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SB1005EngrossCommunity services boards and behavioral health authorities; services to be provided. Provides that the core of services provided by community services boards and behavioral health authorities shall include, effective July 1, 2018, (i) same-day acces...
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1574EngrossVirginia 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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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
SB1312EngrossLobbyist 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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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (93-Y 0-N)
SB1128EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; failure to respond to request for records; rebuttable presumption. Provides that there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a failure to respond to a request for records was willful and knowing.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
SB1493EngrossVirginia Community College System; computer science training for public school teachers; advisory committee. Directs the Virginia Community College System, acting through Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), to contract with a 501(c)(3) nonpro...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
SB1063EngrossState Board of Corrections; membership. Establishes requisite qualifications for individuals appointed to the State Board of Corrections.
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1413EngrossImmunity of persons; defamation; statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third party. Adds defamation to the causes of action from which a citizen shall be immune when making statements (i) regarding matters of public concern...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
SB854EngrossCollection 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.
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SB1264EngrossVirginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Provides that a seller may be held liable for violations of the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act that are committed by a third-party telemarketer under common law principles of agency when the third...
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2017-02-25
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SJR388IntroCommending Kenneth Mason Easley, Jr.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
SB1239EngrossChild day programs; exemptions from licensure. Removes certain programs from the list of child day programs exempt from licensure and clarifies that such programs are not considered child day programs and therefore are not subject to licensure. The b...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 7-N)
SB898EngrossDepartment of Environmental Quality (DEQ); combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls; Potomac River Watershed. Directs DEQ to identify the owner of any combined sewer overflow outfall that discharges into the Potomac River Watershed and to determine wha...
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N 1-A)
SB1554EngrossTransportation district commissions; Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission. Provides that the membership of the Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission shall consist of nine nonlegislative citizen members appointed b...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
SB1129EngrossVirginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management contracts. Establishes a statewide policy for governmental procurement of construction management and design-build contracting procurement methods. The bill restricts th...
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2017-02-25
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
SB1045EngrossCapital outlay plan. Updates the six-year capital outlay plan for projects to be funded entirely or partially from general fund-supported resources.
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2017-02-25
Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
SJR284EngrossConstitutional amendment (first resolution); real property tax; exemption for surviving spouse of a soldier who died in a combat zone. Provides that the real property tax exemption for the principal residence of the surviving spouse of a member of th...
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
SB1110EngrossUtility Facilities Act; associated facilities of an electrical transmission line. Provides that the issuance by the State Corporation Commission of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of an electrical transmission line ...
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2017-02-25
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
SJR270IntroCommending the Salem High School football team.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
SR128IntroCommending Amherst Fire Department.
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2017-02-25
Failed to pass in Senate
SB800EngrossDirect 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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2017-02-24
VOTE: ADOPTION (61-Y 28-N)
SB1228EngrossVirginia 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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2017-02-24
VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N)
SB969EnrollLegislative drafting requests. Provides that legislative drafting files related to laws enacted beginning with the 1989 Session of the General Assembly are the property of the requester. This is consistent with the treatment of laws enacted prior to ...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB969ER)
SB932EnrollConveyance of utility easements; transportation. Exempts from the public hearing requirement prior to disposal of real property by a locality the conveyance of utility easements related to transportation projects. This bill incorporates SB 1259.
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB932ER)
SB864EnrollElectoral board appointments; chief judge of the judicial circuit or his designee to make appointment. Provides that appointments to the electoral board of each county and city are to be made by the chief judge of the judicial circuit for the county ...
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2017-02-24
Governor's recommendation received by Senate
SB1196EnrollJames River State Scenic River designation. Designates a 10.2-mile section of the James River from the Rockbridge-Botetourt County line to the Rockbridge-Amherst-Bedford County line a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The bill also prov...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1196ER)
SB1591EnrollEconomic Development Access Program; bonded projects. Imposes a 48-month moratorium on the repayment of funds allocated to a locality for a bonded project pursuant to the Economic Development Access Program, provided that the conditions of the Common...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1591ER)
SB1037EnrollVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures; local historic districts. Advises a prospective purchaser of residential property under the Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act, upon delivery of the residential property di...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1037ER)
SB1192EnrollDepartment of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; powers of the Director; out-of-state applicants for certification as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business. Requires, as a prerequisite for approval, that any out-of-state business apply...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1192ER)
SB1232PassLimits on prescription of controlled substances containing opioids. Requires a prescriber registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program (the Program) to request information about a patient from the Program upon initiating a new course of treatm...
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2017-02-24
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 252 (effective 7/1/17)
SB1374EnrollBoard for Contractors; membership. Adds a professional engineer to the membership of the Board for Contractors.
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1374ER)
SB1394EnrollSmall agricultural generators. Establishes the parameters of a program under which small agricultural generators may sell the electricity generated from a small agricultural generating facility to its utility. Effective July 1, 2019, enrollment by el...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1394ER)
SB1429EnrollCharter; Town of Onley. Shifts the town's municipal elections from May to November.
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1429ER)
SB1332EnrollOfficial emblems and designations; "Song of the Mountains;" state television series. Designates "Song of the Mountains" as the state television series. This bill is identical to HB 1927.
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1332ER)
SB1113EnrollBoard for Contractors; optional bonding for Class A and B contractors. Allows applicants for Class A and Class B contractor licenses to demonstrate financial responsibility by posting a surety bond for both initial application for licensure and subse...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1113ER)
SB1034EngrossHistoric 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. The limit is in effect for taxable ...
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2017-02-24
VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 4-N 1-A)
SR163IntroCelebrating the life of Clyde Eugene Arnette, Jr.
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2017-02-24
Agreed to by Senate
SB1287EnrollVirginia 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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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1287ER)
SB1091EngrossDriver'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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2017-02-24
VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
SB1075EnrollVeterans Services Foundation; powers and duties; appointment of Executive Director; report. Requires the Veterans Services Foundation to provide an annual report on its funding levels and services to the General Assembly. The bill also (i) authorizes...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1075ER)
SB1324EngrossReligious freedom; solemnization of marriage. Provides that no person shall be (i) required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage or (ii) subject to any penalty by the Commonwealth, or its political subdivisions or representatives or ag...
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2017-02-24
VOTE: ADOPTION (57-Y 38-N)
SB812EnrollBoard for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors; home inspections; required statement related to the presence of yellow shaded corrugated stainless steel tubing. Provides that whenever a home inspector observes the presence of any shade of yellow shade...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB812ER)
SB965EnrollState and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; prohibited contracts; exceptions for certain contracts entered into by an officer or employee of a soil and water conservation district. Provides an exception to the prohibition against contracts ...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB965ER)
SB1553EngrossTerm limits; certain public bodies in City of Chesapeake. Provides that members of the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority, Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Chesapeake Airport Authority, and Chesapeake Hospital Authority shall be...
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2017-02-24
VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 2-N 1-A)
SB1105VetoReports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Requires the local electoral boards to direct the general registrars to investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters in a county or city exceeds the p...
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2017-02-24
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
SB1195EnrollProduce safety; farm inspections; civil penalty. Prohibits certain farms from violating the federal regulations that set minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables. The bill authorizes the Board ...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1195ER)
SR148EngrossCommending Ebenezer Baptist Church.
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2017-02-24
Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
SB852EnrollPet shops; procurement of dogs from unlicensed dealers. Prohibits any companion animal dealer who is not licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from selling any dog to a pet shop. The bill prohibits a pet shop from procuring a dog from...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB852ER)
SB1019EnrollBoard of Accountancy. Amends provisions governing the regulation of certified public accountants by the Board of Accountancy, including (i) clarifying that certified public accountants are subject to the continuing professional education requirements...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1019ER)
SB1583EnrollTeacher licensure; career and technical education; certain local waivers. Permits each local school board or division superintendent to waive certain enumerated licensure requirements for any teacher seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license ...
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2017-02-24
Reenrolled bill text (SB1583ER2)
SB1398EnrollCoal combustion residuals unit; closure permit; assessments required. Prohibits the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from issuing a draft permit for the closure of a coal combustion residuals unit (CCR unit) until he has revi...
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2017-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1398ER)
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