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HB523PassBoard for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects; membership. Adds two nonlegislative citizen members to the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified In...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 824 (effective 7/1/18)
HB158VetoHouse of Delegates and Senate district boundaries. Authorizes the General Assembly to make technical adjustments to legislative district boundaries subsequent to the decennial redistricting solely for the purpose of causing legislative district bound...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
HB543PassDepartment of General Services; lease of surplus property. Permits the Department of General Services to allow charitable organizations exempt from taxation under ?§501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that provide addiction recovery services ...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 825 (effective 7/1/18)
HB770PassVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority. Clarifies (i) that the members of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Authority appointed by the Governor and the Joint Rules Committee are voting members of the Authority and (ii)...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 829 (effective 4/18/18)
HB680PassMotor vehicle sales and use tax; semitrailers. Reduces the minimum motor vehicle sales and use tax on semitrailers from $75 to $35.
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 826 (effective 7/1/18)
HB286PassWineries; dogs allowed inside. Provides that dogs may be allowed inside or on the premises of a licensed winery or farm winery, distillery, or brewery or farm brewery, except in any area used for the manufacture of food products. Current law provides...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 819 (effective 7/1/18)
HB375VetoProhibit 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 construct...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
SB964EnrollHealth insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential h...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
SB823PassWireless support structures; public rights-of-way use fees. Establishes an annual wireless support structure public rights-of-way use fee to be charged to wireless services providers and wireless infrastructure providers in connection with a permit f...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 848 (effective 7/1/18)
HB511PassChild abuse or neglect; sex offenders; investigations; reports to law enforcement. Adds the complaint that a child has been left alone in the same dwelling with a person to whom the child is not related by blood or marriage and who has been convicted...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 823 (effective 7/1/18)
HB1351EnrollJoint legal or physical child custody. Provides that the court shall consider and may award joint legal, joint physical, or sole custody of a child and there shall be no presumption in favor of any such form of custody.
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
HB1595EnrollVested rights; existing landscape cover materials. Provides that, notwithstanding any local ordinance to the contrary, an owner of real property who has an occupancy permit issued as of January 1, 2018, shall not be required to retrofit existing land...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
HB1167VetoJury commissioners; lists of unqualified persons provided to general registrars. Requires jury commissioners to collect the information obtained from those persons not qualified to serve as jurors as a result of (i) not being a citizen of the United ...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
HB1568VetoVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; small business development programs. Transfers the administration of the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund Program and the Small Business Investmen...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
SB942PassState sales and use tax; Historic Triangle. Creates a one percent state sales and use tax in the Historic Triangle. Fifty percent of the revenues will be used to market, promote, and advertise the Historic Triangle as an overnight tourism destination...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 850 (effective 7/1/18)
HB1204VetoReal property tax; open space; special and separate assessment in certain counties. Requires the assessing official in any county that experienced at least a 14 percent increase in population from 2010 to 2016 to specially and separately assess real ...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
SB844EnrollHealth insurance; short-term plans. Authorizes health insurance carriers in the Commonwealth to offer short-term health plans. Short-term health plans are defined as plans with a duration of 364 days or less. Short-term health plans are required to i...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
SB278PassEminent domain proceedings; payment of funds to owner or attorney. Requires that any funds due to the owner, whether such funds are in the possession of the court or are outstanding, shall be payable to the owner or, with consent of the owner, to the...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 842 (effective 7/1/18)
HB765PassTransportation processes in the Commonwealth; responsibilities of transportation entities; funding. Expands the responsibilities of the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment of the Secretary of Transportation (Office). The bill clarifies the r...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 828 (effective 7/1/18)
HB110VetoEmployees; franchisees excluded. Provides that, notwithstanding any voluntary agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and the franchisee or franchisor, neither a franchisee nor a franchisee's employee shall be deemed to be an employee of the f...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
HB376PassSecure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel; membership. Changes the appointing authorities for the members of the Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel who are selected from the Subcommittees on Public Safety of both houses from the subcommittees them...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 822 (effective 7/1/18)
HB1450PassThe BVU Authority. Authorizes the BVU Authority to execute, assign, or transfer property without implementing the provisions of the Virginia Public Procurement Act any internal contract between the divisions of the Authority that following such execu...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 839 (effective 4/18/18)
HB1257VetoSanctuary policies prohibited. Provides that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.
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2018-04-18
VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (51-Y 48-N)
SB249PassTaxation of all-terrain vehicles, mopeds, and off-road motorcycles. Provides that all-terrain vehicles, mopeds, and off-road vehicles shall be subject to the motor vehicle sales and use tax but exempt from the retail sales and use tax. Current law pr...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 840 (effective 7/1/18)
SB934EnrollBenefits consortium. Authorizes an association organized as a nonstock corporation whose members are employers conducting business in the Commonwealth to sponsor a trust. The measure authorizes the trust, called a benefits consortium, to sell benefit...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
SB405PassZoning for wireless communications infrastructure. Establishes parameters regarding applications for zoning approvals for certain wireless support structures. Applications for certain new wireless support structures that are 50 feet or less above gro...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 844 (effective 7/1/18)
SB856EnrollMass transit in the Commonwealth. Makes numerous changes to the administration of and revenues for mass transit in the Commonwealth, specifically as it relates to funding of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the disbursem...
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2018-04-18
Reenrolled bill text (SB856ER2)
SB378EnrollCoal tax credits. Reinstates the Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit. The credit, which expired on July 1, 2016, can be earned on and after January 1, 2018, but before January 1, 2023, and only for metallurgical coal. This bill is identical t...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
HB1144EnrollVoter registration; persons assisting with the completion or collection of completed voter registration applications; certain identifying information required. Requires any person who assists an applicant with the completion of a voter registration a...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
SB521VetoReports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires local electoral boards to direct general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the populatio...
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2018-04-18
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB919PassPublic institutions of higher education; course credit. Makes several changes relating to course credit at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, including requiring (i) the Virginia Community College System to develop a 15-cred...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 832 (effective 7/1/18)
HB638EnrollTrespass; unmanned aircraft system; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to enter the property of another and come within 50 feet of a dwelling house (i) to coerce, intimidate, or harass...
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2018-04-18
Reenrolled bill text (HB638ER2)
SB902PassProperty tax exemption for solar energy equipment and facilities. Limits the property tax exemption for solar equipment and facilities owned and operated by a business, which exemption currently applies to 80 percent of the assessed value of certain ...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 849 (effective 7/1/18)
SB755PassPension de-risking; annuities. Limits the subsequent transfers of group annuity contracts that are purchased to fund retirement benefits pursuant to a pension de-risking transfer. The measure requires that a transfer to an insurer that does not have ...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 847 (effective 7/1/18)
HB1441PassTaxation of all-terrain vehicles, mopeds, and off-road motorcycles. Provides that all-terrain vehicles, mopeds, and off-road vehicles shall be subject to the motor vehicle sales and use tax but exempt from the retail sales and use tax. Current law pr...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 838 (effective 7/1/18)
SB834EnrollVoter registration list maintenance; voters identified as registered in multiple states. Requires the Department of Elections to provide to the general registrars a list of registered voters who have been found through list comparisons and data-match...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
SB526EnrollTrespass; unmanned aircraft system; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally causes an unmanned aircraft system to enter the property of another and come within 50 feet of a dwelling house (i) to coerce, intimidate, or harass...
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2018-04-18
Reenrolled bill text (SB526ER2)
HB1427PassWireless support structures; public rights-of-way use fees. Establishes an annual wireless support structure public rights-of-way use fee to be charged to wireless services providers and wireless infrastructure providers in connection with a permit f...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 837 (effective 7/1/18)
SB926VetoOffice of the Attorney General; employment of special counsel. Limits the contingency fee that may be charged by special counsel employed by a state agency, depending on the amount recovered.
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2018-04-18
Requires 27 affirmative votes to override veto
HB665EnrollCoal tax credits. Reinstates the Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit. The credit, which expired on July 1, 2016, can be earned on and after January 1, 2018, but before January 1, 2023, and only for metallurgical coal. This bill is identical t...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
HB763PassRevenue Reserve Fund created. Creates the Revenue Reserve Fund to be used to offset shortfalls in the budget of two percent or less of general fund resources collected.
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 827 (effective 7/1/18)
HB192PassRainwater and gray water; regulations. Directs the State Department of Health (the Department) to adopt regulations regarding the use of gray water and rainwater. The regulations shall provide standards for the use of rainwater harvesting systems, wh...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 817 (effective 7/1/18)
SB106EnrollStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn, including equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, respect for existing political...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
SB343PassSchool boards; employment of certain individuals. Permits any school board to employ an individual who, at the time of the individual's hiring, has been convicted of a felony, provided that such individual (i) was employed in good standing by a schoo...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 843 (effective 7/1/18)
HB1539EnrollMass transit in the Commonwealth. Makes numerous changes to the administration of and revenues for mass transit in the Commonwealth, specifically as it relates to funding of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the disbursem...
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2018-04-18
Reenrolled bill text (HB1539ER2)
SB935EnrollGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations. Replaces references to "bona fide association," as used in provisions applicable to health care plans in the small employer market, with the term "sponsoring association." The measure defines "spons...
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2018-04-18
Communicated to Governor
HB83PassFeminine hygiene products; no cost to female prisoners or inmates. Directs the State Board of Corrections and the Director of the Department of Corrections to each adopt and implement a standard to ensure the provision of feminine hygiene products to...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 815 (effective 7/1/18)
HB1270VetoRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program or bringing about the participation by the C...
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2018-04-18
House sustained Governor's veto
HB365PassIncome tax subtraction; Virginia real estate investment trust income. Establishes an individual and corporate income tax subtraction for income attributable to an investment in a Virginia real estate investment trust, defined in the bill as an invest...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 821 (effective 7/1/18)
HB1258PassZoning for wireless communications infrastructure. Establishes parameters regarding applications for zoning approvals for certain wireless support structures. Applications for certain new wireless support structures that are 50 feet or less above gro...
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2018-04-18
Enacted, Chapter 835 (effective 7/1/18)
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