine and beer licenses. Includes Alleghany County in the list of wine and beer licenses that may be granted to persons operating food concessions at any outdoor performing arts amphitheater, arena, or similar facility that...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 745 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2336EnrollReport of law-enforcement officer involved in accident. Provides that any law-enforcement officer who is listed as a driver in a motor vehicle accident report submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles will not have the accident listed on his driv...
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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2168EnrollVirginia Coal Train Heritage Authority. Creates the Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority (the Authority) with rights and powers to be exercised by a 25-member board, which will consist of three representatives from the governing body of each of the...
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2017-03-24
Governor's substitute printed 17105996D-H1
HB2033PassLandlord 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 apply to all residential tenancies; however, a landlord...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1116EnrollCertain public school employees; assistance with student insulin pumps. Authorizes, but does not require, local school board employees who are registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, or certified nurse aides and who have been trained in the adm...
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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
HB1791EnrollConspiracy; incitement, etc., to riot; public safety personnel; penalty. Provides that any person who conspires with others to cause or produce a riot against, or directs or incites other persons who participate in a riot to acts of force or violence...
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2017-03-24
Governor's substitute printed 17106014D-H1
HB1546PassJuror information; confidentiality. Limits to name and home address the personal information of a juror impaneled in a criminal case that the court may only regulate the disclosure of upon a showing of good cause, which includes a likelihood of bribe...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 753 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1430PassHigher education; student mental health; services after a student suicide. Requires baccalaureate public institutions of higher education to develop and implement policies that ensure that after a student suicide, affected students have access to rea...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 691 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1539PassChief Workforce Development Advisor; responsibilities. Clarifies that the Chief Workforce Development Advisor shall report directly to the Governor and shall not serve in any other capacity. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 15, 2018.
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 740 (effective 1/15/18)
HB2383EnrollDepartment 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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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB1525EnrollRevocation or suspension of driver's licenses; laws of other jurisdictions. Provides that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles is limited to reviewing the text of another jurisdiction's law when determining whether a person's driver's...
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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by House
SB1417PassCommercial air service plan. Requires the Virginia Aviation Board to develop and review every five years a commercial air service plan for commercial air service airports in the Commonwealth and, prior to allocation of funds from the Commonwealth Air...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 709 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1421PassInterest on the amount of award; condemnation proceeding. Provides that the interest on an award in a condemnation proceeding that is greater than the amount that the condemnor deposited with the court shall accrue at the judgment rate of interest.
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 710 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1709PassSchool boards; policies and procedures prohibiting bullying; parental notification. Requires the policies and procedures prohibiting bullying that are contained in each school board's code of student conduct to direct the principal to notify the pare...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2149EnrollRegistration of aircraft. Updates terminology by changing "license" to "registration" to better reflect the responsibility of the Department of Aviation to locate and count aircraft. The bill removes from the Virginia Aviation Board the power and dut...
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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2390EnrollRenewable energy power purchase agreements; pilot programs. Expands the pilot program for renewable energy power purchase agreements authorized under legislation enacted in 2013 by directing that a pilot program be conducted by Appalachian Power. Cur...
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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2051PassDriver'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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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1034PassHistoric rehabilitation tax credit. Limits the amount of historic rehabilitation tax credits that may be claimed by each taxpayer to $5 million per year, including any amounts carried over from prior taxable years, for taxable years beginning on and ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 721 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1287PassVirginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority. Changes the effective date for the creation of the ABC Authority from July 1, 2018, to January 15, 2018. The bill creates a transition period from January 15, 2018, until December 31, 2018, during ...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 707 (effective -see bill)
SB1091PassDriver'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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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 703 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1851EnrollAssault and battery against a family or household member; deferred disposition; waiver of appeal. Provides that a person charged with a first offense of assault against a family or household member who consents to probation and a deferred disposition...
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2017-03-24
Governor's recommendation received by House
HB2352PassTeacher licensure by reciprocity; professional teacher's assessments. Exempts from any professional teacher's assessment requirements any individual who has obtained a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, that i...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 688 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1299VetoCarrying 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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2017-03-24
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB2262PassOnline Virginia Network Authority established. Establishes the Online Virginia Network Authority (the Authority) as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth for the purpose of establishing the Online Virginia Network to coordinate the online deliv...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 686 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1006PassCommitment hearings; sharing of records and information. Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to provide electronic data, including individually identifiable information, on proceedings pursuant to the Psychiatric Treat...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 719 (effective 7/1/17)
HB1519PassOverweight permits for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce; validity throughout the Commonwealth. Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue overweight permits that are valid statewide for vehicles hauling Virginia-grown...
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2017-03-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 693 (effective 7/1/17)
HB2017EnrollVirginia Public Procurement Act; bid, performance, and payment bonds; waiver by localities. Authorizes a locality to waive bid bonds for nontransportation-related construction contracts in excess of $100,000 but less than $500,000, and performance an...
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2017-03-24
Governor's substitute printed 17105932D-H2
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