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SB2PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1286)
SB891PassAnimal welfare regulations; keeping of animals; State Animal Welfare Inspector. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt comprehensive regulations governing the keeping of dogs and cats by any pet shop by July 1, 2022. The regu...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1284)
HB795VetoHealth insurance; association health plans. Provides that for policies of group accident and sickness insurance issued to an association, members of such an association may include (i) a self-employed individual and (ii) an employer member with at le...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB235VetoHealth insurance; association health plans. Provides that for policies of group accident and sickness insurance issued to an association, members of such an association may include (i) a self-employed individual and (ii) an employer member with at le...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB215PassReview of death of inmates in local correctional facilities; report. Provides that the Board of Corrections shall publish, on its website, an annual report summarizing the jail death reviews conducted by the Board within that year. The bill provides ...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1287)
HB972PassPossession and consumption of marijuana; penalty. Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $25. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum 30-day jail sentence for a first offense, and subs...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1285)
HB30PassBudget Bill. Provides for all appropriations of the Budget submitted by the Governor of Virginia in accordance with the provisions of § 2.2-1509, Code of Virginia, and provides a portion of revenues for the two years ending respectively on the t...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1289)
SB251PassPharmacy benefits managers; licensure and regulation. Provides that no person is authorized to provide pharmacy benefits management services or otherwise act as a pharmacy benefits manager without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation ...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1288)
SB861VetoGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations; benefits consortium. Provides that certain trusts constitute a benefits consortium and are authorized to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring association that (i) has been formed an...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
HB29PassBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 854 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-04-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1283)
HB1090PassRequired immunizations; report. Amends the minimum vaccination requirements for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care center, nursery school, family day care home, or developmental center. The bill amend...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1223)
HB1664PassElectric utilities; offshore wind development. Provides that the construction or purchase by a public utility of one or more offshore wind generation facilities located off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline or in federal waters and interconnected...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1240)
HB1577PassTow truck drivers; criminal history. Authorizes the Department of Criminal Justice Services, at its discretion, to issue a tow truck driver registration to a person who was convicted of a violent crime or a crime involving the driving of a tow truck ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1237)
HB704PassEnvironmental justice; policy. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice, defined in the bill, and to ensure that it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1212)
HB504PassChesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; mature trees. Adds (i) the preservation of mature trees or planting of trees, both as a water quality protection tool and as a means of providing other natural resource benefits, and (ii) coastal resilience and adap...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1207)
HB1420PassLandlord and tenant; charge for late payment of rent; restrictions. Provides that a landlord shall not charge a tenant for late payment of rent unless such charge is provided for in the written rental agreement, and that no such late charge shall exc...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1231)
HB1002PassAgriculture and Forestry Industries Development Planning Grant Program. Authorizes the Governor to award grants from the existing Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to encourage efforts by political subdivisions to suppor...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1220)
HB981PassClean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act; fund. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to incorporate into regulations previously adopted by the State Air Pollution Control Board certain provisions establishing a carbon dioxide cap ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1219)
HB575PassElectric utilities; energy efficiency programs; stakeholder process. Requires the stakeholder process to be used by American Electric Power and Dominion Energy Virginia to provide input and feedback on compliance with the total annual energy savings ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1208)
SB883PassVirginia Council on Environmental Justice; established. Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 27 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproport...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1274)
SB35PassControl of firearms by localities; permitted events. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1247)
HB1726PassHampton Roads Regional Transit Program. Creates the Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program to develop, maintain, and improve a regional network of transit routes and related infrastructure, rolling stock, and support facilities. The program would be ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1241)
SB8PassPrevailing wage; public works contracts; penalty. Requires contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency, or with a locality that has adopted an ordinance requiring the payment of prevailing wages, for public works to p...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1243)
SB740PassCounty and city precincts; required to be wholly contained within election districts; waiver for administration of split precinct. Requires each county and city precinct to be wholly contained within a single congressional district, Senate district, ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1268)
SB384PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1256)
SB182PassProject labor agreements; public procurement. Authorizes any public body, including any state or local government, when engaged in procuring products or services or letting contracts for construction, manufacture, maintenance, or operation of public ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1251)
SB406PassEnvironmental justice; policy. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice, defined in the bill, and to ensure that it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1257)
SB860PassElectric utilities; offshore wind development. Provides that the construction or purchase by a public utility of one or more offshore wind generation facilities located off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline or in federal waters and interconnected...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1273)
SB36PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1248)
HB22PassVirginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; loan and grant program. Continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund, providing that the Fund shall include all sums that are deposited from revenue gen...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1199)
SB437PassBicyclists and other vulnerable road users; penalty. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and is the proximate cause of serious physical injury to a vulnerable road user, defined in the bill as a pede...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1259)
HR219IntroAmending and readopting Rule 4 of the Rules of the House of Amending and readopting Rule 4 of the Rules of the House of Delegates, pertaining to conducting a session of the House, or a committee meeting, by electronic communication means during a dis...
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2020-04-22
VOTE: (51-Y 44-N)
SB320PassVirginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; loan and grant program. Continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund, providing that the Fund shall include all sums that are deposited from revenue gen...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1254)
SB31PassEminent domain; costs for petition for distribution of funds; interest rate; recordation of certificate. Provides that the costs of filing a petition with the court for the distribution of the funds due pursuant to an eminent domain proceeding shall ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1245)
SB479PassProtective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Prohibits any person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm wh...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1260)
HB1255PassStandards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts. Provides criteria by which congressional and state legislative districts are to be drawn. Such criteria include equal population requirements, with a deviation of no more than ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1229)
SB28PassEminent domain; costs. Eliminates specific provisions for the assessment of costs in eminent domain proceedings where the condemnor is a public service company, public service corporation, railroad, or government utility corporation and provides that...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1244)
SB762PassSolar energy projects; revenue share assessment. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to assess a revenue share of up to $1,400 per megawatt on any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project with certain exceptions and expands an existing tax exemp...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1270)
HB421PassControl of firearms by localities. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality for ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1205)
HB4PassLottery Board; regulation of casino gaming. Authorizes casino gaming in the Commonwealth to be regulated by the Virginia Lottery Board. The bill specifies the requirements for licensure of casino gaming operators and the conduct of casino gaming and ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1197)
SB7PassMinimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour effective May 1, 2021; to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022; to $12.00 per hour effective January 1, 2023; to $13.50 per ho...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1242)
HB1131PassSolar energy projects; revenue share assessment. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to assess a revenue share of up to $1,400 per megawatt on any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project with certain exceptions and expands an existing tax exemp...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1224)
HB896PassSports betting; Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund; penalties. Directs the Virginia Lottery (the Lottery) to regulate sports betting. The bill prohibits the Lottery from issuing any permits to conduct sports betting until it has developed an...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1218)
HB10PassQualified education loan servicers. Prohibits any person from acting as a qualified education loan servicer except in accordance with provisions established by this bill. The bill requires a loan servicer to obtain a license from the State Corporatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1198)
SB939PassLabor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1276)
SB34PassDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1246)
HB755PassReal property taxes; blighted and derelict properties in certain localities. Provides that, in certain localities, blighted properties and derelict structures shall constitute a separate class of property for local taxation of real property. Such cer...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1213)
SB793PassParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is eligible to be considered for parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1272)
HB1544PassStrip searches of children. Provides that no child under the age of 18 shall be strip searched or subjected to a search of any body cavity by a law-enforcement officer or a jail officer. The bill provides exceptions for (i) children committed to the ...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1236)
SB561PassWorkers' compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder; law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensatio...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1262)
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