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HB5005PassBudget Bill. Amends Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly.
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2020-11-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0056)
HB5049PassAcquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that no state or local law-enforcement agency shall acquire or purchase (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are configured for combat or are combat...
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2020-11-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 55 (effective 3/1/21)
SB5066IntroWorkers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and health c...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
HB5103EngrossAppropriation; Department of Elections. Appropriates $2,000,000 to the Department of Elections to be used to provide prepaid postage for the return of absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020, election. The bill requires that such prepaid postage be...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SB5121IntroPersons who may celebrate rites of marriage; members of the General Assembly. Authorizes any current member of the General Assembly to celebrate the rites of marriage anywhere in the Commonwealth without the necessity of bond or order of authorizatio...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB5053IntroBurning cross on property of another or public place with intent to intimidate; penalty. Increases the penalty for burning a cross on the property of another or public place with intent to intimidate from a Class 6 felony to a Class 4 felony.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SR552IntroEstablishing a provision to recess during the 2020 Special Session I of the General Assembly.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Rules Committee
SB5051IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
SR563IntroCommending Christina Mapes.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Rules Committee
SR564IntroCommending the Honorable Janine M. Saxe.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Rules Committee
SB5011IntroMotor vehicle safety inspection program. Abolishes the state motor vehicle safety inspection program.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB5064IntroEmployers; reporting outbreaks of COVID-19. Requires employers to report for each worksite with 30 or more employees, or for any multi-employer worksite with 30 or more combined employees, to the local health department when the worksite has had five...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Education and Health Committee
HJR5012EngrossConfirming appointment of the Director of the Division of Legislative Services. Confirms the appointment by the House and Senate Committees on Rules of Amigo R. Wade as Director of the Division of Legislative Services.
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2020-11-10
To Senate Rules Committee
SB5028IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; State Board of Health; emergency orders and regulations; authority over public and private elementary and secondary schools. Prohibits the Governor from issuing any rule, regulation, or order pursuant to his power...
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2020-11-10
To Senate Education and Health Committee
SB5041EngrossConcealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence; effective date. Amends the delayed enactment clause for Chapter 390 and the delayed enactment clause for Chapter 1130 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020 so that the provisions of such chapters will...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
SB5088PassVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; landlord remedies; noncompliance with rental agreement; payment plan. Changes from five to 14 days the amount of time that landlords who own four or fewer rental dwelling units must wait after serving wri...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0054)
HB5102IntroEmployee safety; Voluntary Protection Program. Requires that an employer that hires a crew of 50 or more temporary employees during any declared public health emergency due to COVID-19 is required to participate in the Voluntary Protection Program (V...
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2020-11-09
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
SB5003EngrossCommission on Civil Rights and Policing established; report. Establishes the Commission on Civil Rights and Policing for the purpose of reviewing civil justice, civil liberties, and policing in the Commonwealth and making policy recommendations to th...
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2020-11-09
To House Rules Committee
SB5068EngrossStudent safety drills and student health screenings; waiver; emergency. Permits any school board to waive any mandatory student safety drill and any mandatory student health screening until such time as the General Assembly reconsiders such waivers d...
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2020-11-09
To House Education Committee
HB5060IntroCrisis intervention team program; annual report. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to report annually by November 1 to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Public...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5140IntroLong-term care facilities; public health emergency; patient visitation; end of life. Provides that during a declared public health emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat, every hospital, nursing home, nursing facility, ho...
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2020-11-09
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB5142IntroCourt authority in criminal cases; prosecutorial discretion to dispose of a criminal case. Provides that, upon the agreement of the Commonwealth and the defendant, a trial court may defer proceedings; defer entry of a conviction order, if none, or de...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5138IntroIntentional injury to property or a monument or memorial; penalty. Reduces from a Class 6 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for damages of $1,000 or more for the crime of intentional injury or destruction of (i) any property, real or person...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5106PassLandlord and tenant; noncompliance with rental agreement; prohibition on using negative credit information arising from the COVID-19 pandemic against applicants for tenancy; penalty. Provides that a landlord who owns more than four rental dwelling un...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)
HB5139IntroProjecting laser at law-enforcement officer; penalties. Increases from a Class 2 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor the penalty for any person who intentionally projects a beam or a point of light from a laser, a laser gun sight, or any device that...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HJR5001IntroConstitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; state of emergency; special session. Limits the authority of the Governor to issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency that restricts, limits, or prohibits otherwise lawful ac...
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2020-11-09
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HR637PassCelebrating the life of Hugh Carrington Cosner.
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2020-11-09
Bill text as passed House (HR637ER)
HB5141IntroPossession of marijuana. Legalizes simple possession of marijuana. Current law provides a civil penalty of no more than $25 for the simple possession of marijuana. The bill also provides that simple possession of marijuana or its use by a child young...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
SB5101EngrossPrivate school employees and volunteers; essential workers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a commu...
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2020-11-09
To House Education Committee
HB5058PassIssuing citations; possession of marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipme...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0045)
HB5107IntroDepartment of Education; School Quality Profiles; teacher data. Requires the Department of Education to include on each School Quality Profile data on teachers' race and proficiency in any language other than English.
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2020-11-09
To House Education Committee
SB5052EngrossLaw-enforcement agencies; body-worn camera systems. Creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-wo...
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2020-11-09
To House Appropriations Committee
SB5080PassTelemedicine services; originating site. Directs the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance services to provide for payment of medical assistance for medically necessary health care services provided throu...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0053)
SR539FailCelebrating the life of Bruce Winston Edwards.
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2020-11-09
Failed to pass in Senate
HB5143IntroAssault and battery; penalty. Increases the penalty for committing an assault or an assault and battery against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inm...
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2020-11-09
To House Courts of Justice Committee
HB5009IntroSchool boards; in-person instruction; student home internet access; emergency. Requires each school board to provide in-person instruction to any student whose primary residence is not capable of receiving Internet access at speeds greater than 10 MB...
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2020-11-09
To House Education Committee
HB5109PassDepartment of Criminal Justice Services; law-enforcement officer training and qualifications. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) to develop a uniform curriculum and lesson plans for the compulsory minimum entry-leve...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0048)
HB5008IntroSchool closure; education vouchers; emergency. Requires, in the event that a public school in the Commonwealth is closed for in-person instruction for 30 or more days during a school year, the parent of an enrolled student who withdraws his child fro...
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2020-11-09
To House Education Committee
HJR5013IntroU.S. Constitution; application for a convention of the states. Makes application to Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the...
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2020-11-09
To House Rules Committee
HB5020IntroLocal control of firearms; concealed handgun permit. Provides that any local ordinances that prohibit the possession, carrying, or transportation of any firearms, ammunition, or components or combination shall not apply to a person who has a valid co...
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2020-11-09
To House Public Safety Committee
HB5022IntroCertain public elementary and secondary schools; Certain public elementary and secondary schools; alternative supervision. Permits any school board to enter into an operating contract with a not-for-profit entity (operating entity) to (i) require the...
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2020-11-09
To House Education Committee
SB5096EngrossChild care providers; personal protective equipment during certain declared states of emergency; essential workers; emergency. Provides that during any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of ...
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2020-11-09
To House Education Committee
HB5021IntroCollective bargaining; prohibited considerations during negotiations. Prohibits any local ordinance or resolution granting or permitting collective bargaining from permitting consideration during collective bargaining negotiations of any action or di...
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2020-11-09
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
HB5004IntroIssuing driver's licenses; ceremony. Makes discretionary the requirement to conduct a formal, appropriate ceremony when issuing original driver's licenses to persons under the age of 18.
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2020-11-09
To House Transportation Committee
HJR5005IntroConstitutional amendment (first reference); executive power; emergency powers; limitations. Provides that the Governor shall have the powers and duties related to states of emergency as provided by general law, except that no declared state of emerge...
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2020-11-09
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
HB5057IntroCertain health care providers; licensure or certification by endorsement. Requires the Board of Health to issue a certification by endorsement to any applicant for certification as an emergency medical services provider who holds a valid, unrestricte...
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2020-11-09
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB5111IntroVirginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; temporary prohibition against landlord termination of rental agreements or actions to obtain possession of a dwelling unit under certain circumstances. Prohibits the termination of rental agreements and t...
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2020-11-09
To House Appropriations Committee
HB5075IntroEmergency Services and Disaster Law; Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and Emergency Services and Disaster Law; Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and regulations; limitations. Provides that neither the Board of Health nor the Commission...
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2020-11-09
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
HB5077IntroIncome tax credits and deductions; child and dependent care expenses. Provides an income tax credit to individuals and married persons filing a joint return in an amount equal to the federal tax credit provided for household and dependent care servic...
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2020-11-09
To House Finance Committee
HB5115PassEmergency laws; civil relief; citizens furloughed or otherwise receiving reduced wages or payments due to state of emergency; COVID-19 pandemic. Provides a 60-day stay of an unlawful detainer for nonpayment of rent for tenants and a 30-day stay of fo...
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2020-11-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0049)
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